Pin Up Modelling & Photography Mentoring


We are pleased to be able to offer a mentoring programme for both aspiring Pin Up models and Pin Up photographers. The purpose of this programme is to identify, nuture and develop the careers of potential future stars in the world of pin up modelling or pin up photography.


Pin Up Models


Whether you have already begun to carve out a career as a model or you are a complete beginner our expert models and photographers can offer specific and targeted advice to help start you on the road as a pin up, vintage and retro style model. We will offer advice on all aspects of modelling, both technical, for things such as styling, posing etc. and business and career advice on how to start out, what to watch out for and how to try and progress. We can't promise success, that is down to you, hard work and often some luck, but we can help you on your way.


Pin Up Photographers


Again, whether you are already a seasoned pro or just starting out we can offer advice on the technical aspects of pin up, vintage and retro style photography alongside business and career advice. How to get noticed, how to get published, pitfalls to watch out for etc. Again we can't promise you'll make a career of photography but we can certainly help.


How does mentoring work?


We offer a standard programme which is free and open to all - this consists of advice and help provided electronically via e-mail or messaging on an ad-hoc basis. We will offer general advice to start you on your way, crtique and advise on your work and answer any specific questions you have, though we can't always promise an immediate response. As you develop there may be opportunities to particpate in one or more Pinupzania photo shoots (for which there may be a charge to cover costs)


We will also be offering a tailored individual mentoring programme offering one-2-one mentoring from either one of our models or our head photographer - this will include everything from the standard programme but also one-2-one meetings and direct tuition, either modelling or photography - The cost of this tailored programme will depend on the number of tuition sessions etc. but prices start at £250.


What qualifies you to offer a mentoring programme?


Stuart Runham, our head photographer and Managing Director is a successful professional photographer who has worked in the fashion and commercial photography world before starting Pinupzania. He has experience of aviation, landscape, portrait, child and nursery photography alongside his fashion and commercial experience. He has photographed for local councils, youth organisations, charities and multi-national companies and is widely published both at home and abroad. As well as Pinupzania, he is currently the official in house photographer for Theatre MK in Milton Keynes.


Our models include successful pin up, vintage, retro and alt fashion models who regularly get paid work and are widely published. We also have performers, burlesque dancers and high fashion and catwalk models who are mostly agency represented. We now have our own model agency - Diamonds and Feathers - to develop and promote the careers of our girls. We have a good track record of developing complete beginners and taking them forward.


Pinupzania, though we have only been trading since April 2012, has already created a 'buzz' within the community and we are now widely known both within the U.K. and Internationally. We regularly get our shoots published in publications such as Vintage Life Magazine, we have a regular monthly feature in Modern Vintage Magazine and have a wide range of contacts within the pin up, vintage and retro scene, ranging from designers and stylist to clothes companies, production companies and media agencies.


If you would like to register your interest in the mentoring programme - please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Mentoring' as the subject line and we will get in touch.