LONDON BURLESQUE: A FAMILY ALBUM

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Publication Date: 
November 23, 2022
Format: 
Hardcover
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ISBN: 
9781911422372
About This Item: 
- First book by Angus Stewart, a London-based photographer with a focus on social documentary photography and portraiture- Stewart's photographs capture the energy and camaraderie of the London burlesque club scene, depicting not just the activity on stage but the cast of characters that supports itAngus Stewart has spent ten years backstage with London's burlesque community, getting to know the performers and documenting their shared world to create what he calls 'a family album'. From the beginning, his focus was on the personalities, rather than the performances. He deliberately eschews the 'big reveal'. Instead, his photographs capture the friendships, the laughter and the camaraderie that characterise the burlesque scene. We are introduced to a thriving community that values dedication and loyalty, and where the exotic is always laced with humour, and we hear from performers Rara Avis, Belle de Beauvoir, Cerise Rei, Lady Cheek, Lady May, Lynn Ruth Miller and Vixen Victoire. Burlesque can be provocative, it can be political, and it can be serious. But it can also be a lot of fun. 'I discovered that while some performers earn a living from burlesque, most have other jobs - anything from seamstresses to doctors, to company directors. This huge melting pot of professional experience, coupled with a variety of reasons for wanting to perform, means that personal development is encouraged. It's an incredibly supportive community, and I wanted to try to capture that spirit.' - Angus Stewart
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Binding: 
Hardcover

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