What do you get when you cross Planet Rock vs. Pin up, Beat Street vs. West Side Story, Boomboxes, B-girls, Bronx ballrooms and bombshells from back in the day ?
Frankie Baby - a vintage urban Pin up apparel project. by artist Derek Santiago and photographer Frank Antonio mashing up New York CIty's Latin Mambo era of the 1950s, vintage glamourous Pin ups, and the wildly creative Bronx street culture of the 1980s.
The ingredients of this clip I put together pays respectful homage to the old inspiration, and the direction we aim to take the culture.
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*note- all breakdancing footage are women
Portrait of the great Desirée, creator of the hottest pinup social network Pinuplifestyle.com. It's the fastest growing social network/community for models, photographers and fans of all things pin up, so sign up asap. This was commissioned as a Valentine's Day gift for her man Daddy Cool.
Alana getting ready for a shoot.
Look at what I stumble on. These are some really obscure Mexican pinup artworks. I don't have much info on them but can assume they were for the 1949 version of the Maxim magazines of it's day. It's such a shame that painted covers are no longer a common practice. I know, I know. The typical latina look is not there but keep in mind, Mexican culture, like many cultures, showcase the european/ american look rather than celebrating their country's distinct ethnicity but the white, red hared Mexicanas are just as beautiful a the brown ones. Published in Mexico 1949-1950 by Editora Excelsior. Art by Al Moore, Fritz Willis and Freyre.