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Photographer

Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

Paul Stewart wrote:
I've definitely reached my quota....anyone else feel the same way?

I reached my quota in boot camp when I did the gas chamber.

Other than that, to each his own. smile

Jun 14 09 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

Art Wraith Images

Posts: 1411

Antioch, California, US

Miss Anna Evans wrote:
Personally, I'd like to see more gas masks used in breath play shots.

Can do!


Of course there is another reason for some of them... the model's anonymity. If so desired.  Of course I'd rather see that accomplished with angles or regular masks and save the rubber gas masks.

Jun 14 09 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

Art Wraith Images

Posts: 1411

Antioch, California, US

Paul Bryson Photography wrote:

I reached my quota in boot camp when I did the gas chamber.

Other than that, to each his own. smile

Bah, CS is just a tease.

Jun 14 09 03:18 pm Link

Model

Miss Anna Evans

Posts: 40233

Astoria, New York, US

the Art Wraith wrote:

Can do!


Of course there is another reason for some of them... the model's anonymity. If so desired.  Of course I'd rather see that accomplished with angles or regular masks and save the rubber gas masks.

Fuck anonymity, go ballsy or go the fuck home.

I'm not saying every damn shot of you needs to have your face in it, but if you aren't proud enough of the work to be attached to it then honestly why the hell are you doing it in the first place?

Jun 14 09 03:20 pm Link

Photographer

Art Wraith Images

Posts: 1411

Antioch, California, US

Miss Anna Evans wrote:
Fuck anonymity, go ballsy or go the fuck home.

I'm not saying every damn shot of you needs to have your face in it, but if you aren't proud enough of the work to be attached to it then honestly why the hell are you doing it in the first place?

For the most part I agree, I'm just saying there can be a lot of reasons for doing girl in a gas mask shots.  I don't think I have a problem being ballsy, lol.

Jun 14 09 03:31 pm Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

mErocrush wrote:

Kevin Connery wrote:
It depends.

Edward Weston entitled his series of Charis in a gas mask "Civil Defense". How a nude in desert sands wearing a gas mask represents that I don't know, but that's what he called it. The same for a nude sitting on a chair in a gas mask, and many others.

I'd always assumed it was a component of breathplay, but there are probably lots of motivations behind it.

me too, I see gas mask in "alt" styling and think the person is suggesting that.  but then there's typically nothing else in the composition which suggests that that's what the person intended.  As a matter of fact, I wonder if some people are are using the gas mask even know what breathplay is.

Jun 14 09 03:57 pm Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

Miss Anna Evans wrote:
Personally, I'd like to see more gas masks used in breath play shots.

the Art Wraith wrote:
Can do!


Of course there is another reason for some of them... the model's anonymity. If so desired.  Of course I'd rather see that accomplished with angles or regular masks and save the rubber gas masks.

Depends what's being depicted or POV I'd much rather see the model's face.

Jun 14 09 03:59 pm Link

Model

Janice Marie Foote

Posts: 11483

If we want to be literal, there's more than enough
naked people images to last more than a lifetime!!!

Jun 15 09 07:26 am Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 37080

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I've done some gas mask shots (have one in my portfolio now).

Yeah, it's cliche, but they're hella fun to shoot.

Jun 15 09 07:30 am Link

Photographer

mErocrush

Posts: 9739

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Miss Anna Evans wrote:
Personally, I'd like to see more gas masks used in breath play shots.

The last breathplay scene I shot consisted of the Top putting one hand over the bottom's nose and mouth...It was totally hot and no extra equipment required.

Jun 15 09 07:34 am Link

Photographer

Fotographia Fantastique

Posts: 17327

Lebanon, New Hampshire, US

Not exactly - my feeling about it runs more along the lines of, 'been there, done that'.

But, I'm not going to ban any prop or wardrobe out of hand. I'm open to it if I think I can create something new again.

