The Sydney Burlesque scene really rocks - check out these pictures from about three years, which were taken at The Kirk - an infamous location in Sydney.
Formerly a church, it became the scene for some very un-churchy activities when it was bought by Madame Lash (more about her soon) in the early 80's. For over 2 decades, the venue has hosted all kinds of burlesque and vaudevillian acts - as well as some soft-core fetish nights which gave the place a bad reputation.
There to capture the scene in full technicolor was celebrated photographer Loulou Whelan. One of the best photographers I have come accross.