2015-05-Kieffer01Warbird Pinup Girls

Recognized worldwide as the premier aviation pinup photographer, Christian Kieffer combined the class, elegance, grace, and timeless fashion of 1940’s pinup girls with the power and majesty of vintage warbird aircraft to create the stunning imagery in this collection.

Priding himself on authenticity, Christian brings the era of the greatest generation to life in this photographic reverie. During the show’s opening night on May 1st (First Friday), the photographer will be on hand to talk about his work and will be accompanied by a few of the inspirational pinup models in period dress.


Christian Kieffer

Exhibit Dates

Friday, May 1 –  Wednesday, June 3

Gallery Location & Hours

Coe Camera Gallery
220 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA   17601

Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm
Sat – 10am-2pm

Extended hours on Frist Fridays 10am-9pm

2015-05-Kieffer02Artist Biography

With more than 15 years of experience behind the camera, Christian Kieffer has established himself as the pre-eminent warbird pinup photographer in the world.

After graduating from the Southeast Center of Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach Florida, Christian was chosen from more than 4,000 photographers to intern and eventually staff with Walt Disney Creative Photography department in Orlando.  In his time with Disney, he handled many large-scale photography shoots including national advertising campaigns as well as film and television projects.

In 1999, Christian left Disney and moved west to Los Angeles to join the motion picture industry where he worked on more than one hundred productions including Vanilla Sky, Swordfish, AI, BMW Films.com projects, and numerous TV commercials.  In 2004 Christian moved to Melbourne Australia where he pursued his personal photography projects as well as work on editorial imagery.

In 2006, Christian returned to the East coast of the United States where he and his wife Gili started their own multimedia company, Elysium Multimedia.  Highly motivated to start a project where he could assert complete creative control, Christian reached into the past for inspiration.   With assistance from his wife in the design and styling of his shoots, they have successfully juxtaposed the popular fashion and style of 1940’s pinup girls with the glory and grandeur of vintage aircraft in an extensive series of extraordinary photographs.

Each year the couple sells a collection of their best imagery in the “Warbird Pinup Girls Calendar,” which is now in its 5th annual edition.