An ongoing project of mine is to put together a ‘Varga Girl’ Pin Up Calendar as a tribute to Alberto Vargas and Esquire magazine. Alberto 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…In 1940 the magazine Esquire commissioned him to draw the Varga Girls Calendar which he did exclusively and very successfully for the next 6 years.
I thought it would be fun to put together a calendar using the style and have three shoots under my belt and another four models selected.
This still leaves me 5 models short.
This casting is for T&TFCD&2C (read on to decipher)
I will provide
4 hours Studio Time
4 hours Make-up artist and hair stylist
Costume, props and styling for ‘Varga Girl’ shots
Additional 2 sets for model’s requirements
CD with edited images in High Res and web size
2 copies of printed Calendar with additional copies at cost.
Pick up and return to bus or train station. (Wincanton, Castle Cary or Templecombe)
1 night accommodation if required
Model will provide
4 hours time at Studio and pay own travel expenses
A signed Model Release after shoot (successful applicants will be provided with a copy prior to shoot)
To apply for this casting you will need to be female with a well toned body with which you are comfortable, the ability to pose in the shapes of the ‘Varga Girl’ (see link) and most importantly have a range of facial expressions including a lovely smile. I will need to be able to see a good clear headshot and full body shot in your portfolio.
Level of the shoot will be up to implied nude.
(Time & Travel For Compact Disc & 2 Calendars)
If you are interested let me know here or by email me and let me know your availibilty. I need to complete all the shoots before July 1st and will reply to all applicants as quickly as I can.
Here is the the style, I haven’t decided if I should go portrait or landscape yet.
And Sharon joins the throng
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