BOOK: STRIP/TEASE – The Burlesque Photography of Tigz Rice
2020 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD BRONZE MEDALIST!
Perfectly timed to coincide with my 10th business birthday, I’m so excited to announce the launch of STRIP/TEASE – a beautiful hardbound coffee table book showcasing my work within the burlesque community over the past decade. From those early days at Proud Cabaret – when I was finding my feet as a photographer – to my most recent burlesque-apades with notable performers throughout the international burlesque scene.
Representing 68 incredible performers from all over the world, STRIP/TEASE includes Miss Exotic World titleholders Frankie Fictitious, INGA, Poison Ivory, Miss Indigo Blue, Immodesty Blaize and Michelle L’amour; alongside current Mr Exotic World titleholder Joshua Dean and burlesque legends Marinka, Judith Stein and Dusty Summers. It also includes a wonderful foreword by none other than international burlesque sensation Dirty Martini!
Within the book’s 144 pages, you’ll find over 50 never-seen-before images that have been shot exclusively for this book, alongside a selection of beautiful images from my archives that represent my favourite moments of my career so far. Giving a voice to the burlesque community, it also includes anecdotes from the performers themselves, telling us what brought them to the stage and why burlesque means so much to them as an art form.
This book has been published by the wonderful independent publishing house, Working Class Publishing. Based in Wisconsin, USA, they specialise in high quality, innovative titles and have worked with some of my favourite photographers in the pin up and boudoir niche.