Pin-up photography is so much fun and this week I shot several shoots. When creating pin-up photographs, I often look over some of the great pin-ups through the years. One common theme is pin-up girl with telephone. So of course it is one of the photographs that I create.
Classic pin-ups were done by talented artists, often based on photographs. The artist then created the final pin-up using their creative vision to produce the final image. As a photographer I create my pin-ups in a similar way. I base the image on a photograph which I then process to create the final pin-up image. It is time consuming, but I like the end result.
When creating a classic pin-up photograph, there often is a sub-story in the shot. The pin-up needs a “reason” for being there. In this case she was going on a picnic. The client brought a classic car to the studio which really helped to sell the notion of a classic pin-up, and gives the photographer some great creative options.
Of course some classic looking lingerie along with some fishnet stockings and we are on our way to making this pin-up photography work.
Whether it is modern boudoir or classic pin-up photography, I like to keep the image really focused on the person. So props are used minimally, and in the case for example we only see a small portion of the car to keep the focus on the beautiful pin-up.
One of my boudoir photography clients last month wanted me to do a fun BBQ pin-up for valentines. As a boudoir photographer herself, she knew there was one photographer that she would go to for her pin-up photographs – Orcatek Photography.
Of course the pin-up was a surprise, so she requested I wait until after valentines day before I showed it here on my blog.
As you can see we had a great time creating this photograph and many others. When I create pin-up boudoir images I like to process them to create the effect of them being graphic art like some of the classic pin-ups of the past.