Neil Kendall Burlesque Photography Exhibition

Neil Kendall has been established on the worldwide Vintage Photography scene since 1990. He currently lives in Chester.

He is known internationally as an award-winning photographer shooting campaigns for such celebrities as Dita Von Teese who called him  ‘’a genuine talent ‘’. And underground heroes such as Violet Chachki, a recent winner of RuPauls Drag race in America .

In 2018 He was voted National Vintage Photographer of the Year and Number One Burlesque Figure in the World in the international Burlesque top fifty poll.

His Portraits are inspired by his love of Hollywood and each set is a miniature production. Often working with local Chester Artist Russell Kirk and Painter Mark Bell.

My portraits are as much about placing my sitter in an fantasy, a magical world. I want my sitters to have the old Master treatment as I often find them so Royal and aristocratic to shoot.  I want my subject s,who are often other worldly to recline and pose in miniature worlds which match their own inimitable aesthetics and ultimately create vintage inspired but uniquely charming portraits.

The Exhibition will spring to life on August 11th at St Mary’s Centre with a live Cabaret featuring  Burlesque and Boylesque from around the World at St Mary’s Centreto coincide with Chester Pride.

A focus of this exhibition is on artists who are part of the international Lesbian, Gay and Trans communities and Neil Kendall is proud to be associated in partnership with Chester Pride on August 11th.

The exhibition will run from 2 August until 15 August.

We look forward to seeing you at the private view on 2 August between 6.30 PM and 9 PM for a couple of glasses of wine and some amazing images!




Aug 02 2018


18:30 - 21:00
Chester Art Centre


Chester Art Centre
132 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT
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