PhotographerMatthew Murray
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBirmingham, United Kingdom
Photo Date02 Februray 2014
Technical InfoCanon Mark II
Entry Description

Ironically the strippers looked uncomfortable when being asked to look into the camera lens without any performance. I set my portable studio up a couple of hours before the show and began shooting portraits. The stripper’s backgrounds were diverse, a Rail company, a student, another a seasoned pro, stripping for 20 years. Others felt that with a body so beautiful it would be an injustice not to share it with an eager audience. One stripper compared his body to the ‘Mona Lisa’. And all of them loved the hedonistic moment on stage when women screamed at them, “Get em off!”