I have just recieved yet another Blanket email from a model who has neither read my profile or taken the time to comprehend what it states. I know this is a small minority of models who do this, people will jump on the band wagon that this is just networking however I find it just as annoying as Anglia Windows ringing me. The next thing, this particular model who cold called me I discover is awaiting approval, strange I know as she has been on here a while, she cold called me a last month as well.
I don't do it but i know some models who do although they generally look at the persons portfolio/notes before contacting people, it can be quite handy for models who are travelling and have extra spaces to fill - I'm guilty of not actually checking casting calls myself so if somebody sends me a PM asking for a shoot there is a much better chance they will be able to arrange something quickly should I be interested if they PM me directly and offer a shoot to me. Granted its not everybodies cup of tea but it does work - if you aren't interested then ignoring/responding saying no thanks works. If you need to say no thanks more than once in a short space of time several times then respond saying "thanks again for the offer but still not interested" then block them if it really annoys you.
Taking a look at my e-mail inbox this morning (and every morning) - I get offers from websites I've put my details into, do I want to buy a plastic light up christmas tree or a dogs bed? nope, but one day something interesting might pop up in my inbox so its nice getting these updates even though they they do fill up my inbox.
Awaiting approval could mean many things, if you were genuinely interested in working with her then I'm sure you can find her elsewhere on the t'internet!
Well I just had an interesting email from ###@######, actually 2 emails, he sent it twice he was so incensed. It amazes me how some idiots work things out or read a few lines then make a lot of assumptions, yes I know on my profile it says I only work TFP/CD. I do pay models when I choose to, if I see a model I would like to work with then I offer her a rate, or if I put up a casting then generally that's paid as well.
Bob thinks that I expect all models to strip off for free, what a strange child he is!
And as for his last line "Go and ****ing die you knobhead" I think that is a little harsh, shame the troll hides behind the internet for his comments
Email removed - the US Realtor quoted was not responsible for the trolling email
I can't see it's that big a deal really. Admin have Sussed out what they think if someone is abusing the system.
Other than that, you have an email to delete, big deal, block if it bothers you. If you're a touring model then a blanket mail in the area makes sense, it's called networking.
For me, I find I get very little unsolicited mail here, hardly ever. Perhaps others are more popular, attractive, or wealthy
I don't understand what the problem is? Okay it's a little impersonal but if the model starts by saying "Hi, i know this is a little annoying and impersonal but am going to be in your area on the following dates and am contacting all local photographers to arrange possible shoots. My rates are ...."
Seriously where's the issue? Should a model type out the same message over and over again omitting a few words here and there in order to make every message different when ultimately they are all about the same thing!?