The term pin-up may refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations as well as photographs. The term was first attested to in English in 1941 even though the practice is documented at least back to the 1890s. Pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or they could be on a postcard or lithograph. Such pictures often appear on walls, desks, or calendars. Posters of these types of images were mass-produced and became popular starting from the mid-20th century.

These pictures are also sometimes known as cheesecake photos. Cheesecake was an American slang word that became a publicly acceptable term for scantily clad, semi-nude, or nude photos of women because pin-up was considered taboo in the early 20th century.

Emily by ERAJ Asadi

ERAJ Asadi is a professional photographer based in Northern New Jersey, a stone’s throw from New York City, which is primarily where he done most of the shootings over the last twenty years. “I picked up a film camera (a Nikon EL2) when I was sixteen, and with a few breaks in between, haven’t stopped shooting since.”

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