Dattch Picks: Neo-Burlesque (NSFW)

In an interview with Made In Shoreditch, photographer Leland Bobbé discussed his latest project: photographing modern Burlesque performers.
Bobbé’s subjects are both male and female with themed costumes and personas that range from comical, to traditional all the way up to nightmarish.  All the performers are sexual but the varying degrees and approaches make for a fascinating project and a gorgeous representation of what it means to indulge in your desires or to express your kinks.
Speaking of his work, Bobbé says, “I was aware that there was a resurgence of burlesque now called neo-burlesque. The characters created by the performers were often very conceptual and interesting to me. I was not interested in shooting them during live performances but wanted to capture their creative costumes and stage persona in very real non-posed studio portraits.”
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You can see more of Bobbé’s work at his official website.