Monday, September 12, 2005
So, I thought I would go back and take a look at "The Man" who really made pin-ups mainstream.. Mr. Alberto Vargas. What follows is from this website..
Vargas was Born February 9, 1896, in Peru, Alberto Vargas was the son of a renowned photographer, Max Vargas, who had taught him how to use an airbrush by the time he was thirteen. In 1 911, while accompanying Max on a trip to Paris, Alberto came upon the famous magazine La Vie Parisienne, and its sensuous front covers by Raphael Kirchner made a lasting impression on him. He studied in Zurich and Geneva before leaving Europe because of the war and arriving on Ellis Island in October 1916.
Vargas' first encounter with America happened about noon at Broadway and Fourteenth Street, when he was suddenly surrounded by a lunchtime crowd of smartly dressed office workers. Mesmerized by their grace, sophistication, and beauty the young artist decided he would spend his life glorifying the American Girl.
Here is one of my all time favorite pictures that he did..
Wow.. Go do a google for Vargas Girl and see what happens!
By the way, I will not be held responsible if you get fired for actually doing that at work, wait till ya get home.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Say a prayer today and everyday for those who made the sacrifice here, on that day, and everyday since then on foreign soil.
September 11th, 2001