When I was working on a project to create new photographs for Sven Ratzke's cd I had an idea, Sven would perform in a small theater together with his pianist Charly Zastrau for an audience consisting of Drag Queens.
The location was "Het Perron" which is a really small theater in Amsterdam where performers often do a test show with a small audience to see how they react before actually heading out to the big theaters with their shows, fine tuned and perfected.
The location had a beautiful art deco backdrop as you can see in the photo above which is the end result of the work that I made together with professional retoucher Ludwig Geerman.
For this photoshoot Sven had arranged three fabulous Drag Queens, who I also know and I worked with Hoax a bunch of times for Sven.
Each drag queen would be photographed twice in a different outfit and with another hairstyle because I wanted to have six different queens who are sitting front row, listening and enjoying Sven's show on the photo.
It all worked out beautifully and because I loved the girls energy I suggested to them that after this photoshoot I would photograph each of them seperately as a thank you from me to them.
These are the photo's that I made of the three Queens : Hoax Lebeau, Monsieur Plastique & Miss Paul.