Ever heard of Gil Elvgren?
Well, he is the godfather of those cute pin-up gal paintings of the 1950’s.
You will definitely recognize these iconic images as they are the best pin-up illustrations in the world. Cute, fun and a little tongue-in-cheek, these images have really stood the test of time and put a smile on everyone’s face…
We have always wondered how these paintings were pulled together and were delighted when we found these little treats! Here we can see who inspired Gil’s paintings and peek into how they were photographed.
We never would have thought that such elegance and fun came from such a tiny little photography studio. We guess it goes to show that a little time and TLC can make any dream come true. You don’t need ‘the works’ to make something work, just a pretty lady and a good imagination…
Mind, we do wonder how long she had to pose like that.
Thank goodness for photography for this still life!
We love how each image is just a little bit cheeky – something we feel the world definitely needs more of! If you would like to peek at a few more of Gil’s model shots, click here. To read up on the man himself, you can learn more here. So, next time you are sitting in a coffee house looking for inspiration, remember it’s not what surrounds you, it’s what you can make of it!