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Saturday, September 12, 2009
I love tasteful Pinup art. If I had to choose one sole focus in photography to work on for the rest of my career, it would be that of the vintage and modern pinup culture. Pinups are always classy, tasteful, and respectable, yet still have that flair of sensuality and femininity to catch the attention of any man or women.
The key to any pinup photograph or image centers around the eyes... Yes, the eyes have it all. It doesn't matter whether you are the most endowed model out there, a mom with a dozen kids, or a mirror image of the infamous Betty Page. If the eyes don't convey that specific expression or emotion, not even the perfect theme or outfit can save the image.
This was my first time shooting with Melissa. We met out in Granstville at Strickly Trucking's Fleet Shop, which was a greasy, old garage out the in the middle the desert complete with old run down vehicles, Farel cats, and the perfect Rat Rod to shoot with. We decided to go against picking a completley vintage motif since Melissa has a beautiful half-sleeve tattoo that would be perfect for a more modern Rockabilly theme. Outfits were chosen, lights were set, and we shot into the early evening. Melissa did a spectacular job and I feel she conveyed the expressions and emotions of a true pinup model.... And as usual. please click the images to see full size.