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canonboy1066 is off-lineSilver Member
23 April 2015 16:49
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Hi all I have hade a request from a new model to do a beach bikini shoot. What is the minimum age the model can be to do a shoot like this. The model is 16.
Would appreciate some advise on this matter please
Thanks billy.


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23 April 2015 17:17
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There is no minimum age. All the law states is it is illegal to take an indecent image of a child. Which is anyone under 18.
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23 April 2015 19:51
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Quote from redbaron
There is no minimum age. All the law states is it is illegal to take an indecent image of a child. Which is anyone under 18.




And defining "indecent" is a can of worms!
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23 April 2015 20:16
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Just had a look at your port and I don't understand why you'd want to shoot a 16 year old in a bikini - regardless of whether or not the images were considered indecent.

If you were a high street professional with a reputation and a portfolio to match then that would be one thing. But as an amateur with a portfolio full of am-glam you'll be judged in a different light by anyone who becomes aware of the shoot - teachers, family, school friends, parents of school friends etc etc.


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24 April 2015 02:14
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Why would anyone in their right mind even consider going down this route?
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24 April 2015 02:29
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Try reading my original post befor posting ur reply. I was asking on behalf of the model as I did not know the law stood on that subject.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
24 April 2015 02:48
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As said, the law is ambiguous. But why risk putting yourself in the firing line? (be it a parent's anger, police investigation, risk to your job etc.)

I personally wouldn't even shoot U18s fully clothed, not only are people too hyper-sensitive over these issues (even if legal) they can also cause merry hell via social media (anonymously too).
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24 April 2015 03:18
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The only way I would shoot a minor, even fully clothed, would be with written parental consent and the parent or legal guardian present for the whole shoot. I would probably decline the work due to the extra 'hassle-factor'.
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24 April 2015 03:45
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Quote from redbaron
There is no minimum age. All the law states is it is illegal to take an indecent image of a child. Which is anyone under 18.




This is best avoided unless on a professional shoot for a catalogue company like NEXT ( where you have a genuine reason for this shoot, but no doubt NEXT would probably use a model over 18 ). Any sign of the images looking sexual and that could be many things from posing to bikini cut etc is a no go.

(remember catalogue companies have stylist and are use to working with under 18s and would have correct procedures in place)

If the police look at the images and they decide they are indecent then they would take matters further.

My advice shoot a model who is over 18 with ID. (passport or photo driving license)


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24 April 2015 06:10
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Personally I cannot even understand why you are asking the question. Even if it is not on your behalf it is something that should be avoided like the plaque. It is so full of problems that somewhere along the line the smallest slip could become the biggest problem in your life.



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