Eric LaGuarda is a French pin-up photographer working in Toulouse. A heartfelt opponent of mass-production in the arts, he devotes himself to small-scale, individually distinctive work shot in a variety of different styles. Or as he puts it:
‘I’m sailing my way between original universes (old school pin-up, modern pin-up, glamour, manga, thriller, fetish, heroic fantasy…) and more classical ones (fashion, portraits, expressivity…)’
His portfolio includes some nice shots of burlesque performers:
Like a lot of classic American pin-up photography, he often juxtaposes girls with motors:
And, from time to time, bottoms are smacked:
The hand belongs to Rox Anne, but the bottom is uncredited!
Eric also does promo shots like this one for the retro clothing emporium Lily’s Rock:
Mademoiselle Bambi is wielding the old skool ruler, but it’s not clear whether Lady Mina has already felt it or is pouting in anticipation.
Lady Mina returns for the next set, this time in the company of Mademoiselle Mali Green:
The pictures were shot at the Salon Cedric Coiffure, Toulouse, and it looks as if Mina has come in for a hairdo:
But Mademoiselle Coiffeuse seems to be getting Lady Mina in a tangle. Maybe this’ll teach her:
But maybe it’ll just make her want to take revenge:
I can’t explain the mystery of the vanishing polka-dot dress:
But one thing I do know: in commerce, coiffure and catfights, the customer is always right:
Now, much as we love seeing girls getting their bottoms smacked like this, you have to remember that it’s not a proper spanking if it isn’t OTK. But Eric is ahead of us there. He knows that it is a truth universally acknowledged that, when four or five pin-up girls are gathered together… one of them will get spanked!
And never mind five, or four, or three… All you need is two. Rose-Mary Loi and Kitty shot with Eric for his limited edition 2015 calendar. Here’s Rose-Mary:
And here’s the calendar:
But their picture didn’t make the actual published calendar. This must have been due to lack of space. Because you can see here that it wasn’t for lack of quality:
If you are interested in Eric’s work, please visit his website.