This photoshoot took place on the 29th of October 2009 - for my ill fated "Girls of Burlesque" project and associated website. The general idea was that I would photograph any burlesque performers who cared to turn up. In return they'd get photos and I'd place them on my "Girls of Burlesque" website. The thinking behind the photography was that in olden times burlesque performers always had studio pics taken to entice customers in to see the show. This was because photographic equipment was not capable of easily photographing them performing live back then. I felt it was a shame more burlesque performers were not having studio shots done and instead in the digital era almost everything was impromptu stage shots. Nowadays this trend has back tracked a bit.
Girls of Burlesque was not an idea that ever took off for a number of reasons. But today in 2017 I've resurrected the photos finally in a more stylised form than I originally intended.