Diva le Déviant is Seattle’s hottest FeMC.

Oh Diva… The first time I met her was one of the first of many cabarets I have attended over the last year and a half. Honestly, I didn’t have a lick of knowledge of what to expect in one of these shows, and Diva le Déviant broke me in quickly to the fun and extravagant way the performers improvise and play with the audience.

I was seated at a cozy table for two touching the stage and in the middle of her first act, Diva got down on all fours (two in glitter stilettos) and crawled towards me singing then put the microphone to my lips. I don’t even remember what she asked of me, or what I replied, but I do remember turning a few shades of red and unable to compose myself gracefully. The woman commanded the room and won me over. Gush.

So a month ago when we talked about her upcoming show with Fuchsia FoXXX at The Solo Performance Festival (SPF), we were both excited to capture “The Diva” off-stage in her natural strength and femininity in a previsualized shoot to be featured here on PhotoSister.com. She had a really cool idea of including amazing women in her life and put out a call on Facebook to bring everyone together for her concept.

The woman ROCKS! After we shot this previsualized image (below), I had the great fortune of being able to photograph and capture her beautiful self at my studio. [details to her upcoming shows below]
Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

 

Diva le Déviant  (Sasha Summer Cousineau) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

 

See Diva le Déviant in “The Beyond Real Human Female!”
Catch her in “The Beyond Real Human Female!” at The Solo Performance Festival (SPF) at the Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle, April 21st and 28th, 2012 at 9:30pm.Buy tickets HERE: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/242144General bio: Actress, emcee, torch singer, burlesque dancer, and all around DIVA. She’s been THE b***h in charge (some might say the MC) in theatres and cabaret shows around Seattle including the Can Can, Sinner Saint Burlesque, Skinny Dip at the High Dive, The Pink Door, The Jewel Box Theater, Theatre Off Jackson, Spice Box Theatre, Tempest Burlesque, Dark Avenue, The Anita Goodmann Show, The Gorelesque Girls, Murder at the Orient Express, Queer TV, Folk Life Festival and many more.

Photography details

Camera Settings:
Outdoor shoot:
Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5
Aperture: f/8 – Shutter: 1/250 – ISO: 400
Speed light off camera to my left (half way between me and the group), manual setting 1/1

Studio shoot:
Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Aperture: f/3.2 – Shutter: 1/60 – ISO: 400
Lens: Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/3.2 – Shutter: 1/60 – ISO: 400

Lighting:

Outdoor shoot:
ONE Nikon SB-800 flash with the Micro Apollo light modifier from Westcott off camera to my left (half way between me and the group), manual setting 1/1.

Studio shoot:
All natural light

Gear: Kit:
RS-W1 women’s sling strap
Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt
Westcott Micro Apollo
3 Legged Thing tripod “Eddie” & AH2 Ballhead