On Tuesday January 8, 2019, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Jason Savage about his project Stripping Out Loud, a series of 69 photos of Portland area strippers. Savage talks about trying to show the personalities of the dancers without using full frontal nudity, and how he sets up and executes some of the more elaborate photoshoots.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
Stripping Out Loud is the result of a two and a half year journey through the world of exotic dancers in Portland, Oregon, seen through the eyes of Portland artist Jason Savage.
This project has been created to portray dancers in a respectful manner, and showcase the power, personality and beauty of these incredible entertainers.
Done as a collector card set, similar to baseball or other types of trading cards, this 70 piece art project goes beyond traditional pinup photography. The set features a wide range of strippers that make up the stripper
community of Portland.
Once the cards are sold, each model in the project will receive a $200 modeling fee for their participation.
"This was the perfect city to do such a project." says Jason. "Portland boasts the most strip clubs per capita of any town in America, and you can find pretty much any type of dancer here." he adds.
Jason continues to do conceptual portraiture of dancers, and also continues to come up with more project ideas.
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
This show was recorded at KBOO on Jan. 5, 2019 in Production 1.