Pin Up Photo Shoot Ideas

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50s/60s Pin Up Shoot
50s/60s Pin Up Shoot
The project I have chosen to write about is a brief I created myself. The brief title was to explore the 50s era. I explored this idea in a previous project that was set the title past, present and future. I researched ways in which I could play with time and one way I found was to recreate a past time into the present, and so I looked at 50s pin up. I have a friend who has always dressed in a sleek pin up style, so I thought she would be perfect as my model. The more research I did I realised not one model from the 50s was seen with a tattoo and if they were to have one they would be looked down on. With modern times changing, people now being accepted for who they are, and with art as a culture, tattoos are becoming fashionable. I then played on this, as jazz has many bright colourful tattoos, and created the new era of sexy sleek 2011 pin up models, but I was greatly inspired by the 50s. I then used this to create my own brief and I looked into all 50s culture from their cars to the music that was played at the time. The 50s was a very colourful and adventurous time as it was just after the war and the Americans wanted to show off everything they had so they went all out. Marilyn Monroe became famous and photos of her were very inspirational for me, especially her posed photos. They were always lit to perfection and she always looked flawless, and my goal was to produce photos of such quality. If I was to do this project again I would try and find more models so I had a variety of pin ups, and would also try and take my work outside of the studio; I get pin up photos with 50s cars or buildings, so that the finished result of the shoot would give a full 50s vibe. I would also aspire to do a photo shoot based on 50s men’s fashion, as I feel the 50s was such a sharp and pristine time for men’s fashion. I think my photos were very successful as I met my goal of creating photos that are sleek and sexy, but sophisticated and modern, and I feel that they have a definite pin up vibe to them and inspiration behind them.
Amy On The Boulevard
Amy On The Boulevard
Here's Amy O'Neill on
Hollywood Boulevard just after
the big sun set in the west, and
nighttime descended on Hollywood.
We were ostensibly finished with our
photo shoot, which was intended mostly
for the 'magic hour,' that wonderful hour of
sunset when the light is miraculous,
all orange and rose and spectral.

So after our shoot, on the way to get some
pizza, we were waiting at this light at
Hollywood & Wilcox (Wilcox being the name
of the woman who named Hollywood, and
gave it its birth), I saw these tourists on
the old boulevard - Hollywood is always
teeming with tourists in search of that
luminous and legendary glamour -
and the little boy, especially, was gaping
at the lovely Amy. So I quickly uncapped
my camera, and held it up to Amy, who
is well-versed in the art of silence, and
picked up my cue instantly and smiled at
me at this exact moment.

A couple of days later I kind of
happened onto this idea of having only
Amy in color. It was an accident, really, as
I was adjusting the contrast on her face, which
was bright in my flash. And this interplay of
bright color with black & white seemed to be
the perfect symbol for the fusion of
reality and cinematic magic that is

pin up photo shoot ideas