A few months ago, I had the pleasure of shooting with Edson Carlos, who’s not only a noted pinup photographer in his own right but also the founder of the popular websites PinupLifestyle.com, AltCollective.com, and RetroLifestyle.com. Edson’s known for a really high contrast, super-bright style of photography (I’d almost call it ‘blown out’), one that not many people, especially in the pinup scene are doing. We did 2 sets together at a gorgeous vintage house, and I’ve recently received photos from the first set.
I’m often asked what it’s like to work with certain photographers, especially since I’m not a model and I don’t work for a brand (i.e. these shots were not “comped”), and I can definitely say that I had a great time with Edson. His way of working is very natural and very relaxed, which is important when you’re taking photos in your underwear.
I will say that it’s important to have at least some sense of how your body moves and works if you want to work with Edson as he doesn’t offer a lot of coaching during a session. In addition, I worked with him while he was traveling (i.e. no studio) so if he comes to your town, you may have to drive a little ways to see him…but to me, that was totally worth it. I also like that he has an editing schedule in plain view on his website so you have a sense of when you’ll get your photos back.
Back to the photos, this was a very different look for me, but I loved it. The bra I’m wearing is the ‘Dominique’ Longline by Playful Promises and the knickers are the ‘Misfit’ High Waisted Briefs by Salon Chaton. Fishnets are by Leg Avenue (yay for dirt cheap Halloween sales!). Hair is by me and makeup is by MAC.
Have any of you done a pinup shoot recently? Who did you work with and what did you think? Any modeling tips for our fellow lingerie addicts? Let’s get the conversation going in the comments!