I very rarely post - only when I'm either very happy or very irritated - I am currently the latter...
I'm not going to be naming names but can we have a quick show of hands who thinks this IS or ISN'T appropriate
Iv been asked this many a time I'm sure you have too ... I'm not after a huge debate or any bitchyness please just a vote yay or nay
A photographer asks me to do a style of boy girl - I ask him to define what he means - we determine its just soft artistic not hard boy girl so that's fine - I ask who the other model is or if he needs me to organise the other guy or give him recommendations if guys iv worked with
He says he was thinking he would do it
When I ask how he will model & take photos he says he'll use a remote ect
I say I don't believe good photos can be achieved this way & it is not my job to pose with photographers only to work with other proffessional models
Now some of you may know me or have worked with me or have heard of me some of you haven't but after 4 years and an extensively published career thus far I class myself as proffessional
I don't believe it is appropriate for me to be asked to pose nude with a photographer who isn't a model
But he thinks I am in the wrong for saying no & pretty much thinks I'm being a bitch in short lol
Just wondered girls - & guys if you want to get involved - just out of interest - is this normal proffessional behaviour?
Or am I right in saying i will only pose with another pro model not a random photographer?
& taking work from great male models who know what they are doing
03 January 2013 09:16 This topic has raised an interesting issue on which we would like Premium members' opinions
in this thread in Premium Model Chat. Thanks
I don't understand why it shouldn't be possible to get decent art-nudes in the circumstances you described - perhaps you need to ask him for examples of his previous work shot in that way and then decide whether or not he's capable of pulling it off.
Your argument about male models losing work as a result is laughable TBH.
I've had the same dealings with a Photographer over on Model Mayhem sounds just the same as you describe definitely something not right and I wish more could be done about this kind of thing
If I find his mail I will forward to you
we determine its just soft artistic not hard boy girl so that's fine
If it is not hardcore and is consensual it would be difficult for Purestorm to classify it as inappropriate
particularly as many professional models and photographers working in the Adult & Art genres
consider non-hardcore male/female shoots to be "Erotic" rather than "Adult".
However Purestorm specifically prohibits hardcore boy/girl and POV/Gonzo shoots.
It's not inappropriate to ask a model to do this. Some people both model and take photos (whether as amateurs or commercially in one and/or the other case). It's also possible for someone to do both at once. By analogy, think of movie directors who appear in their own movies, or player-managers in the football world, etc.
It is inappropriate, however, to be rude to a model just because they don't want to do a certain kind of shoot.