While admiring a lovely "Pin-Up Girl" image at the occasional Pin-Up Gallery (a.k.a. Service Station, Machine Shop, Warehouse, etc...) one is often compelled by nature to imagine this idealized form as though it is representing a real, live, flesh-and-blood lady. Well gentlemen, dream no more; as we pull back the veil of paint and canvas to reveal the girls behind the glamor.
Behind The Project:
While loitering around the website here I noticed in the Reddit Feed (available only to logged-in members) the headline "Before Photoshop, there was pinup art." I was not exactly sure how to take that so I clicked the link to investigate. What I found was a JPG image file 720px X 9,779px containing 20 pairs of images showing Pin-Up paintings next to the actual working photographs that were used as the artist's guide.
This to me was an incredible find and since I am all about sharing incredible internet discoveries I just knew somewhere in that collection of images was a post just waiting to happen. It occurred to me that the source photograph was so close to the finished artwork that it would be so cool to have one dissolve into the other. That is exactly what I did; as exhibited in the slide presentation below.
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"Phillips 66" Image Source: