This was a little personal project I'd been keeping under wraps for the past few months. My dear friend Rachel Spivey; talented photographer, super mother, gorgeous poodle owner and overall glamorous flame haired vixen! Gave me the superb opportunity and greatest honour of currating an exhibition that celebrated her work over the last couple of years.
I can’t like it was a hard task narrowing thousands of images down to just twenty finals! Ten of which are behind the scenes of burlesque and ten live action shots. Looking through all the images it took e on a wonderful journey of just how much Burlesque means to me and how amazing it feels to be on stage – looking at the performers I could see the joy on their faces and got the buzz which you can only feel by getting up and giving it a go yourself. Rachel has this wonderful skill of catching performers during the most private of moments backstage taking time out, thinking about an act or getting read as well as on stage, she manages to get that cheeky wink or smile that other photographers would have missed.
Show Guide with curation by myself helped by the wonderful Craig Spivey
I myself was lucky enough to meet Rachel in March 2011 when I modelled at Pencils & Pin Ups in Leamington Spa at Rachel’s beautiful studio – any vintage lover and pin up lover would be envious of her collection [books nick naks and such] – since then we’ve kept in touch and I’ve followed her work via the power of the internet [www.raquelrouge.com]. Not only that but Rachel also took one of my favourite images I use here on my site and for some of my business cards.
Rachel’s exhibition runs until tomorrow so please hot foot it over to take a peek it’s been running for two weeks and has been a lot of fun and a huge pleasure to have been a part of. There are also wonderful pieces of Rachel’s work to buy & Credit Card payments are accepted.
Photographs individually priced to buy in frames.
Photographs unframed avilable to buy