Museum of Sex

New Portraits – Jorden Haley

Jorden Haley © Leland Bobbé

I met designer Jorden Haley at my opening at the The Musem of Sex. Jorden owns Bird of Prey, a ready to wear label featuring esoteric graphic prints, custom accessories and sterling jewelry He had a great look and presence and I asked him if he was interested in sitting for a portrait. I wanted to capture something moody and off beat so we did a lot of shots with him looking off camera. This shot did it for me.

Burlesque Portraits at The Museum of Sex

Veronica Varlow-Dangrrr Doll © Leland Bobbé

31 of my Neo-Burlesque portraits will be on exhibit at the The Museum of Sex in New York City opening on March 31, 2001. The show, titled The Nudie Artist: Burlesque Revived will be up for 3 months. In addition to my portraits the  show will include, illustrations by Luma Rouge, the film Behind the Burly Q by Leslie Zemeckis and personal artifacts from the collection of burlesque performer/showgirl Mara Gaye. It will be a great exhibit so please come.

My Press Release

New Portraits – Stormy Leather

Stormy © Leland Bobbé

This is my recent portrait of Neo-Burlesque performer Stormy Leather. We decided to go for the androgynous look that Stormy does so well. I lit this with just a beauty dish with a grid to accent her amazing bone structure. We decided to keep the styling really simple which to me really highlights the wistful, far away look that she has in this shot. My burlesque portrait of Stormy is one of the images chosen by The Museum of Sex for my upcoming 3 month exhibition there.