“Working Artists of Theatre” series continues capturing the private lives of performers with producer and burlesque artist Lyla la Coeur.

I was introduced to Lyla many years ago. Throughout our beautiful friendship we’ve always talked about fun photo shoots we could do together, so when I asked to take her portrait in a series of 5 burlesque dancers that included Fuchsia FoXXX, Diva le Déviant, Jesse Belle-Jones and Cherry Manhattan, it was absolutely natural (and about time!) to have the opportunity to photograph her.

Lyla is the most beautiful woman I know inside and out. Hands down. [details to her upcoming shows below]

When I arrived at her home, she graciously let me re-arrange her furniture, and help select clothing to meet the concept we agreed upon. Once we started shooting, her gorgeous shepherd decided that he didn’t want to be left out even for a second. He confidently walked into the shot, sat by her feet and looked straight at the camera.

Best. Dog. Ever.

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

 

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

 

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Lyla la Coeur (Donna Stewart) by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

 

 

See Lyla la Coeur 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 28th, 2012 at 9:30pm.

Buy tickets HERE: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/242144

Photography details



Lenses:

Lens: Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5
Aperture: f/3.5 – Shutter: 1/80 – ISO: 200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.8 – Shutter: 1/80 – ISO: 200
Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Aperture: f/1.4 – Shutter: 1/250 – ISO: 200

Lighting:

Hallway:
ONE Nikon SB-800 flash with the Micro Apollo light modifier from Westcott off camera in other room on the right aimed through the doorway at subject. Manual setting 1/4.

All other shots:
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