Saucy Behind-the-Scenes Burlesque Photos

Sticky salmon pink counters littered with well-worn pastie tassels and cheap plastic cups. Crumpled dollar bills on a scarred, wood stage. A babe in a Bay Ridge living room complete with grandma furnishings. Nicky Devine’s photos of burlesque dancers opt for a behind the scenes look at the bawdy art form instead of the polished presentation we’re used to seeing shake it in the spotlights. Her images capture the drama of cabaret performance, sharing with viewers what happens before and after the curtain drops. Sometimes it’s electric anticipation, and other times your feet just hurt like hell. Hit the jump for more Devine burlesque.

Image credit: Nicky Devine [Spotted via Beautiful/Decay]