You would be surprised to know that half of the girls in the Moulin Rouge shows are from Australia! The girls do two shows a night with countless of hours of rehearsal and training. As the manager explain the work is so gruelling that most girls only last six months to a year. After that most of them burn out.
I was lucky enough to gain the trust of the girls. The following photos shows the wonderful side of the backstage episodes of those shows!
These were taken on a Hasselblad 503cw with 3200 asa 6x6 medium format film with available light.
Ode to the formidable "showomen"!
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