One of the most enjoyable and enduring aspects of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekends, and indeed many burlesque events, is the array of beautiful photographs that are shared around the world. They can make you feel like you were there, capture affection, innovation, inspiration and celebration, and preserve magical memories for many years to come. The photographers who work at BHoF each year are much loved members of the community, and I asked some of them to share their memories, and some of their favourite shots from over the years. I am so grateful to them for their generosity and enthusiasm.
Sam Hernandez is a fantastic LA photographer, and I use his images a lot. Here are some of his favourite BHoF shots from recent years…
“I enjoy shooting the Burlesque Hall of Fame (and burlesque in general) because it’s fun to see the creativity and beauty of what people are doing. I really appreciate the challenge because it keeps me sharp. It’s a lot like shooting sports – you have to catch the exact moment, that perfect action, or you’ve failed to really get the picture…”
Sam Hernandez (S.H.Photo)
Indigo Blue (2011)
Jett Adore (2011)
Melody Mangler (2009)
Hot Toddy (2009)
Julie Atlas Muz
These two shots of Julie Atlas Muz are so different and both so great; the stocking over her face was something I hadn’t seen before, and I remember her talking about it at with me and my girlfriend briefly the night before. The sun headdress is just iconic. She looks like a goddess...
Michelle L’amour (2009)
Trixie Little (2010)
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