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SME

Posts: 21055

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Feb 20 08 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

Lora Weaver

Posts: 3541

Alexandria, Virginia, US

YES!

Thanks, Sita. smile

Feb 20 08 03:08 pm Link

Model

reebound

Posts: 247

New York, New York, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Thank you.

Feb 20 08 03:09 pm Link

Model

Kristen Jeanne

Posts: 5770

Pinardville, New Hampshire, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Feb 20 08 03:12 pm Link

Model

MarieUndone

Posts: 1132

Hartselle, Alabama, US

you are so freakin cool!

Feb 20 08 03:17 pm Link

Model

Kristen LT

Posts: 3564

New York, New York, US

Word, Sita Mae. So much word.

Feb 20 08 03:20 pm Link

Model

Elle

Posts: 16457

Marshfield, Wisconsin, US

you know, sita...i think you're on to something wink

might i add, though...im real AND edgy lol tongue
if you've met me when im pms-ing, you already know that tongue

Feb 20 08 03:23 pm Link

Photographer

Ralph Corrigan

Posts: 226

Boca Raton, Florida, US

Its sorta like the ubiquitous GWC too, isn't it.

Feb 20 08 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

SME

Posts: 21055

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Ralph Corrigan wrote:
Its sorta like the ubiquitous GWC too, isn't it.

LOL!  There can be only ONE!

http://img2.modelmayhem.com/050622/09/42b973a5b7dcd_m.jpg

Feb 20 08 03:27 pm Link

Photographer

Chris Macan

Posts: 12795

HAVERTOWN, Pennsylvania, US

So true......

But people like to have narrow little classifications.......
So they can look down on others,
and feel better about themselves.

Feb 20 08 03:32 pm Link

Photographer

Jade Noir

Posts: 7629

San Antonio, Texas, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Beautifully said!!

Same goes for us photographers.

Feb 20 08 03:32 pm Link

Model

KATHY JEAN

Posts: 5513

Pekin, Illinois, US

Sita Mae, thank you.

Feb 20 08 03:47 pm Link

Photographer

Kevin Connery

Posts: 16931

El Segundo, California, US

Sita Mae wrote:
"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

It's usually used as a subtle (or not so subtle!) putdown, too,, which makes it even worse.

Feb 20 08 03:52 pm Link

Model

-Nicole-

Posts: 19209

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

QFMFT!!

Feb 20 08 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

J T I

Posts: 6051

Clarksville, Maryland, US

Thanks!

Feb 20 08 03:55 pm Link

Model

Kate Filialis

Posts: 188

Newmarket, New Hampshire, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Okay, I apologise in advance for being so flippant, because I actually liked what your initial post states, but. . . the REAL reason I'm responding is:  you said "Barf!"!!!  I haven't heard that since, like, third grade! 

(Otherwise, great post.  Thanks for standing up for all us little people.)

Feb 20 08 03:56 pm Link

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Koryn

Posts: 36736

Boston, Massachusetts, US

OP - Thank you!

Feb 20 08 03:57 pm Link

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Daniela Victoria

Posts: 25108

Cranford, New Jersey, US

smile

Feb 20 08 03:59 pm Link

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Jessalyn

Posts: 21433

Denver, Colorado, US

barf x 2!!

Feb 20 08 03:59 pm Link

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NC17

Posts: 1735

Baltimore, Maryland, US

I'll drink to that!!

Feb 20 08 03:59 pm Link

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Aqueelah

Posts: 830

Chicago, Illinois, US

smile at the OP. Thanks for this big_smile

Feb 20 08 04:00 pm Link

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Cindil

Posts: 585

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Jessalyn wrote:
barf x 2!!

Would you like some mouth wash?

Feb 20 08 04:12 pm Link

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MelissaLynnette LaDiva

Posts: 50816

Leawood, Kansas, US

I'm a faux model and I like it.  tongue

Feb 20 08 04:19 pm Link

Model

LaViolette

Posts: 9865

Hollywood, Florida, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

You go girl! This so needed to be said

Feb 20 08 04:26 pm Link

Model

Less Than Two

Posts: 23401

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

I'm not a "Real" model. I'm an "Art" model.

