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Olga + Paul = Fun Engagement Session by Zorz Studios (18)
Olga + Paul = Fun Engagement Session
November 11, 2014
Psyched About You: Dana + John = Unique Engagement Session by Zorz Studios Cover
Psyched About You: Dana + John = Unique Engagement Session
November 14, 2014
Burlesque: How It Really Started

Do you think you know burlesque? The word “burlesque” derived from the Italian word “burla” which means “joke, ridicule or mockery”. Developed in 17th century Europe, it meant to caricature the manner or spirit of serious works and was popular in literature (e.g., retrospectively on works of Shakespeare or by Cervantes himself), classical music (written by Strauss, Stravinsky, Bach and Shostakovich themselves), and theater, assuming the audience’s familiarity with the original work, and thus not targeting the plebs. Burlesque shows were introduced to the US in the 1840s. This image is of American Musical Theater dancers who took part in sketches with sexually suggestive dialogue that gave way to more striptease elements, forming the modern form of popular burlesque. Take a look at Zorz Studios’ contemporary take on a burlesque dancer here.

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Image: Charles H. McCaghy Collection

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.