As part of an international Femme exhibition, I took on the photography project of photographing burlesque dancers. I didn't want to show the rough, derogatory or crude side, however. I'm a woman after all so my approach, naturally, became different. I wanted to respect the dancers and capture the beauty of stripping, making it mysterious, sexy and sometimes impressionistic. The women were proud of what they did and I wanted to reflect that in the photos I took of them.