I don't think any models I've worked with are putting themselves in harms way by coming to a shoot, unless maybe they get hit by a car on the way there or the ceiling collapses on them... and I'm not sure how useful a chaperone would be in those situations.KerryW91If you don't take certain precautions you are putting yourself in harms way.
My chaperone is normally my mum. She has nothing to do with the shoot just stands there. Then helps me in and out of my outfits. For one it's quicker. She stands on the sideline and keeps quiet. I tell any chaperone I have that they can't interject into the shoot. It's just between me and the photographer. My chaperone is also there to get me to where I need to go. I would never put my safety on a shoot in jeopardy that's why I have a chaperone. If you don't take certain precautions you are putting yourself in harms way. That's what I think about it to be honest
is it right or wrong to take a chaperone with you to a shoot? I'm asking views on this because I don't know what to do. I had a nasty letter off a photographer telling me I'd never be a model because I have a chaperone with me for my safety.
Your correct, but you cant really use them as a comparison. The only one would be the gyno, but having said that they are a medical professional, and you would think that they would have a great deal of experience and more to lose in a professional practice. The others can be compared as you dont really get your clothes off in a 1 on 1 situation. I am not disagreeing though as i dont dont really like chaperones, but do allow them as i know that the models are usually nervous or possibly untrusting to begin with, and that is fine by me and part of human nature. To the OP, please read the tips on keeping models safe thread, so you can make every possible move to protect yourself and the need for chaperones less.IconicYou do not bring an escort to a job interview. You do not bring an escort to the gyno. You do not bring an escort to a date. You do not bring an escort to the corner shop. You do not bring an escort to the gym.
Gym - what if you're working out just before closing time with no one else around and the creepy receptionist comes in to lock up...?