Flashing Obscenity

I like candy. I think too much. I don't write enough. I'm introspective to a fault, and I don't like stepping in dogshit. Take it as you will.

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Photographers We Love: Francine Daveta

Francine Daveta is a freelance photographer based in New York City. Known within the NYSB community as Francine “The Lucid Dream”, she is also a burlesque performer, singer, actress and producer of The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque.

Long before I ever dreamt of performing burlesque, I was a fan. I was always going out to see shows, and as a photographer, I fell in love with the visual elements embodying drama, glamour and sex appeal. Burlesque was theater, comedy, satire, dance, music & sex all rolled into one— it seemed to be a perfect medium to convey humor or even tragedy.

Before moving to New York City to become a photographer, I earned my degree in Cinema & Photography at Ithaca College. I had always loved fashion photography and cinematography. The daring beauties I saw in magazines and on the silver screen drew me out of the dullness of daily life. Fashion models were magical, the photographers were the sorcerers, and I wanted to be a part of it. I knew I could never be Nadja Auermann, so I wanted to be Helmut Newton.

Since I was always playing the part of the viewer, I didn’t know I would be destined to be the one putting on a show. When I finally found the courage to take a class at the New York School of Burlesque in 2009, I never imagined this world of ecdysiasts would become such a huge part of my life.

As a budding burlesque performer, I often brought a camera with me to shows to document what I thought would be a short-lived phase in my life. Who knew that doing something as magical as burlesque could turn into a career? I thought it was something more like being a fairy princess – not an occupation or even a sustainable lifestyle – just a presence that could last the length of a fairytale. During shows I would shoot from backstage, trying to capture shots in between costume changes or after I was done performing. I considered burlesque a hobby and I wanted to have some sort of record of this fabulous part of my young life.

But nearly half a decade later, I have found myself immersed in this world of burlesque and luckily, I have been able to unite it with my first love of photography.

Burlesque changed not only my ideas about myself, but has also impacted the way I shoot. I became more resourceful because, as with burlesque, so much can be created in a portrait with just a meaningful connection between the subject and viewer. Having experience as the model on the other side of the lens has also informed my directing style. I am lucky to know so many gorgeous and unique people who can

double as my photography subjects. The performers I have had the honor of shooting bring such vibrance into the studio. My job is to add lighting, backdrops and direction to the shoot but I always prefer to let the model’s essence shine though. Burlesque performers are always full of personality!

Of course, in addition to being an art, photography is also a practical tool for many things, including burlesque promotions—the best of which merge artistry and advertising. I shoot most of my own photography promos for the shows that I produce, including The Pink Room. Doing self-portraits, requires a lot of extra work and patience, but they also offer a fun opportunity for self-expression, just like burlesque itself.

Most of my work is still inspired by film and fashion. My most recent series of burlesque photos incorporate classic Hollywood lighting and poses with a little bit of pin-up and modern day fashion. Through burlesque photography I have found a perfect synthesis of Nadja & Helmut—I’m finally living the lucid dream!

To see more of Francine’s photography please visit http://francinedaveta.com or visit Francine DavetaPhotography on Facebook. Twitter: @FrancineDaveta

Also please visit: http://francineburlesque.com or Francine “The Lucid Dream” on Facebook. Twitter: @FrancineD  ; The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque on Facebook. Instagram: @FrancineLD


"guess since im a white man im not allowed to have opinions"

your opinions have shaped the world we live in today not being catered to for 83.9 seconds will not fuckin kill you

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So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time?  Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.


also filed under: reasons high schools copy homework and cheat

also the number of hours doing homework depends on if you have a learning disability/hard time focusing/etc.

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