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Model

Lynn Louise

Posts: 2215

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

Dec 20 06 10:22 pm Link

Photographer

Heberlig Photography

Posts: 79

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, US

Lynn not for me I shoot all ages

Dec 20 06 10:26 pm Link

Photographer

Jay J Kim

Posts: 21

New York, New York, US

My fit model is 55 years old.
She is in great shape.

Dec 20 06 10:26 pm Link

Photographer

Legacys 7

Posts: 33883

San Francisco, California, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

ok. I want u.

Dec 20 06 10:27 pm Link

Photographer

Potomac Studios

Posts: 372

Sterling, Virginia, US

I would shoot with you :-)

Dec 20 06 10:36 pm Link

Photographer

Habenero Photography

Posts: 1444

Mesa, Arizona, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

My photographs require models over the age of 18.  You and the vast majority of the models over 40 on here are exactly what I want.  You tend to listen better and I'm almost always going to like the same music!  If you ever head out my way, let me know.

Dec 20 06 10:39 pm Link

Photographer

Potomac Studios

Posts: 372

Sterling, Virginia, US

Habenero Photography wrote:

My photographs require models over the age of 18.  You and the vast majority of the models over 40 on here are exactly what I want.  You tend to listen better and I'm almost always going to like the same music!  If you ever head out my way, let me know.

I second that!

Dec 20 06 10:41 pm Link

Model

Lynn Louise

Posts: 2215

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Habenero Photography wrote:

My photographs require models over the age of 18.  You and the vast majority of the models over 40 on here are exactly what I want.  You tend to listen better and I'm almost always going to like the same music!  If you ever head out my way, let me know.

I agree with you 100%....oh and you forgot that we always show up and don't cancel at the last minute!.....:-)

Dec 20 06 10:45 pm Link

Model

Lynn Louise

Posts: 2215

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Thomas Radley wrote:
I would shoot with you :-)

If I head down that way, I'd love to shoot with you!

Dec 20 06 10:46 pm Link

Model

the Crow

Posts: 24

Binghamton, New York, US

I would shoot with you ... ; )

Dec 20 06 10:50 pm Link

Photographer

NCISTUDIOS

Posts: 1165

Ripon, California, US

Dec 20 06 10:51 pm Link

Photographer

Cecil Sharps

Posts: 1993

MAYLENE, Alabama, US

you wear it will

Dec 20 06 10:54 pm Link

Photographer

Moraxian

Posts: 2607

Germantown, Maryland, US

I've worked with a number of 40+ models:

Peggy Vee: MM 2759
Elane Hershey: MM 66851
Paige Turner: MM 50468

I could go on...  wink

Dec 20 06 10:56 pm Link

Photographer

YOU Nique Photo

Posts: 191

New Carlisle, Ohio, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

I'd shoot you in a heartbeat. Your beauty is amazing.

Dec 20 06 10:58 pm Link

Model

Lynn Louise

Posts: 2215

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Edman Photography wrote:

I'd shoot you in a heartbeat. Your beauty is amazing.

Thank you Bryan....I'm flattered.....especially coming from someone as talented as you!

Dec 20 06 11:21 pm Link

Photographer

Sleepy Weasel

Posts: 4711

Castle Rock, Colorado, US

If you look good, you look good. I haven['t shot with anyone over low 30's, but it's not because I'm opposed to it. All of the older modles out here seem to be paid only/commercial (or--well--not my "type")..

Dec 20 06 11:30 pm Link

Photographer

Newzpix

Posts: 662

Manassas, Georgia, US

Hi Lynn

I think the question needs to be more defined.

The fashion mags will always use models who are 14-19. The clothing manufacturers use models under 25ish. Fitness models are any age as are editorial. Glamour/fetish/art?  It's all about the individual model and what the photographer is seeking.

