I LOVE PINUPS!! Seriously… I can’t say it enough. (Click on the photos to see them larger and feel free to Pin them to Pinterest!)
This shoot started out kind of crazy and a pain to set up, but in the end, it was completely worth it. So many people were willing to help me find awesome cars. Sorry for name dropping so much but I have to! Everyone has been s cool! Thank you so much Ray Frost (he has a fantastic tattoo shop in Lexington) for sending me to Darin Allen! Darin is a pinstriper in Kentucky and knows EVERYONE in the car world. His work is fantastic and has been featured is several magazines and goes to car shows regularly. He sent me to an avid restorer, Kevin Palmer, who is currently featured on the COVER, yeah cover, of Rat Rod magazine with his old Model A. Kevin’s new truck is a 51 Ford with a surf theme “Stormy’s Surf Shop”. I absolutely love it. My models flipped out over it too. We loved the summery feel of it. Its definitely not something you’d normally see in Kentucky!
Brandi Kembro, my hair and makeup artist has been researching some neat pinup hair and makeup styles for me recently and did an awesome job on Ari’s faux bangs and Ruby’s upturned victory rolls. I’ll tell you what, that girl can work under pressure! We’ll be sharing some pinup style secrets in future post! :)
So at the beginning of the day during hair and makeup we came across some unfortunate news that the truck was having some brake issues so unfortunately couldn’t shoot at the distillery in Lexington. We drove to Winchester and photos ended up with a little too much green on green, but considering, I think they turned out great. Ari Arsenic and Ruby Rose Royale of the Rebel Riot Revue burlesque troupe modeled for me and ended up being the prefect pinup models. :)
After leaving Winchester, we headed back to Lexington to the distillery to meet up with Jeremy Helton and his 32 Ford and Jerry Helton, his father, and his 34 Ford. A few months ago before my “Hotrods and Hellcats” event, I chased Jeremy down in the Parkette parking lot because I absolutely loved his car. He thought I was a total wierdo but I’m so glad I did! The car was perfect for the modern pinup look. The interior was absolutely perfect with white blocked leader seats (which I do believe are heated) and they recently added a convertible top!
Ms. Danielle came down to model for me on the 34 Ford. Jerry told me a title about the restoration and told me the color on it now was an original Ford color called Washington Blue. Really pretty. And a neat little detail… He added a lady luck emblem to the frontAll in all we had an awesome day and ended up with some solid images. Wish us some luck! Im submitting all these to hot rod, rat rod, and classic car magazines!