Sinful Sunday: vintage nude postcards

Sinful Sunday

The theme for this month is “vintage/retro”. I wanted an early 1900s feel so I did a spot of research and came across The Old Pornographer, a great site full of vintage erotic photos. They inspired this shoot.

vintage 1

vintage 2

The color effect is a compromise. My inspiration photos were black and white or sepia, but when I edited my photos in that way, they still felt modern. The tint is a less literal interpretation but I think it’s more evocative of “vintage”.

29 thoughts on “Sinful Sunday: vintage nude postcards

  1. These really captured that 1800s look. The tint is wonderful, it looks hand-colored. I also adore that you seem to be sitting in front of an antique sewing machine (possibly converted to a vanity?)

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  2. Ohhh thank you for the link, what a fabulous collection of images they have. I love your shot, the second one in particular is stunning. I think the bit grain in the shot adds to the aged feel and the colours actually remind me of some of the tinted images from that site

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Thank you. In the first photo I reduced noise, which made it look rather smooth and slightly artificial, which I like in the context. I didn’t reduce noise in the second photo (the lacy shawl looked odd), but there the graininess feels like age, or B&W plus tint, or both. I didn’t refer to any tinted photos (the site was looking to be a time-sink!) – I went by memory and feel.

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