This week’s photographer is Carrie Meyer, who is based in St Louis, Missouri, where she runs Insomniac Studios. Her website says:
‘Regardless of her photographic subject matter, all Carrie’s work shares certain commonalities. The clarity of the images represented, thoughtful composition, and the meaning of the moments in time that she captures characterize her work. The foundation of her work builds out from the strength and power of the basic images, and the personality, of her subjects.’
She’s particularly interested in photographing performers, and one of her regular clients is the burlesque comedy troupe the Randy Dandies. For Christmas 2011 they did a shoot with her entitled ‘Bad Santa’ with Chris Barnhart playing the title role.
Let’s meet Santa’s first visitor: Mimi Le Yu, the lead comedienne of the Randy Dandies.
Here she is in one of their shows:
And here’s what happened when she paid a visit to Santa:
Santa’s next caller was the twerker and self-styled ‘powerhouse of the Midwest burlesque’ Jeez Loueez.
Santa has a powerhouse of his own… and here he puts it to work:
And finally, meet Bettie LaBootie.
She must have been naughtier than the others, because look how Santa treated her!
There’s a just a hint that the Randy Dandies might have considered returning to this theme in their 2012 seasonal shoot with Insomniac Studios.
But if Santa has any such designs on the rear end of Greta Garter, it seems the evidence never made it inside Carrie’s camera.
If you are interested in Carrie’s work, please visit her website.