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Gene Geter

Posts: 330

BRONX, New York, US

What's up with 16-year-old girls wanting to pose nude? What's the origin to this? I met a few asking me if I could photograph them and also heard stories from other artists and friends about this.

Jul 16 07 05:09 pm Link

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SeriouslyFunny

Posts: 10641

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Yea, I've turned them down too. I'm at a loss as to where their parents are.

I ain't touchin that with my 10 foot pole! wink

Jul 16 07 05:11 pm Link

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Michael Lujan

Posts: 414

Los Angeles, California, US

Gene Geter wrote:
What's up with 16-year-old girls wanting to pose nude? What's the origin to this? I met a few asking me if I could photographing them and also heard stories from other artists and friends about this.

I hear you. That they wait until they're that old is an outrage!

Jul 16 07 05:14 pm Link

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Mark

Posts: 2893

New York, New York, US

Maybe they feel in thier prime and want to record it. It would be nice to have a good portrait or photo series to lok back on.  But I imagine the just want it for some web site.  If they get their parents permission and bring one, why not?

Jul 16 07 05:15 pm Link

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photosbydmp

Posts: 3808

Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

yes, i have turned them down as well, as most are undercover police officers,with just a small percentage  actual young ladies that should indeed know better.Either way mention 16yrs all communication stops from there on in.

Jul 16 07 05:15 pm Link

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Sam Javor

Posts: 64

Columbus, Ohio, US

my guess is that the origin has something to do with a undercover police officer... but I'd be guessing.

Jul 16 07 05:16 pm Link

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SPM Studios

Posts: 176

Albany, New York, US

Ummmm I think Paris Hilton's oh so wonderful "contribution" to society

Jul 16 07 05:16 pm Link

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SPM Studios

Posts: 176

Albany, New York, US

Obsidian Blade wrote:

I hear you. That they wait until they're that old is an outrage!

LMAO

Jul 16 07 05:17 pm Link

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studio L

Posts: 1775

Oakland, California, US

Gene Geter wrote:
What's up with 16-year-old girls wanting to pose nude? What's the origin to this? I met a few asking me if I could photographing them and also heard stories from other artists and friends about this.

Did they offer you help on using proper verb tenses?

Jul 16 07 05:17 pm Link

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SeriouslyFunny

Posts: 10641

Atlanta, Georgia, US

DMP Studios wrote:
yes, i have turned them down as well, as most are undercover police officers,with just a small percentage  actual young ladies that should indeed know better.Either way mention 16yrs all communication stops from there on in.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Jul 16 07 05:18 pm Link

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7 Studio

Posts: 116

Douglas, Douglas, United Kingdom

I too have encountered this request. I feel like Chris Hansen is waiting on the other end to see if I bite.

Jul 16 07 05:20 pm Link

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FemmeArt

Posts: 880

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

**yawn**

Jul 16 07 05:22 pm Link

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Admiral Frog

Posts: 29088

Roswell, Georgia, US

You know what I find interesting is that you can find the human body cute/intersting from the ages of 0-4 years old, then you you have to have no opinion of it from 5-17, then from 18 years old on you can find it beautiful again.

It just seems odd to me.

Jul 16 07 05:23 pm Link

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Andrew Thomas Evans

Posts: 24078

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Gene Geter wrote:
What's up with 16-year-old girls wanting to pose nude? What's the origin to this? I met a few asking me if I could photographing them and also heard stories from other artists and friends about this.

well they sure didn't look at your work!


haha

jk

wink

Jul 16 07 05:25 pm Link

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7 Studio

Posts: 116

Douglas, Douglas, United Kingdom

Frog516 wrote:
You know what I find interesting is that you can find the human body cute/intersting from the ages of 0-4 years old, then you you have to have no opinion of it from 5-17, then from 18 years old on you can find it beautiful again.

It just seems odd to me.

Astute observation. Couldn't be more accurate.

Jul 16 07 05:25 pm Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36356

San Francisco, California, US

DMP Studios wrote:
yes, i have turned them down as well, as most are undercover police officers,with just a small percentage  actual young ladies that should indeed know better.Either way mention 16yrs all communication stops from there on in.

Sam Javor wrote:
my guess is that the origin has something to do with a undercover police officer... but I'd be guessing.

SeriouslyFunny wrote:
Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

I chuckle whenever I read that.  Undercover officers will not contact you, pretend to be a teen and ask you to shoot them nude.  Stop being so paranoid.

If they contact you, encourage you to shoot them and then pose in a fashion that is illegal, that is called entrapment.  They cannot initiate the contact.  To do so raises the issue of them encouraging you to do something you wouldn't have done on your own.

Instead, when they set up stings, they will go online, for example and wait for you to contact them.  The will suggest nothing nor make any sexual remarks nor discuss doing nude shoots.  When you suggest the shoot they will be evasive and let you affirm what you are wanting to do.  They will get you to commit to doing something that would cross the line from legal to illegal and then get you to set up the characteristics of it so that you have definitely proposed something illegal.  They will discuss props or something shoot specific so they can demonstrate that you are intending to go through with it, such as bringing bondage gear or condoms.

They will then arrange a time/place to shoot.  When you arrive, they will search you to see if you brought the promised item.  In the meantime, they have a written transcript of the entire proposition.

A case would never stand up if they went around contacting photographers and then asking them to shoot nude.  You guys need to get a life.  You spend so much time worrying about this kind of nonsense.  You see police officers behind every door.

Turning down the shoot is the right thing because you don't need to be shooting any 16 year olds nude.  But it isn't an undercover cop contacting you.  Drink another beer and relax.  It is all good.

Jul 16 07 05:29 pm Link

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Michael Lujan

Posts: 414

Los Angeles, California, US

Frog516 wrote:
You know what I find interesting is that you can find the human body cute/intersting from the ages of 0-4 years old, then you you have to have no opinion of it from 5-17, then from 18 years old on you can find it beautiful again.

It just seems odd to me.

This point is implicit in much of Mann's and Sturges' work. So you're in great company.

Jul 16 07 05:29 pm Link

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Zori_K

Posts: 12

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Frog516 wrote:
You know what I find interesting is that you can find the human body cute/intersting from the ages of 0-4 years old, then you you have to have no opinion of it from 5-17, then from 18 years old on you can find it beautiful again.

ahhhh...not really

Jul 16 07 05:35 pm Link

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Madcrow Photographics

Posts: 7802

Boston, Massachusetts, US

In the one case like this I've had, it seems that some creepy GWC had managed to convince the kid that you couldn't "make art" unless you were nude...

Jul 16 07 05:37 pm Link

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Doug Jantz

Posts: 4025

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

Sam Javor wrote:
my guess is that the origin has something to do with a undercover police officer... but I'd be guessing.

Which is why you stick to people you know.

Jul 16 07 05:38 pm Link

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dgold

Posts: 10273

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US

FemmeArt wrote:
**yawn**

...walks away-going for a swim.

Jul 16 07 05:39 pm Link

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Madcrow Photographics

Posts: 7802

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Also, it NOT likely to be an undercover cop. It's much more likely to be either an actual screwy kid or some sort of vigilante organziation along the lines of Perverted Justice.

Jul 16 07 05:41 pm Link

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photosbydmp

Posts: 3808

Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

Frog516 wrote:
You know what I find interesting is that you can find the human body cute/intersting from the ages of 0-4 years old, then you you have to have no opinion of it from 5-17, then from 18 years old on you can find it beautiful again.

It just seems odd to me.

even 0-4 is getting dodgy,try photographing your OWN kids on the beach, at the football, in the park,most times an officer of the laaw will turn up asking is that your monkey? and what ur you doowen.

Jul 16 07 05:42 pm Link

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Conceptually Black

Posts: 8320

Columbus, Ohio, US

Alan from Aavian Prod wrote:

DMP Studios wrote:
yes, i have turned them down as well, as most are undercover police officers,with just a small percentage  actual young ladies that should indeed know better.Either way mention 16yrs all communication stops from there on in.

Sam Javor wrote:
my guess is that the origin has something to do with a undercover police officer... but I'd be guessing.

I chuckle whenever I read that.  Undercover officers will not contact you, pretend to be a teen and ask you to shoot them nude.  Stop being so paranoid.

If they contact you, encourage you to shoot them and then pose in a fashion that is illegal, that is called entrapment.  They cannot initiate the contact.  To do so raises the issue of them encouraging you to do something you wouldn't have done on your own.

