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Photographer

1472

Posts: 1059

Pembroke Pines, Florida, US

Some like lots of hair sme like none at all varying on your preference or what you want need for your vision. I've heard of ppl asking for some girls to grow it out
If you're an art nude model and you have "the look " they want it might come down to how it is down there.

Nov 02 13 11:51 pm Link

Photographer

RBM Photo

Posts: 557

Bellbrook, Ohio, US

Hello 2009! Man, I wish I could go back to when this thread originally ran its course.

Nov 02 13 11:58 pm Link

Photographer

Studio Chiaroscuro

Posts: 82

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I am unable to imagine anything I could care about less in terms of wanting or not wanting to work with a model. Perhaps for some concepts (historical, as in the Renaissance shoot mentioned earlier but then again google "merkin" for an historical context) call for a specific look as might a particular fetish but this strikes me as a sidebar to the endlessly pointless rant-filled threads about tattoos and other body modifications.

Nov 03 13 12:24 am Link

Photographer

PTPhotoUT

Posts: 1961

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

I thought we stopped beating around the bush 4 years ago.

Nov 03 13 12:48 am Link

Photographer

A-M-P

Posts: 18211

Orlando, Florida, US

Actually there is a big demand for bush in art nudes trust me

Nov 03 13 01:16 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 27986

Dearborn, Michigan, US

A-M-P wrote:
Actually there is a big demand for bush in art nudes trust me

I love red bush!   smile

Nov 03 13 01:59 am Link

Photographer

Kent Art Photography

Posts: 2916

Ashford, England, United Kingdom

Was George Bush still around when this thread was first alive?

Nov 03 13 03:06 am Link

Model

stedge

Posts: 9

Mansfield, England, United Kingdom

I've been smooth for 20+ years and now use a Philips Bodygroom I can't imagine being anything else but smooth.

Nov 03 13 03:37 am Link

Model

Eugenya

Posts: 1103

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I got offered a lot of money to do a light erotic shoot, and I was sort of considering it, but then the photographer said that I would need to be completely shaved for it.  I refuse to shave down there, so I declined.  I'm a woman--I have pubic hair.  I also just think it looks better, too.

Nov 03 13 05:48 am Link

Model

Isis22

Posts: 2571

Muncie, Indiana, US

I have worked with one fine art photographer who prefers women who have a bush. Right now I'm sporting a 70's porn bush that needs a trim. I won't do a landing strip but I have shaved for shoots. I'm fickle about my pubic hair. If you as a photographer prefer a certain look, ask for it. Models might say no but really it's up to you what you shoot. You just need to decide if it's a deal breaker.

Nov 03 13 05:59 am Link

Photographer

Jeff Fiore

Posts: 9224

Pelham, New York, US

A-M-P wrote:
Actually there is a big demand for bush in art nudes trust me

I agree, for art nudes, I prefer a bush. it is just more "timeless".

Nov 03 13 06:23 am Link

Photographer

MJS Images

Posts: 126

Corona, California, US

theda wrote:

I was not born with pubic hair.

We aren't born with teeth either, but nice pearly whites do make for a nice photo. :-)
The same holds true on this subject, imho.

Nov 03 13 03:41 pm Link

Photographer

Light Echoes

Posts: 29

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Just keep it neat.

Nov 03 13 03:51 pm Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Another 'to shave or not to shave' thread...

I realize shaved makes a girl look very young and 'fresh', but I personally like a little bit of hair down there.

What I really don't like is razorburn though. Most of the shaved models I've worked with have bad skin going on down there and I have to spend a lot of time retouching that area.

Nov 03 13 04:21 pm Link

Photographer

Ed Woodson Photography

Posts: 2644

Savannah, Georgia, US

It's amazing to me how threads on certain subjects have a long life.   This one started in '09.

I've only found two models around my area with a bush.  Both of them think it makes them worth $200 per hour.

I asked one model, who has shot with me several time, if she would consider growing a Bush.  She said "Can't, mine has been completely removed via electrolysis.".

I've shot a couple of girls who have a strip about an inch wide and three inches long.  I don't exactly call that a Bush.

Nov 03 13 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

Ed Woodson Photography

Posts: 2644

Savannah, Georgia, US

KonstantKarma wrote:
What I really don't like is razorburn though. Most of the shaved models I've worked with have bad skin going on down there and I have to spend a lot of time retouching that area.

I had one show up with such a bad case of Razor burn that I cancelled the shoot.

Nov 03 13 04:32 pm Link

Photographer

Hi_Spade Photography

Posts: 897

Darlington, South Carolina, US

I got approched by a model the other day wanting to do a "70's art nude style". She has no hair now so she is in the process of growing it out now. My preference is a landing strip or a well maintained bush. I hate the "bald" look.

Nov 03 13 04:35 pm Link

Photographer

Photo Bill

Posts: 275

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Just so I can put my opinion out there - I like pubic hair.  Not sure why, I just like it.

Nov 03 13 05:14 pm Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Ed Woodson Photography wrote:

I had one show up with such a bad case of Razor burn that I cancelled the shoot.

I've had it way more times than not, including by some of the best models you could imagine.

Models... Keep in mind shaving means your vulva will most likely be blown up on our screens and burned into our minds for all eternity while we fix that on every shot.

