Is alternative the new mainstream.

Is alternative the new mainstream.

6 posts
19 May 2015
With so many models currently pierced,or tattooe even those models with natural unblemished bodies into bondage, fetish, BDSM .
I pose the question is Alternative now Mainstream completing a total role reversal ?
Posted 19 May 2015
Keltica
Photographer
Keltica
It's risque and if you go to all that trouble and expense getting all those tatts and piercings then you would want to show them off. I wonder if in 20 years time it would be the same.

Personally, it stops me from using models who have lots of tatts., although it's mainly the under 30's that do.



Posted 19 May 2015
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
There are few if any mainstream models on any of these sites so to my mind it's all alternative and always has been.

Your use of the word unblemished I presume is intentional and with the intent of inciting some kind of reaction from those who choose to adorn their bodies with tattoos and piercings. It's not a word I would have used.
Posted 19 May 2015
Edited by marlhamphoto 19 May 2015
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictu..
Trends are trends, I have no idea what mainstream or alternative as descriptions are supposed to mean? I suspect the terms have little or no meaning. Tanning, cosmetic surgery, better dental surgery, underwear or tailored clothing, whitening teeth. Hair dyes, heeled shoes...which combination or application of all these defines either state?

Posted 19 May 2015
riddell
Photographer
riddell

No. Not even close to it.

Look at all your mainstream content, I don't see an abundance or even barely any of these models in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan etc. Nor do I see these kind of models adverting for M&S, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge.

I could go on, but I simply don't see models like this used in any kind of mainstream at all. In fact there are lots of other specific qualities they require.

Paul.
www.photographybyriddell.co.uk

Posted 21 May 2015
Photog3000
Photographer
Photog3000
Mainstream by definition is something that is more the norm and an answer would be yes as there are fewer and fewer unpierced and untattooed models about


Posted 21 May 2015
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