Howdy there and welcome to Pin-up Friday. It has been a long time since I’ve posted one of these, and today I am so pleased to share some pictures from last week’s shoot aboard the USS Midway with the lovely Miss Chelsea Rea.
It was the week of (July the 11-15th)…the big weekend of Comicon down in San Diego and one of the most anticipated weekends of the whole year! My buddy Nelson Broskey and I have been attending the con since the mid 80’s, and it sure grows in leaps and bounds every year. We arrived at the con for both Wednesday & Thursday’s exhibitions on the dealers floor, and on Friday we spent the day aboard the USS Midway, CV-41, for our annual Navy themed pin-up shoot. My friend Scott McGaugh cleared the way for us to shoot on the ship and we were ready to go….
This year we were very fortunate to work with Miss Chelsea Rea. Chelsea is a San Diego native and is very new to the modeling world, only just joining Model Mayhem last month. One of her life long dreams is to become a model, and I have to say that those wishes are so coming true. I saw her portfolio a week before the con; it was pure luck that both our schedules worked out on such short notice. Chelsea brought along her friend Scott as an escort, and we shot for close to two hours. Surprisingly, the ship’s flight deck was wide open, there were very few visitors on deck which opened up a lot of areas that are normally swamped with crowds and impossible to shoot at. As always, the magic of Photoshop helped to remove all of the folks that were in the background but on a smaller scale this time.
Chelsea was awesome and she has such an easy-going and natural talent with her style of posing. Full of confidence and a beautiful smile, she made every shot great. Before the shoot, she studied pin-up and discovered that to make the best facial expressions you silently say the vowels, A, E, I, O, and U. I had never heard of this technique before but man o man she was right on and nailed it!!! We had time for three costume changes, and each one she tackled with sleek elegance and vintage flirtatiousness. She was a fearless acrobat climbing in and on everything on the deck. I am sure you’ll agree Chelsea Rea is well on her way to greatness!!!! Tons of fun, and I so can’t wait to work with her again. So without any further chatter enjoy some of the pix from the shoot and be sure to check out her MM page by following the link below. BE SURE TO STAY TUNED for all the pix from Comicon coming next week.