Meet the Team

Get to know more about our photographer and core team of stylists at The Vamp Studio

Poppy Cherry Vamp Studio Photography

Poppy Cherry

Stylist / Creative Director

Co-director of Melbourne Burlesque wonderspace Maison Burlesque, Poppy Cherry has been wrapping audiences around her little finger for over 9 years, with her energetic, theatrical take on classic burlesque. With an extensive list of achievements and performances both on and off the stage, Poppy Cherry is a burlesque performer, MC, producer, stylist, teacher, and pastie maker… Is there anything this little lady can't do?

An avid collector of things with an ever-expanding costume collection, Poppy has been unashamedly posing and styling in photoshoots at Burlesque Bar and Maison Burlesque for almost 10 years, and with a nudge, a wink and a little costume zshush will make you feel right at home in front of the camera!

Dominic Deacon Vamp Studio Photography

Dominic Deacon

Photographer / Photo Wizard

Dominic Deacon is a filmmaker, an owner of multiple cats and the man behind 42nd Street Photography. While he has been known to very occasionally take photos of males (for head shots, dating profiles etc) his work is almost entirely focused on taking the most absurdly glamorous pinup snaps of women imaginable.
A fascination with Photoshop that borders on the unhealthy means he spends untold hours in the dark editing his models into all sorts of unlikely predicaments, from frolicking with flamingos in the sea to standing astride battletanks in war zones.
Dom is currently buried under a mountain of harddrives that contain photos requiring editing but says that with any luck at all he should have it under control and be ready to rejoin normal society by the summer. Exactly which year's summer he means by that, is entirely less clear.

Eevie La Volpe Vamp Studio Photography

Eevie La Volpe

Hair / Makeup Artist

Rumour has it that Eevie La Volpe (a.k.a Erin Honeybunn) is the result of a biochemical explosion when Courtney Love vomited on Fran Fine during a Rupauls Drag Race Old Hollywood Glamour challenge...  but the reality is, she's more like if you fused a ginger dyed Labrador with a ping pong chrysanthemum.
Since graduating from Melbourne's Academy of Makeup in 2010, Eevie's work has featured in various independent movie', music videos, net series, magazines and fashion shows of Melbourne.
She frequently works closely with Australia's Burlesque, Pinup and Queer fashion scene. When she's not working freelance, she can be found at Kryolan Cosmetics.
Whether you want to look like a vintage starlet, a celebrity parody, a halloween harlot or an artsy NYC club kid, Eevie's got you covered and she'll make damn sure you become BFF's 4 EVA whilst doing so! 

Samii Salisbury Vamp Studio Photography

Samii Salisbury

Hair / Makeup Artist

Samii Lee Salisbury is a Melbourne based professional hair and makeup artist with over ten years experience working in the beauty and fashion industry. 
Samii has achieved multiple international editorial publications as well as teaching at some of Melbourne's best beauty academies, including the National Academy of Beauty and Napoleon Perdis Academy, and is the resident hair and makeup tutor at Maison Burlesque.
Samii has extensive experience in photography makeup, runway and fashion, editorial and creative, as well as a successful bridal and beauty business The Blush Project, where she prides herself on creating beauty to compliment each and every client.

Michael Davids Vamp Studio Photography

'Magic' Michael Davids

Hair / Makeup Artist

Magic Michael Davids is the owner and head stylist of Melbourne's most renowned vintage hair and makeup salon - Bouffant Delacroix.

Located in the heart of toorak, Michael has been operating his salon for over five years, delivering authentic vintage styling to local and international vintage enthusiasts and burlesque and pin up performers.

He boasts an extremely talented team of stylists of which include Kitty Lane and Eevie La Volpe.

Michael has been in the hair and makeup industry for nearly 20 years and has styled many high end celebrities and events including judges and contestants in Miss Burlesque Australia, Australian Burlesque Festival and Miss World.