Pin up update with miss Eileen atkinson


Today was an awesome day outside…the air was still, the sky was full of clouds, and it wasn’t too terribly cold!!!  What all this means, of course, is that it’s a perfect time to do a new pin up shoot!!  I called My buddy Mark Thompson over at his aircraft yard (http://www.thomsonsaviationmanuals.com) and he let us come out for another awesome shoot amongst his planes and helicopters. Mark has a very unique place,,Acres of aircraft that he dismantles and rents out to productions across the world & he has one outstanding library of manuals on just about every plane ever made! Mark and his staff are some of the nicest folks you would ever want to meet and it is always a treat to shoot at his yard,,, My friend Eileen and I have been trying to do this photo shoot for quite some time, and finally our schedules and the weather cooperated.  Eileen works as a model for the NHRA drag races and does a great deal of their promotional work, modeling for just about everything from sun glasses to oil filters.  Miss Atkinson’s work is awesome, and her portfolio caught my eye as having that look of a vintage pin up model.  She proved to be much more than that, and her look and style captured the era perfectly, adding her own take on the poses and flirty expressions.  She definitely has a passion for what she does and especially for this genre…from certain angles she has a hauntingly similarity, especially in her smile, to the famous Betty Page.  A lot of models try to imitate Betty’s look, while working with Eileen it just came natural…in saying that, Betty was the icon of what 50’s pin up looked like and in what I was seeing in Eileen’s work is a new definition of modern pin up while capturing the flirty innocence that makes pin up today so hard to capture.  Looking at what we shot today, these are some of the best pictures I have taken…Can’t wait to work on and post more!!!  It was a great day…thanks to Crystal Star for whipping up one of her magic hair doos and also to Eileen’s sister, Rebecca, who made for a most excellent reflector girl.  We shot for about two hours and ran out of time way too early, so we are going to pick up where we left off soon.  Thanks, Eileen, for all the great shots and for such a fun day!!!

this is the same shot before the magic of photoshop fixed the background and the planes broken window.

22 Responses to “Pin up update with miss Eileen atkinson”

  1. 1 Vic
    January 30, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Once again your penchant for finding gorgeous women shines through.

  2. 3 evil_genius_180
    January 30, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Yeah, she does look like a vintage pin-up girl. In fact, if you did a little age filter work on the image, I’d bet it would be practically indistinguishable from a shot from back in the ’50s.

    Great stuff as usual. 😀

    • 4 johneaves
      January 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      I’m saving that for a couple of the other shots we did!!!

      • 5 evil_genius_180
        January 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

        It’s impressive what you did with the image in Photoshop. I didn’t know that the clouds weren’t the native background or that the plane had a broken window until I saw the original. 🙂

  3. 6 DeanneM
    January 30, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I like this classic look, too. Great shot with the angle of the plane, lighting, hair, classic pumps…you get the idea! 🙂

    Good job, John and all!!

  4. 10 Barrie Suddery
    January 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    That is simply amazing.

    Thanks for letting us in to your harem once again Sheik al-Eaves.

  5. 13 the bluesman
    January 30, 2010 at 9:40 am


    Another great photoshoot. And I recognize the plane as a Beech 18 or C45. (same plane different designation for the military.)

    I’m with Dea, everything about this shot is classy!

  6. 15 Matt Boardman
    January 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I’ll third that notion! This is a really classy shot! Everything just comes together to make it really eye catching!

  7. 17 Freak
    January 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

    a true classic, you mangaed to capture the era, on the nose.
    Can’t wait to see more of Eileen!

  8. January 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Awesome shot, dude! I love your treatment of it too, with the sky. It has an interior set look to it, that gives it a sorta other-worldly feel. Great stuff. And Eileen, what a look, and perfect gams made for pin-up! Great hair and make-up, as well as a really cute dress, and love the contrasting red shows. Nice touch.

    And Betty Betty Betty, sigh. We have her (Colorforms-like) dress-up magnet set on the ‘frig. She the Queen of pin-ups, and Eileen does indeed remind me of Betty. And I’m not even get get goin’ on the NHRA stuff. Ah, the days of me and bro being gear-heads…

    peace | deg

    Ps. Shuttle pics 😉

  9. 20 real panam flight attendant for many years
    August 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    this in no way resembles any airline uniform, ESPECIALLY PanAm what were you thnking
    ? get it OFF PanAm Images

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January 2010

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