A very ‘Festive’ showcase; the return of The Log Lady.
This week a person near and dear to our hearts at BSP – partner in crime Paul O’Connell of POC Photo – is the focus of an artist-curated display of photography over at Tigerlily Salon. Featuring a selection of iconic images of Seattle’s vibrant burlesque community, the show will also include a little star power in the form of live models The Shanghai Pearl, The Luminous Pariah, Wiggy Stardust, Seraphina Fiero, Cherry Manhattan, and Miss Kitty Baby.
Violet Tendencies of Stripped Screw Burlesque dreamed up the idea for a showcase recognizing Paul’s work and dedication to the performers that he photographs, envisioning a collaborative event between photographer and muse(s).
“I’ve had a few photo shows before, but this the first time I’ve had a show like this where the subjects in the photos (who happen to be fabulous burlesque performers) perform for and interact with the crowd, so I’m excited to see that,” Paul explained. “I wanted to show a variety of photos in terms of the style of the photo, color treatment, lighting etc as well as the subject in the photo; how they’re posing, their expression, costume, etc. And of course these photos are some of my favorites.”
You can read about Paul’s background in a previous feature called “What’s His Problem?” here at BSP. If you’d like to attend the party, please inquire with Violet Tendencies at email@example.com for invite availability and info. “A Festive Showcase featuring the Burlesque Photography of Paul O’Connell” takes place Thursday, August 1 (6pm-10pm) at Tigerlily Salon (2241 15th Ave W, Seattle WA 98119, next to Victory Studios in the Interbay area).
Here’s a few images that may make appearances – only way, way larger? You’ll just have to see…
Also coming up this week- it’s the much-anticipated return of Black Lodge Burlesque: A Night of Cabaret Inspired by David Lynch. The brilliant production kicks off at Re-bar August 2-3, and heads to the producers’ home base in Portland August 8-9 at the Star Theater.
In case you missed the show last time around, here’s a sneak peek: