Russian Pin-Up by photographer Irina Davis


Pin-Up by Russian photographer Irina Davis.

“By photographing exclusively Russian immigrant women in traditional all-American pin-up poses, I am inventing my own genre of Russian pin-up. My concept is to portray pure beauty, femininity and sexuality, not to objectify but to empower. To those who identify the clues in my work, hidden to most non-Russian eyes, I am telling the story of a crisis of Russian national identity, and the frustration and confusion of self-identification with the Old Country, the New World and a diaspora caught between them. My goal is to bridge the gap and seduce the spectator with alluring imagery, trapping him into empathizing with a foreign element.”

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  • MarcusC

    “..not to objectify but to empower.” ??? : Objectify, def #2; “to give expression to (as an abstract notion, feeling, or ideal) in a form that can be experienced by others.” Are you not then, by definition, Objectifying the beauty of these women as an expression of your notion or feeling?