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Leena's Burlesque

Holly Hock and Leena Allure’s Burlesque show on Film!

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A while back I posted some videos of Holly Hock and Leena Allure’s burlesque performances from the Rumbleville grand opening celebration.

Well at the same time I was filming the videos I was also shooting some Kodak Tri-X 400 in a Konica BigMini Zoom camera! I recently developed the film using Ilford DD-X. Previously I’ve had thin negatives when using read more

Mac's Bar wall of pinups

Retro Pinups at Mac’s Bar and Rumbleville Underground Clothing


Mac’s Bar (118 N Michigan Ave, Saginaw, MI), Old Town Saginaw’s number one spot for elegantly crafted cocktails and upscale eating, is proud to feature the pinup photography of Darkroomist.com. He has been photographing women in the vintage pinup style since 2003. His images, and his reprints of vintage negatives have a classic, alluring beauty. Its a perfect fit for our establishment and helps patrons fully immerse themselves in the glamor of that a bygone era.

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Motel Pinup Maid

Motel Pinup 3


Then next in a mini series of motel pinups. This an image from 35mm film, shot with an EOS 620.

Room Service: Motel Pinup

Motel Pinup 1

Every year for ten years now there has been a gather of film photographers in Northern Michigan called Photostock. There are so many great things about this gathering, the people, the talent, the beauty of Northern Michigan, the list goes on. One of the things I’ve enjoyed about it is the kitschy roadside motel that has been the epicenter of most gatherings, The Birchwood Inn.

Most participants stay at the Birchwood and we’ve been an ever increasing percentage of this sold out weekend. read more

Book: Elmer Batters, From the tip of the toes to the top of the hose.



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Elmer Batters: from the tip of the toes to the top of the hose. When I first read the title of this book I thought “awesome, I love thigh highs!” A lot of my pinup work revolves around retro or vintage lingerie and thigh highs are an essential part of that. Heck I’ve seen pinups of a woman wearing a bathing suit with thigh highs, which is seriously pushing the idea that they go with everything, but if you can’t do that with pinup where can you read more