I think this is really out of order I take someone with me to every shoot I go to no matter what, Im not assuming things you just cant be too careful these days, togs should respect that
No, sorry, why does this thread exist? Beyond me!
The bogey man is alive and well and he carries a camera. How else can you explain such near hysteria about photographers? You are either some sad child molester, mad rapist with studio or just a plain out and out terrorist. Ever went for a job interview on your own ladies? Did you ever consider taking along a minder to sit in during said interview? Would you have been pissed off if they did not allow your chaperone to take part in the interview. Maybe they could have passed round the cups, arranged the chairs, etc, etc. Totally over the top reaction to those who do not like chaperones when shooting. I can and do understand if that was for personal health reasons but the situation should be fully explained to the photographer. They may have to make special arrangements to ensure your healthy & safety during the shoot so they need to know. I have had several experiences where "chaperones" have inhibited the model (not about taking their clothes off or similar) where they have not been as relaxed as they could be and they constantly looked over to the chaperone for approval in what they were doing. That does not "add" to a shoot - believe me. Now can we move away from assuming those who do not like chaperones as being some sort of - dodgey person> etc?
Maybe I'm being naive, but I honestly can't think what these "health reasons" might be. I suppose if the model was physically disabled, and required help changing, then a helper would be needed. But other than basic physical needs, what is required? Is the chaperone a trained nurse or doctor? I'm yet to meet anyone, including persons with a physical disability, who need a constant companion for "health reasons." Unless I'm missing the point here, this ammounts to a condition where a specific companion is required.
Again, I'm not being nasty - but if a model told me a chaperone was required for "health reasons" I would, genuinly, be confused as to what their role was.