I was privileged to be invited to do performance photography for JOYStick! a video game themed burlesque show directed by Steven Stone to help raise funds for Geek Girl Con. Geek Girl Con is an annual convention in Seattle, WA that celebrates women’s participation in geek culture. As a dyed-in-the-wool nerd I was more than happy to help out.
Performers Iva Handfull, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, Miss Elaine Yes, The Norse Goddess, and Lady Laycock are featured in the photographs here but the show also featured Whisper De Corvo, Fosse Jack, Lexi Luthor, Seraphina Fiero, Shubzilla along with host Steven Stone and puppeteers Rachel Jackson and Paul Velasquez.
I’ve shot quite a bit of burlesque over the years and in NYC it was primarily in small bars with ad-hoc stages so shooting a production with a dress rehearsal, stage manager, black box stage, full theatrical lighting, and tiered seating was a treat.