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Pin-up girl illustrations hold a sexy and nostalgic fascination for men and women alike. There’s just something about the combination of their cute, open expressions and slightly erotic poses that captures and keeps a viewer’s eye.

That lasting fascination means that while the heyday of pin-up girl illustrations may have come and gone with the rise in photography, that doesn’t mean they aren’t still making appearances, and not just in vintage shops either. Polish artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz is using some famous illustrations as the basis for a new photography series that gives new meaning to the phrase “milk does a body good.”

The series, Milky Pin-Ups, is inspired by the 1950s pin-up girls of artist Gil Elvgren, and Wieczorkiewicz has them all wearing milky white dresses of, well, actual milk. The images were created by using a high-speed camera to photograph models having milk poured on them. The final images capture a dynamic sense of motion and the slightly urgent feeling that the dresses are about to disappear, making each one a wonderful homage to the original genre.

There’s surely a rather obscene metaphor in the images as well, but it plays nicely off the pop flavor of the composition. So if you’ve can embrace your inner Eros and enjoy some technically suburb photography at the same time, feast your eyes on these lovelies!

Images: Aurum Light

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Here are some of Elvgren’s original illustrations.
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▼ And here are some shots of the work in progress.
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[ Read in Japanese ]