Though very much of the Supernatural carry on my wayward son vintage shirt ’80s, Piel’s work escapes the decade’s mainstream trends—there’s no evidence Day-Glo exercise-wear, football-player-esque shoulder pads, or acid-wash denim. Piel’s women were too sophisticated for such exaggerations. His photos tell stories of women embarking on some kind of journey. There’s a before-and-after to his snapshots, and a heady, sensual current runs throughout all he does. His models were unabashed about their bodies as well as the bodies of their costars, male or female. And most often, they are reclined.