Throughout my pin up journey I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew. He is  a wonderfully talented photographer. Beyond that he is a wonderful person that has a great love for history. This is something you will find out if you work with him.
    If you are looking to add pin up to you portfolio or just something to do for fun you should go to him. He has a ton of props to work with as well as outfits. Almost all of which he can tell you the history behind it. He is also very good with posing and can direct you in a way that will get you the best possible picture.
    I have never been disappointed with my pictures from him. As a matter of fact I generally have trouble picking the ones that should go in my portfolio. So go and check him out!!/ZapponePhotography
    Every now and then an opportunity comes along that you want to try but you just aren't sure about it. This is what happened to me when I saw a post asking for a model for a body painting competition.
    Some of you may be wondering what the big deal is. Well this competition was to take place at the Philadelphia tattoo convention in front of hundreds of people. This was a live event! As in people could watch me be painted! Kind of scary right?
    Anyway, I decided that I was going to give this a shot. I mean what was the worse that could happen, right? I finally got to meet with my artist the night before. She is from NY so we only had one night to practice together. Let me tell you she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. So full of energy! Her husband was wonderful as well, helping keep her on task and giving encouragement.
    Needless to say she was nervous. I mean this was a huge deal for her! Right then and there I put on my brave face. I made sure to keep her confidence up which was easy because she is very talented. I would not let her know that I myself was a little anxious at the thought of what I was about to do.
    When the day of the event came we were both all smiles and jitters! We wanted to win but there were so many talented people there. As I looked around everyone looked wonderful in their artwork but we had something special. I could just feel it in my gut. I had no clue what the judges were looking for but I knew they would find it as soon as they saw me, a walking, breathing piece of true art
    We ended up coming in 2nd place and won the peoples choice award. It was wonderful and I felt accomplished for doing something that was out of the norm for me. I would say that this time it was totally worth it to step outside of the box.