Paper★★★☆☆Details Ink Archival LUCIA EX pigmented 12-color ink
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Description Artist Alberto Vargas became famous for his WWII watercolors depicting beautiful pin-up girls. Varga girls were so popular that many different artists imitated Vargas' technique and approach to the female figure: an idealized female form eliciting sensuality and seduction. During the 1940's his work was a hit among enlisted men who drew inspiration from them which inadvertently created high morale. The military was so influenced by this art that they adorned their vessels with it. Many military aircraft had Varga style girls decorating the nose of their planes, Varga girls were even printed on greeting cards and sent to enlisted men by their sweethearts. Inside the engine room aboard USS Bowfin, the crew posted a 1943 Vargas calendar, on which they doodled, wrote notes, and recorded their conquests of the sea.
Jon Burch, Loveland, Colorado Member Since November 2012 Artist Statement My first camera was a 35mm Yashica, acquired by trading an ancient Royal typewriter to a fellow college student who was desperate to finish a term paper. It was a long time ago and that camera was my passport to an art that has fascinated me ever since.
I owned a professional studio in central Kansas for 20 years until I sold the business and moved to Colorado. Part of the studio’s early success came from introducing outdoor portraiture using controlled lighting techniques that my clients were used to seeing only in studio-produced portraits.
In addition to portraits of all types, business and corporate, family, glamour, bridal, and high school seniors, the studio’s operations included a video recording studio and an on-site production lab that produced award-winning, heritage-quality color portraits.
Photography is all about using light to capture the emotion and the beauty of a fleeting moment. Discover the difference; let someone who knows how to use light create a vibrant portrait that reflects you and your world.
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