Jun 15 09 08:24 am Link

Photographer

C s p i n e

Posts: 3964

Portland, Oregon, US

I've had gas masks longer than I've been shooting. I like them, you don't have to.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080105/19/478027bf53a09_m.jpg

Jun 15 09 10:21 am Link

Photographer

Manuel Rego

Posts: 1954

Attleboro, Massachusetts, US

Zadie wrote:
Yup, Im not into it at all...but anything done well, I'll give credit to.  Everything gets old and overdone..just do it right!

I thought you and I agreed to do a gas mask shoot next time?  wink

Jun 15 09 10:24 am Link

Model

Ario Mangal

Posts: 84

London, England, United Kingdom

Yes. Done to death but who cares, as long as its done well

Jun 15 09 11:08 am Link

Photographer

Rick Edwards

Posts: 6165

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Patchouli Nyx wrote:
As a matter of fact, I wonder if some people are are using the gas mask even know what breathplay is.

you mean it's not just cuz it looks wicked, neato, alt-ie cool as f#%k!!??

Jun 15 09 01:23 pm Link

Photographer

Rick Edwards

Posts: 6165

Wilmington, Delaware, US

ShivaLove wrote:
I've done some gas mask shots (have one in my portfolio now).

Yeah, it's cliche, but they're hella fun to shoot.

see...here's an honest response to 98% of them
lol

Jun 15 09 01:24 pm Link

Photographer

Leroy Dickson

Posts: 8239

Mobile, Alabama, US

SCAM Photography wrote:
Nekkid chicks and guitars!

Hey... !!! That's rock and roll, man tongue

Jun 15 09 01:27 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Siu

Posts: 1225

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Brian Burk wrote:

+Cemetaries borat

Hey, my cemetery shot just got published in Carrie Leigh.   Of course we do have some great crypts here in New Orleans.

Jun 15 09 01:38 pm Link

Photographer

Bearz Images

Posts: 816

Asheville, North Carolina, US

There are so many different styles of gas masks to have fun with--- how can one ever tire of the look?

Jun 16 09 03:37 pm Link

Photographer

Oh Gary photography

Posts: 812

Gardner, Massachusetts, US

F.Y. Hamada wrote:

Can I shoot a topless woman with wronkled sheets, a motorcycle helmet AND wearing a gas mask, covered in Caution tape?  Would that please you wink

\
On a rusty railroad track. On a cloudy day.

Jun 16 09 04:04 pm Link

Photographer

Chad Ruin

Posts: 330

Tacoma, Washington, US

Oh Gary photography wrote:

\
On a rusty railroad track. On a cloudy day.

Don't forget to put an octopus on her face too:)

Jun 16 09 04:42 pm Link

Photographer

Laura Dark Photography

Posts: 6809

Columbus, Ohio, US

Chad Ruin wrote:

Don't forget to put an octopus on her face too:)

+ a million bjillion

Jun 16 09 10:54 pm Link

Photographer

Kevin Connery

Posts: 17179

El Segundo, California, US

Patchouli Nyx wrote:

Patchouli Nyx wrote:
Can we talk about what a gas mask wearing woman is all about?

Kevin Connery wrote:
It depends.

Edward Weston entitled his series of Charis in a gas mask "Civil Defense". How a nude in desert sands wearing a gas mask represents that I don't know, but that's what he called it. The same for a nude sitting on a chair in a gas mask, and many others.

You think the intent of many "alt" shooters on MM is in their depiction of a naked (or at least topless) women in a gas mask is to signify Civil Defense?

Probably not. That's why I stated "It depends".

Different people almost certainly have different reasons. As with many other things, some of those reasons are likely to be self-justifications or rationalizations, but they're still reasons.

Weston used a particular designation; many other photographers don't label their own photographs, and leave it to the audience to interpret.

Jun 17 09 04:29 am Link

Photographer

shooter 88

Posts: 530

Houston, Texas, US

always luv to do 1

Jun 17 09 04:35 am Link

Photographer

raphael aaron

Posts: 176

New York, New York, US

i agree with the OP. there's already too many out there. it's even on cd covers and whatnot. there's other kinds of masks out there.

jimmy carter masks
biker mice from mars masks
mask masks
noh masks

it's quite easy and more inventive.

