Friday, July 24, 2009
i got to help my uncle jim with a photoshoot this past week. he is doing a series based on pin up girls from the 1950s. gill elvgren is jim's favorite pin up artist and it's easy to see why. e http://www.gilelvgren.com/GE/ the cool thing about the shoot was that we got to use howard christy's studio. he was really famous for his "christy girls" and the "signing of the declaration of independence" and he also has a huge mural in the cafe des artistes in nyc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Chandler_Christy his studio is in duncan falls (just down the road from my grandparents) and it was recently renovated. we were the first people to use it in over 60 years.