Seems to me that Essex togs don't want to work with Essex models. I tend to find more work outside. Really strange or is it just me lol. I do special rates aswell for Essex photographers to get a work relationship going but ey.
I have made quite a few castings over a couple of years and I can count on one hand The Essex based models that want to shoot I now contact models direct too shoot its a lot easier I offer a studio Dressed hair by me Often a Mua And great deal of effort and energy into the shoots I produce And still it's difficult for Essex based models I don't know why , if you find the reason Michelle Let me know Rich
I guess, much like cambridge also, london is so close you get a lot of competition from models that way. I know when I place a CC, nearly all the replies are from london with two or three from camsb / essex / herts.
There are rumors that the recession is over but I strongly doubt it....so people are still watching their spare cash and I suspect that the number of guys with cash to spend on photographing pretty girl for fun (which probably sums up most of the paid work on here) is still limited.
Whether Essex is unusual in this respect I don't know. It might be that Essex photographers find it easier to arrange TF shoots. Or as mentioned above, those with the cash find London models.
IF our reputation is good based on: If we respond to messages no matter who they are from and whether they wish to pay us or not. IF we respond to ALL those that apply for our castings (especially when they can see the message has been read) even if we turn them down politely. If we sometimes compromise. If we respect everyone no matter how much experience they have. IF we resist being aloof and dismissive. If we are polite and courteous. If we work hard to keep our reputation in tip top condition then we should not have a problem working with anyone we wish to- now or in the future. Models & Photographers talk to each other about other Models & Photographers wherever they are!