Instead, when they set up stings, they will go online, for example and wait for you to contact them.  The will suggest nothing nor make any sexual remarks nor discuss doing nude shoots.  When you suggest the shoot they will be evasive and let you affirm what you are wanting to do.  They will get you to commit to doing something that would cross the line from legal to illegal and then get you to set up the characteristics of it so that you have definitely proposed something illegal.  They will discuss props or something shoot specific so they can demonstrate that you are intending to go through with it, such as bringing bondage gear or condoms.

They will then arrange a time/place to shoot.  When you arrive, they will search you to see if you brought the promised item.  In the meantime, they have a written transcript of the entire proposition.

A case would never stand up if they went around contacting photographers and then asking them to shoot nude.  You guys need to get a life.  You spend so much time worrying about this kind of nonsense.  You see police officers behind every door.

Turning down the shoot is the right thing because you don't need to be shooting any 16 year olds nude.  But it isn't an undercover cop contacting you.  Drink another beer and relax.  It is all good.

I see these threads, read through all the fear mongoring and hope to see you here Alan, because you spell it out much more then me.
But here is another source people. I am law enforcement, we do not, nor could we contact people to ask them to do something in hopes of busting them(on something that isn't illegal). Chris Hanson does it with Law enforcement, by letting the pre-verts contact him(or his people) in chat rooms, trust me lawyers go over what he does with fine tooth combs.

Jul 16 07 05:43 pm Link

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BOCADO

Posts: 260

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Don't forget the almighty internet and its contribution to visuals and who has access to it.  During teens, teens are still developing a sense of self, so they see stuff and they want to emulate/imitate it, kinda sad.
But like someone mentioned earlier, girls like Paris aren't helping much.

Jul 16 07 05:44 pm Link

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photosbydmp

Posts: 3808

Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

Alan from Aavian Prod wrote:

DMP Studios wrote:
yes, i have turned them down as well, as most are undercover police officers,with just a small percentage  actual young ladies that should indeed know better.Either way mention 16yrs all communication stops from there on in.

I chuckle whenever I read that.  Undercover officers will not contact you, pretend to be a teen and ask you to shoot them nude.  Stop being so paranoid.

If they contact you, encourage you to shoot them and then pose in a fashion that is illegal, that is called entrapment.  They cannot initiate the contact.  To do so raises the issue of them encouraging you to do something you wouldn't have done on your own.

Instead, when they set up stings, they will go online, for example and wait for you to contact them.  The will suggest nothing nor make any sexual remarks nor discuss doing nude shoots.  When you suggest the shoot they will be evasive and let you affirm what you are wanting to do.  They will get you to commit to doing something that would cross the line from legal to illegal and then get you to set up the characteristics of it so that you have definitely proposed something illegal.  They will discuss props or something shoot specific so they can demonstrate that you are intending to go through with it, such as bringing bondage gear or condoms.

They will then arrange a time/place to shoot.  When you arrive, they will search you to see if you brought the promised item.  In the meantime, they have a written transcript of the entire proposition.

A case would never stand up if they went around contacting photographers and then asking them to shoot nude.  You guys need to get a life.  You spend so much time worrying about this kind of nonsense.  You see police officers behind every door.

Turning down the shoot is the right thing because you don't need to be shooting any 16 year olds nude.  But it isn't an undercover cop contacting you.  Drink another beer and relax.  It is all good.

ohh yes they fkn will dude, WOULD YOU LIKE A LIST?.

Jul 16 07 05:44 pm Link

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le provocateur

Posts: 5506

Miami, Florida, US

Alan from Aavian Prod wrote:
Turning down the shoot is the right thing because you don't need to be shooting any 16 year olds nude.  But it isn't an undercover cop contacting you.  Drink another beer and relax.  It is all good.

MM breeds paranoia tongue

Jul 16 07 05:44 pm Link

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le provocateur

Posts: 5506

Miami, Florida, US

DMP Studios wrote:
ohh yes they fkn will dude.

are you a law enforcement officer? what are you basing your opinion on?

also, keep in mind that you live in a different country than the majority of MM's members.

Jul 16 07 05:46 pm Link

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Troy Balakhan

Posts: 15

Philadelphia, Mississippi, US

Obsidian Blade wrote:
I hear you. That they wait until they're that old is an outrage!

