Plunge inside for a heady, heavy dose of pin-up photography at its raunchiest and most atmospheric. New York’s Viva Van Story has redefined the art of the pin-up with her raw energy, kick-ass perfectionist attitude, punk rock approach to lighting and her unfailing instinct for capturing a vintage aesthetic.
About the Author
Viva Van Story grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, where she dreamed of one day being an artist. Right after high school she headed to New York City, with a suitcase, portfolio and $100. She took drawing classes at Parsons whilst doing odd jobs to pay the rent and then she met photographer John Santerineross and her direction changed. Modelling for John for his book Fruits of the Secret God opened her eyes to a new medium with many possibilities: Viva decided it was time for her to take charge, and she stepped to the other side of the lens.
Since then she has become one of the most respected and busiest pin-up photographers. Full of atmosphere and suggestion, her photographs perfectly capture a retro-raunch vibe of passion and desire. Her timeless images range from smoldering seduction to coquettish playfulness, as she depicts women who are sexy, but also empowered, ironic, and complex. Viva’s work regularly appears in such magazines as Bizarre, Car Kulture Deluxe, Deadbeat, Dice, Edge Detroit, Leg Show, New York Post, Ol’ Skool Rodz, Real Detroit Weekly, Retro Lovely and Traditional Rod and Kulture.
Foreword by Tyson McAdoo.
Introduction by Andrea Grant.
“A worthy successor to Bunny Yeager.” — Real Detroit Weekly
“…the photographer of choice for a wide range of tassel-twirling temptresses, hot-rod honeys, and tommy gun tarts.” — Eroszine