Based in Stockport in the north-west of England, Phil Mairs co-runs Montrose Studios, a photographic facility that not only hosts his own creative endeavors but can also be rented by other budding or experienced snappers. His partner in the enterprise is pin-up model Sophia Montrose,
seen here on the wrong end of Poppy Louise Mitchell’s hairbrush:
And that all helps to define where Phil’s photographic interests and talents lie.
His pin-up portfolio includes some fine recreations of classic glamor imagery:
Montrose Studios is also a fetish-friendly environment:
And Phil’s work extends to nudes, too.
But the nudity is arguably less relevant than the identity of the model: burlesque performer Millie Dollar, who is one of three participating in the shoot that most interests us, from autumn 2019. To introduce the other two, I shall turn to the output of other photographers. Here’s Velvet Fox:
Without more ado, let’s bring her to Melrose Studios and introduce her to Millie Dollar:
Next up is Daisy Baby:
Like the others, she’s a burlesque performer. Here she is burlesquing:
Will she have better luck when she sets foot in Melrose Studios?