I almost fell off my chair when I read this one! Haha

Jul 16 07 05:46 pm Link

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Andrew Thomas Evans

Posts: 24078

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Nick Zantop wrote:
MM breeds paranoia tongue

so does drug use...

and shooting 16 year olds nude, while using drugs, with the numbers "16" laid out using blow on a glass table...

wink


happy bday to you!

haha

Jul 16 07 05:46 pm Link

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Miss Rochelle

Posts: 41

San Jose, California, US

Gene Geter wrote:
What's up with 16-year-old girls wanting to pose nude? What's the origin to this? I met a few asking me if I could photographing them and also heard stories from other artists and friends about this.

I think they think its a fast way into the industry?! As if posing nude would open more doors to them...only doors it would open is to predators!

Jul 16 07 05:47 pm Link

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le provocateur

Posts: 5506

Miami, Florida, US

DMP Studios wrote:
WOULD YOU LIKE A LIST?.

yes - a list of cases where the police clearly entrapped the person and a conviction was made would be great.

Jul 16 07 05:47 pm Link

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Codis Inc

Posts: 579

South Beach, Florida, US

Nick, they're trying to set you up like they setup Michael Jackson!

Jul 16 07 05:47 pm Link

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le provocateur

Posts: 5506

Miami, Florida, US

codis wrote:
Nick, they're trying to set you up like they setup Michael Jackson!

I think I'll be ok. wink

Jul 16 07 05:49 pm Link

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Miss Rochelle

Posts: 41

San Jose, California, US

Jul 16 07 05:50 pm Link

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Conceptually Black

Posts: 8320

Columbus, Ohio, US

DMP Studios wrote:

ohh yes they fkn will dude, WOULD YOU LIKE A LIST?.

No we(as I am one) won't here in the sates DUDE.

Jul 16 07 05:50 pm Link

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Golden Light

Posts: 951

Miami, Florida, US

The only way it is okay to shoot a 16 year old is if you have sex with them first. Or a threesome with them and their mother.

Jul 16 07 05:50 pm Link

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Miss Rochelle

Posts: 41

San Jose, California, US

Alan from Aavian Prod wrote:

DMP Studios wrote:
yes, i have turned them down as well, as most are undercover police officers,with just a small percentage  actual young ladies that should indeed know better.Either way mention 16yrs all communication stops from there on in.

Sam Javor wrote:
my guess is that the origin has something to do with a undercover police officer... but I'd be guessing.

I chuckle whenever I read that.  Undercover officers will not contact you, pretend to be a teen and ask you to shoot them nude.  Stop being so paranoid.

If they contact you, encourage you to shoot them and then pose in a fashion that is illegal, that is called entrapment.  They cannot initiate the contact.  To do so raises the issue of them encouraging you to do something you wouldn't have done on your own.

Instead, when they set up stings, they will go online, for example and wait for you to contact them.  The will suggest nothing nor make any sexual remarks nor discuss doing nude shoots.  When you suggest the shoot they will be evasive and let you affirm what you are wanting to do.  They will get you to commit to doing something that would cross the line from legal to illegal and then get you to set up the characteristics of it so that you have definitely proposed something illegal.  They will discuss props or something shoot specific so they can demonstrate that you are intending to go through with it, such as bringing bondage gear or condoms.

They will then arrange a time/place to shoot.  When you arrive, they will search you to see if you brought the promised item.  In the meantime, they have a written transcript of the entire proposition.

A case would never stand up if they went around contacting photographers and then asking them to shoot nude.  You guys need to get a life.  You spend so much time worrying about this kind of nonsense.  You see police officers behind every door.

Turning down the shoot is the right thing because you don't need to be shooting any 16 year olds nude.  But it isn't an undercover cop contacting you.  Drink another beer and relax.  It is all good.

This is absolutely correct! I watch my Law and Order.. wink

Jul 16 07 05:50 pm Link

Model

Troy Balakhan

Posts: 15

Philadelphia, Mississippi, US

In all seriousness, I think the best course of action is just to tell the girl (or boy) that  nude work needs to be put on hold for two years.

If they still persist, remind them that digital cameras for personal use are rather inexpensive nowadays.

Jul 16 07 05:51 pm Link

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Andrew Thomas Evans

Posts: 24078

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Golden Light wrote:
The only way it is okay to shoot a 16 year old is if you have sex with them first. Or a threesome with them and their mother.

that'd be totally fine here in MN, other than the picture taking part.

Jul 16 07 05:51 pm Link