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!’
Take Jaymie Cheney here, who did a Donigan shoot in 2013:
Well, it didn’t take much to bring that pin-up model out, did it?
Of course, pin-up models do run risks, as Jaymie is learning from Belle Kat.
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…
The model who went furthest of all to prove Donigan’s maxim is Dapper Dan Doll, who shoots with him regularly.
Some of her pin-up sessions use familiar domestic settings:
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!
And even pin-up zombies get spanked!
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.