Ruby Joule - Montreal Burlesque Festival 2011 - click to enlarge...

When we shot the Montreal Burlesque Festival this year, our initial commitment was to provide Scarlett James, the organizer of the event, with a selection of images from the performances and workshops. That’s complete – now I can move on to my favourites, as far as performers and shots are concerned. Herewith the first in an ongoing series.

This is Miss Ruby Joule, from Austin, Texas, who put on terrific classic (and classy) performances at the Toronto and Montreal festivals this year – her debut in Canada. The images below – better when expanded to the full screen – are from her Toronto and Montreal performances.

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