Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feature: International Tattoo Art

Huge CONGRATS to Pin Up Players model Miss Mary Leigh! Not only did they feature some of her amazing ink in the December Issue of International Tattoo Art, but she also took the cover!

More info on the beautiful Mary-Leigh: HERE

The DECEMBER 2010 Issue is on news stands now! More info on INTERNATIONAL TATTOO ART HERE.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Feature: Tattoo Magazine

Huge CONGRATS to Tattoo Artist/Pin Up Players model Azarja Van Der Veen. Not only did she take the cover of the October Issue of Tattoo Magazine, but they have also done a 4 page spread on our fav blond bombshell.

The OCTOBER 2010 Issue is on newsstands now! You can preview the latest issue HERE.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

RECAP: Hells Kitchen Lounge

BIG THANKS to everyone who made it out for the opening and signing for Pin Up Players at Hell's Kitchen Lounge last month. We all had a blast and the HKL staff is amazing and super friendly. If you haven't made it in yet, stop by Hell's Kitchen and check out The Art of Pin Up Players. All artwork will be on display til the end of August!

L to R: (Hearts Model) Crystal Lynn, (Artist/Photographer) Adam Ramirez and (Clubs Model) Zar on the night of the opening.

L to R: (Hearts Model) Crystal Lynn, (Artist/Photographer) Adam Ramirez, (Spades Model) Miss Mary Leigh and (Clubs Model) Zar on the night of the Meet & Greet.

Cheers and a big shout out to the rest of the Pin Up Players/Originals team; Miss Bea Rock and Kat Gun! Another BIG THANKS to everyone who supported this project from the beginning and to everyone who helped in any way. We couldn't have done it without you!

optphoto © 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pin Up Players @ Hells Kitchen Lounge

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Optimism Photography & Hell's Kitchen Lounge presents:
The Art of Pin Up Players
Opening Reception:
Thursday July 22nd 2010 10pm
Hell's Kitchen Lounge
150 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Adults Only • 21+

Woohoo! Pin Up Players will be on display at Hell's Kitchen Lounge through August. The opening reception will host limited edition prints and decks of cards for sale as well as limited framed works available only at Hell's Kitchen! The opening is on Thursday July 22nd and will be hosted by Menace and feature performances by Brickcity Burlesque.

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Optimism Photography & Hell's Kitchen Lounge presents:
The Models of Pin Up Players
Saturday July 24th 2010 10pm
Hell's Kitchen Lounge
150 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Adults Only • 21+

Oh, but it doesn't end there! Saturday July 24th 2010 we will be doing a Meet & Greet style signing of Limited Edition Prints! Certain models and myself will be on hand to sign things, take photos and basically just hang and have a good time.If you can't make the Opening Reception or the Meet & Greet be sure to stop by Hells Kitchen Lounge at some point before the end of August to see these works in person!

optphoto © 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pin Up Originals: On Sale NOW!

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In this latest series of limited edition prints, Pin Up Originals, photographer Adam Ramirez utilizes the initial photographs used to create Pin Up Players.

This modern throwback to vintage photography is printed on the finest archival paper assuring preservation through those golden years. Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity & Bio card for each corresponding model.

"Pin Up Originals"
Size: 8" x 12"
Signed and Numbered Edition of 20.
Comes with Signed and Numbered COA.
Includes Limited Edition Bio Card
$20 + shipping

Decks can now be purchased at our online STORE.

Ships in 2-4 Weeks.

optphoto © 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pin Up Players: On Sale NOW!

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Taking note from the pin up illustrators of yesterday, photographer/artist Adam Ramirez puts a modern twist on nostalgia and novelty with this brand new deck of playing cards. Pin Up Players features 5 of today's up-and-coming models leaving their own sultry signature for each suit including:

♥ Crystal Lynn
♣ zaR!
♦ Miss Bea Rock
♠ Miss Mary Leigh
• Kat Gun

These 2.5" x 3.5" playing cards come in a protective case with 54 individual custom designs. Come get 'em while they’re HOT!

Decks can be purchased in our online STORE or for a limited time only you can purchase decks at Shotsie's Tattoo in Wayne,NJ.

* Ships in 2-4 Weeks.

optphoto © 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Event: NYC Tattoo Convention


Optimism Photography & Shotsie’s Tattoo presents Pin Up Players at the 13th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention. Zar (Clubs) will be on hand tattooing for the convention and they will have limited decks for sale at their booth. BIG THANKS to Zar and Shotsie’s Tattoo for helping us be a part of this years convention.

