Freya held her breath till her eyes watered -Kitty Serendipity Series by Sayraphim

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Kitty Serendipity was a series of photographs documenting the backstage activities of a fictional burlesque troop from 2005.

As I stared at them for the few weeks before the exhibition, I discovered that although they were photos of burlesque girls backstage, they also recalled to mind snapshots of many different myths, stories and fairy tales, which is why they’re all named as they are.

This image is a straight shot from a digital camera with no post editing.


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  • Freya  Sykes
    Freya Sykesalmost 6 years ago

    Oooh guess what – there actually is a burlesque performer in the UK called Freya Fox…! what the chances of that? :-)

    Lovely shot as well – you can actually see how she would have to breath in to get that top hook in…well shot. :-)

  • Sayraphim
    Sayraphimalmost 6 years ago

    Howdy! I did a bunch of research on burlesque names for this series, it’s amazing what they come up with! Some of them are very funny. Freya (the original one) is a goddess of love, beauty, and fertility in Norse mythology. But you probably know that :)

    Thanks for your lovely words. The model was wearing a corset that was about a size too small for her, so she really did have to breath in fully to get it closed.

    Thanks again :)

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you! This was one of those chance shots that turned out to be one of my fav

    – Sayraphim

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