One little ‘personal project’ shoot I did recently saw me photograph members of the South West Burlesque Collective. The group serves as a networking and mutual support group for performers and others connected with the burlesque scene in the area.
‘Burlesque’ has grown massively over the last 5-10 years in the UK, initially reinvigorated by American ‘neo-Burlesque’ stars like Dita Von but now encompasses everything from retro Americana striptease to avant garde performance art and forms part of the wider variety and cabaret scene.
Local businesswoman Amy Whittaker kindly made her premises available for our photo shoot. Pomegranate (http://pomegranateboutique.myshopify.com/) is a shop on Bristol’s fashionable Park Street, sitting alongside a selection of quirky fashion outlets, quality brand names and specialist shops.