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Mood Board- Joey Arias for OUT Mag

Susan Meiselas’ Carnival Stripper series. The girls are on full display and are captured in a way that serves as a documentary image charged with sexuality. Joey is a raunchy queen who regularly flirts ( and more ) with her audience. I would like to shoot a similar moment while joey performs in a cabaret theater( or a studio set) to mimic this timeless quality of performers and audience interaction

Another inspiration image from W Magazine -Carmen Carerra shot by Steven Meisel. An image that blurs between the grit of live performance and fashion image.

Still from PINA documentary about choreographer Pina Bausch. I would love to capture Joey in a quiet Sunday New York Morning singing in the street. There is quality of cosmopolitan grandeur and absolute quiet in this unexpected performance set up that I think would work beautifully with Joey’s improvisational flair.

Performance sequence from PINA Pina Bausch

Still from PINA

Divine- Seeing Divine without her wig and a full face. I would like to include a portrait that allows Joey and Joey Arias be seen at the same time. The space between the person and the persona.