Modern Vintage Pin-Up: The Photography of Marilee Caruso

Marilee Caruso

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This collection of over 250 contemporary retro-style cheesecake, glamour, and hot rod pinup photographs by Northern California artist Marilee Caruso takes women from all backgrounds and transforms them into the classy yet stimulating bombshells of our parents' and grandparents' day. Inspired by icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, or Sophia Loren, each portrait provides a nostalgic glance into the mood, style, and sex appeal of the 1930s, '40s, '50s, and '60s era pin-up girl. From black and white Hollywood starlets to greasy hot rod honeys, this bevy of gorgeous gals has been revamped with vintage hair and makeup, wardrobe, and posing. Shot with high-quality digital technology of the 21st century, each image is reminiscent of the drawings of Gil Elvgrin and Alberto Vargas.

Size: 9" x 12" | 255 color images | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349171

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Marilee Caruso was born and raised in Northern California around the beautiful Bay Area and is now located in Vacaville half way between San Francisco and Sacramento. While attending classes at a Solano Junior College she took a basic black and white film class and just fell in love. From the very beginning her work was inspired by the old family photos she loved to look at as a child. Marilee then attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she honed her skills with the camera, lighting and retouching. Now an internationally published photographer, Marilee specializes in transforming models and everyday women into fabulous retro pin-up girls. She is also well known for her work in multiple leading Hot Rod and Tattoo Magazines.