The Bogdan Stanga cover and editorial series for Tabu Magazine reworks the retro pin-up girl motif. Known for their high marketing value, the pin-up girl was a a go-to for vintage advertising campaigns, marking the covers of cigarette cartons and makeup compacts alike.
Although immortalized, the throwback pin-up girl is seldom seen within today's media sector. Commonly known to be slightly larger than today's average model, the classic 1950s imagery seems to no longer be a feasible option despite their enticing aesthetic allure.
In spite of the iconic figure's progressive decline, Bogdan Stanga has reworked the archetypal imagery in his own distinct way. By merging an assortment of old school props (roller skates, turntables, oblong shades) with incredibly vivid and detailed camera work, Stanga has modernized the time-honored pin-up girl theme.