• AnyaChibisBJ01
  • AnyaChibisBJ02
  • AnyaChibisBJ03

Personal portrait project – Bridgette Jean

I am continuing to shoot a personal portrait project. It’s not really meant to be a single body of work in relation to the previous environmental portraits shot in artists’ studios in Toronto, St. Petersburg and Moscow (you can see them on my website, in the Personal Work section), although they are all shot with a 6”×6” old Bronica in a similar style. I have had a keen interest for private spaces and the personal objects of people ever since I worked as a set decorator and props buyer for film and advertising in Toronto during 1998-2001. If you know someone you think I should photograph because of their wild and unique personality, lifestyle and living/working space, please shoot me an e-mail with an introduction to: anyachibis@gmail.com

This is Bridgette Jean – a teacher for special needs children. She is happily and newly-married (in Las Vegas of course!) and living in her new Toronto home which she has meticulously decorated herself. Bridgette adored such icons as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn  since she was a child and a strong love for the 40’s and 50’s is what gave her the push into the world of pinup. And, oh boy, is she serious about it! “What turns me on the most about pinup modeling is the art of tease. A classy pinup model always knows when to show just enough of themselves and keep the boys wanting more!”

Bridgette let me into her boudoir full of breathtaking accessories and glamour posters of Hollywood divas from different eras. Bridgette’s beautiful collection of exotic shoes and sexy lingerie made me want try the pin-up role for myself. In case you’re wondering, she does not mix her professional teacher’s image with her passion for the iconic pin-up girl lifestyle.