Photographing these dancers is like writing poetry. I capture the movement as a metaphor to express the subtlety of “the art of tease ” as I would use words to express empathy in a poem.
Burlesque dancers in the 21st century are funny and edgy, they encompass all sizes, shapes and backgrounds, unconscious of the fear of ridicule they capture the beauty of movement itself. I love that burlesque provides a therapeutic way to be comfortable in your own skin; it expresses a provocative, seductive energy that penetrates through the layers of resistance. It allows you to embrace your body and express your identity. This is what I find most attractive about the burlesque, that it shoots holes in what the current image is of the ideal woman, and what is considered enticing and sexual.