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Although it might seem like an exaggeration, photographer Jim Narcy changes lives on a daily basis: He takes pin-up photographs of women wanting to express themselves in a different, beautiful way. “It’s really empowering,” Narcy says. “It’s a delight for them to see themselves as beautiful, and that’s a really big deal. It’s a boost for their self-confidence. They say they’re doing it for their husbands or their boyfriends, but really they’re doing it for them. I still am blown away by it.”

Today, Narcy’s pin-up company, Paper Dolls, is hosting its second annual Back to School Pin-Up Shoot at Bad Kittie Salon, 2909 East Colfax Avenue. The “tuition fees” for photo shoots range from $75 (for costuming only) to $625, which includes a one-hour private planning session, professional hair and makeup styling, two different looks, three sessions and a print package.

Although the party is being held in a public venue, some of the “students” prefer a more private shoot setting, which Narcy provides. Ladies interested in learning more about Paper Dolls can contact him to watch a portion of a photo shoot and meet the creative team on a tour; call 303-204-1666 or visit
Sat., Sept. 26, 2009

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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