Chicago-based photographer Heather Stumpf turns everyday women into Varga-style pin up girls. With her partner, Chris Popio she runs her studio, Vavoom Pinups with a mission to turn all kinds of women into poster girls. She said:
"We’re trying to even out the playing field with things we’re bombarded by on a daily basis,” Stumpf said before a shoot. “How women should look in advertising, magazines, billboards. From a very young age we think, ‘I can never be like this’ or ‘How can I be like this?’ We say with the right care, makeup, photography and pose coaching, you can attain what you want."
In other news...
The Windy City Burlesque Festival (Chicago) is now accepting applications for performers and troupes. Applications are due by Feb. 1.
Dutch Oven Burlesque out of Washington DC will hold a canned food drive on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Palace of Wonders. The food drive will benefit local residents in need.
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