So the last two years i have done boudoir shots and glamour for you ladies in time for a Christmas calendar for their boyfriends gifts, the question is, what on gods green earth makes you think we would actually want one ? give me a new set of drill bits or a new sling for the rifle anyday. or maybe even if you were nicely squeezed into the outfit, thatwould be nice ! but a printed copy.....and you all say that wer'e not tuned into what makes you happy. one of the poor buggers thinks he's getting a wood lathe haha
"lacking a soh", again no, just i recognise a cynical dig when i see one, the thumbs up at the end did little to disguise it !we'll have to agree to disagree i guess,
Anyway can we please drop this now ? i'm actually interested in the workings of the female mind on this one, the girls seem genuinely very excited about their gift, i see lead balloons on the horizon. So girls....why ? and boys would you think it a great gift (assuming you were not a photographer for a moment)
Presumably the lack of response is because the situation that you describe is not one that most people recognize. Perhaps 'the ladies' you refer to aren't a)professional models, b)representative of all females.
If you are you are genuinely interested in an answer to the question, why don't you ask the people who actually asked you to shoot these gifts, rather than the astonished wider world.
On a sidenote I wonder why almost every other thread on here lately turns into needless confrontation or derision?
On a serious note, to actually address the question that was raised, I feel that the act of giving a boudoir keepsake to a loved one can be as much about the lady feeling good about herself as the gift itself. Ladies who are non-models report that having a boudoir or glamour photo session is a great confidence booster.
Andy, I thought your post was quite amusing! I had a similar experience when a friend asked me to do calendar for her husband for 2 years in a row for her husband's Christmas present. In the third year her husband asked me if his wife had asked me to photograph for a new calendar for him. I grinned (meaning yes) so he asked me to turn her request down and hint that he wanted a new lawn mower!
Unfortunately, there are members of Purestorm that take pleasure in taking an unnecessary swipe at people who post to the forum, and this is, unfortunately is driving members away from the forum, and in some cases away from Purestorm itself. If these people have nothing constructive to say, it is probably best that they say nothing at all!