What is classed as adult?

What is classed as adult?

23 posts
4 March 2014
Hi all Ive been asked by a few different photographers to do "adult" work. I know the jist of adult work but it seems different people have different views on what is adult? I'm just looking for opinions and advice thankyou
Posted 4 March 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
If you're looking at doing any, get the photographer to clarify EXACTLY what he wants whether it simply be full nude, open-leg, finger/toy insersion or whatever.

Everyone will have their own definition and the only way to be sure is to have clear contact with the photographer (and use proper words, not buzz-words).

Posted 4 March 2014
Excellent! Thankyou for the help
Posted 4 March 2014
Flash
Photographer
Flash
Also, in my opinion check closely who the photographers are, check their references and their work. I can't understand why anyone would ask you to do adult work if you don't have adult listed in your work preferences, so it would set off alarm bells for me.

Posted 4 March 2014
Mansell
Photographer
Mansell
I understand that the types adult work that can be arranged through castings on this site (according to the rules) consists of:

Basic solo adult levels: open leg, open leg + spread shots sometimes referred to as 'pink' and then toys/insertions.

Interaction with the photographer is disallowed as is boy/girl work though hard girl/girl is allowed.



Hope this helps.
Posted 4 March 2014
Edited by Mansell 4 March 2014
You won't go far wrong if you read through this informative guide by Ian Thomson or message him, he is one of the most helpful, knowledgeable and professional photographers here on Purestorm
...http://www.iainthomson.com/internet-modelling-gu
Posted 5 March 2014
Edited by SuzyMonty 5 March 2014
Millzy82
Photographer
Millzy82
^ Even so, "adult" is still subjective to a degree. Some might consider full-frontal nudity (NOT open leg) to be adult whereas others might say adult levels start at open leg.

I completely agree with RedChecker to ask for exact details to avoid any misunderstanding.

Posted 5 March 2014
Neil_M
Photographer
Neil_M
I'd echo all of the above too Becky.

I'd be looking for clear descriptions / ideas, saves any confusion of any terminology or category.

Posted 12 July 2014
I too deem adult to be from open leg upwards but definitely ask and do not do anything you're not comfortable with. Keep in mind if the pics aren't for publication they will be for the photographer's pleasure so make sure you're okay with everything before you do it! As you don't have adult listed he may be liking the idea of getting shots of you that aren't out there at all...

Posted 12 July 2014
PHP_Photography
Photographer
PHP_Photogra..
What confuses me is that some models say they don't do full frontal/open leg, are happy to post bum pictures where you can see the "flaps" down.
Posted 13 July 2014
Edited by PHP_Photography 13 July 2014
Maybe they don't see those shots as intrusive from the back? Or maybe they assume you'd have seen more if it was a frontal open leg pose. Or maybe they just don't want to shoot adult with everyone that asks.

Posted 13 July 2014
PHP_Photography
Photographer
PHP_Photogra..
jessicard

Maybe they don't see those shots as intrusive from the back? .

Probably this.


Posted 13 July 2014
photostore
Photographer
photostore
Like a previous poster i don't like the idea that your being asked to shoot adult- it's not on your list,the fact you are entertaining the thought and not reporting them ? just adds possible pressure and unwanted attention for other models who will not appreciate the asking from photographers who think it's ok to request higher levels than those advertised .

Posted 13 July 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
There's nothing wrong with asking politely if a model will do adult and simply leaving it be when a model says no, especially as the OPs levels get close to the softer side of adult (nude, glamour, lingerie).

The problem is where photographers pester and push levels with models who don't do anything remotely close to adult work (eg. If they shoot fashion only)

Posted 13 July 2014
Edited by RedChecker 13 July 2014
blancho
Photographer
blancho
To me Adult is not about how much is on show or how many clothes are worn, but the intent or what the model is doing.

I have seen the most beautiful innocent images with everything on show and I have seen the the dodgiest images where the model is still wearing clothes

Having said that I think in general terms its erotically posed open leg upwards

My advice though is to clearly and politely write in your profile what you are happy to shoot, this really helps as I often have to ask 4 times what levels they are happy with, and other models get offended when I even ask something even though their profile says Adult, I am not a mind reader (and have a very small brain)

Posted 14 July 2014
To reply to this thread you must be a member. Click here to join