Carlos Fonts writes for Musée Magazine:

The photographs were all taken with 35mm film and chronicle the daily life of *BOB* and her aspirations to fame and glamour. Touchette’s 24 hour access to the New York City burlesque dancer reveal a range of diverse personal moments; some images have an innate feeling of intimacy: Bob pictured in private, backstage, or in public, and some are of daily activities, while others show her performing on stage.

Touchette’s work is about transcending boundaries of what is, what isn’t, and how we perceive gender and conventional standards of thinking about gender in society and in performance. The images are extremely personal and have a documentary quality that carry with them a classic black & white feel; an interesting clash as it deals with a very specific and contemporary subject matter.

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