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The Retro Equality Project ~ By the lovely Miss Cherry Button!

So mid last year, a call was put out by the amazing Miss Cherry Button, a pinup/alternative model and Burlesque dancer in Sydney for models/photographers/MUAH to volunteer to be involved in a project aimed at raising awareness of same sex marriage equality through the medium of pinups. This was a project that blossomed from her ‘community project’ for her participation in the Pinup Doll Australia comp, which she took out the winning title for!
And the Retro Equality Project was born!
 I immediately raised my hand and sent an email to be involved! I am an avid believer in equal rights to marriage for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation and the chance to be involved in something to help bring that to the public eye to make people more aware that there are STILL couples in this country that cannot marry their loved one was something I felt very drawn to! I heard back from the lovely Cherry and planning began to setting up models together and shoots with photographers!
How the project worked was the lovely Cherry selected scenes around normal things that couples normally do together such as: go to the beach, shopping, going on a date, spending time in the kitchen because same sex couples do the same things heterosexual couples are characterized at doing! The twist being all of these were done with a pinup feel with 1950’s styling! I was paired with my partner for the shoots, fellow Australian pinup model and burlesque dancer Emma Jean Jackson who is a shining example (like the lovely Cherry) of what this project is all about!
The first shoot day was the group shoot! Which involved a picnic between couples and friends in the park! It was a great shoot day which resulted a lot of laughs between us all and I can give you the first sneak peak of that shoot and others today with the project’s first photo release!
The picnic scene!
Models: 
Charlotte White 

Photographer: Exkyu Photography

Models: 
Charlotte White
Photographer: Exkyu Photography
There were 3 couples involved in the shoots! The lovely ladies Lady Medusa and Charlotte White were the first couple, depicting adorable scenes of shopping together, sharing a bite of ice cream and a day at the beach!
Models: Lady Medusa and Charlotte White 

Photographer: Exkyu Photography

 

Models: Lady Medusa and Charlotte White

Photographer: Exkyu Photography

 
Models: Lady Medusa and Charlotte White

Photographer: Exkyu Photography

Models: Lady Medusa and Charlotte White

Photographer: Exkyu Photography

The second couple….
 
Who so far we’ve only been given a teaser of is the amazing founder of Retro Equality Miss Cherry Button and Naomi Hibberd! I’m excited to see more of these two in future picture releases!
Models: Cherry Button and Naomi Hibberd

Photographer: Shane Van Laar

 
And lastly…
 
The couple I was involved in! We had a great day shooting, there was a lot of good times and laughter, some of which involved needing a few minutes to compose ourselves! The first sneak peak I can share is one of the scenes we had the most fun in! Cooking!
 
Models: Miss Osiria Rose and Emma-Jean Jackson

Photographer: What A Big Camera

With this project GROWING as it grew momentum as images slowly begin to be released in the lead up to Mardi Gras, a calendar featuring scenes from this shoot now available for purchase and a photobook on the way as well as possible involvement in Mardi Gras, you’ll be sure to see more posts here about this incredible project!
I am so incredibly happy I got the opportunity to be involved in such an amazing project for such a truly amazing cause!
To support this cause you can do the following:
I will ask to please not repost any of these images without applying to proper credit to the project, the models and the photographers involved.

 

 
More to come as more about this amazing project is released!
 
Missi aka Miss Osiria Rose

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