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Friday 11th September 2020, 12:00-14:30 North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, CM16 6HR

Recreating those Pin Up shots of the 1940's with WWII Fighter Planes

Mix WWII Warbirds, beautiful models and Summer Sunshine, throw in some lights and you have a great period glamour shoot.


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About this event

Cast your mind back to those post war ‘Pin Up Post Cards’ and you are already with us this summer. In the 1940’s they were seen as ‘risqué’, nowadays more just a bit of fun. Either way we are sure you will agree that these iconic images have stood the test of time, so what better way to spend a summers afternoon than to be part of a group of photographers aiming to recreate these images.

Again we’re extremely pleased to bring you another exclusive opportunity to shoot glamour models with a period twist, this time with an aircraft theme.  With grateful thanks to the Hangar 11 collection we will be transporting you back to the 1940's war and post war era when life was tough and a little glamour was hard to come by but the world was moving on. Colour photography was still in its infancy and many photographers were still experimenting, but a few forward thinkers were now mixing the ‘new’ colour film medium with the rich colours of those iconic USAF Warbirds and the talents of models prepared to put there inhibitions to one side and throw open the doors to embrace a new type of modeling. Rarely before had model photography thrown off the shackles of a studio; however this was about to change forever with the introduction of the Pin Up….

Our shoot will include the P51 Mustang - Tall in the Saddle and one of the collections British Warbirds, either a Spitfire or the rare Hurricane Bomber. Both planes will be positioned with the sun in mind and with some distance between them to allow you plenty of space to work. In addition to these beautiful aircraft we will also have the use of a US Jeep and possibly a US Army Harley Davidson motorbike. To add further atmosphere to the shoot we will have our fog and smoke machines on site along with coloured lighting and of course normal lights to add the sparkle. 

We have four models arranged for our shoot all with a varied wardrobe geared towards that period Pin Up style. We will run the sessions splitting photographers into smaller groups, each group working with a different model for thirty minutes or so. This ensures everyone gets to photograph each girl and plenty of variety in the portfolio.  

There are two sessions during the day and this session will run from 12:00-14:30. 

As with our previous events of this nature we expect tickets to sell fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc


  • Medium

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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