Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Gorgeous & Gory is an annual series of pin-up calendars created under the direction of fashion photographer Jessica Rajs. This colorful (and fairly expensive) hardcover volume collects photos from the first four calendars (and a few which are exclusive to the book), which depict female models in various settings, dolled up in both sexy outfits and bloody zombie make-up.
Some display quite a bit of creativity, especially those which truly pay homage to the classic trashy pin-ups of the 1950s, right down to the bowling alleys, boardwalks, hot rods and garter belts. The photos in the “Zombie Mermaid” chapter are the most elaborate, where a bit of Photoshopping was obviously required. Many, however, are little more than scantily-clad women with scary contact lenses covered in stage blood and bite wounds, their photos shot in a living room, or a parking lot, or a motel.
|This is why you shouldn't flush-away
that dead goldfish.
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