I wish more of these “boundary pushing” pinup spreads pushed some actual boundaries
These are lovely pictures, and I adore the focus on questioning age as a factor in desirability; but the fact that these are all beautiful, thin, white, able-bodied, cis, hour-glassed and busty women makes me sad.
With your last post, what makes you think they are all cis gendered and able-bodied? Would it not be more fair, as not everything in life is obvious and visible, that they are all ‘portrayed’ as cis gendered and able-bodied? I appreciate the post, but I just felt like that sentence was very presumptuous. - Mermalade :)
They are all portrayed as cis and able-bodied. Even if they are non-cis or disabled, they weren’t styled and portrayed to reflect those identities. I was expressing a desire to see pin-ups styled with obvious alternate gender representation, body shape and size, variety in race, and abilities.
I want to recognize that these photos are excellent for pushing the boundaries of age and desirability, but I also want more.
I love this photo set. Regarding the comments… if it makes you so sad why don’t you go out and create a project that you feel pushes boundaries? Even if you aren’t a photographer, why don’t you get together with one and organise it? People are very quick to complain when something progressive isn’t progressive enough, but don’t actually put any action behind their words.
Photographer Bill Gekas took these lovely shots inspired by Vermeer and Rembrandt’s artwork. The model is his 5 years old daughter.
I’m absolutely in love with this young lady <3
Breathtaking. AP Invision photographer Victoria Will snapped some stunning portraits of A-list stars, including Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart, at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, creating breathtaking tintypes that bring us back to the 1860s.
Motherland Chronicles #44 - Germaine II
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Tatyana Kharkova
Model: Germaine Persinger
Assistants: Tiffany Liu, Melissa Castor, Evenlyn Liu
Dress: Leonid Gurevich
Necklaces: Harlequin Romantique
© Zhang Jingna