Burlesque

Missy Malone at the Comic Strip

Back in August I went along to the Comic Strip at the Assembly George Square as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The line up included the awesome Gipsy Wood and Kitty Bang Bang but I was there to catch up with the fantastic Missy Malone, regular at the Rhythm Riot and Hot Rod Hayride.

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Cherry Vanity and the 32 Ford

OK, looks like Milkcow are moving on to the next issue so I’ve uploaded the shots from the feature in issue 5. It always interests me when you see how the art editor has interpreted your work. Obviously a big part of photography is composition so when you see things cropped it can change the shot. I’m not saying I’m always right, it’s just interesting.

Take the centre spread of the mag…

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This was how I sent it in…

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As you can see it’s has the left side of the doorway chopped off.

Anyhoo, here are some more shots from the shoot, it was shot near to the Ace Cafe back on 2nd May. Cherry was a good laugh, she is a burlesque dancer first and foremost rather than a model.

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More in the flickr set here.

You Had Me At Hello, Enamore @ London Fashion Week

Yesterday I went along to the catwalk show “You Had Me From Hello”, where the fine work of Enamore was on show. Burlesque dancers and models mixed together to put on a fantastic and unusual runway show.  Enamore is a creative fashion label producing beautiful clothing, lingerie and accessories from organic, sustainable and vintage fabrics. Other ethical retails sponsored the event including Fair Vodka who laid on some rather tasty coffee cocktails.

See the full Flickr set here.

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Richard Heeps – Man’s Ruin

Book Review: ISBN 978-095552900x

I’ve been lucky enough to meet Richard Heeps twice, once at the Xtreme Wheels Show at Alexandra Palace and once at the Rathbone Gallery at an exhibition of his work. Richard’s work has been an inspiration to me since I first picked up a camera in earnest, his work always stood out from the rest in Classic American magazine and it was great to be able to follow in his footsteps. Two of Richards prints are hanging in my dining room, including the cover to Mans Ruin. 

Mans Ruin showcases Richard’s Drag Racing, Bonneville, Burlesque, Hot Rod and Americana photos. All shot on film the oversaturated nostalgia bursts from the pages to provide a feast for your eyes. Each photo provides a vistual narative of the the person, car, interior or landscape and the compositions draw you into the dreamy world that has been captured for prosperity. 

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