What’s Valentine’s Day without a little vintage art from La Vie Parisienne? These gorgeous prints are the work of French illustrator Chéri Hérouard (1881 – 1961) who created some of the original magazine’s most memorable covers. His style is elegant and soft with a touch of playful, which is everything I love about cheesecake style pinup art. Hérouard spent a good share of his life working for the magazine, but he was also known for books illustrations and some of the naughty work that is erotica. I’m absolutely in love with his insect ladies, including the spider woman above and his silent film star Louise Brooks as the caterpillar heart eater that I took a little creative license with over at my Attic Cartomancy blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photography is not necessarily my strong suit, but I do really enjoy tinkering with it. I really like photo editing though. I’m putting together a collection of my photographs and edited photos for my portfolio. These are from a few years ago.
The first model is Charly and was taken in the streets of yesterday at the local museum. My friend Bethany wanted to do some photographs of her clothes and styling. I tagged along to hover about and help where I could. I took a few snapshots of my own so that I could work with color editing. The second photo is a collaboration with Bethany for a steampunk project. Photographer Lex Machina photographed our models Erika and Holly. More to come.