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The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they've gone. ~ Yousuf Karsh
Any photographer who says he's not a voyeur is either stupid, or a liar. -- Helmut Newton, 1995
I'm an 'advanced amateur' photographer, looking for local models interested in Casual, Swimsuit, Glamour, Retro-Glamour, Pin Up, 'implied' or nude TFP work.
It all started for me in HS, while taking "photo 1" class (using an old German 35mm view-finder) ... When I first exposed a sheet of photo paper, then agitated it in the developer, and watched the image slowly appeared, I was hooked!
After I joined the Army and finished boot camp, I bought my first 35mm SLR (a Canon AE1-P) and carried it to Germany, South Korea, and across the USA.
Then, when I got out of the Army, my father introduced me to the joys of 'medium format' with his Mamiya C220 TLR... shortly there after, I purchased a used Hasselblad 500EL (God, I LOVE that camera!!!)
I still take my 'Hassy' out for walks, on special occasions ...
For quite a few years, I was using 5MP Sony Mavica ... But recently, I've upgraded to a 14.2 MP Nikon D3100 camera :-) Soooooooooo, I'm looking for more vict ... errrrrr ... models to try it out on!! ;-)
In the spirit of "Full Disclosure" I should probably inform prospective models that, where as, I used to have a "studio" (it was basically a converted garage), DUE to the bad economy, I've been forced to 'short sell' that residence and move into a Mobile Home Park ...
On the upside, there is a pretty nice "Club House" here ... Using the "Clock Face" method:
(for those of you that are unfamiliar with this, it's where you visualize yourself standing on the 'face' of a clock with 12 o'clock in front of you, 6 o'clock is behind you, and 3 and 9 o'clock are to your right and left, respectively)
As you walk in the main entrance, at 3 o'clock, there are a couple of over stuffed couches and a few chairs along with a TV
at 12 o'clock, there's another over stuffed couch, and a few more chairs by a fireplace
at 9 o'clock, there are two pool tables
there is also a kitchen area
if you were to continue out the 12 o'clock exit, there's a built in pool, and a few benches here and there ... I have found that the "Club House" is usually pretty empty in the mornings ...
What's in a Name ...
For those of you out there curious about my "pose4megrl
" name, it all started in the mid 90's, when 'AOL' ruled the internet ... (and having 4 Mega-bites on your PC's hard drive was ALOT!) LOL
Back then, you were limited to ten letters in your screen name ... Since I had been interested in photography for ALONG time (and figured that the internet would be a good way to connect with prospective models), I wanted a name that would convey the idea that I was a photographer looking for models.
I came up with "pose for me", but since I was only interested in working with females, that would "leave the door open"
for male models ... Sooo, I opted on "pose for me, girl" (What can I say, I'm not too proud to beg!)
Realizing that that was too many spaces, I had to truncate it, and since commas were not allowed, settled on "pose4megrl
" ... And the rest, as they say, in history.
Themes/Ideas that I'd like to shoot:
Bathing in Barrel ... have barrel, need Girl
Car Wash ... have hose, bucket and dirty car, need Girl
Cowgirl/Western ... have saddle, need Cowgirl
Daisy Dukes ... need Girl in Short Shorts
Military ... have various gear, need Adventurous Girl
Naughty Nurse ... have stethoscope, need Naughty Nurse
Naughty Librarian ... know of a nice library, need Naughty Librarian
Naughty School Girl ... IF you look under age, BRING YOUR ID!!
Shower ... We'll need to shoot using YOUR shower, 'cause mine sucks!
Wet T-Shirt ... have water, need Girl in T-Shirt ;-P
I have a Sexy Black Halter Dress, and am looking for SOME MORE size 6 Models to fill it! :-)
I have also acquired a "Gold Mesh Backless Top" that looks promising!! ;-)
Any MORE Lovely Ladies out there interested???
I'm ALSO currently looking for models interested in chainmail ...
I have a 'thong' bikini ...
My Favorite Mien Model! (That is actually quite nice, not to mention, incredibly SEXY!!) :-)
If the bottom leaves too much exposed, you could just wear the top AND shorts or a skirt ... :-)
and, I have a "Warrior Princess"
chainmail costume ...
