Apparently a lot of glamour photographers get requests from random blokes asking how to get their wives naked in front of a camera. It's a bizare thing that's been mentioned a few times on these forums and so I now feel like I'm part of the club.
I can only guess they must think that glamour photographers have unfathomable powers of seduction/persuasion and want some tips on how to get women (in general) to get naked for them - seriously though, I'm probably the last person they should ask.
did you tell them the secret is usually involving a wedge of cash to help relieve the ladies of their knickers.?
With wives maybe offering to do the dishes or doing the ironing for a week might also work.
I had a similar experience some years ago. A friend told me of one of his work colleagues who wanted help setting up lights. I said I'd teach him some stuff and we met up at his house to discuss how much he knew and what kind of work he wanted to do. His wife sat next to me on the sofa and after a few minutes he brought out an album containing a lot of nude and semi nude images of a female. I started lokking then realised that the female in question was sitting next to me. I confess that I did not feel exactly comfortable. The shoot never happened as we could not find a studio locally when we were both free.
I've shot the non-model wives of a couple of photographers from this site arty nudee style - at the photographers' request. However I also came close to being thumped - really! - by another photographer from this site when he felt his non-model partner was showing too much interest in my port and started to ask about a shoot during one of the Purestorm meet-and-greets in London!
I was 'ordered' to draw the eighteen year old secretary of one of my collectors (nude of course) a few years back when I was in London. Kinda awkward as just the week before I'd drawn his wife (nude). Oh the humanity.
Back in the early 90's I got a call from a saleswoman at Allied Crowbar(Dunbar), I never bought any insurance but did finish up shooting her nude plus an order for a couple of 6ft x 4ft poster prints for her husbands birthday present,the husband was so impressed I also ended up doing all the advertising work for his companies.
You never know where things might lead.