I LOVE burlesque… a lot. The deceptively elaborate costumes that come apart piece by piece with the tug of a string or unhooking of a clasp absolutely fascinate me. I love how creative the dancers get with their routines, and appreciate the talent it takes to swing tassles in a perfect arc with just your body. Love it. Recently we celebrated a friend’s birthday by going to a burlesque show, followed by dancing at a 70s-themed go-go bar, complete with girls on elevated platforms in glittery American Apparel spandex. We didn’t stay for the entire show before leaving to go do our own dancing, but not before I got some awesome shots of the performers. I’ve been shooting almost exclusively in continuous mode on my camera so that I can later stitch together shots into moving GIFs. The short bursts of motion really capture the moment in a way photos can’t, and I love going back and reliving the experience for a couple seconds.