(it weighs about ten pounds)
, (I am currently making modifications to it, after finding a model adventurous enough to wear it) ...
The model would need to be braless under it (for a proper fit), with around a 'D', or possibly a 'DD' cup size
... IDEALLY, it should mold to your breasts much like a glove would mold to your fingers!
(I also have various bladed weapons to use as props)
I have a "welder's sleeve" that could leave the bottoms of your breasts exposed (depending on their size, of course! ;-P ) and a welder's mask & leads for sort of a 'Glamour' welder type shoot ...
I have an Army Aviator flight suit,(sized small men's)
As you can see, it could
look pretty sexy on the right model!!
Or a WWII vintage 'Sailor's Suit'
OK, so Alyssa isn't wearing the shirt, just a '30s vintage french bra ... ;-P
I would like to do '40s and '50s style Glamour ... if you don't mind wearing a fur wrap and/or opera gloves,
Although, you might NOT look as good as Miss Krizia! ;-)
In case you are interested in shooting Pin Up with me, be aware, they will ALL be BYOP
I also have acquired various vintage Lingerie's, Negligees and a Peignoir or two ... although the Peignoirs are basically 'see-thru', with proper lighting, we could make it so that all that shows is your silhouette :-)
I also have two "hand chairs" (I was told that they were made for 'All State Insurance Company' "The Good Hands People" back in the 60s ... ) one is black, the other is red ... Although I've had them since late 1999, I've only had two models interested in posing with them ...
For some reason, I just can't find any more models that are interested in sitting on my hand ...
Any interested models, please drop me a line!
SIGN IN A STORE WINDOW
"WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH 1000 AL QAEDA TERRORISTS THAN WITH ONE SINGLE AMERICAN"
This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in Philadelphia
You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory statement.
One would think that anti-hate groups from all across the country would be marching on this business and that the National Guard might have to be called to keep the angry crowds back.
But, perhaps in these stressful times one might be tempted to let the proprietors simply make their statement . .
We are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty.
And after all, it is just a sign.
You may ask what kind of business would dare post such a sign?
Answer: A Funeral Home
(Who said morticians had no sense of humor?)
You gotta love it!!! God Bless America
A Message from Paige Morgan
Dear Short Models:
As this subject comes up at least twice a week, making this into a post proper, rather than retyping it into each individual thread.
If you are under 5'9" or measure more than an inch over 34-24-34 your chances of getting signed by a major market high fashion/runway agency are as likely as winning the lottery and getting attacked by a gang of ninjas in the same 24 hour period.
The same goes for plus modeling...if you are 5'9", a size 10-14 and have a gorgeous face, give the agencies with plus divisions a try. But plus modeling isn't a catch all for all of us whom don't fit the fashion mold, it also has a very specific set of standards.
Commercial agencies and those in smaller markets are a touch more forgiving, but the minimum cut off is generally 5'7" and you better have one gorgeous book of commercial images. Even then you'll be battling uphill with all of the taller girls whom can work in either fashion or commercial.
For all the ladies whom do not fit those molds....IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. It also does not mean you aren't beautiful, just that you aren't cut out for fashion. The majority of modeling isn't high fashion, and there are plenty of other options.
Rather than beat your head against the wall and pout over your lack of height (or, even worse, fruitlessly crusade to "change the industry"), here are the questions you should be asking yourself:
1. What genres and content am I comfortable shooting?
2. Is my end goal to model full time/as a sole source of income, as a side job or just for fun?
3. What are my strong features/points? What genres/markets value those features/body types?
Depending on your body type and the answers to those questions you have a plethora of other options. Fit, parts, glam, alt, hair/beauty, pin up, fetish and art nudes (if you are over 18 and comfortable shooting either)....there are a LOT of options.
Identify the genres that DO work for you, instead of being frustrated by the ones that don't, and you'll probably accomplish more and have a lot more fun. Plus, the forum posters won't descend on you in a hail of snark and irritation, which is a nice bonus
Paige (a 5'7" size 8 whom knows of that which she speaks)
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