Until the 20th of July 2014 – Sin City Gallery
“Bunny’s Bombshells” – Anyone who is into the vintage pinup lifestyle or at least appreciates the art has probably heard of Bunny Yeager, the 1950s pinup photographer who helped make Bettie Page famous. Born Linnea Eleanor Yeager on March 13, 1929, she passed away Sunday, May 25th 2014, but was still shooting photos in her Miami studio and gallery right up to the end!
Admirers of retro aesthetics are in for a treat, as legendary “pin–up girl” photographer Bunny Yeager has an exhibition in Las Vegas at the Sin City Gallery. The exhibition, titled “Bunny’s Bombshells,” This is a rare opportunity to see and enjoy the golden age of this visual style.
Yeager started out as model in the 1950’s, and only picked up a camera to take her own portfolio shots. She quickly found a calling: as talented as she was before the camera, Yeager proved to be a genius behind it.
Yeager brought a unique point of view to a formerly male-dominated craft. Beauty, lightness and spontaneity became the trademark in the pictures of Bunny’s girls. She discovered Bettie Page and made her the icon of the 1950’s she remains today, and was the first woman to have shot for Playboy, and has created some of the magazine’s most emblematic covers.
The iconic photos of Bettie Page in the leopard print bikini that Bunny designed are some of the most famous pinup photos of all time!
“Almost all of the girls I asked easily agreed to pose for me, because they knew I wasn’t going to flirt with them like the men photographers did,” recalls Yeager.