I usually like Pin Up pictures. There’s something playful and superficial but at the same time intangible about pin up girls.
The legendary Vogue Calendrier, shot by Terry Richardson looks strange to me. Stranger than the January Issue that’s accompanying. Beautiful girls looking very anonymously. There’s almost nothing in those pictures that brings them a step further from a cheap advertisement. Looking tacky and lifeless to me, this calendar doesn’t have more than four pictures I could like: Anna J’s Avril, Erin’s June, Hanne’s February and Taryn’s Mars. Other than that, you can also find Jourdan with a slim syringe or Arlenis with a huge glass between her legs, not to forget Liu’s bizarre makeup and her strange eyes pose. Sometimes clichés are welcomed. And that cat-cover is so overrated and so circulated, I’m glad it’s only a cover and it doesn’t get to stay on for a month. But do tell me which one’s your favorite and how is this Vogue Calendrier from your point of view! (click thumbnails to see larger images) (photos via tfs)
UPDATE: I added a collection of pictures with Bettie Page, one of the original pin-up girls. Spot the difference…. (the last thumbnail)