TASTEFUL BURLESQUE AND BOUDOIR
For a recent Experience Day, Olympus Magazine were excited to join professional boudoir and burlesque photographer Tigz Rice at the renowned Murder Mile Studios in London. The day started with introductions over a cuppa, followed by Tigz showing attendees a selection of her impressive work. Once everyone had armed themselves with any Olympus kit they wanted to borrow (the 45mm f/1.8 lens proved a firm favourite!), it was into the boudoir themed studio to learn how to best pose live models for tasteful burlesque portraits – making full use of the lighting set-up.
Attendees were treated to the very talented models, professional burlesque performers Aurora Galore and Miss Jolie Papillon. Thanks to the highly-talented make-up artist Miss Honey Bare, two very different looks were on offer for the shoot (even more if you factor in the multiple wardrobe changes). Aurora Galore posed away to Lady Gaga tunes, offering attendees the chance to practise how to create punchy, dynamic shots – a key skill when photographing burlesque performers. While, Miss Jolie Papillon catered for the more static, demure and ever-popular genre of boudoir. If you didn’t get a chance to head along to this inspiring workshop, then make sure you check out Tigz’s crucial advice below.