Post Process Pinup
The pinup. Predating the likes of playboy by about 60 years. One of the first images that certainly evoked a lot of emotions and then some. Photographs of the style became popular as cameras became more prevalent, and advertising agencies realized that putting a beautiful woman on products sells to both men and women. Then computers came around, the internet, and well, the rest is history.
The pinup was forgotten; until recently, anyway. Popularized during the 1940s, the pinup is now a style some photographers aim to recreate. It's a low contrast, hard edges, textured image. The bright white highlights give the subject shine and a sense of drawn curvature. I'd seen some samples of this type of work on Instagram and especially liked the shots of a strong, confident model, as opposed to the typical pinup model that's in a state of "innocent" shock. You know the look I'm talking about. This more modern pinup is a bit different.
Then, today, I was going through some old photographs and stumbled upon this one of model Piper Kennedy of Factor Chosen: Los Angeles. I had watched a video on how to do this a long time ago and tried to recreate the process as best I could. An hour or so later and I was pretty satisfied with the results. What do you think?
Hoping to develop a few more through this process to create a series.