Gayla Partridge is the principle photographer for 666 photography in Austin, Texas. 666 specialise in retro/vintage photography that utilizes hand-made props and costumes. 666 are known for their pin up girls and Dias de la Meurta figures.
Gayla's playfully staged images feature such fantasy elements as modern women recast as High-Baroque Madonnas; amazing 1940s hair styles, dried-flower corsets, pin-up girls riding carousels, circus glamour, and ironic recreations of Weimar Germany cabaret and decadent 1920s Berlin.
I first saw one of Gayla's images on a skateboard. I was then by the beauty of the picture, and spent a few months trying to track down more information about the work. I eventually discovered 666 Photography and learnt a little more about their process. The studio are special in that they make all the props, paint their own backgrounds and create real art.
Pin up girls have been a staple of the art scene for decades, 666 pay homage to this rich history keeping the spirit alive.