Thursday, October 28, 2010
So I've had this vision in my head for a while now. I've been wanting to do this anti-pin up girl photo shoot. While there are many, many amazing pin-up photographers, there are more out there that just don't cut the mustard. By the way it's really easy to cut mustard, I really have no idea where that saying came from, but I digress.
I see too many poorly thought out pin-up girls and pin-up girl shoots. It seems that many people have this idea that a girl needs to be covered in tattoos and have barrel rolls in her hair. NOT SO! I think you can create dangerous and sexy without having to subscribe to the whole greaserbilly imagery.
I wanted to create a shoot where the girl has attitude, looks and so does the location. A real Pachuca type of anti-pin up girl. She'll steal your heart and your wallet all at the same time. Think of Rita Hayworth in Gilda. A beautiful woman, with flowing hair, but one you can't trust for a minute. But mix it with a back alley raw and gritty feel. Yeah, I know Rita Hayworth wasn't a Pachuca or homegirl, but her character Gilda was still beautiful and bad all at the same time.
Let me know what you think, did it work or did I flat line?