Personally I think if u haven't worked with someone before
But you will experience working with new people in any line of work.
When I started out I had one shoot where the photographer requested that I brought a chaperone, so I took my other half along. He was bored to death throughout, obviously when your the model or photographer a few hours seems to fly by but imagine being sat there twiddling your thumbs for that length of time.
Chaperones...... What's everyone's opinion on them?
Personally I think if u haven't worked with someone before there is no problem with them?
I can understand no "boys" but general chaperones??
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all the psycho's i've happened to know have all been female [ and i've lived with most of 'em]so i think the blokes are the ones that need protection!!!!
When you book a model for a shoot up to nude and she says that she wants to bring along her stunningly attractive girlfriend for some hot girl on girl action shots then maybe most photographers would not object. Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to be very common. I don't usually like to work with models who feel the need for chaperones, but I could be pursuaded.
Well Mr Tarmoo ,
As it happends, JodieEllen came for a shoot today and brought KirstyPoisonArt with her, well we did some great girl/girl Art Nude,Fetish and location shoot
Thank You Girls
In principle it seems ok but it doesn't work for a variety of reason. The main problem is that the behaviour of the chaperone is often suspect, especially if it's the boyfriend or mother. These behaviours can range between moaning, snide remarks, direct interference in the shoot and sometimes thievery.
i know this has been done to death but i'd like to chime in. i'm completely cool with a model bringing someone along with them as long as they dont get involved, like start giving direction or what not.
to be honest, i prefer it if i havent worked with the girl before, if it will make her more comfortable, cool by me. i'm a 17st 6'2" bouncer with tattoos and a south london accent. i can come across as intimidating. whatever i can do to make a model feel comfortable, i'll do.
i've been reading the other posts on this subject and to be honest, i can't understand why so many photographers are avidly against it.
one of the arguments that came up quite a lot was that the 'tog didn't need any distractions. well, on a 'pro' shoot(I mean, pro as in proper editorial etc) there are always at least five or six people there, and i mean right there. in the room/on set next to you. fussing about. mua's, hair, stylists, assistants... the photographers deal with it because they are pro. i'm not saying people aren't professional because they dont shoot for vogue or whatever but.....
another argument that popped up quite a lot was that 'pro' models never take a chaperone so why should normal models. well, again, for the reason i just mentioned, they don't need to bring one because there's normally a room full of people.
the idea for a chaperone is so the model can feel safe with, for the most part, a guy she's never met before. what's wrong with that? there's only so much checking up you can do. would you want your daughter/girlfriend etc going off alone with a stranger she's never met before to let them take, potentially, intimate pictures of them? probably not.
i'm not saying the togs who don't want chaperones are pervs, i'm not. just... and this is just my opinion and not meant to degrade anyone but... why do some photographers 'need' to work one on one with a model? i honestly don't get it and i find it a little odd. sorry if that offends anyone.
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maybe it is. but in my opinion so is telling a young girl that's never met you before that they can't bring anyone with them just because you dont want the percieved hassle or what not.
dont get me wrong, the last shoot i did was with a 17 year old, her mum was present and her mum kept trying to direct the shoot. it pissed me off but i dealt with it and got some great shots.
as far as i'm concerned, that's all part of being a photographer. I was in paris not so long ago and my friend was shooting for Nylon magazine in the jardine du tulieres (probably spelt wrong but i don't care) the model was basically wearing a see through dress with nothing on underneath, and as you'd expect, it drew quite a crowd. did my friend mind? no. did the model mind? no. that's why they're pros.
for a model on here starting out, or even a quite established one, i don't feel they should be slagged off for wanting to take precautions when meeting a new photographer, as long as the person they bring with them has been agreed before hand and that they dont interfere with the shoot. same if i have an assistant, i'll agree it with the model before hand.
all i was trying to say is that if find it quite arrogant that some photographers think it's their 'right' to work one on one with a model.
all i was trying to say is that if find it quite arrogant that some photographers think it's their 'right' to work one on one with a model. russ.
Its seriously arrogant of you to dictate terms of how two adults should arrange to do a shoot together and none of your business.
I dont think its my right to impose anything on a model but if I am not happy with the terms of the shoot, it will never happen, no matter what you say. The model has no right to impose a shoot with a chaperone on me. The model is free to decide whether to do a shoot with me just the same as I am free to turn down a shoot with a model
one of the arguments that came up quite a lot was that the 'tog didn't need any distractions. well, on a 'pro' shoot(I mean, pro as in proper editorial etc) there are always at least five or six people there, and i mean right there. in the room/on set next to you. fussing about. mua's, hair, stylists, assistants... the photographers deal with it because they are pro.
There is a hell of a difference between professional assistants - and mothers, boy friends, mates etc!
But as said above - everyone is free to have their own requirements and for the other party to accept or reject them. I would not choose to work with chaperones - but nor would I slag off a model who wished to bring one.