Is it normal

42 posts
3 July 2012
Chrissie_Red
Seen plenty of images which suggest otherwise from photographers who source their models via purestorm, but then I presume the shoot details were completed via e-mail.
All done via the website emailing system.
Posted 3 July 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
JennyPins

Thank you. I have to agree that even though my feet are not ugly I'd much prefer the focus to be on my figure.


Your username is a little unfortunate then - pins being a commonly understood slang term for legs.

It may be that which [partly] encouraged his enquiry in the first place.
Posted 3 July 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 3 July 2012
bravepioneer
Photographer
bravepioneer
If it's for UKtickling.com then I suspect you'll be fine. I know a few models who have worked with this guy and all have said it was (quite literally) an absolute laugh. He obviously touches you because you're going to be tickled. I suspect he didn't quite explain himself.

His model roster is pretty impressive too, compared to many UK run sites. A good few glamour models listed who certainly don't do porn.

Posted 3 July 2012
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
You do not have to accept any offer from anyone even if its well within your levels. If you are uncomfortable, politely decline. If they then start arguing, they are almost certainly trying to bully you to change your mind.

Then you are well within your rights to block / ignore or if against site rules, report.

You really need to be sure and comfortable with what you are being asked before ever agreeing.

Posted 3 July 2012
katiesoze
Photographer
katiesoze
Yes it is normal for submissions to 'The casting couch' .com
Posted 3 July 2012
bravepioneer
If it's for UKtickling.com then I suspect you'll be fine. I know a few models who have worked with this guy and all have said it was (quite literally) an absolute laugh. He obviously touches you because you're going to be tickled. I suspect he didn't quite explain himself. His model roster is pretty impressive too, compared to many UK run sites. A good few glamour models listed who certainly don't do porn.
No it wasn't that person. It was someone else that I guess I cannot and should not name as it's not professional. Still that said I won't be allowing anyone to tickle my feet or body.
Posted 3 July 2012
mgphotomedia
Your username is a little unfortunate then - pins being a commonly understood slang term for legs. It may be that which [partly] encouraged his enquiry in the first place.
Trust me to have nice legs and decide to use pins. Thank God I didn't use the other P word. The one ending in Y and not K.
Posted 3 July 2012
I would say that it is normal to approach someone for that kind of work on this site. It is within the site rules to advertise certain kinds of shoots where there is some interaction with the photographer (e.g., spanking, tickling, rope bondage). HOWEVER, it is NOT normal, or reasonable, for a photographer to get nasty with you if you decline the offer. And as far as I'm concerned, saying that you are happy with fetish modelling should not mean that you are comfortbale with every fetish that exists. In fact, I doubt there are many models who would honestly be comfortable with every style of fetish modelling thw world has to offer. Any reasonable person should know this. It may be a good idea to write something on your profile notes like: 'I'm comfortable with some fetish genres of modelling. Please message me if you have a shoot idea and I will let you know if this is within my comfort zone'. Ruby
Posted 3 July 2012
Mike_Dainty_ARTIST
Photographer
Mike_Dainty_ARTIST
Seems then that I wasn't that far from the mark (god i love being right... why is there never a smiley icon for narcissistic nipple tweaking when you want one)

Mike_Dainty_ARTIST

Whats Normal??.....Playing Devils advocate here - but at least you were asked which gives you the chance to politely decline his offer. As other's have said it sounds like gonzo which in any form (mild or stronger) isn't allowed to be arranged via this site. Gonzo is a big part of the adult industry though so in that respect it is "normal". There is a photographer I have seen on MM who does quite interesting foot fetish shots and who often employs the gonzo type of shot (hand on the feet etc.) and while mild, this is still clearly fetish and gonzo, but it is also clear from his portfolio, that this is what he does, he is not hiding it and it seems from his portfolio that he has both respect towards and from his sitters. Gonzo, even mild, is not seen as "normal" in the non-adult end of the market though but better to be asked before any shoot takes place than surprised on the day. Mike.


I would not think "asking" to undertake this type of interaction was abnormal given your willingness to undertake some types of fetish work. feet fetish is after all one of the 'biggees'. Of course its your choice to decline if this is too OTT for you. It's probably a different photographer than I was thinking of (as I think he was an  american) but his work was rather interesting (IMHO). Being rude is another forum thread.
Now if anyone wants to do a little like fetish with me, I can promise that no ACTUAL touching will take place. i just want to poke you with a pointy stick.

Mike.
Posted 6 July 2012
diipii
Photographer
diipii
Not normal.
Not professional.
Not nice.

Posted 6 July 2012
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
JennyPins

He blamed me because on my port I added fetish. I guess my fault. I know there are lots of fetishes and I didn't expect a photographer to want to touch me and video it. Basically he wanted to tickle me on my feet and sides and other places. It's a Pity he was rude because I said no


I wouldn't blame you for the problem.  Fetish in my eyes would mean rubber, latex, stockings or similar being worn in stills NOT someone touching you while they video you.  You did the right thing by asking him for details and he should have said "fair enough"  when you said no as it's up to you what you're happy doing in your modelling work.
Posted 7 July 2012
Tklr2002
Photographer
Tklr2002
bravepioneer
If it's for UKtickling.com then I suspect you'll be fine. I know a few models who have worked with this guy and all have said it was (quite literally) an absolute laugh. He obviously touches you because you're going to be tickled. I suspect he didn't quite explain himself. His model roster is pretty impressive too, compared to many UK run sites. A good few glamour models listed who certainly don't do porn.
Thanks bravepioneer...UK Tickling is my site and I consider myself pretty safe! I feel the need to jump in and make it clear that the original posting was not about me or my sites. That said, I do think there is a lot of misunderstanding going on in the responses to this thread. It is pointless to view this from the perspective of still photography, since that is not what is being described. On a typical photoshoot, there would be no obvious reason for the tog to touch the model - when I am shooting stills, there is no contact between the subject and myself. Tickling video shoots are very different as they do neccesitate some contact. The tickling is real and the focus is mainly on the models reaction, not purely on the body part being tickled or on the person doing the tickling. Sometimes it will actually be another model tickling the model or even two models tickling a third, however this obviously doubles or triples the cost of a shoot. I will tend to do multiple model shoots only with regular models that I know well so that I can predict how the scenes are likely to work out. I feel the references to 'gonzo' work are inappropriate, and again represent a misunderstanding. There is an assumption that this is adult level work, and that some sexual contact will be involved - hence any contact from the photographer will be an excuse for traditional gonzo/pov. I personally don't shoot adult content - boy/girl, girl/girl, solo, toys etc. The tickling is very far removed from this and many of my regular models shoot to clothed levels only. Regarding the OP's concerns, I would say that if you are not comfortable with it then don't do the shoot. It's not a question of whether or not it's 'normal' (many people out there would consider mild bondage photograhy abnormal!), it's a question of whether you feel comfortable doing the shoot and whether the person casting for the shoot is legitimate. A legitimate producer will not try and pressure you into it and will have a website or content to show you on request - there are few if any, genuine tickling sites in the UK at present. To date, I have shot around 150-200 models without any complaints but I will hardly ever email potential models out of the blue. I get a good response to castings and many new models contact me via word of mouth. Without wishing to sound arrogant, I turn away more models than I shoot (this is paid work after all!) and if I had to talk someone into shooting, I would not see them as suitable. Put simply, I don't want to shoot models that are uncomfortable with it as the content will not be good. It isn't for everyone, but in my experience those who do the shoots really enjoy them and will want to shoot again!
Posted 31 Aug 2012
Edited by Tklr2002 31 Aug 2012
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