“Stripping Out Loud: Exotic Dancers of Portland, Oregon” is the product of two and a half years of photographing strippers in the Rose City.
The project is the creation of Portland artist Jason Savage, and features 69 dancers, representing the full spectrum of these performers, including male, transgender and various body types.
The Kickstarter campaign that just launched is to obtain the money necessary for the printing of 2,500 sets of these cards. Once the cards have been printed, they will be sold at a special event in Portland. Each model will receive a $200 modeling fee, and the rest of the profits will be donated to three Portland nonprofits: WISER (Women Inspiring Sexual Education & Revolution), Portland Slutwalk, and a sex positive theater group called Dance Naked Productions.
Jason has been working behind the camera for over 22 years, and has had images appear in Rolling Stone Magazine, the New York Times, and numerous other publications.
Nothing quite like this project has been done before, and all the images are done in a respectful manner, to showcase the power, personality and beauty of each performer.
“Thank you very much for your support of Stripping Out Loud, freedom of expression, and of the very worthwhile causes that the card sales will benefit.” — Jason Savage
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Photo Credit: Jason Savage Images.
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