The book is filled with hatches, hidden slots, red glasses, instant photos and notes, in a way to recreate and comment the mood in these places, and is stored in a bounded cardboard folder to show the taboo aspect of the topic. People know they exist, some of them go inside - more or less often, but nobody likes to honestly talk about them. I really tried to stay neutral, and analyze the place I went like it is, like an undercover journalist, without any good or bad personal judgement. I have a huge respect for places like this one and for people inside. The DIY book at the end is a deep analysis of every little thing needed to create a back room. Because some people have their own back room at home, hidden behind a book shelf or behind an old garage door. And even if you think "it's too easy", no, it's not. That's why dedicated places with dedicated people inside exist. :)
Thank you Le Trash Bar - Marseille for letting me taking photos. The personal analysis in the leather part is based on my thoughts in the different back rooms I went.
Le Trash Bar
28, Rue du Berceau