Hello, my name is Zora Jurenkova. I’m a Berlin-based portrait photographer of burlesque dancers and a founding member of Germany’s first burlesque comedy and go-go group, ‘The Teaserettes’. I still perform as my stage alter-ego, ‘Miss Popalina’.
"BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE"- behind the scenes photographs of burlesque show dancers in the 21st century
The images reflect the passionate, glamorous and playful scenes of the burlesque world without an audience: sometimes unobserved and thoughtful, sometimes raw and seductive. But always black and white and pure.
I spent many years partying, performing and taking pictures backstage. Over the last 4 years in particular, my photography has focused on capturing images of the amazing stars and starlets of the burlesque scene - mostly in Berlin, but also in Hamburg, Prague, Paris and beyond. I have cooperated with several eminent international producers of renowned burlesque shows. A lot of my snapshots were taken backstage at the 'Teaserettes’ Burlesque Circus Freak Shows.
Remember: BEAUTY IS NOT JUST SKIN DEEP; EVERYONE IS SEXY!
Contributions and stories from several of the participants.
Almost two-thirds of the photographs included in the book have not been published to date and are exclusive to the book.
Cooperation with a publisher?
Yes, I'm interested!
I am currently in talks with several publishing companies, all of whom are very interested in my work. I have complete faith that the project will be successful. While I am optimistic about my self-publishing approach, it would, of course, be wonderful to work with a publisher to be able to produce more photobooks.
AND NOW for the GOODIES !
By preordering via Kickstarter you can getYOUR OWN limited copy of BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE and SIGNED PRINTS of yourfavouriteburlesque stars!
I’m extremely lucky to be able to rely on the support of my friends, many of whom also happen to be burlesque stars! They have signed some of the portraits exclusively for you. The signed prints, which are available in 2 sizes, and the photobook will be available exclusively via Kickstarter.
Using Kickstarter as a platform for preorders will allow me to deliver a beautiful book directly to you for a fraction of the price. The cost to creating this limited edition run is well over 10,000 Euros, Kickstarter will allow me to finance the cost of creating a proper premium-quality photography book. With Kickstarter, I can create a book that has the quality of a bespoke art book, but for the same price as the more basic art books in any generic bookstore chain.
BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE is scheduled to go to print in January, Deliveries are set to ship at the beginning of February2020. Both the book and the prints can be shipped worldwide, but may take a little longer to arrive, depending on the location.
By backing this Kickstarter campaign you will be helping to make my dream of BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE a reality.
Thank you so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
For the past three months, I've been discussing my choice of photos and layout ideas with my dearest artist friends, photographers, book designers and magazine editors to help me ensure the quality of this project. I researched shipping companies and print shops to secure that I am satisfied with every step of the process.
I am confident in my work and, should the book take off beyond expectations, I am ready to upscale the project.
It took a long time to work out all the details, but thanks to the assistance of my fabulous partners, with my fabulous partners, I am 100% confident that you will be holding your very own copy of BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE by the end of January / beginning of February 2020.
I am currently in talks with several publishing companies, all of whom are very interested in my work, meaning that there is also a good chance that my photobook will find a more well-established home.
It would be a dream come true if a publisher were to take on my book.
The specifications may be subject to minor design tweaks during the production process. In the event of any significant design changes or unforeseen complications, all backers will be informed via Kickstarter and through our social media and subscriber network at www.backstageburlesque.de
You will get your own fantastic signed PHOTOBOOK and one original FINE ART PRINT, size 20x30cm.
You have a choice of 16 different prints, each signed by the BURLESQUE STAR depicted.
These prints are numbered. When pre-ordering, please state your preferred print number, as well as the name of the star on the pic. This photo is printed on photographic glossy paper fuji film.
I really appreciate your help - it warms my heart!
It's ok to want bigger! Get a signed edition of the PHOTOBOOK plus one original FINE ART PRINT, size 30x45cm.
You have a choice of 12 different prints, each signed by the BURLESQUE STAR depicted.
There are only a limited number of each motif. FIRST come, FIRST choice! AGAIN, these prints are numbered. When pre-ordering, please state your preferred print number as well as the name of the star on the pic. This photo is printed on photographic glossy paper fuji film.
I really appreciate your help - it warms my heart! You can't see me, but I'm smiling right now! Thank you!
I prefer to photograph artists backstage, because that's where I get close to them - in the truest sense of the word. With the 7th package for 250 € you make it possible to have the exclusive singed photo book "Backstage Burlesque" produced. An exclusive collection with a hand-picked selection of motifs representing the fantastic art form of burlesque entertainment and revealing very personal moments away from the big show stages. Book your very personal burlesque workshop ( 3 Hours) in Berlin with me and you'll learn everything: from the typical movements Shimmy & Shake, Bump'n Grind and Burlesque Strip, body language and "telling stories" to your own choreography. With our help nothing will stand in the way of your breathtaking performance in a burlesque show. Let's Burlesque!
You're in love and want to celebrate your love with a collection of beautiful portraits?
Your Couples boudoir photo shoot experience with the signed photo book includes:
Private Studio in Berlin
3 Hours session with choreographed poses
Female photographer me : Zora Jurenkova
Full direction and styling
Try 20 different poses, you'll be fully directed into beautiful photographic poses which are guaranteed to flatter your body.
6 digital photos
Purchase images after your shoot.
We'll get the very best out of your body shape. You won't believe how amazing you'll look. That's guaranteed, or we'll shoot you again.
An absolutely amazing experience. A relaxed, fun and empowering photo shoot in addition to being made to feel confident and classy. This portrait shooting will be brilliant, inspiring and professional throughout, making the day very special indeed!
I offer you a unique body sculpting boudoir , burlesque, pin up lady or gentleman photo shoot with me in private studio in Berlin with professional lighting and glamorous Make up and hair styling!
This package with amazing signed photo book inclusive:
3 Hour photo shoot with choreographed poses
2 outfits change (lingerie heels and Jewellery)
Full direction and styling
Make up and hair styling
Champagne and choco praline
6 incredible photos of you you choose
1 print 30x45 cm size
I'll get the very best out of your body shape. You won't believe how amazing you'll look. That's guaranteed, or we'll shoot you again.
You want the best Berlin boudoir and burlesque photographer to photograph you?
I am a pioneer of photoshoots for Women & Boudoir Queens. I am offering a rare chance to buy a full day in the studio with me and my make-up artist, creating her most creative work yet!
Here's What THE V.I.P. Package with special signed photo book Includes:
Creative studio lighting, experimental artistic effects, different personas, portraits with both feminity and attitude.
Photographer me, Zora Jurenkova - Boudoir Expert.
Hair and Make-up Artist
Full Direction and Styling
Komplette Outfits styling
40 Digital Portrait you chose
Champaign and Catering
Leather Bound Album With 20 Portraits of your Chose
Exklusive Dinner for two
I'll get the very best out of your body shape. You won't believe how amazing you'll look. That's guaranteed.