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THE REAL HEDWIGS
- New York Times
Capturing the World of Male Burlesque Means Learning to Walk in Thigh High Boots
Magnus Arrevad’s Boy Story project is a journey through the international, subterranean world of male performers, burlesque, go-go dancers, cabaret singers and porn stars. As we travel through dimly lit dressing rooms, bars and bedrooms in New York, Berlin, Paris, London, Copenhagen (as well as County Sligo in Ireland and a trailer park in Tacoma). we are introduced to Go-go Harder, EvilHateMonkey, The Luminous Pariah, BigChief Random Chaos, Dusty Limits, Blanche DuBois and many others (The real Hedwigs as the New York Times referred to Arrevad’s subjects).
Unlike the myriad of ‘burlesque performance’ photographic works, Arrevad chose instead to focus on the performers off-stage, often in their most vulnerable moments, often applying make-up or getting into costume. Coupled with his singular ability to remain both inside and outside a scene, this allows him to display the poignancy and vulnerability of his subjects alongside their sexual charge.
The images of these often very private moments push the viewer into the position of voyeur.
- Format: Hardback
- Number of pages: 214
- Number of images: 105
- Measurements: 29 cm x 29 cm x 3 cm
- ISBN: 9781943278435
- Edition: 1000
- Design: LSD STUDIO
- Print: EBS
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