Vintage Bikini Pinup Print

A pretty blonde woman poses in a loudly patterned bikini against a fence. I think this was a professional image. Her hair and makeup is extremely well done, the bikini would have been on point in terms of fashion for the time, her pose is natural looking but extremely well directed to accent her hourglass figure and legs, and the lighting is beautifully soft. Both people in front of and behind the camera knew what they were doing, and were good at it, when this image was created. My guess on this is early 60’s as the hair is starting to get big, but it’s not huge and monolithic like the styles that dominated the mod-late 60s. Could be 50s, it’s hard to say, which makes this piece a bit timeless in a way.

It is unknown who the original photographer or model was. It’s also unknown if it was ever published. I made the silver gelatin print from this negative. It’s available for purchase Here

vintage bikini pinup
vintage bikini pinup