Ghost Stripper (1972)
Colour photograph (C-type) by Robert Scott Hooper


  • Colour photograph (C-type), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 25
  • Size: 16 × 24 × 0.1 in (unframed) / 12.8 × 20.8 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the back
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Robert Scott Hooper

United States

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Artist's description:

Things that go bump (& grind) in the night….

It was the wee hours of the morning in when the audience at the strip club had all gone home. One photographer, one apparition bent on being a star dancer, one roll of film. Could he catch her? Would she even show up on his film in this darkness? He had serious work to do, but this was worth the distraction. He would have to process the film himself, being careful to push it just the right amount……

These vintage images were taken in 1972 at the Palomino Burlesque club in Las Vegas. Hooper had recently started doing their advertising and this was an experiment that the owner was not the least bit interested in. After Hooper processed the B&W negs they were put away in the archives and never thought about again. While searching the archives for a book project in 2015 they were discovered in perfect shape and ready to be turned into fine art.

This 16x24 print will fit a standard frame. It is made from the original negatives, which were scanned high resolution into the digital world and converted with laser light onto real archival photographic paper with a lustre finish. This print will last a lifetime or more.

Materials used:

B&W film, hi-res digital scan, lustre photographic paper

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