Hello ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce Nicole Coleman of Elocin photographic, who I had the pleasure of running into again at the Greasy Girls Pinup shoot held for the second time over at Lucore Automotive in Plain City, Ohio. Nicole is a hell of a shooter and the location couldn’t be more fun to shoot at as well. Lucore was kind enough to call in some of their friends and clients to bring some super sweet rides and Amanda (Panda) Moore was kind enough to invite all of her favorite shooters and all of the coolest models in town for what was one epic photo shoot!
Have a look below for a glimpse into the day as seen through nicole’s lens, learn a bit about the models and stay tuned for more from Greasy Girls 2!
About the photographer Nicole Coleman- Elocin Photographic
Nicole got into photography in her senior year of high school shooting friend’s bands eventually progressing into a film photography minor in college. To continue her education in photography, she pursued a degree in digital photography. However, it wasn’t until a major upheaval in her life did she make a major style change into fashion and has been pursuing a career in the fashion world for about a year. She hopes to continue honing her style and perfecting her craft with other local artists in the future.
Nicole is constantly framing new ideas for shoots in her head and her inspiration notebook. While Nicole is a digital photographer, she prefers writing out concepts and sketching sets and locations on paper. She is thankful for the support she has gotten over the last year and how welcomed she feels in the local photography scene. It takes serious control for Nicole to end a session on time, and she will continue to shoot until you stop her. Photography is her world and she is glad she is finally doing what she have been doing her whole life. All photos except this one to the left courtesy of Nicole Coleman, left is courtesy of ZTPMAG
The Greasy Girls-
Dimples Diamond –
I’ve always loved pinup culture and style, wishing I was born when it was the everyday look. However, I first really got into pinup in college. I was majoring in photography at CCAD. I first started by taking photos of myself all dolled up. Then I moved onto my girlfriends. A year or two later, I started dancing burlesque and starting shooting more often. By that point, I wasn’t the one shooting. I was on the other side of the camera modeling, and I haven’t looked back since!
Holly Hotrod (Beth) and Dimples Diamond
Holly Hotrod (Beth)
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT PINUP! I love hair and makeup, the clothes, I love that my body shape “fits in” because with modern modeling, it does not. I love being who I want to be and never being asked to change my image. How many people truly get that in every area of their life? Pinup modeling has made me… “ME!”
I got into pinup because of my sister. She had an obsession with the era and always told me how empowering it was for her! The clothing and modern day concept of pinup to me is so pro-women and really makes me embrace my curves. My sister showed me a lot about the makeup and the hair and clothes, and she’s the one who got me into thrifting because of it! I get a sense of confidence and joy to do pin up modeling. I feel classy and sexy at the same time.
The 50’s were a pretty interesting time for me, women’s fashion, sensuality, devotion & strength were very remarkable despite of the oppression of the time. I really enjoying being a part of the Greasy Girls 2 Group Shoot, it was amazing. I encourage others to try it and join the fun!
Pin Up Kellie G
I have been a pinup model for a little over 4 years. I was actually introduced to pinup while in a previous relationship by my boyfriend at the time and his friends. Once I looked into it and realized what it was all about, I knew I was all in. My dad took me to a lot of car shows as a kid and we both always gravitated to the really old cars…anything pre 1960’s really. I always loved the look and feel of those cars and wished it they were still that way. My boyfriend’s friends showed me a little as far as the clothing and makeup but I got online and found YouTube videos from Cherry Dollface and The Vintage Doll showing you how to accomplish the hair and makeup. I never realized how hard victory rolls were until I tried them. I studied pinup pictures and art along with other pinup models and learned how to pose and do some of the different facial expressions. I also learned more about the wardrobe and hair. My favorite artist is Gil Elvgren. My favorite thing about pinup now is how it makes me feel. Once I have my hair done and my makeup on with these clothes that you don’t see around everyday; I just feel amazing. It kind of makes me feel like I’m famous. On a daily basis, I don’t get to dress as “pinup” as I’d like since both my school and job have strict dress codes, but my daily makeup is what I’d call “light pinup” and sometimes I will do my hair in a 50’s style, if I have time. Hopefully I’ll have a job with a less restrictive dress code in the future and I’ll be “living the era” on a daily basis then.
Pin up is something that seen the start and evolution of women’s rights which is a big part of why I have always been interested in it. I was invited to the greasy girls pin up shoot, terrified cause I had little experience in modeling or pin up I went anyway. It ended up being a great choice and I had a blast. Wardrobe, hair, and makeup I have picked up here and there scrolling through different social medias or friends. The few photographers I have shot with helped me a lot with leaning poses along with my inner cheerleader and dancer. The culture and cars of the different time eras is something I am still leaning about. Although I have to say, the clothes are my favorite thing about pin up. Animals, country, and dirt are often things that surround me not permitting me to wear all those pretty pin up outfits everyday.
Giselle and Danny