Somewhere between cosplay, illustration, fashion photography, and fetish lifestyle, is the image-making of Mike James. His book sexy Super Girls is 128 pages of his unique photo-style. He sums it up best:
No matter the medium, my pinup girls all have the same curious style: mature, fit bodies, topped off with sweet, cherubic faces. I find the mixture of sweet faces and wicked bodies very alluring. I’ve become known for this style, which is evidenced even in my photography. That’s probably because I treat the photos as illustrations, first choosing models that fit my mental template. Afterwards, I do extensive retouching; tweaking the anatomy, re-coloring clothing, replacing backgrounds, whatever it takes to get the desired effect.