Irina Davis

Pin-up by Irina Davis
The gorgeous pin-up above is part of one of the projects of the Russian photographer Irina Davis. The cheerful American pin-ups of 1950’s were considered politically incorrect, decadent and flat-out immoral She explain in her own words this project:

By photographing exclusively Russian immigrant women in traditional all-American pin-up poses, I am inventing my own genre of Russian pin-up. My concept is to portray pure beauty, femininity and sexuality, not to objectify but to empower. To those who identify the clues in my work, hidden to most non-Russian eyes, I am telling the story of a crisis of Russian national identity, and the frustration and confusion of self-identification with the Old Country, the New World and a diaspora caught between them. My goal is to bridge the gap and seduce the spectator with alluring imagery, trapping him into empathizing with a foreign element.

Her other projects include children’s portraits at orphanages in European Russia, capturing the scenarios of isolation and distance, and portraits with a natural style, probably trying to capture the visual culture diversity of her country. (via Sex and Blogs)

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4 Responses to Irina Davis

  1. Sebastian says:

    Oh. You’re back. Here.
    You are spending much more time lately over at Videos With Bibi, wich is a great blog!
    Keep it up. We’ve got a work to do.
    😉

  2. Bibi says:

    It wasn’t just Videos fault, but it’s a long story…
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  3. Sebastian says:

    Bibi – I love long stories. 🙂

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