I'm nostalgic for for a time period I didn't exist in. There's a certain strength in the expression and pose of a pinup, it's not authentically coy or bashful. A pinup does not negotiate its sensuality from a position of inequality. She's proud of her curves, fearless in her beauty, and having fun teasing her audience . That's what I want to photograph.
I started a Tumblr about images I use for inspiration: http://influentialsaturation.tumblr.com/
Quick note on my style. I generally shoot images of women using settings or using angles that suggest that they're in control. I much rather prefer seeing a woman harnessing the power of her beauty and sexuality as apposed to being victimized by it. However I realize that women often enjoy submissive roles as well. I am willing to shoot this imagery but it's often not my first inclination.
Some not your typical pinup things I'd like to shoot this year:
Based on these props, excessive force
A book or library themed nude/pinup shoot
A nude or erotic art set with a woman who doesn't shave, anything
A nude or erotic art set with a man
A nude or erotic art set with a couple (straight, gay, or lesbian, as long as it's loving and passionate)
Urbex or environmental nudes (male or female)
BBW Pinup, curvy girls are hot!
I *really* want to shoot a pinup set at the Birchwood Inn during Photostock2012 *perfect* setting
There are some really nice houses right around the corner from me and I'd love to shoot a girl in high heels, thigh highs, garter, with great hair, jewelry and a luxurious coat somewhat open walking like she's come out of the house. This would have to be fast and at like 4am.
Soviet Russia themed shoot
Spanking themed (adult not children) pinup is always a good time.
Military themed pinup is always a favorite, I'd love to find someone with a WWII Jeep.
I've wanted to shoot in a laundry mat lately too.
Stuff won't shoot:
Lolita or schoolgirl sets, I like women to look like women, not girls. School *teacher* or librarian, sure.
Anything involving the rebel flag or a nazi swastika
Glamourizing hardcore drug use.