This is one of my favorite burlesque photos, and one of the earlier images in my portfolio. Shooting burlesque keeps you sharp. It's like shooting sports, but in dimly lit clubs and there are no rules.
Belmont Burlesque Revue
It's time once again to photograph the Windy City Burlesque Fest. I've been lucky enough to photograph shows every year of the festival, and this year I've been assigned 4 of the 6 shows. So if you happen to come by for the 10pm and midnight shows on Friday and Saturday feel free to pull me aside and say hi. I'm hoping to throw some of my favorite images from the last two festivals up this week leading up to the shows, so look out for those.
The image above was from a Belmont Burlesque Revue show, but you can see these ladies perform this iconic number during the festival. The BBR holds a special place in my heart. I used to stage manage the show, and they gave me some of my first photography work. Thankfully I've proved to be more valuable behind a camera then a light board, otherwise I'd still be doing that!