I think this is my first post in these forums ever, even though I have been a member of this site for many years already... hello guys
I found a UK based model who signed up to this site recently and doesn't have any photographer references. I want to book her and fly her in to Paris but don't want to risk a no-show after spending 200 euro on flight tickets so I would like to talk to a photographer she worked with recently, to check whether all is ok. I could ask her for some names of photographers of course but is there also something like a reference forum on this site?
Another thing I'm considering is asking a photographer who lives close to her to do a test shoot with her at my expenses. I want to book her for commercial glamour shoots so it would be worth the investment. Do you guys think this would be a good idea?
There are no 'hidden' forum sections on Purestorm - see this link for guidance on the Reference system. G14 ~§~ The Feedback System ~§~
To contact a photographer who has worked with the model click on the email link at the top of their page
As far as I am aware there is no 'reference ' forum on this site. If she has images on this site just ask for details of the photographers. It may be that she has images and references on other sites. I am sure that you will find a photographer who will shoot with her at your expense -will you pay upfront? Where is she based?
Your own references are from several years ago, do you have any more recent that would encourage a model to work with you?
Id think a better idea, one which makes sense if you're planning on making a realistic investment here - is to book a model with a track record you can rely on. Why not use an agency in France even? Seems an awkward decision to do what you've suggested given the comfortable regular methods available.
Hey Cody, cool... you were the first model giving me a reference on net-model
I have asked her for names of photographers she worked with before, otherwise I'll ask her for her Facebook page. I just want to know whether she's real.
I would go with your idea of getting someone who's opinion you value to do a test shoot with her, if she can't provide previous references.
I have had to do test shoots before bigger shoots (including one which involved flights) and that seems to be a nice way to reassure everyone.
(and PS we've never ended up shooting together yet! )
I asked the models about photographers she worked with, she read my mail but didn't reply. Then I asked her if I should arrange a test shoot with a photographer near her at my expenses which would provide her with new photos for her portfolio, she read the message but didn't answer. She moved to the UK from another country, the photos she has on her page were shot up till 3 years ago in that previous country.