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Occupation: Pin Up Model and owner / modeling instructor at The Dianna Prince Pin Up Academy in San Diego, CA. Where are you from: I am from Tucson, AZ
Favorite photographer to work with: Hard to say. I have many I adore. Robert Bennett, Gwendolyn Tundermann and California Photo Dreams, I've worked with often and loved every time!
Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s) Robert Bennett, Gwendolyn Tundermann and California Photo Dreams
Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they your favorite?
1st images are from my 1st shoot with Robert Bennett, almost a year ago. what I love is that it was our 1st shoot and def set the tone for such fabo images for future shoots! The location at a train park was awesome. I have shot many, many times with Robert over the past yr and all my major projects he's usually involved in! Also one of the few photographers who gives me a budget for wardrobe for our shoots! Thats' awesome! He also shoots many students and models of mine. He also has a huge, nice studio in San Marco, CA. Our work will grace the cover of an awesome pin up mags August 2014! Will be our 1st cover. We just shoot an epic re-creation shoot of Marilyn Monroe and will grace cover of another amazing mag this summer!
2nd set of images was from my 1st shoot w Gwendolyn Tundermann! She is one of the few female photographers I have ever worked with. She's a professional wedding and vridal photographer! Her studio is adorable and I love all the painted walls, vintage sofas, back drops and props! We laugh and talk and its so fun shooting with her, She has a new online store with designer, vintage finds and I am one of her new models, " Sweet Bisou " on esty and facebook.com. Our Cleopatra re-creation shoot will grave the cover of mag in July!
3rd set by California Photo Dreams by Val. Val is one of the best, top notch, highest quality and just super flawless images! These images from our 1st shoot. Actually taken at my home. Our work has graced the covers of 2 fabo mags recently. April and May! He has made some amazing " cinemagraphs " of me and alot of awesome videos of me behind the scenes and for my show, " Dianna Prince's Pin Up Closet ". He is so creative! we also produced a short, silent, black and white film! And we always have fun when we shoot!
How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography?
I have been modeling since I was like 18 but went to modeling school at a young age. I moved to LA in '99 and left 2010. I learned alot, wa sin SAG and worked hard to live there. I began nude modeling professionally just before I left LA. I continued back in AZ. It had been good to me. I love pin up nudes! I only began pin up like a yr n half ago! From 1st shoot til last I have always been prepared, confident and had tons of sheer fun! There are times I have shot 3 days n one week and did that for 3 weeks in a row, plus teach! I am also a stay at home wife and mom!
Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration? Past, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Betty Page. Present, Dita, Sandra Wilson, Katty DeLux. I don't really follow many of today's pin ups, there is so many! The 3 I mentioned, I look up to, give me inspiration and I take the time to follow and learn from!
What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers? Hummmm, well I'm not really into labels. I try and never repeat and outfit when I shoot for mags, so I have to budget my funds wisely. I'm not not into labels, more into the look and fit. Secrets in Lace looks fabo and would love to buy one day. Also Dita's new line looks amazing. and I just premiered my one of a kind corsets by La Kiss Boutique. www.lakiss.com. I'd say at this point in my life I am into real vintage clothing. I have such few items I own. I love modeling it as well!
If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be? Wow, present? Anyone who shoots Dita, lol. Past? Bunny Yeager. I would love to be like her one day. She was a model and she taught models how to pose and photographed them!
What is your favorite color and why? I guess Pink. I used to hate it because that's the color my mom always wanted me to wear. So got tired of so much pink! But now I love it! lol.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be? Idk. Some icons I adore, I think I;d rather not meet personally. Its almost like watching a documentary on their life. Acn be super interesting but the way I see them I want to keep that image in my mind! Plus I doubt I could eat with a fav star of mine at table. I guess, hummmmm past Marilyn Monroe. Present, Pam Grier aka Foxy Brown, aka Sheba Baby. I am doing a re-creation of her June 10th we Gwendolyn Tundermann!
How did you get your model name? Well my real name is Kandi Andres. I selected " Dianna Prince " from the org TV show Wonder Woman. Her name was Dianna Prince and she was an amazon from Paradise Island! Most comic book fan know where my modeling name is from! Linda Carter was and still is stunning!