From an article by Pier Luigi Pisa for the Huffington Post/Italy:
Not only suspenders, stockings, sequins and stage. The existence of a famous star of burlesque is made of something else: awakenings, strenuous exercises in the gym, washing machines, grocery shopping, and household activities. The life “behind the curtain” was made with beautiful black and white shots by Amy Touchette, a photographer from New York who was allowed to follow *BOB* 24 hours a day. The performer The World Famous *BOB* established the movement “neo-burlesque” in New York, and she was the object of attention in the past by other famous photographers including David LaChapelle and Mario Testino.
The photos by Touchette have been collected in a book entitled “Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*,” published last month by the Un-Gyve Press. “When I met her I originally agreed to three hours of time for the photo shoot,” tells Touchette. “But I realized very quickly that it was not the kind of project I wanted to rush. So I spent 24 hours a day with her doing whatever she had planned, sleeping in her bed, and eating everything she ate.”
View Amy Touchette’s series, “Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*”
View all of Amy Touchette’s work at ClampArt