Pinup photography is a lot of fun. When I shoot it, I aim to have my subject look sexy as well as strong, confident, powerful, and seductive. All of those in varying degrees depending on the specific mood of the shoot. I also aim to bring out the unique beauty in each of my subjects rather than conform to any beauty standards. When Deanna Deadly was passing close by, Auxiliary Magazine featured her as the August/September 2013 Issue PinUp. I shot this in my studio with a constructed set to give the impression of a location without too much distraction. Read the interview with Deanna Deadly and check out more of this PinUp feature at auxiliarymagazine.com.
This fashion accessory editorial was shot for and published in the October/November 2013 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine. It was fun just focusing on shoes and accessories, the makeup and hair time was cut out, and it was just loads of shoes from T.U.K. Shoes, Hades Footwear, and Fluevog plus some awesome leggings from Carousel Ink. It was hard giving these pulls back!
I took this shot of Nero Bellum of Psyclon Nine for Auxiliary Magazine’s 7 Deadly Questions interview series. This was a challenging shoot as they were only in town for one day I met them at the venue Broadway Joe’s in Buffalo to get a couple quick shots before their show. It is a small punky dive type venue and we shot this in the back patio area. You can see this photo in the October/November 2013 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine.
Over the last couple years I have shot a few of the one page closer feature titled Must for Auxiliary Magazine. I have kept the same goal in mind of creating a clean and direct shot to allow the featured fashion item to be the focus and in doing this they have become a nice little series. You can see this photo and how it pairs with the others in my “fashion 2” portfolio at jennifer-link.com. I also styled this look that features a faux fur coat by Bettie Page Clothing. For the styling I drew from Fall 2012 runway trends. I specifically looked at Gucci’s Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear runway show in Milan for fashion forward details to place around the coat: brocade trousers, round sunglasses, and dark lipstick. I love the dialogue between high fashion designers and subculture fashion that has been happening for years and years, one influencing the another, round and around and back again.
Toronto model Cassia Sparkle shows off creepy but colorful prints that don’t have to be limited to Halloween-time in the fashion editorial I shot for Rebelicious Magazine. With pieces from Cats Like Us and a few other sources, I put together three looks for Cassia to bring to life. Look for this editorial in Issue 12 of UK based Rebelicious Magazine!