Tattoed beauty Spooky Sally runs the world-famous Cherrymuffin Studios in Berlin, Germany. She is someone I've been aware of ever since I ventured into the world of pinup, but not someone I ever thought I'd be lucky enough to be in contact with. Her beautifully shot and stunningly well-designed pictures have featured some of the most famous pinup models out there - Sabina Kelley and Anne Lindfjeld among them.
People have asked me so many times about how to become a pinup, and how to become a successful pinup, at that. My answer is always the same, that any aspiring model (not just vintage ones!) should put some time, effort, and yes, money into a portfolio shoot. I firmly believe in quality over quantity, and that by investing in a professional shoot with a photographer who knows what she or he is doing, you're guaranteed to end up with fabulous photos. Not just because of the practised skill of knowing how to light and process a pinup photoshoot, but because they will help you pose, keep an eye out for stray bits of hair or lipstick smudges, and capture the angles that make you look like an authentic pinup girl!
But, as you can see from the photos, Sally doesn't just stick to pinup, she's an expert on capturing both men and women in fabulously Golden Era Hollywood portraits, and turning the results into wonderful pieces of retro design. Her know-how clearly comes as a result of her own passion for vintage style - that's the gorgeous Sally herself in the bottom two shots above, with her dashing and debonair husband.
So please, readers, do take a moment to visit Spooky Sally's Cherrymuffin Studios site and marvel at her tremendous photography. And if you ever find yourself in Germany, or with the opportunity to work with Sally on her travels, please do look her up! I certainly intend to!