Jun 17 09 04:38 am Link

Photographer

DubbVision Photography

Posts: 12

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

Beyond Vanilla wrote:
It's all in the lighting. Rubber gloves and turkey baster optional.

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070927/02/46fb52807cda3.jpg
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080417/04/48071133bd5ae.jpg

MIKE I JUST KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO BE IN ON THIS CONVERSATION!!!!

Jun 17 09 04:41 am Link

Photographer

Charles Gast

Posts: 191

Mason, Ohio, US

gas mask - stupid
animal head thing on her head - stupid

railroad tracks - stupid
UNLESS of course the chick is wearing an animal head and has the gas mask on her ass as she stands on the tracks.  >: )

Jun 17 09 04:49 am Link

Photographer

Shutterbug5269

Posts: 16084

West Winfield, New York, US

This is just me mind you,

but I never really saw the appeal....

But to each their own I suppose.

Jun 17 09 05:02 am Link

Photographer

Fernon II

Posts: 202

Annapolis, Maryland, US

Paul Stewart wrote:
I've definitely reached my quota....anyone else feel the same way?

werd

Jun 17 09 05:13 am Link

Photographer

Sausage69

Posts: 101

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

I really want to do a shoot of my own but was wondering what ideas you all have for props? This is a non-bondage type of shoot so what other props can fit in?

Jun 18 09 04:31 am Link

Photographer

Christopher Hall

Posts: 1168

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Paul Stewart wrote:
And caution tape.

with fluffy white angel wings on & wielding a fake sword on RR tracks

Jun 18 09 04:47 am Link

Photographer

JMerg

Posts: 296

Arlington, Texas, US

I want to do a food fight or a paint gun with colors splayed everywhere shoot. I also want a sexy mechanic girl with imitation motor oil all over her and an old beat up car as a prop. I could go on all day.

Jun 18 09 04:48 am Link

Model

Rachel Haywire

Posts: 969

Los Angeles, California, US

I want to see more cute bois wearing gas masks naked...

Jun 18 09 04:50 am Link

Photographer

Elizabeth May

Posts: 1169

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

I've never been a huge fan of gas masks.  I've only seen really one image that I like, by Jenni Tapanila:

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2677/themasterandthesoftspot.jpg

Jun 18 09 12:46 pm Link

Model

E_R_E_K_A

Posts: 2536

Kihei, Hawaii, US

HAHAHA!! I actually wrote in profile weeks back....no caution tape, no gas masks, no railroad tracks or motorcycle helmets...etc.

Jun 18 09 12:51 pm Link

Photographer

Eric Jackson

Posts: 1290

Dayton, Ohio, US

That and Angel wings are wearing on my last nerve.

Jun 18 09 12:54 pm Link

Photographer

sidney_k

Posts: 876

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
Think of all the time and money saved on Makeup !


KM

Maybe that's the reason why they are used?!?

Jun 18 09 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

Matt Joseph

Posts: 31

San Diego, California, US

F.Y. Hamada wrote:

Can I shoot a topless woman with wronkled sheets, a motorcycle helmet AND wearing a gas mask, covered in Caution tape?  Would that please you wink

Only if it's on some railroad tracks wink

Jun 18 09 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

Imageography

Posts: 6768

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

I think anything being shot on earth is cliche.. I mean, come on, we've all seen earth before..

A real photographer would post some nudes shot on the gassy planet Jupiter. You would definitely need a gas mask for that. If you had strong enough sunblock, you could do a Mercury shot.

It's all cliche until you start showing me some Jupiter gas beach shots..

here's my tribute to cliches
http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090526/10/4a1c2674d89a4.jpg

Jun 18 09 02:17 pm Link

Photographer

Imageography

Posts: 6768

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

My favorite gas mask photo of all time.. Breaks so many moral rules it makes me smile.

http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs12/i/2006/ … y_ekaF.jpg

Jun 18 09 02:51 pm Link