About the Book
Smokin Pin Up Girls started as a calendar concept for a cigar client of mine. The calendar came out so freaking cool I decided to share more of these sexy images by making a book.
The content of this series was motivated by women at work, but with a classic Pin Up twist to it. As the photographer I wanted to capture a working environment without being judgmental to the typical house wife of the 50’s. Let’s show some leg, garter belts, & panties. If anything, I’m bringing out the sexy in vacuuming, baking & hanging clothes. It’s the attitude of the models that I want to tap into while they’re working. Also, I always felt that there’s something powerful, bad ass & sexy about a woman smoking a cigar.
After receiving a MFA in Photography/Graphic Design from the International School of Fine Arts, Benhur began working as a commercial photographer, and web designer in Miami, Florida for Perry Ellis International. After many years at PEl shooting fashion, look books, and capturing product shots for advertisement, this motivated him to explore beyond the corporate fashion world and focus on the liberal arts. Over the years, Benhur’s creativity has made his work edgier, perplex, and original. Benhur has been creating bold, energetic graphic images of musicians, athletes, models, and giants of industry for magazines, CD covers, corporations, and advertising. Some of his major projects include: