Almost everyone likes a good pinup photo and when I first looked at this set from Kayla that’s exactly what came to mind. We could easily have processed these images as classic pinups and most likely everyone would have been happy with that.
There’s no adventure or excitement, however, in repeating a style that has been thoroughly explored for nearly 100 years now. I’ve done pinups, others have done pinups, and at this point to repeat that process feels rather unimaginative.
So, we played with waveforms and explored how that abstraction works with pinups. I took a somewhat cautious approach at first. The waveforms are broad and narrowly contained. What we saw as we continued, though, was that allowing the waveform control over the entire canvas worked better and provided us a more adventurous image. Putting at least one waveform on a diagonal setting also feels more aesthetically pleasing.
Everyone’s going to like a different image best and I’d certainly enjoy knowing which is your favorite. Feel free to let me know in the comments below.
My thanks to Kayla for posing for these pictures and for having the confidence to let us essentially anonymize the photos. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the full set.