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Going retro with Aimee

I’m a fan of classic Hollywood and retro Pin-up.  Recently, I’ve been on a kick to try to closely recreate that look using modern means.  I know it can be done, the trick is figuring out how to recreate it with the tools and knowledge at my disposal.  Looks like I’m off to a pretty good start.

A lot of the credit for the success of this shoot goes to the very talented model.  Aimee was, as always, very patient while I fiddled with light angles and settings.  Since I was using directed lighting instead of broad lighting there was a lot of minor adjustments involved (my perfectionist OCD didn’t help either).  Once everything was ready, Aimee took my scant outline of the theme and brought it to life with her own little touches.  The yelling into the phone was all her.  🙂

Enjoy!

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Models I Love to Work With – Dino and the Unchained Girls

February is the month of Valentines Day, so I thought I’d do a series of posts on some of the models that I love to work with.  These are models that have worked with me multiple times over the past couple years.  The images in each post are from the shoots we did in 2014.

Last but not least, the Unchained Girls.  My first introduction to this eclectic group was a shoot with Dino (in the red sash) and Lu (not pictured) assisted by Shadoe (the off camera coordinator and only male of the bunch) back in 2012 that was part of their Hero Hotties series.  We’ve done many a shoot since then, each with a rotating roster of great gals.  It’s always a bit of a challenge fitting their group into my modest space, but we always make it work somehow and manage to walk away with images we can all be proud of.

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Models I Love to Work With – Nikki

February is the month of Valentines Day, so I thought I’d do a series of posts on some of the models that I love to work with.  These are models that have worked with me multiple times over the past couple years.  The images in each post are from the shoots we did in 2014.

Nikki is all about the CosPlay, and a knack for bringing the characters to life.  She is quite deft at making her own costumes.  I though I was fairly well versed in all things comic/cartoon/Anime/Magna, but Nikki has taught me a thing or three during our shoots.  I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings.

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Models I Love to Work With – Xelha

February is the month of Valentines Day, so I thought I’d do a series of posts on some of the models that I love to work with.  These are models that have worked with me multiple times over the past couple years.  The images in each post are from the shoots we did in 2014.

Xelha (pronounced Shay-La) is another natural pin-up model I’ve had the good fortune to work with.  There is a gentle grace to her movements, which makes sense given her background in dance.  It is a rare opportunity that our schedules align, but the results of those shoots are always worth it.

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Models I Love to Work With – Laura

February is the month of Valentines Day, so I thought I’d do a series of posts on some of the models that I love to work with.  These are models that have worked with me multiple times over the past couple years.  The images in each post are from the shoots we did in 2014.

Laura is an absolute joy to work with.  She is also an actress and has had parts in films and shows shot all over the area.  With Portland becoming such a varied acting scene for both professional and independent productions, it’s always fun to hear where she’s going to appear next.

One of the best things to come out of my time shooting with Laura is a project we are working with a graphic designer back east.  He contacted her a few months back about a modeling for his superhero series.  All she needed to do was find a photographer.  Geez… wherever would she find a decent photographer that was well versed in the genre?  More on that later.

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Models I Love to Work With – CJ

February is the month of Valentines Day, so I thought I’d do a series of posts on some of the models that I love to work with.  These are models that have worked with me multiple times over the past couple years.  The images in each post are from the shoots we did in 2014.

CJ is the model I have worked with the most;10 shoots over the past two years. A few months ago she moved to Chicago for bigger and better.  The great thing about working with CJ is she shared my love for all things retro pin-up.  As you can see from the shots below, she always brought the look, style, and attitude necessary to pull off an homage to that classic era.

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