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
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.
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
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...
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.
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 .
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)
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)