It's not a shock, especially if their membership numbers are factual, or close to (quoted at around 14000). What I love is how the 23 other people on the forums seem to think the 14000 are as pure as them. And how PS is better known as Pureporn. Idiotic at best. Blind and stupid at worst.RedCheckerThere seems to be a fair few GWCs on PP now and it wouldn't surprise me if those requests were becoming commonplace on there. Only this morning a model I'd worked with was complaining on FB about a photographer on there that was doing exactly that.
As for photographers pushing levels....it seems sensible for a photographer, if he has a particular concept in mind with a particular model, to just mail and put the proposal. The model can only say 'yes','no' or 'maybe'. The problem happens when the model responds with her thoughts and the photographer doesn't accept them and tries to apply pressure.
See that all sounds great but I would rather be on holiday with a loved one or at home working a full day and being paid for a full day - and many models I know feel the same way as I do. You can't "relax" if you are with a client and I would say 100 euros isn't very much for being away from home for a long period of time. I do think though that quite a few of the photographers see these trips as a way of getting a holiday with some pretty young females rather than to take good pictures which is a shame.
I think it is the photographers who go where the models are rather than the other way round. The primary asset for sites like this are the good models who many people want to shoot. Gaining and retaining such models should be the primary objective if sites like this. Many good models have left Purestorm or ceased to use the site because of too many level pushing requests. Unless this issue is addressed the site will continue to decline.
As I see it, the models who want to be paid have to go where the photographers are,
There are also a lot of people on purple port who are seriously pissed off with management shenanigans
Basically PP is a private club for a few select friends who can do as they wish in so far as harassing people and causing a fuss without repercussions. Anyone else joining the site has to tread a very thin line (esp. the forums) if they are to be entitled to stay and heaven forbid should you ever want to gripe about anything as it's now a case of instant dismissal.
It also wouldn't surprise me if they (or the owner at least) had access to features not visible to others, certainly you get a sense of that when certain people are always at the top of the casting list.
One thing about Purestorm is that the owner isn't an active member as it were and can remain somewhat impartial. I like that.
I think it's fair to say that nearly any model of any level of decent doesn't tend to go near forums (on any sites). Not all, of course, but I'd say that 9/10 models who are regular forumites are towards the low end of the scale. Just my view, of course. I've only ever had a face to face chat with one model who has a forum presence and she is one of the 1/10 - a mature attitude and a good model.Gerry99111Modelsare generally not affected by forums as most don't go near them
A good start would be for admin to reply to emails from long standing members asking for assistance. This thread demonstrates that no site can afford to rest on its laurels.profilepicturesPurestorm needs to up its game though, if its to continue to provide an alternative that's viable, because sure enough, another site will come along which has brighter lights and that'll seem to the obvious choice for those who want something new and not managed by an Orwellian nightmare.
Wholeheartedly agree. I've sent them 2 emails in the past week, the second one reminding them that I'd sent the first one and waited the 'up to 48hrs' for a reply, but as of yet they've not bothered replying to either.BrazenDivasA good start would be for admin to reply to emails from long standing members asking for assistance.