Here are two pictures he took of me! And after looking at what he has been doing with a camera in the past I which he'd shoot me again! BUT, that's not what this post is really going to be about, for after Paul had shot me, he told me about an exiting project he has been working on, together with designer Maurice Redmond - a book called "Berlin Burlesque", that is a fine art photographic book that aims to "show the beauty, craziness and fun of a burlesque show...It is a dedication to talented, creative women who shake and shimmy their stuff on stage."
About getting the idea for the project, Paul says: "I was struck by the new burlesque scene I saw in Australia and decided I wanted to get to the heart of it. So I gave up my apartment, sold all my stuff, and took my cameras and myself to Berlin Germany to see what I could find."
Pretty ambitious if you ask me! But here is the thing - to be able to print these books Paul has started a fund raising project. His goal is to at least be able to print 100 books, and also to make some fine art prints, and hopefully to have a book launch/exhibition in Berlin. Any excess will go towards continuing the project ant hopefully photographing in other European cities.
The reason I did this post is because I love burlesque, and I know how hard everyone involved in it work - and how much money they spend - on this old/new art form. So if I can help anyone out a bit, it's my pleasure! More info about Paul Green's project - and how to help fund it - you can find here: http://www.indiegogo.com/berlinberlesquebook
Here is a little sneak peek!
Paul Green's web site: http://www.thepaulgreen.com/
His blog: http://thepaulgreen.wordpress.com/
Berlin Burlesque: http://www.indiegogo.com/berlinberlesquebook