Lisbon-based photographer André Pires has a passion for the worlds of burlesque and pinup.
In particular, he tries to recreate the ‘vintage’ style of the middle of the last century. But you could probably guess that from the name of his firm: New Vintage Photo.
And it is almost inevitable that, sooner or later, any self-styled ‘vintage’ pinup photographer is going to try a ‘Bettie Page’ tribute. André Pires is no exception. Here are his models at work being Bettie. (The blonde is Pearl von Monroe.)
And a Bettie Page tribute will frequently involve…
Let’s grasp the nettle here. These pictures are such faithful tributes that they feature the signature ‘swastika legs’ that makes so much of Irving Klaw’s work so hopeless as spanking photography – but it also has to be said that André is, technically, so much better than Klaw that there’s still a lot to enjoy!
If you are interested in André’s work, please visit his website.