Pin-up Girls: the second wave!
I have always loved pin-ups and since 2010 I have been photographing Pinup-Girls extensively, greatly affected by the style and aesthetics of Gil Elvgren. Three years after my first solo pin-up exhibition I decided to have a second one as well. There were two main reasons behind this decision.
First of all, since the first exhibition I switched styles and I shot extensively pinup girls in real world locations (instead of shooting them against single-color-backgrounds). I also employed the assistance of clothes stylists in some of my shots, instead of solely relying on the models' or my own collection of clothes.
The second reason was that an opportunity arose to showcase my work in a most fitting environment at the wonderful 'Athens Retro Festival'. There, it would be shown alongside similar works of art and craft and would be enjoyed by people that actually love vintage and retro art.
Regarding how the photos were chosen and exhibited, since this festival had a specific theme, I only chose my vintage/retro pinups, thus making for a more coherent exhibition than my first one which was a retrospective one. And since Pin-ups were meant to be 'pinned-up on the walls' in the first place, we chose with the organizers to not showcase them in frames but have them printed in photographic paper and stick them up the walls of my booth! In the gallery you can read about the reasoning that led to my final choices, containing all the photos that were exhibited in their final crop and edit.
The Exhibition started at 27th June 2019.