For my personal work, I don't choose a model by age    ;-)

Dec 20 06 11:32 pm Link

Photographer

groupw

Posts: 518

Grand Island, Nebraska, US

If you ever head west, stop in Nebraska on your way. It's not that we're opposed to shooting models our age, it's just that they don't exist! I have a long list of women in their early 40's around here I would love to shoot. Alas, they either feel they aren't attractive (they most definitely are) or they are worried what their kids, neighbors, PTA etc..will think.

Dec 21 06 12:16 am Link

Photographer

AndrewG

Posts: 5850

Mesa, Arizona, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

If you were here in Arizona.. I would be more than willing to do a shoot with you..

I prefer the mature women to shoot... over 40 is my preference.. but I will shoot younger women..

Dec 21 06 12:24 am Link

Photographer

dcsmooth

Posts: 1238

Detroit, Michigan, US

I'm currently focusing on creating sets of reference photos which artists use to draw and paint from. The model in my portfolio is proudly 50+ and still gets assignments with artists and photographers alike. She was very pleased earlier this month when a beautiful piece of artwork which she modeled for was displayed in a local art gallery.

I prefer the more mature 40+ look, and so do the artists I'm working with. So I think you still have many more years of a modeling career ahead of you. If you are interested in modeling for life drawing and painting, there is never any limit on age.

Dec 21 06 12:26 am Link

Photographer

Jerry L Unger Photograp

Posts: 11

Jonesboro, Arkansas, US

In praise of mature models.

Give me a mature model anytime.  Classic looks. Nothing to prove.  Self assured.  Comfortable with their sexuality. Have a great time during the session.  On time, prepared.  Willing to try new things,  most are willing to "push the envelope".  Easy to communicate with.

All of this shows up in the finished product.

I'll work with you any time.

Jerry

Dec 21 06 12:30 am Link

Photographer

- null -

Posts: 4576

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I agree with you 100%....oh and you forgot that we always show up and don't cancel at the last minute!.....:-)

I beg to differ on this point.

I dated a woman who was 41 for awhile and another who was 43. My thought was, "Older women. More mature. Responsible. Won't play games."

Nope. Each was just as messed up and petty as any 20-something I've gone out with.

... But it's a good thing! Because it taught me that I was wrong! The older women AREN'T any more mature than the young ones! So, I might as well stick with the 24 year olds! Woohoo!

Dec 21 06 12:42 am Link

Photographer

Bob Helm Photography

Posts: 18220

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US

Age is a number and state of mind, in both cases you seem 29 to me.
As for older models as long as they look like you we can crop the cane and walkers out of the photo smile

Dec 21 06 01:15 am Link

Model

ElisAbEtH

Posts: 2142

Charleston, West Virginia, US

You're 41???? OMG i hope i look as good as you do when im 41... of course im 20 and get called 15 all the time sad(

Dec 21 06 01:23 am Link

Photographer

Michael Kirst

Posts: 3231

Los Angeles, California, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

There will always be a need for older models. How the hell am I gonna shoot a 17 year old for a Geritol ad??

Dec 21 06 01:25 am Link

Photographer

Michael Kirst

Posts: 3231

Los Angeles, California, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

psst.. 41 aint that old btw.

Dec 21 06 01:25 am Link

Photographer

Mark - SydelineWorks

Posts: 420

CRANBERRY TWP, Pennsylvania, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

I love shooting women of the "Better Age" !!  When are you coming west to Pgh??

Here's 2 pics of 59 Y/O Beauty..............

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=119013

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=248616

Dec 21 06 06:32 am Link

Photographer

Mark - SydelineWorks

Posts: 420

CRANBERRY TWP, Pennsylvania, US

And a few more pics of the "Better Age".................

Marie - 42 Y/O
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j256/mtoolmn/Cards_AceClubs2.jpg

Dee - 59 Y/O
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j256/mtoolmn/2spade.jpg

Marie - 42 Y/O
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j256/mtoolmn/Marie1a.jpg

Dec 21 06 06:34 am Link

Photographer

B Ballard Photography

Posts: 1560

Savannah, Georgia, US

I shoot artistic nudes exclusively - or, I should say "more or less" exclusively - figures account for 95% of my work with models.

