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Edgy - I shoot edgy nudes, but what do models understand by the term 'Edgy'

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John Coles is off-lineSilver Member
16 November 2012 11:21
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I believe that when I post a casting call for 'Edgy Nude' models, both the models and I know exactly what we mean and work well together (check my portfolio if it helps). But what do YOU, as MODELS think the term 'Edgy' means? What does it mean to you? I'd really like to know for my new book. Thanks for helping! John


Chrissie Red is off-line
16 November 2012 15:14
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Hrm..

I know if I say it I mean a little gritty/raw and not the usual pretty nudes.

However I've been asked to do edgy nudes in the past, and have asked for clarification of what they mean by "edgy" and have had concepts from "flowers on my vagina" to "playing dead over a gravestone" - or they have used the term edgy when what they really meant was erotic - very erotic.



rootofsilence is off-line
16 November 2012 21:22
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Had a look at your work, I actually think its more spiral than edgy


Phoenix is off-line
17 November 2012 02:57
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Quote from rootofsilence
Had a look at your work, I actually think its more spiral than edgy



I have to agree, your work is definitely more spiral


Tiina  is off-line
17 November 2012 03:23
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I've been told my look is edgy..and I do lot of nude.
"live your dream, don't dream your life" x


17 November 2012 07:17
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I don't think it means anything, apart from possibly "I want to shoot something outside the norm".

If someone approached me saying "I want to shoot edgy nudes" I'd ask for clarification, because like Chrissie said it could mean anything really.
"The poetic, the scientific, the erotic - why should the imagination care which master it serves?" - Ian McEwan


Profile Pictures is off-line
17 November 2012 07:58
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Like 'on the edge'? Perhaps something that's totally at the boundary of what's acceptable? Or with an undertone which puts the scene on edge? Sharply defined and delineated?

It's a barely functional term used to cover a gap in imagination or intent, usually more spurious than spiral.


Skymouse is off-lineGold Member
17 November 2012 08:46
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Edgey has two meanings that I'm aware of:

1. Nervous; "on edge".

2. Borrowing a style or mottiff that is supposed to suggest the risqué, sexual, or unconventional, while in fact staying safe for the coffee table. Closely related in concept to non-pornographic "fetish".

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


John Coles is off-lineSilver Member
17 November 2012 08:53
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Thanks for all the helpful responses folks. I'm particularly interested to hear from MODELS because they are often the last to be asked, and models often have a different understanding of the term 'edgy' (especially 'edgy nude') to that of photographers.
Many thanks, John


Peter Hague is off-line
17 November 2012 08:55
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It's just the latest buzz word that's in fashion that people throw about to say "I'm different to the rest of the pack" (and by different they mean better). 'Creatives' used to be the word, but that's drifting out now.

Users of these words invariably wear designer glasses and drink double decaf frappamochalattes.
"I am the one who knocks" - Walter White



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