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I'm Tony and I make pinup pictures. I take many kinds of pictures, but this page is for my pinup work.
Pinup is a broad topic and can describe many things, from the military influenced posters of the forties, to the slick pages of fifties magazines, or the titillating websites of today, it all qualifies. The common factors are all there. To be pinup, in my mind, is to be a picture that makes the viewer smile. Sure, pinups are often sexy, but they don't have to be. Pinups are often used to sell magazines, or compliment a contemporary aesthetic, but they don't need to be. They just need to be happy.
My approach to pinup is heavily influenced by magazines, calendars, posters, album covers and pulp novels of the fifties and sixties. But make no mistake, it's still contemporary work. I draw from a vintage influence, but I'm not really interested in a period exact image. I'm interested in creating something that makes you smile, whether or not it gets all the details of the influencing period correct. So, check out the portfolio, and be sure to have fun.
Information for models
If you're a model looking for work, please contact me. I prefer to work with experienced models, but don't let that stop you. Personality and ambition are more important than experience, and if you can manage yourself in a professional way, you'll find yourself welcome here. You'll need a fun personality (or great acting ability) and an ability to relax in front of the camera. My style is very casual, laid back and kind of silly, which means a sharp sense of humor is also of value.
Each image, or photo series is built around a storyline, and I tend to work with the same models over and over. I think the pictures get better as model and photographer become more comfortable with each other. And since personality is a key component of the finished image, it helps to get to know your professional persona over time.
I like to meet models before scheduling any work, so if I invite you to coffee, it's because I want to get a better sense of how you and I could work together to create the best possible photos. It's not a social invitation. I'm not interested in dating you. I am interested to know if you carry yourself in a professional manner, are who you claim to be, and are able to be at a given place at a given time.
If we decide to work together, which I hope we do, there are some ground rules you should know about:
1. Arrive on time. I can't stress this enough. If I'm shooting at my own studio, there may be some leeway, but if I am renting a location, time is important and I hope you have enough regard for my work that you will not be late.
2. Arrive ready to work. Be focused on the job at hand.
3. Arrive in the best possible health. I realize there are times when you don't feel your best, and that's OK, but if you are hungover, have a severe sunburn, bruised from sports, or possess any other avoidable maladies, I may suggest rescheduling the shoot.
4. Have fun. Be silly. Enjoy the moment. You are part of the artistic process, and it should be a positive experience. Take pleasure in what you do.
All of this adds up to beautiful images, mostly because the models make them so. I'm just the monkey behind the camera.
If you've made it this far, you either have nothing better to do, or you understand I make my living in a creative way and are sympathetic to my process. If my work appeals to you, please let me know. I'm always looking to meet new people and work with new models.
One more thing. All work is paid. I will never ask you for TF*. I realize you have bills to pay and and food to buy, so I make sure everyone gets something. I might not offer the best rates, but it's payment nonetheless.