Pin-ups and Their Reference Photos
Every artist has to start somewhere. It’s fun to compare the photo to the painting and see what the artist chose to exaggerate or change completely. Though there’s a spark of life and personality in the faces of some of these models that the artist either couldn’t or chose not to capture. Glad the original photos survived.
Maybe I should just add Viva to the mandatory reblog list?
I love her work.
Photo: Viva Van Story
Makeup/Hair: Red Dodge
Model: Erin Micklow
Illustrations by Alberto Vargas, 1940’s
Mosh by Kilker Photography
Happy 4th of July!
I love discovering photos of Bettie Page I’ve never seen before.
I don’t think I’ve seen this photo of Ms. Page before…
I keep reading about all of these movies coming out and quotes from people saying, “We don’t take off our clothes — we’re classy. It’s like burlesque without the strip.” And I’m like what are you talking about? There is no burlesque without the strip. The trick is can you be classy, sophisticated, elegant AND take off your clothes? Every man wants to be with the American pinup. I want to be her. ▬ Dita Von Teese
What Katie Did’s upcoming Stars & Stripes Corset.