To Do Wednesday: Amy Touchette Talks Burlesque Photography


The World Famous *BOB*. (Photo by Amy Touchette)

If you’ve ever been to a burlesque show in New York, you’ve likely seen The World Famous Bob shaking and shimmying her voluptuous body onstage. What you probably haven’t seen are the kinds of intimate moments captured by photographer Amy Touchette in her book, Shoot the Arrow, during extended sessions with the ballsy, blond performer. Sometimes, she’s topless or dressed only in heels while modeling for a drawing class, while in others, she’s cozying up with her dog or enjoying a moment far from the stage’s spotlight. The photographer and subject speak about their collaboration tonight.

Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 212-473-1452, 7 p.m., $15 or purchase of the $77 book