I had the absolute pleasure of photographing one of my favourite couples at the Dolly Shots Studio; the beautiful burlesque babe Bianca Boom Boom and the fabulous drag artist Black Swan! Their love is so palpable, it was really a pleasure to photograph them, and I’m so happy to share the first of two photosets today!
Dolly Shots Photography was a seed I planted 5 years ago when I first rented a studio, brought in a bunch of friends and took their portraits. Taking photos was something I started to do as a teenager to document my love of fashion and beauty. When I first began applying the techniques I had learned from taking self-portraits to photographing friends it was a thrill to see how much my photos could positively affect others.
The responses I got to my first few photoshoots was outstanding! Through photography I learned I could help people increase their self esteem. Making others feel amazing about themselves is what I strive to do in every single photoshoot and it is the foundation of my business.
In those 5 years I have taken College courses in photography and have been working hard to shoot, learn and build my portfolio. www.DollyShotsPhotography.com is the flower that has finally blossomed from that seed. As of today the Dolly Shots Studio is open for business!
On Sunday May 25th 2014 at age 85 legendary pinup model and photographer Bunny Yeager passed away.
Being a pinup model herself for many years Bunny Yeager had a unique perspective as a pinup photographer. Many of the models she photographed enjoyed working with her because, as a woman, she would not exploit them or make them feel uncomfortable during shoots. In 1954 she met Bettie Page and took many of her most popular photos during their time together including the jungle shoot featuring exotic live animals. Bunny, like Bettie, was a seamstress and designed and created many of the bikinis featured by models in her photographs. Bunny was also the original queen of the selfie! In 1964 Bunny turned her series of self-portraits into a book called, “How I Photography Myself”. She released many more books of her photography during her lifetime and had her work displayed in galleries world-wide.
Bunny is an inspiration to any woman working in a male-dominated field. She was bold, brave and talented beyond belief. We have truly lost one of the great legends, but her spirit will live on eternally in her photographs.