Legends of Burlesque

Requiem for a Burlesque Legend RIP Tempest Storm

Burlesque Legend Tempest Storm photographed at Exotic World, Helendale, California 1993 I first met Tempest Storm though our mutual friend Dixie Evans. We had photographed Dixie at her Helendale, California ‘Exotic World’ ranch in early 1993. After the shoot, I began looking at the rows of publicity photos by ‘Bruno of Hollywood’ and was struck by how …

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R.I.P. Dixie Evans: Burlesque Legend

I first saw Dixie Evans when CNN interviewed the woman known as the ‘Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque’ and immediately thought how much fun it would be to photograph her. As Dixie spun her tales, I knew it was exactly the sort of shoot I dreamed of landing. In life, you can either sit back and …

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Burlesque Legends Dixie Evans and Dee Milo

Burlesque Daily Interview

Burlesque Daily Interview of Photographer Brian Smith by Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Founder and Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque. Q. How did you become interested in photographing burlesque and what was the first burlesque photo you took? After a decade of shooting Olympics, Superbowls, NBA FInals and conflict in Haiti, I was transitioning …

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Freelance Portfolio Magazine Features Burlesque Legends

Freelance Portfolio Magazine features burlesque portrait photography of Candy Carmelo, The Amazing Knicker Kittens and Dirty Martini from my Legends of Burlesque portrait series. BIG THANKS to an amazing designer Greg Welch of Freelance Portfolio Magazine!