Bwa! tongue

Seriously though, I much agree.

Feb 20 08 04:28 pm Link

Model

Tattooed Beauty Queen

Posts: 330

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

awesome!!

Feb 20 08 04:29 pm Link

Photographer

( ANT ) Mgaphoto

Posts: 4980

San Diego, California, US

true that... same goes for actors!! not all look like brad pitt or are as funny as ben stiller but if you act then you are an actor!

Feb 20 08 04:30 pm Link

Photographer

K -- O

Posts: 1635

Boonsboro, Maryland, US

That was such an edgy and real statement.

Well done!

smile

Feb 20 08 04:32 pm Link

Retoucher

Elite Touch Studio

Posts: 694

Atlanta, Georgia, US

*Applause* smile

Feb 20 08 04:32 pm Link

Photographer

JRSFoto

Posts: 693

San Francisco, California, US

A Toast to the OP, finally someone who is keepin' it "Real"! tongue

Feb 20 08 04:34 pm Link

Model

NAIKE

Posts: 399

Knoxville, Illinois, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Thank you!

Feb 20 08 04:36 pm Link

Photographer

Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54149

Buena Park, California, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Kind of like "real" actors.  The truth is, anyone acting is a "real" actor.  Some of them are really good, most are average, and many suck.

Same with models.  If you're the subject of a photo session, you're a model. I say session because if some guy comes up and takes your picture seemingly at random, you're not really modeling.  You're just a subject in that moment.  But if you're doing this and that and that during a series of photos, you're modeling.

However, what kind of model you are varies.

You suck
You're average
You've got potential
You're pretty good
You fucking rock the house

I'm sure people can add to the list.  They are ALL real models.

I agree with Sita.

Feb 20 08 04:44 pm Link

Photographer

RSM-images

Posts: 4226

Jacksonville, Florida, US

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"REAL" models ... don't eat grits....   neutral

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Feb 20 08 04:56 pm Link

Photographer

Kincaid Blackwood

Posts: 23415

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Go, Sita!  Go!

Feb 20 08 05:02 pm Link

Photographer

Shon D.- Femme

Posts: 24389

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

You go, girl!

Feb 20 08 05:03 pm Link

Model

Tia

Posts: 7932

Honolulu, Hawaii, US

Best damn thread I've read in a long time big_smile.

Feb 20 08 05:06 pm Link

Model

Kaeti

Posts: 3435

Olympia, Washington, US

Hahaha!  I saw the title and I was like, "oh GOD, not again!!"

And then I saw that you posted it and knew it was worth a look.

Thaaaank you.

- A totally artificial model

Feb 20 08 05:37 pm Link

Photographer

GCobb Photography

Posts: 15897

Southaven, Mississippi, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

I agree, and by those words alone it looks condescending to those who someone thinks isn't "real".

Feb 20 08 05:40 pm Link

Photographer

'Monk

Posts: 1779

Denver, Colorado, US

Sita Mae wrote:
I'm so fucking sick of that phrase.  Usually it's seen in conjunction with totally random and subjective qualifiers, such as, "Only girls who do fashion are REAL models."  Or, "You're only a REAL model if you make X amount of dollars" in which X is defined as some utterly random number, or "Only nude models are REAL models."

Guess what, kids?  If you model, you're a REAL model.

The old wrinkly lady who does denture ads is a REAL model.  The fat guy who sits for art classes is a REAL model.  Fashion models are REAL models. 

If you want to say something meaningful that actually narrows down the field, try "full-time" model, or maybe "paid" or "agency signed" or "published" or something else that actually describes what you're talking about.

"REAL" is about as meaningful as "edgy."

Barf!

Damn straight! big_smile

Feb 20 08 05:42 pm Link

Model

Karen D

Posts: 52

Missoula, Montana, US

I Totally Agree!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for Putting That Out There, You Got a Way with Words smile

Feb 20 08 05:47 pm Link