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23 July 2012 13:51
alshepherd
Model


What do you parents think of what you do, modeling wise or photography? When I started my mum didn't talk to me for 3 weeks, which is quite an achievement considering we live in the same house! She asked what my boyfriend thought, expecting me to say he hated it (he's very proud of me and knows its raised my self confidence) she seems to think I don't respect myself which I do. And that I go and shoot with random "creeps" , I always do a little background check before, I'm much more intelligent than she thinks. My dad is fine with it, he just wants to know I'm safe. I just wondered if anyone has had negative feed back from family or friends?
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23 July 2012 13:52
Socialdisaster
Photographer


Well.

My father is on PS as a photographer. So...
Modesty is just arrogance in stealth mode


Chrissie Red is off-line
23 July 2012 14:13
Chrissie_Red
Model
Chrissie_Red
Location
United Kingdom
Tayside
Perthshire

Both are happy and proud of me, Mum always likes seeing everything I do.. Dad doesn't like seeing the nude pictures.. My grand parents are also proud, they went around their village handing out my business cards :-S My sister doesn't "get it", she thinks nudity is horrible and that photographers are all perverts but she is the type who think s most things she doesn't understand are disgusting. Strange thing is in the beginning before I got paid her issue with it was because I was doing it for nothing, now her feelings haven't changed she still thinks its "weird". I will never change her mind, she is who she is haha.

Some people will never understand it. Its their problem rather than ours

On a side note it might have helped that I lived with my parents when I started modelling, some of my bestfriends are photographers now - my parents have met a few photographers and enjoyed their company. My mum and dad both know how much modelling means to me and how happy it makes me so to them as long as i'm happy and not hurting myself then there is no harm in what I choose to do with myself.


Ali L is off-line
23 July 2012 14:29
Ali_L
Model
Ali_L
Location
United Kingdom
East Yorkshire
Hull

My mother hates it, I'm not allowed to mention it when I'm round, and I don't do anything vaguely revealing! Silly woman... :P But she won't stop me from doing it, as long as I know I'm safe.
My Da's proud of me, likes to know what's happened, and see the images too, but he barely speaks to me, so it's not really that much support.
I think my friends and boyfriend are the most supportive to be fair, much more so than my family.


Skymouse is onlineGold Member
24 July 2012 03:53
skymouse
Photographer
skymouse
Location
United Kingdom
London
London

Quote from Chrissie_Red
Some people will never understand it. Its their problem rather than ours



100% spot on

I'm in the fifth decade of my life so it wouldn't make sense for me to make my choices according to people's perceptions and impressions. Plus it's my job which I've been publicly associated with for years, anybody can find my occupation with a few keystrokes, and I've even been on TV discussing it a few times, so it's kind of "out there" by now

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx.


 Phil_M is off-line
24 July 2012 04:51
Phil_M
Photographer
Phil_M
Location
United Kingdom
Greater Manchester
Stockport

My parents, despite their age (70's) are actualy quite immature about it.

My dad has a sort of Benny Hill reaction to some of my stuff. A Sid James chuckle and a smile. Many of the younger models may not recognise these references but just think 70's seaside postcard humour and you're there.

My mum, she chuckles and usualy says something like, "she wants to go home and put her vest on, she'll get chin cough" (whatever that is) She is also curious about how it all works, questions like, "why do models want to take their clothes off in front of strangers?" I mean, how do you answer that succinctly !!? How do you explain that the question is wrong?

Ive stopped showing my stuff to my mum. If its not posed and lit like a photo booth and the model isnt smiling like a school photo ..she doesnt get it. By way of example, there is a levitation type photo on my portfolio with the model, Poppy, floating in front of a window. Im quite proud of it. My mums first reaction? "Why is she doing that?"


24 July 2012 04:54
MattButlerPhoto
Photographer


Everyones cool with it! Gf and parents. Though to be fair my gf occasionally gets jealous but not in an overly negative way.


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24 July 2012 07:06
Follyhouse
Photographer
Follyhouse
Location
United Kingdom
Leicestershire
Hinckley

Quote from PhilMairs
My parents, despite their age (70's) are actualy quite immature about it. My dad has a sort of Benny Hill reaction to some of my stuff. A Sid James chuckle and a smile. Many of the younger models may not recognise these references but just think 70's seaside postcard humour and you're there. My mum, she chuckles and usualy says something like, "she wants to go home and put her vest on, she'll get chin cough" (whatever that is) She is also curious about how it all works, questions like, "why do models want to take their clothes off in front of strangers?" I mean, how do you answer that succinctly !!? How do you explain that the question is wrong? Ive stopped showing my stuff to my mum. If its not posed and lit like a photo booth and the model isnt smiling like a school photo ..she doesnt get it. By way of example, there is a levitation type photo on my portfolio with the model, Poppy, floating in front of a window. Im quite proud of it. My mums first reaction? "Why is she doing that?"







24 July 2012 07:34
Buddygb
Photographer


My mum loves it - she did a bit of bikini modelling in the 70's so understands the motivation. She particularly likes to read my feedback. She says it makes her happy to know so many people are saying nice things about me

So no bad feedback, ever. You'll upset my mum and you wouldn't want to do that, would you?

My dad's an artist and always railed against photography as not being a valid art form. After long discussions and showing him some of my stuff he eventually bought a camera and gave it a go. A year on he's sold it and gone back to his oils... still enjoys my work though.

My brother thinks I'm a pornographer.

My wife is very supportive and has often given me very sound advice (she used to do a bit of photography herself so has a good eye for it) and kept my feet on the ground. She has even been known to attend the odd shoot.
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Hannah Ashlea is off-line
24 July 2012 08:39
HannahAshlea
Model
HannahAshlea
Location
United Kingdom
Northamptonshire
Northampton

My mum loves what I do and I always share my newest images with her. I've always said that if I wouldn't be happy showing my Mum the picture, I won't shoot it.
I don't have a lot of contact with my Dad but I think he's ok with it.
My grandparents won't shut up about it, telling all of their friends about it and shoving my pictures into everyone's faces exclaiming "THAT'S MY GRANDDAUGHTER!"
I'm pretty sure my brother sees it as me "doing a bit of modelling" as a hobby or a phase. Which is fair enough, since I can't seem to get it into my head that he is an actual DnB DJ, rather than just "he does some DJing". He plays at the likes of Random Concept and HTID raves, so it's not exactly "just a bit of Djing".

In all, I have a very supportive family

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