Everything retro seems to be in demand these days. This includes pin-up art. Pin-up posters of Vargas and Getty girls are always in demand. Fans can even buy reproductions of the bathing suits, dresses and blouses that pin-up girls wore in their most famous posters. And now, it’s possible for fans of pin-up art to become their own pin-up girls: Yes, pin-up photography is now a growing field.
Do an online search for “pin-up photography.” You’ll turn up pages worth of photo studios across the country willing to turn you into the subject of your own pin-up poster. It’s little surprise that this is becoming a hot trend. Photographers working in this field transform you into a glamorous pin-up girl, one who’s sexy yet somehow innocent all at once. Pin-up photography makes a great gift. It’s also a fun way to feel elegant, attractive and just a bit naughty.
The pin-up photography experience starts with makeup. Photographers will use just the right amount of makeup to transform you into an authentic Gibson Girl or turn you into a dead ringer for a George Petty model. Next comes the clothing. Quality pin-up photographers boast a wardrobe of bikinis, mini-skirts and dresses that look perfectly at home in the world of pin-up art.
Finally, it’s time to take the picture. Top pin-up photographers will recreate famous pin-up poses. They’ll use props, much like the classic pin-up artists did, to create a funny, sexy and charming shot. Subjects can opt to be photographed in black and white or color. If you’d like to be transformed into a pin-up girl, do a quick online search for pin-up photographers in your area. If you live in or near a big city, the odds are good you’ll turn up a few.
Be sure to interview any pin-up photographer before working with him or her. Ask about prices, the clothing the photographer has available and how many pin-up photos the photographer has done. Ask, too, for references. Finally, ask to see some samples of the photographer’s work. Once you find a pin-up photographer with whom you are comfortable, it’s time to set up an appointment. Remember, your attitude will greatly influence the final result. If you’re excited, and willing to experiment with different poses and props, you’re more likely to end up with a top-quality pin-up photo. If you’re daring enough, then, pin-up photography can make for a great way to travel back in time, to the days when Petty and Gibson Girls dominated magazines, calendars and advertisements.
If you’d like to learn more about pinup photography, stop by Martin Castin’s Pin up Ferret. You can read articles about this fascinating genre, and get a glimpse into an idealistic past.