Modern Pin Up
Modern pin up is thriving as talented photographers and sexy women keep this popular artform alive. The term pin up refers to both an illustrative and photographic style where the female form is emphasized and playful sexuality are played up. The genre started right around the turn of the 20th century and became wildly popular during World War II and well into the 1960s. Today, modern values and social norms have drastically changed, but pin up has become somewhat of a rage again. People now look back to the past and through the comfort of modern values, admire the fashion, the humor and the appealing sexuality of the pin up girl. Take a look at this artform today and you will see not only the same themes as the past, but also some modern themes and new directions that people are taking.
Pin Up Themes and Styles
The classic pin up themes that most of us will recognize are straight out of the 1940s and 1950s but are still alive today. Just about all of these looks emphasize long legs, a suggestive reveal and often a look of innocent surprise. We'll show you a few pin up examples that remain very popular today, thanks to our friends at Lone Star Pin-Up
The retro swimsuit is a hot one.
The hotrod girl is another instantly recognizable pin up theme.
A housewife in heels
The sassy sailor girl
The army girl
And something a bit more modern, a cat or devil or even a spacegirl.
The classic boudoir look also endures, featuring a showy outfit with garters and stockings.
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Posing in Pin Up
The pin up pose is one of the most important aspects of the look. It's no secret that the clothes accentuate a pin up girl's curves and femininity, but the poses add to this. The overt bending over props and the straight extending of legs really play up her sexuality. Add to this the often playful and cheeky facial expressions and you get the pin up look. Even the modern take on this look will have this classic element.
If you are wanting to pose for a pin up shoot and feel a bit intimidated or overwhelmed, don't worry about getting the look just right on your own. A professional pin up photographer will definitely help you with everything from outfit selection, to hair and makeup, to posing. Many photographers that we work with love the way our lingerie
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