It's not only castings.....
If I'm trying to blag a free shoot with a model, I have to try & impress her with the fact I've got a mood board with ideas, that I already have a makeup artist, hairstylist & wardrobe onboard......Yet, when a model contacts me (which is not often on here), it's usually, NOT always, "hi, I'd love to shoot with you"...no mention of what they are bringing to the table.
In the same way we stereotype people from certain countries around the world...we wouldn't want British models to be thought of a lazy....right?
I'm not all that bothered really, an approach is nice in any case, and if the model appears to have a look or styling that appeals I really don't have the headroom to ignore her based on either her not being a gifted typist or perhaps just deciding not to waste too much time in indicating an interest.
I'm just not good enough to believe someone on first contact has to unfold every detail of their suitability, or that some who appear not so suitable actually turn out to make great pictures. Also as indicated by Barone, these approaches aren't particularly common anyway!
I normally just say "book me.. you wont be disappointed" -
I've yet to have anybody decline but they have never rebooked me, makes me wonder if they think my response means something else
(and if you lot have noticed the other thread you will know I'm taking the pi$$).
I try and give as much detail as possible about myself it's all about selling yourself .
what annoys me though, is that some photographers can't be bothered to reply , even if its a no.
Would be nice to know either way
I cater it to the individual casting, basic intro, confirm I meet criteria, any additional info I feel may be useful based on the casting information, offer to send any additional info or answer any questions.
When photographers message me saying they'd love to work with me but. they can't afford it/I'm not suitable for their work/other excuse I'm still flattered.
Same here, plus I respect their honesty.. Better than having somebody waste my time by applying to my "seeking paid work" casting then letting me know they don't want to pay a couple of messages into the conversation.