"It is next to impossible to supply consistently attractive pinups and fashion photography using negro models for the simple reason that there aren't that many attractive negro girls who have charm and are photogenic," the photographer said.
However, Black media outlets, like Jet Magazine, often included Black pin-up models in their pages.
Similarly, Ashleeta Beauchamp is determined to leave her stamp on pin-up modeling.
While she aspires to finish her Ph.D., Beauchamp told The Pin Up Club that she also wants to model full-time.
"Another goal of mine or rather a fantasy would be to continue to work as a pin-up model and even more so, to have the ability to burlesque dance for a living," she said. "Right now, it's more of a moonlighting job, but I really love it and its something I have so much passion for. The ability to express myself so creatively (and with so much glitter) has brought a lot of joy into my life."