Thursday, October 28, 2010

The anti-pin up girl photoshoot.




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?

7 comments:

  1. It worked great! but put up some more shots too.

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  2. I think it is wonderful. How refreshing to look at a model in a car shot and not cringe at cleavage and legs. Instead I did feel a sense of drama and menace. Well done!

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  3. worked great, the cigarette did add that 50s lustful and seductive punch. the lack of body art also added to that "Gilda" look you achieved.

    Zap-

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  4. she's gorgeous. love the baggy pants. she reminds me of the tough mexi girls at ramona jr. high who'd say to me, "you better watch your back". i wanted to shout back, "but i'm a mexican like you! play nice" although this girl on your blog is gorgeous. it's the attitude that gave me that flashback.

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  5. Who's the model? She rocks!

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  6. Who is the model...she rocks. much better role model than the 'pin up girls'

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