Hi I'm Zora Jurenkova
I am an artistic,-editorial,- commercial photographer and media designer with an international background based in Berlin, Germany.
I studied “PHOTO ARTIST” and I specialize in people and erotic photography.
A little more about me and my photographic preferences:
I was born in Prague. I had crazy times as a young lady in California, and now I have been living happily in Berlin for over 20 years. For more than 15 years, I have myself been active as an alternative model and burlesque dancer with the stage name ‘Miss Popalina’. I am also a member of the ‘Teaserettes’, Germany’s first and longest running burlesque group.
My favorite subjects are the stars and starlets of the burlesque scene. In recent years I have photographed BACKSTAGE at major burlesque shows in Berlin and around the world, creating unforgettable portraits and portraying atmospheric images of the stars and starlets of the burlesque scene. My work focuses on the captivating goings-on behind the stage.
My years of experience as a dancer allow me to capture a very special closeness to the artists in my images and offers a unique insight behind the scenes. It’s a colorful and glittering world in which the artists set aside their stage persona, open up and can be themselves – every mask slips in the backstage area. My pictures are erotic and provocative, but also elegant and stylish. When I am behind the lens, all pretence falls away and the stars can show their true face.
People call me: “The Berlin star photographer:)”
My motto is:
„Beauty is more than skin deep; to me, everyone is sexy“
FORMS / CZ/ No Regrets Magazin / DE /People album 04/ Seltmann and Sons publishing house Contemporary German and international People photography People Magazine2020 coffee table book “BACKSTAGEBURLESQUE In 2020 I became one of the best of123 PEOPLE photographers and new onesTalents in Germany.People Album04 / Vintage Flaneur #42/2021 /Queer’lesque Magazine / BURLESQUE MAGAZINE
“BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE”Solo exhibition Kaffe Mitte | BerlinSeptember 20 – November 30 2019″TOYBOYS- LADIES SUPERLATIVE”Solo exhibition | Cafe Kosmos | Munich07.09. – 03.10. 2019″BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE”Solo exhibition Kultur Salon – Forum Factory.| by Grüner Engel & BBW18 | BerlinMay 11th – May 15th 2018″BACKSTAGE BURLESQUE”Solo exhibition Bassy Club | BerlinApril 20 – August 30 2017″Neo-Burlesque”Group exhibition | Boutique Bizzare | Hamburg06/26 – 06/29 2017
Kaskahass | TomTo | Alyve BeautyPad | blush-berlin | savage-wear | escora lingerie | berlin-burlesque-academy | berlin burlesque festival | Canon CZ |BVG | SUPERME | Ziegert | Vice Magazine | Volksbühne Wntergarten | Berlin | ARTE | Couple and Sex Therapy | Stefanie Grohmann | Vaudeville Variety Revue