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New Pinup Photos: Treacle Tart by Edson Carlos

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,, and 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 two 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 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!

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

7 Comments on this post

  1. Thursday says:

    You look great in these, Cora, and I love your bold lingerie choices. A bit different to what you’ve worn for other shoots.

    Personally I’m not a fan of the blown-out style of photography (as Kath points out, popular in glamour and fashion photography more so than pin-up), but that’s just my preference. Carlos does some great work (and gets to work with some lovely models!).

  2. Ligeia says:

    WOW girl! I saw them on tumblr but again, you look fantastic! I love the work you all did here and how cofident and feminine you look. <33

  3. You know, Cora, every time I see pin-up shots of you I think how fabulous you are at modelling and how stunning you look. I genuinely think you there is scope for you to lingerie model – maybe one of your clients will get you to do a lookbook one day.

  4. KathTea says:

    The blown out effect is actually rather popular amongst glamour and some fashion photographers, but it’s interesting to see how it’s used in pin-up!

    Bravo to you both!

    As for tips, it’s all about being confident in your own skin, thinking about the sexiest qualities you have and showing them off :D

  5. phul devi says:

    These shots are beautiful as well as powerful! Love the styling and your poses, and the angles of the shots.

    I really like your comment about learning how your body moves and works — that seems like very valuable advice. At one time, when I was photographed often (I was in a performing group), I tried to learn exactly that. I never really learned to pose as well as I would have wished, but it was very interesting to try to put myself outside myself, so to speak.

    • Cora Treacle says:

      Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you like the photos. :-)

      I like the way you describe being photographed too…you really do have to put yourself outside yourself.

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