Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pin-Up photography

Jade Vixen
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I had the pleasure of shooting with model, Jade Vixen. She is such a pleasure to work with and as interesting to talk to as she is to look at. She is a Penn State grad with a degree in computer science. She also shoots much of her own photos in her studio and does most all the post processing herself. Needless to say we spent a good bit of time talking shop and photo editing.

I had wanted to do some Pin-up style photography that was popular in the 30's-50's.
She brought along some costume changes and did her own hair and make-up.

This was shot against seamless white paper with a White Lightning studio head as Key and four speedlites providing backlighting, fill and kick.
All lighting shot through softboxes except the two backlights which were on either side of the background and about 5ft away.

All work here was imported into LightRoom and then more extensive processing done in Photoshop CS4. The intent was to have a somewhat old retro look with warm creamy tones.

It was much fun and there are other good ones that I have not got around to post processing yet. . .stay tuned.


willow said...

Move over Vargas Girls. Heller Girls are the now the hot item! I remember my little old great grandfather having Vargas Girls pinned up in his print shop in the 50s.

angelshair said...

I love the posture and expression of the first one!!
She is a beautiful woman, and her make up is perfect:)!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Great shots Gary - clearly waiting for more to make a pin-up calendar.
I am glad you made appropriate mention of her credentials and interesting mind! ;-)

Daryl said...

Very Vargas! She's lovely and I love her impish smile ..

drollgirl said...

she looks fab!!!

She Writes said...

I haven't been by in a while, Gary, but I love what you have been doing over here! As always! What a beautiful woman you have shot here.

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