It was great to be back photographing this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival. Three days, five shows and thousands of images. The festival always seems to bring out the best in local performers as well as featuring some terrific headliners. For me, one of these was New York’s Perle Noire. An award winning, world travelling performer, it was great to see her on stage here in Toronto.

She certainly brings a lot of energy to her performances, not to mention gorgeous costumes, and a real presence that made it impossible to look away. My challenge was staying focused on my task – capturing images of her performance. Herewith, a selection of images from her terrific performances…