Follies

This series was inspired by old photographs of the Ziegfeld Follies taken by Alfred Cheney in the early 1900's. His nude and semi nude photos of the dancers were sometimes carefully draped with fabric and photographed infront of a flat black or illustrated tapestry. Often times they held small props like mirrors, pearls or fans and posed sitting on benches covered with elaborate textures. 

These images seen here are all dancers from a modern day circus company called the Vau de Vire Society, residing in San Francisco, and were created with a feeling similar to that of Alfred Cheney's work. This classic collection captures the elegance of talented bodies while embodying an air of melancholy. Influenced by the 1920's in style and grace. 

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