Graffiti & Shenanigans : A Day in the Life of a Photo Assistant

Happy Halloween!

Alright, alright I know I’m a little late, but I can’t help it! For this spooky little girl Halloween is year-round, well that and I’m just getting around to writing about the photo shoot we had on Halloween!

Being a punk on the inside of the pinup world is sometimes hard, and it warms the space my heart used to reside in when I see PUG offering things that cater to my subculture. So when given the opportunity to tag along for a photo shoot for all things creepy and punk rock, on Halloween with Micheline Pitt, it took me all of 3.7 seconds to say YES!

And I'm bringing you along for the ride! So here it is: An all access pass, a day in the life of a PUG photo shoot assistant.

The events below take place between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

All these situations are real.

Here is a detailed break down of a PUG photo shoot.

 

8:00 A.M.

Arrive at PUG headquarters bearing fang cookies and wearing Optimus Prime helmet with voice changer. Say ‘good morning’ with voice changer on. Met with terrified faces from Plus Model Natalie Alvarado & Photographer Lori Anne. They are soothed with cookies.

 

8:15 A.M.

Begin to pack up van which will double as storage and dressing room. Make three trips. Complain loudly while carrying smaller load then Lori.

 

8:30 A.M.

Begin journey to the graffiti covered walls of the art district. Wear Optimus Prime helmet in car. Begin singing “In the Ghetto” with voice changer. Lori tells me to take it off. I do so, begrudgingly.

 

9:20 A.M.

Finally make it to Micheline’s office in down town. After drooling over new designs we begin on our way to our location!

 

10:30 A.M.

Micheline gets on first outfit. I whip out my phone to commence with the ‘behind the scenes’ end of my job. End up with most awkward photo ever.

 

 

11:15 A.M.

Proceed to first backdrop. Micheline stops traffic as I slip off the curb.

 

11:30 A.M.

 

Micheline & Lori check on the amazing shots. I get distracted by a pumpkin in a window.

 

12:00 P.M.

Go back to van, load up pockets and arms with socks, gloves, and jewelry. Go to new backdrop, Micheline models spooky socks.

 

 

12:05 P.M.

Come to the realization that I have inadvertently dressed up as a human rolling rack.

 

 

12:10 P.M.

Realization confirmed when Micheline removes items she placed in my boobies earlier.

 

 

 

12:25 P.M.

Allotted parking time almost up! Rush to car to make sure we aren’t towed or ticketed! Laugh internally upon realizing how funny we probably look.

 

 

12:30 P.M.

Time for Costume Change! Inappropriateness ensues! Behold I am smiling!

 

 

 

12:40 P.M.

Am given the task of procuring water! Walk into café and receive strange looks due to Thor helmet. Micheline looks pretty and junk while wearing a new sweater.

 

 

1:00 P.M.

The final act of this circus, in which substantial amounts of attention is paid to Micheline’s bottom and Lori contorts herself for the perfect shot.

 

 

 

2:30 P.M.

Photo shoot is wrapped. Trudge back to van throw everything inside back and slam door with vigor. Climb into van and cry about your life pray that the traffic gods will let you off easy on the ride back.


3:00 P.M.


Make it back to PUG headquarters unscathed. Stare at pile o'stuff in back of van. Contemplate running away and joining circus instead of unloading. Realize it would take years to learn the tightrope and they already have a bearded lady. Unload van.

And that, my friends, in a nut shell is the story and I’m sticking to it. All these items will be available soon on Pinupgirlclothing.com, except my Thor helmet. That’s mine, and I don’t share.

 

All in all I hope you enjoyed your insight into our crazy world we call home, here in the land of PUG!

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Tags: Micheline, Pitt, girl, halloween, photo, pinup, shoot, spooky

Comment by Brandi Shuey on November 2, 2012 at 5:40am

Love this :D Thanks for sharing! and Micheline looks beauuuutiful :) The red skirt with the skeleton socks.... cuteness ;)

Comment by Jessica Maria Montalvo-Anderson on November 2, 2012 at 10:03am

OMG, you are SO funny. I found myself laughing out loud during various stages of your day! HAHA!  I absolutely adore the picture of Micheline with the skeleton socks! AWWW!!! ...Singing "In The Ghetto," with the voice changer...knowing me...I would probably still be laughing if I had witnessed this and then would have proceeded to roll on the ground and die from laughter. LOL!

Comment by Steff on November 2, 2012 at 1:00pm

This is awesome.

"Micheline & Lori check on the amazing shots. I get distracted by a pumpkin in a window."

"Climb into van and cry about your life pray that the traffic gods will let you off easy on the ride back."

"Make it back to PUG headquarters unscathed. Stare at pile o'stuff in back of van. Contemplate running away and joining circus instead of unloading. Realize it would take years to learn the tightrope and they already have a bearded lady. Unload van"

LOL to all!!

Comment by Ashleeta on November 2, 2012 at 9:43pm

This is adorable and I love you <3

Comment by Jenna Lundeen on November 2, 2012 at 11:45pm

Giggled the whole way through! Also: SKELETON SOCKS!!! Imma need a few pair of those. 

Comment by Joe deBlois on November 3, 2012 at 9:23am
Nicely done Chelsea!
Comment by Anna on November 3, 2012 at 9:46am

I too agree with the lol'ingness.

Comment by Jellie Rocketeer on November 5, 2012 at 2:12pm

That sweater is so cute, I already bought the bat version, I cant wait to get it! :D

Enjoyed this read very much! <3

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