Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Randyll Roberts

Click Here to Begin Slideshow Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show is photographer-friendly! I didn’t know it would turn out this way, but here we are - the most photographed production in Los Angeles. I’m the creator and director of Pinup Pole Show and I gotta tell ya, when I started it back in 2014, it was a small shindig designed for classic cars and retro-philes. Since the beginning, we’ve always started our evening at 6p with a classic car cruise-in and moved inside for dinner/drinks and our main event, the 75 min retro-burlesque and pole champion stage production. That hasn’t changed a bit. But we’ve added so much more entertainment to the evening, from a pinup art show and live auto and pinup guest illustration by Girls Drawin Girls, or live music at our cruise-in lot, even the stage production itself has grown to amazingly high production value with large installations, musical comedy and the cheekiest performers in car culture. What I think got photographers on board was my performers showing up at the cruise-in in full costume. Truth is, we just want to hang out at the car show ourselves! Talk to the classic vehicle enthusiasts, catch up with friends and why not pose for photos while we're are out there in full drag, you know?! When photography of our models and these classics started appearing on our Facebook Page, more cars wanted to join us, perchance to get a sweet pic of their ride in a way it hasn’t been shot before. More photographers showed, hoping the right car and model combination would present itself to their viewfinder. At this point, we’ve had professionals like Shane Karns, Mitzi & Co, George Simian, Ryan Enos and more framing what has become an intimate and highly-curated classic car cruise-in, but also press photographers, tv shows and some of my favorite: hobbyists have joined us. It’s casual and easygoing at Pinup Pole Show, and I think every photographer, no matter what experience level, has used the opportunity to experiment with new lenses, DIY lighting ideas, experimental angles or simply work with models when they might regularly photograph cars. Or the other way around. Today’s Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week is Randyll Roberts, posing with Pinup Pole Show BEST CUSTOM WINNER, Nikki La Rose’s 1957 Chevy 210 with photography by Shane Karns at the Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show classic car cruise-in. This was shot in 2015 when the event was young. Join us this month to see how we’ve grown! If you’d like to bring your camera or classic car to our next event, Saturday November 17th in North Hollywood, please contact me ahead of time to make arrangements. If you’d like to attend as a guest, tickets are now on sale. And if you’d like a chance for your work to be featured in this column, follow Pinup Pole Show on Instagram where I will be putting out a call for submissions this week!

Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Randyll Roberts

Click Here to Begin Slideshow

Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show is photographer-friendly! I didn’t know it would turn out this way, but here we are - the most photographed production in Los Angeles. I’m the creator and director of Pinup Pole Show and I gotta tell ya, when I started it back in 2014, it was a small shindig designed for classic cars and retro-philes. Since the beginning, we’ve always started our evening at 6p with a classic car cruise-in and moved inside for dinner/drinks and our main event, the 75 min retro-burlesque and pole champion stage production. That hasn’t changed a bit. But we’ve added so much more entertainment to the evening, from a pinup art show and live auto and pinup guest illustration by Girls Drawin Girls, or live music at our cruise-in lot, even the stage production itself has grown to amazingly high production value with large installations, musical comedy and the cheekiest performers in car culture.

What I think got photographers on board was my performers showing up at the cruise-in in full costume. Truth is, we just want to hang out at the car show ourselves! Talk to the classic vehicle enthusiasts, catch up with friends and why not pose for photos while we're are out there in full drag, you know?! When photography of our models and these classics started appearing on our Facebook Page, more cars wanted to join us, perchance to get a sweet pic of their ride in a way it hasn’t been shot before. More photographers showed, hoping the right car and model combination would present itself to their viewfinder. At this point, we’ve had professionals like Shane Karns, Mitzi & Co, George Simian, Ryan Enos and more framing what has become an intimate and highly-curated classic car cruise-in, but also press photographers, tv shows and some of my favorite: hobbyists have joined us. It’s casual and easygoing at Pinup Pole Show, and I think every photographer, no matter what experience level, has used the opportunity to experiment with new lenses, DIY lighting ideas, experimental angles or simply work with models when they might regularly photograph cars. Or the other way around.

Today’s Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week is Randyll Roberts, posing with Pinup Pole Show BEST CUSTOM WINNER, Nikki La Rose’s 1957 Chevy 210 with photography by Shane Karns at the Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show classic car cruise-in. This was shot in 2015 when the event was young. Join us this month to see how we’ve grown! If you’d like to bring your camera or classic car to our next event, Saturday November 17th in North Hollywood, please contact me ahead of time to make arrangements. If you’d like to attend as a guest, tickets are now on sale.

And if you’d like a chance for your work to be featured in this column, follow Pinup Pole Show on Instagram where I will be putting out a call for submissions this week!

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About Tonya Kay 13 Articles
Tonya Kay is a brutally elegant film actress, burlesque headliner, raw vegan renegade and producer of Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show and classic car cruise-in. You’ve seen her on Broadway (STOMP, De La Guarda) and in blockbuster films (Lone Ranger, Muppets Movie). Her pinup and modeling work has been published in magazines, calendars and comic books like Car Kulture Deluxe, DrivenWorld, Grease Inc, Superfly Auto, The SpeedGirls and Garage Latino. And her viscous classic hot rod, the Grape Space Coaster, is even more famous than she is standing out on Discovery’s "Sticker Shock," Speed TV’s "My Ride Rules" and music videos.

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