Los Angeles based Pin-Up Photographer
Pin-Ups have made a huge come back in the last few years. You may have noticed today’s pin-up girls are sporting quite a few tattoos. This is called Rockabilly Pin Ups. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional pin-up or a modern day Rockabilly style I will help you find the look that best fits you and the style you’re looking for. With different eras ranging from the early 20′s to late 60′s, there are hundreds if not thousands of ways to shoot pin-ups. Different clothing, mackup and hairstyles make pinups a great way to mix it up and feel retro sexy. I have a great network of makeup artists and hairstylists to work with and I know a few great locations to get authentic wardrobe for your shoot.
Pin-Up history: You’ll notice there are a few ways of spelling Pin-Up, the hyphenated is the original way but nowadays pin up or pinup is widely used as well. In the early part of the 20th pin-up illustrations were in high demand. These pin-ups featured brightly colored girls posing in cute and sometimes caught in the moment poses, such as burning cupcakes or wind blowing off a hat. But the one thing that ways always the main focus was a curvy feminine lady, wide eyed, with rosy red cheeks and puckered lips.
These illustrations were used in everything from advertising to calendars and even painted on WWII airplanes. In my opinion, Vargas and Gil Elvgren were among the best pin up illustrators. Elvgren’s wife modeled for a large majority of his work. He would set up lights in their home studio and have her pose in contemporary clothing, take a photograph and start painting. Of course he would change the character’s face and hair color to look different in each illustration, but you can see the similarities in his work based off of his wife’s physique.
Today’s pin-ups are very similar with the main addition being tattoos. True to form, the clothing style has also made a come back. There are specialized stores you can find the dresses and other accessories, but if you’re lucky you might be able to find some in thrift stores as well.
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