Most of the models in my port are in their mid-late thirties. The youngest is in her late twenties.

It would be fabulous if there were more mature models in my region available for figures -

FWIW -

EDIT: My bad - the youngest model in my port is in her early twenties - two images -

Just keepin' things honest -

Dec 21 06 06:50 am Link

Model

Paul Verite

Posts: 100

Philadelphia, Mississippi, US

As a couples model I prefer to shoot with more mature female models as well. It is surprising how nervous younger models can be around a male model. And thier nervousness makes me nervous. LOL. I prefer calm, self confident modeling partners.

Dec 21 06 06:59 am Link

Photographer

AndrewG

Posts: 5850

Mesa, Arizona, US

Paul Verite wrote:
As a couples model I prefer to shoot with more mature female models as well. It is surprising how nervous younger models can be around a male model. And thier nervousness makes me nervous. LOL. I prefer calm, self confident modeling partners.

The younger ones are nervous around you because of your advanced age.. at 116 I would be afraid of you having a heart attack or a stroke on the set too.

The older ones are not afraid of giving you a stroke.. 

Dec 21 06 07:08 am Link

Photographer

shootmike

Posts: 5989

Vinita, Oklahoma, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:
I've seen thread's for Models 30+, but what about us girls that are 40+?  Is there a need for us mature models or do the younger models have preference over us?

Lynn,

I heard a question one time about would you rather have a woman that was 20 years old or a woman with 20 year experience?  I know what I would rather work with.

BTW you are gorgeous.

Mike

Dec 21 06 07:21 am Link

Photographer

Mac Wolff

Posts: 3665

Litchfield Park, Arizona, US

Put my name in there too for a shoot if you come to Arizona PLEASE !!!



Mac Wolff

Dec 21 06 07:35 am Link

Photographer

Studiofoto

Posts: 27

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

I photograph models of all ages.  Beauty in art is about the connection between the artist and the subject.  We all have positive features and it is up to the photographer to find those in models of all ages - the innocence in the young model and the maturity in an older model.

I would be interested to hear from older models interested in collaborating on artistic projects.

Dec 21 06 07:37 am Link

Photographer

BlackWatch

Posts: 3825

Cleveland, Ohio, US

We could do some cool stuff with you here in Cleveland if you get out this way....

Dec 21 06 08:04 am Link

Model

Lynn Louise

Posts: 2215

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

You guys are all so sweet and I would love to travel to shoot with all of you if I could!!!  I'm glad to hear all of your opinions on this matter as I do have the confindence to do this and I wasn't sure if I could succeed or not.  You pointed out alot of things to me that I didn't realize.  So thank you very much!
I've always felt that Age is just a number.

I truely believe that some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. Live your life and forget your age. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideas. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Don't go through life, grow through life and in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years!

Dec 21 06 08:33 am Link

Photographer

Meehan

Posts: 2463

Merrimack, New Hampshire, US

Laura Lester age 40!
http://img4.modelmayhem.com/061016/07/453375acb89de.jpg

Dec 21 06 08:39 am Link

Photographer

YOU Nique Photo

Posts: 191

New Carlisle, Ohio, US

Sexy Lynn wrote:

Thank you Bryan....I'm flattered.....especially coming from someone as talented as you!

You have an open invitation any time. I'm about to quit doing TFP,TFCD, but will make an open ended exception for you. PA isn't that far away.  lol
Merry Christmas to ya!

Dec 21 06 09:43 am Link

Photographer

StMarc

Posts: 2959

Chicago, Illinois, US

I'd take a flyer on you, despite the fact that you use the phrase "years young" in your profile, which grates on me like a large graty thing. smile

M

Dec 21 06 09:55 am Link

Model

Lynn Louise

Posts: 2215

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

StMarc wrote:
I'd take a flyer on you, despite the fact that you use the phrase "years young" in your profile, which grates on me like a large graty thing. smile

M

??.....lol

Dec 21 06 10:14 am Link