This session was inspired by photographer and model Bunny Yeager.
Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami. After retiring from modeling, she began her career behind the camera. She met Bettie Page in 1954, and took most of the photographs of her that year. Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photos in Playboy magazine. Yeager is also credited with discovering the model Lisa Winters. Following Page's retirement, Yeager remained a successful photographer. She took the well-known still images of Ursula Andress on the beach in the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No, and discovered many other notable models. In 1968 she played the role of a Swedish masseuse opposite Frank Sinatra in Lady In Cement.
When I first started to really photograph Pin- up a few years ago in my searches I had come across Bunny Yeager's website.
At the time was was still working. I had order a bunch of her books and they all came signed. How amazing and what an inspiration. I still have her business card in a place or honor in my studio.
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