I started out shooting freelance glamour work in the late 80`s and early 90`s, working with local motorcycle and jet ski dealers to produce posters with sex appeal for promotion and sales of products, often photographing bikini clad female models on their products, using studio lighting and backdrops, but occasionally shooting on location as well. The dealers would then select the best image and have thousands of posters printed up for their dealer booths at the boat shows, farm shows, and cycle shows at the convention centers, and employ the female models part time, to attract a primarily male buyer audience by autographing their posters in person at the shows and show off the product. These shows provided added opportunities for some of my models to make some additional income on the side. This was known as Cheesecake work in those days, aimed at a primarily male audience…. the good ole days when things were better and life was easier in general. Here are some of my better glamour images with models from the good ole days….
The two images above are of a sexy gal named Shelly B, who I met while photographing a friend of hers…Shelly was one of the first gals that shot both styles of work with me, although her friend only wanted to shoot glamour work. Since I was just beginning to shoot with models, both styles were fine with me so I could gain some experience and since Shelly had experience in both styles, she was able to teach me quite a bit about posing models. I also worked with another model named Shelly, a little later on, who was also very hot and looked great on motorcycles…I met her when she and her husband opened up a video rental store in town. She became one of the hottest models I was working with while shooting motorcycles….
I was also shooting some poster work for a private racecar owner about that time and met a hot new model online that was just breaking into glamour work…her name was Natalie and she was from the bootheel area…she and her boyfriend Jason came up one weekend to shoot the racecar poster work for me…she was a small package of dynamite in swimwear and heels let me tell ya….
…and I soon found out, on some return visits, that she looked great on motorcycles too…
Some more of my images with babes on motorcycles….luckily back then, I had a list of guys I could contact for a bike when I had a model coming in to shoot….
The one above and below are Katrina, on a friend`s Harley in my studio…she came to me on the referral of her brother Damian, who was doing some glamour modeling work for me at the time…Katrina`s only modeling experience was with Glamour Shots, which was pretty popular back then. I thought she was a natural, myself. 🙂 I know the bike owner sure did like the images.
Here is another sexy model I found…Ronda was a former local girl that had moved to St Louis County from here and she worked out to be a very good model for several projects I was working on at the time. Here are a few of her shots on some motorcycles in my studio…….
I had actually picked up some poster work for a local beer company and was asked to shoot and submit some images with male and female models in the images holding the products. I hand selected all of the models, most of them had worked with me on several other shoots before, some were in the calendar that a friend and I had produced as well, and I`ll talk about this waterfall shoot a little more extensively, in another post, because it was quite an adventure all on its own. In the meantime, though, here are a couple of shots of Ronda with the guys and alone in the small canyon walls near the waterfalls……
The other big project that she assisted with was the calendar production…Dave and I photographed her on an antique pumper in Washington with a couple of firefighters and a dalmation dog……the image was used in a fire service magazine to advertise the calendar sales…..
Ronda was a great model to work with, another natural with little to no prior experience. A few more of her images in the calendar shoot can be seen at my site www.RagingSensations.com