Shooting with Roy Varga
As some of you may or may not know, Roy Varga is a published freelance photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. He's been working his craft since 2005.
Not to be confused with Alberto Vargas, (1896 – 1982), the infamous Peruvian painter of pin-up girls, however, both are artists in their own right who happen to share not only a similar last name but an appreciation and skill of capturing beautiful women -- one on canvas, another on film!
Roy hustles cross-country year 'round -- 38 states if anyone is counting -- toting not only his invaluable camera gear and equipment but his grand and elaborate photography sets, most meticulously handmade, along with his beloved pitbull, Miss June, aptly named after June Carter Cash, Johnny's wife.
A self-confessed, "normal down to earth guy" his demeanor is just as described -- "pretty chill and rarely uptight." A tatted, gentle giant, one of Varga's claims to fame is his mantra, "We love working with first time gals and showing them how gorgeous we can make them look." His website features a plethora of "before" and "after" shots of ordinary girls-next-door turned into bombshell vixens. His genre of photography ranges from cosplay to fetish to pinup. He has had the pleasure of working with some of our favorite alternative models, including Masumi Max
and Sabina Kelly
So when we heard Varga was coming to Sarasota, Florida for his last city tour, we leaped at the chance! Three retro-inspired sets were available: 1. Pink Bathtub (complete with a pink, self-bubbling, clawfoot tub), 2. Space Girl (outfitted with "out-of-this-world" alien creatures and a UFO), and 3. Two Bad Ass Hotrods; a black 1941 Ford Coupe and a creamy-white 1954 GMC Suburban -- all of which were stationed at a cool local metal work shop, Saltworks