I applied to a casting call today - there was an age limit however, although I am a mature model, I am usually told I look younger than my age - so - depending on the casting, I sometimes apply. Even if I am not suitable for that particular shoot, often photographers wish to book me for another shoot anyway. In all my time as a model, I have never received a reply from a photographer that is rude, unpleasant or hurtful - I expect photographers who have posted casting calls to be serious, professional at all times and not have time to waste sending hurtful messages to models - what would they gain from this? I applied to as casting call today and received a reply from the photographer - it said something along the lines of "you look much older than your profile states" he may have been suggesting I lied about my age possibly - but was definitely out to undermine my confidence - perhaps other professionals could explain why someone would behave like this? Would it not be more professional to say "you are not suitable for this casting call" or just not reply at all.? I am a popular, hard working, published model. I have not been told you look older before. I have never lied about my age as I look great for my age & am proud of how I look. I am surprised by this & cannot understand why this photographer has been so unkind to me. Thankfully this has never happened to me before - you need a lot of confidence in this business and this sort of thing can damage it.
Ah the "There is an age limit but...." reply.
its often quite rude to ignore the terms of the casting so you made initial unwanted contact as for being told your old, im 23 and have been told many times on mm i look in my 40's and 50's lol just learn to deal with it this is an industry based on looks age dosnt have a look - no two people that are the same age will ever look the same but based on how my family look and my mam who is a year older then you then unfortunately you do look older not being nasty just an opinion based on the other people i know who are close to your age that dosnt mean you cant be a great model and of course you should receive courteous reply's but i dont believe that was massively offensive it just states the photographers opinion of you being unsuitable to the casting you reply to despite knowing you where unsuitable, you just have to learn there are limitations within modelling for everyone and your is unfortunately your age
I have got work from photographers who have posted cc that where not suitable for me.
It has put me off applying for CCs though - it's not something I have ever done before as I have not needed to.
I don't have to work with someone who is arrogant enough to believe he can carry on that way & it not back fire.