The idiots are the majority user base of sites such as these. The photographers who have skills levels in line with the terrible model ports they pay for. They are the silent majority, the income of the owners. I believe modelling and photography has levels (not that kind of level..) and it all evens out in the end. The great models work with the great photographers. The good, with the good, the Ok with the Ok and the rest? Well, with the rest.photostorei have to ask what idiots are actually paying these people.
Plenty of horny guys with cameras willing to shoot anyone if they'll get their foof out and open for a reasonable price.
What's with the thinly veiled negative comments about nudity though? I understand its fine to have a moan that everyone else is at fault for your state of mind relative to your photography experience, but you want to edge in the nudity comments too? Why is that do you think? Is a model more substandard if they wear fewer clothes then? Surely you aren't alarmed or surprised that some of the range of models shoot to topless or nude? As an alternative view, there's some fairly dismal photography about, but not only does it provide work for people, it's also just part of a spectrum for any of the participants from the site surely? Might be I misread you, but you baited the title with 'controversial' and all I saw was bleating and some disdain for nudity; perhaps there was more to the point.
Your view of a competent model is just your view. The elephant in the room here is that you think it's perfectly ok for a model to be delusional as long as she doesn't ask to be paid. My opinion is that I won't work with a model that isn't worth paying. If I'm not interested in working with a model I just don't care what they do. Just because you think these girls that you think can't model (presumably because you can't judge a model by anything other than a top photographer's photos in her portfolio) you think they should work for free. If you don't think a model is any good why would you care whether she is asking for paid work, surely you wouldn't work with someone you thought incompetent just because they'd shoot with you for free, would you ? To spend your time moaning about people you don't want to shoot seems rather sad. This is a market, if the model won't work for you at a rate you think she's worth, then don't shoot her. It's glaringly simple.photostoreok here goes, "veiled negative comments about nudity " Where did you get that, firstly i dont think any of my comments were "veiled" for anyone who missed i do not think getting your tits out qualifies anyone as a model and i thought i made that clear, i have no issue with nudity, seriously, have you even looked at my port ? probably more with nudity than not ! Is it too much to expect a "model" to be able to do just that ? how many models on here or other forums are really doing it for the love of it ? even if accepting payment. most likely the reasons for a lot modelling on these forums are: I'm genuinly interested and want to try this, usually scared away within a fortnight once their mailbox fills up with dodgy requests I hate doing this but it's a quick way to pay off my debts im between jobs/college it's just an addition to my sex worker income (or another avenue to paid sex work punters ) oh no he did'nt really say that did he ? yep i sure did ! im going to be the next big thing (delusional) the list is long and varied modelling as a job is no differrent to any other, you have to work at it, devote time to it and to excell at it you most likely have to love it . if you cant do that then it shows in the results and i for one will now ask, "so you want paid do you ?