Photographer of the Week: Daemon Donigan

Daemon Donigan, based in Denver, Colorado, acknowledges the heavy influence of mid-20th-century pin-up photography on his work:

‘The playful sexuality of the era is a lot of fun to recreate and shoot. The best thing about pin-up is that it’s for everyone. There is a pin-up model inside of every woman!’

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Take Jaymie Cheney here, who did a Donigan shoot in 2013:

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Well, it didn’t take much to bring that pin-up model out, did it?

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Of course, pin-up models do run risks, as Jaymie is learning from Belle Kat.

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But Belle Kat needs to remember that, if there’s a pin-up model inside every woman, the risk is correspondingly universal. Even for her…

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The model who went furthest of all to prove Donigan’s maxim is Dapper Dan Doll, who shoots with him regularly.

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Some of her pin-up sessions use familiar domestic settings:

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But the shoot we’re looking at took place in 2012 on the steps of Denver’s Capitol Hill, as part of the annual Zombie Crawl. There really is a pin-up model inside every woman – dead or alive!

Donigan 08 zombie Dapper Dan Doll

And even pin-up zombies get spanked!

Donigan Pin-Up Zombies

If you are interested in Donigan’s work, don’t go to the website given on the photos (it seems to be defunct), but instead please visit his Youtube channel.

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