13th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention
May 14, 15 & 16th 2010
Roseland Ballroom
259 W. 52nd St.
NY, NY 10019

Friday: 4pm to Midnight
Saturday: Noon to Midnight (Deck will be available Sat from 5pm-12am)
Sunday: Noon to 8pm

One Day Ticket: $18
Two Days Unlimited Access: $35
Three Days Unlimited Access: $50
* Tickets available ONLY at Roseland and ONLY on the day of the show


Friday, April 30, 2010

Feature: Pin Up Perfection Magazine


"Here comes Issue 3! While you may be full from all the tasty recipes in our Kitchen Issue, save some room for Cherry Pie (this month's featured model)! This issue is jam packed with all the pin ups you know and love as well as Adam Ramirez's Pin Up Players, The Art of Tease, and interview with Jamie Bahr of The Punk Blues Review, in-depth with Pin Ups for Pit-bulls our new photographer spot light and some other amazing articles! Check it out!"

To coincide with the release of Pin Up Players, Kat Gun wrote an amazing article on the entire project. This 6 page spread (designed by yours truly) covers Pin Up Players/Originals from start to finish including it's conception, model bios & release.

Check out a preview or purchase the new issue: HERE

optphoto © 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Recap: Release Party

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Another BIG THANKS to everyone who made it to our Release Party @ The Loop Lounge. It was an absolute success and was actually the first time all the models met. We sold out all our first run decks (OPT001) and had about 60 different designs on display including the completed deck of cards.

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All the models did a great job and helped set up, sign decks of cards and take the time out to answer everyone's questions. Our "Mystery Joker" was a hit and both Kat and her husband Orrin were an amazing support through the final stages of Pin Up Players. This was also the release of our sister project Pin Up Originals. Although only 20 prints were made of each image, we still have a few signed and unsigned prints for sale which will carry over into the next few Pin Up Players shows in 2010-2011.

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Kim & I spent the whole week leading up to the show framing prints and finalizing details. She was a huge support at the tale end of the project. The Loop Lounge was amazing in helping set up, letting us take over & promoting the entire event. Also, DJ AMJ killed it with a mix of tunes ranging from Elvis, Charlie Feathers & Johnny Cash to The Cramps, Rev Horton Heat, Link Wray & Dick Dale.

Here is a brief list of people who helped make the evening a success and/or helped the project during it's 2 year creation:

• Kimberly Swayze
• Matt @ The Loop Lounge
• Kat Gun
• Orrin Hogan
• Jess Holt
• Matt Smith
• Azarja
• Crystal
• Brittany Rock
• Mary-Leigh
• Brian & Sandi
• Fast Freddy
• Pin Up Perfection Magazine
• All our friends for coming out and partying with us!

* Photos by: Kimberly Swayze (& random strangers)

optphoto © 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pin Up Players


After 2 years of hard work, Optimism Photography is proud to announce the release of our first deck of Full Color Playing Cards:

Pin Up Players Playing Cards
54 Full Color Playing Cards 2nd Edition
In Protective Case
Ships in 2-4 Weeks
$20 Plus Shipping (Via Paypal)

Featuring Models:
• Crystal Lynn
• zaR! ♣
• Miss Bea Rock
• Miss Mary Leigh ♠
• Kat Gun

Purchase your decks: HERE

OptPhoto © 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pin Up Players @ The Loop Lounge

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Optimism Photography & The Loop Lounge presents:
Pin Up Players Playing Cards Release Party!
One Night Only!
Friday April 2nd
The Loop Lounge
373 Broadway
Passaic, NJ 07055
Adults Only • 21+

Ok, Guys and Gals! Mark your calanders, take off of work and call all your peeps. This is The One! After almost 2 years of preparation Pin Up Players is ready for release to the general public.

• New Works on Display featuring Models:
- zaR! ♣
- Miss Bea Rock
- Crystal Lynn ♥
- Miss Mary Leigh
• Limited Edition 1st Run Decks (only 30 so get ther early!)
• Limited Edtion Card Design Prints
• Pin Up Originals Limited Edtions Signed Prints
• Mystery Joker will be revelead!
• and much more!

OptPhoto © 2010
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