Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Cherry Rosie with a 1959 Ford U.K. Thames

Click Here to Begin Slideshow A husband/wife team and the maiden voyage for one of our regular’s new autos! Last week at the live Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show event, our favorite husband and wife photography team, Rick Guzman and Cherry Rosie, returned to stun us with more of their creative captures - and our regular guest, Daniel Cook (of Voodoo Disciples cc) brought his rare 1959 Ford U.K. Thames on it’s maiden voyage to attend the North Hollywood, CA show. Our next live event is August 17 and we hope to see you there! Today, let’s talk to photographer Rick Guzman about his love of photography, cars and his pinup-perfect wife. TONYA KAY: What got you started shooting? RICK GUZMAN: I started shooting in 2007. I was in love with my first car, a 1977 Malibu Chevelle Wagon. Everyone laughed at me, saying the Chevelle died in 1976, which is kind of true, in a way. She IS a Chevelle - I have all the original sales brochures to prove it. She proves it with her factory bucket seats. I figured since little was known about that car I would post pictures online. That is what started it all. My wagon and a point-and-shoot camera. TONYA KAY: Why classic cars and pinups? RICK GUZMAN: For the first year or two I couldn't take enough pictures of my car, and then some unfortunate events happened where people where were stealing parts from her. She went into storage and has been there since. She went dormant; however, my flame for shooting had just started. I started to attend every car show I could! Year after year, I couldn't get enough. My pictures weren't very good and my camera was nothing special, but the passion was there. Pinups were at shows as attendees, including my gal, Rosie. Every show we hit we made friends. We would talk to the car owners for hours. They would let her get in their cars for me to take pictures. We would make a whole day out of it. I think a classic and a pinup girl are like a mirror image of each other: raw, powerful beauty. They feed off of each other. They are each complete in their own sense but together they're one of something bigger. Something special. You can catch that something in a picture. That is the fuel to my flame... TONYA KAY: Who is your favorite pinup model to work with? RICK GUZMAN: My favorite pinup is my best friend, girlfriend, wife and high school sweetheart, Rosie. She loves the style and the car culture. She loves my passion for the art and enjoys the part she plays. She's been my model since day one. She never cared when I wasn't very good at taking pictures. She was always my model, and always smiled for me. Without her I would have never continued. I liked taking pictures of her in high school in the school bus. When we would ditch and go to the park, she'd smile for my camera. Those pictures are still my most fond images of her. Her smile has always sparkled the same for my lens.

Pinup Pole Show Pinup of the Week: Cherry Rosie with a 1959 Ford U.K. Thames

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A husband/wife team and the maiden voyage for one of our regular’s new autos! Last week at the live Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show event, our favorite husband and wife photography team, Rick Guzman and Cherry Rosie, returned to stun us with more of their creative captures - and our regular guest, Daniel Cook (of Voodoo Disciples cc) brought his rare 1959 Ford U.K. Thames on it’s maiden voyage to attend the North Hollywood, CA show. Our next live event is August 17 and we hope to see you there! Today, let’s talk to photographer Rick Guzman about his love of photography, cars and his pinup-perfect wife.

TONYA KAY: What got you started shooting?

RICK GUZMAN: I started shooting in 2007. I was in love with my first car, a 1977 Malibu Chevelle Wagon. Everyone laughed at me, saying the Chevelle died in 1976, which is kind of true, in a way. She IS a Chevelle - I have all the original sales brochures to prove it. She proves it with her factory bucket seats. I figured since little was known about that car I would post pictures online. That is what started it all. My wagon and a point-and-shoot camera.

TONYA KAY: Why classic cars and pinups?

RICK GUZMAN: For the first year or two I couldn't take enough pictures of my car, and then some unfortunate events happened where people where were stealing parts from her. She went into storage and has been there since. She went dormant; however, my flame for shooting had just started. I started to attend every car show I could! Year after year, I couldn't get enough. My pictures weren't very good and my camera was nothing special, but the passion was there. Pinups were at shows as attendees, including my gal, Rosie. Every show we hit we made friends. We would talk to the car owners for hours. They would let her get in their cars for me to take pictures. We would make a whole day out of it. I think a classic and a pinup girl are like a mirror image of each other: raw, powerful beauty. They feed off of each other. They are each complete in their own sense but together they're one of something bigger. Something special. You can catch that something in a picture. That is the fuel to my flame...

TONYA KAY: Who is your favorite pinup model to work with?

RICK GUZMAN: My favorite pinup is my best friend, girlfriend, wife and high school sweetheart, Rosie. She loves the style and the car culture. She loves my passion for the art and enjoys the part she plays. She's been my model since day one. She never cared when I wasn't very good at taking pictures. She was always my model, and always smiled for me. Without her I would have never continued. I liked taking pictures of her in high school in the school bus. When we would ditch and go to the park, she'd smile for my camera. Those pictures are still my most fond images of her. Her smile has always sparkled the same for my lens.

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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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