Nov 03 13 05:18 pm Link

Photographer

MF productions

Posts: 2020

San Jose, California, US

I'm not to crazy about the shaved look. Rather it look natural.

Nov 03 13 05:21 pm Link

Model

Rosemarie Bennet

Posts: 144

Warrington, Pennsylvania, US

It depends on the job. If someone wants me to shave, I'll shave, but I've been keeping it au naturale lately.

Nov 03 13 05:37 pm Link

Photographer

Julian W I L D E

Posts: 1829

Portland, Oregon, US

A well-managed "landing strip" is like a pretty bow on a present.  I mean, what fun is a present without a "bow?"    Just sayin'.

Nov 03 13 05:54 pm Link

Photographer

nudeXposed

Posts: 1135

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

OP asked 'MODELS If you are a neatly shaved woman, and a photographer wanted to shoot you with pubes, would you grow it out, or just not fit into that particular mold?'

MODELS - comprende? ha ha

Nov 07 13 02:58 pm Link

Photographer

Hi_Spade Photography

Posts: 897

Darlington, South Carolina, US

Julian  W I L D E wrote:
A well-managed "landing strip" is like a pretty bow on a present.  I mean, what fun is a present without a "bow?"    Just sayin'.

LMAO!! Never heard it put that way but since you said it, I agree 100% wink.

Nov 07 13 03:08 pm Link

Model

WithAmour

Posts: 219

Orlando, Florida, US

I'd grow it out, its just hair but I'd keep it nicely trimmed.

Nov 07 13 03:53 pm Link

Photographer

SoftLights

Posts: 332

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Photo Bill wrote:
Just so I can put my opinion out there - I like pubic hair.  Not sure why, I just like it.

I like it also. To the point of searching models out that have it. Like you, I'm not sure why, I've just always liked it.

Nov 07 13 05:16 pm Link

Photographer

GeorgeMann

Posts: 1148

Orange, California, US

It seems to me that everyone in this thread could be satisfied if Adobe would just make a Photoshop "Bush" plug in.

Nov 07 13 06:06 pm Link

Model

CRIMSON REIGN

Posts: 813

Baltimore, Maryland, US

PRImaging wrote:
In a recent shoot with a model, she brought to my attention that many photographers reject her as a model because she refuses to grow pubic hair.

Is there really such a demand for models with pubes? I personally prefer to shoot models in nude shoots without or with a tidy landing strip as opposed to a big bush.

Is it really in such demand for models with pubes?

If you are a neatly shaved woman, and a photographer wanted to shoot you with pubes, would you grow it out, or just not fit into that particular mold?

I had a photog turn me down for an assignment because the small bush that I do have is groomed. Her specifically stated that he wanted the natural un groomed look, so yes, there is such a demand.
  As for me, I keep it groomed and trimmed but not completely removed.

Nov 08 13 10:34 am Link

Photographer

Werner Lobert

Posts: 471

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

I love bush

Nov 08 13 10:37 am Link

Model

TK Firebird

Posts: 329

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

There is nothing sexier than a woman with a full bush.

Nov 09 13 11:12 pm Link

Photographer

The F-Stop

Posts: 1510

New York, New York, US

Love the bush!

Women with no pubes look like kids, not my idea of a woman at all.

Nov 10 13 05:47 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15710

Orlando, Florida, US

TK Firebird  wrote:
There is nothing sexier than a woman with a full bush.

Except a woman without one.

Opinions are fun!

Nov 10 13 05:50 pm Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Nov 13 13 10:59 am Link

Model

wrongsideofthirty

Posts: 543

Boston, Massachusetts, US

i have pubes, i have shaved them for shoots, sometimes i have shaved them and the shoot did not happen, then i was annoyed and started to dream of a day when i could charge a "pubes fee"

i mean if im going to "de-forest the oregon trail" you'd damn well better show up to take photos big_smile


For me, its a matter of shaving is painful, I have extremely sensitive skin and when i shave within hours its painful and itchy.
But since I charge to shoot, I leave it to the photographer, if he wants shaved, and hes paying, i shave.

i do get plenty of offers, even with all my "hair" and its not all that hairy

which is to say, i keep neat and "tidy" and its' not a "true bush" i don't think it looks like a playboy from the 70's

its nice and neat and well groomed and not "overgrown"


just like actors shave, put on weight, starve, whatever for "roles" i keep and shave my hairs when i am paid to do so

Nov 13 13 11:12 am Link

Model

FallenEcho

Posts: 1177

Escondido, California, US

The F-Stop wrote:
Love the bush!

Women with no pubes look like kids, not my idea of a woman at all.

Does that also mean you like women with leg hair and armpit hair? After all hair is usually a sign of one going/gone through puberty, or just hormones.

Hair does not make anyone less than or more of adult. I started growing hair in my tweens. I would not have considered myself an adult then.

Nov 13 13 01:24 pm Link

Photographer

Edge of the Moon

Posts: 431

New York, New York, US

So, is the song "Push, Push in the Bush" irrelevant nowadays?

Nov 13 13 01:47 pm Link

Photographer

ImagineAerie

Posts: 402

Plano, Texas, US

"We want...a shrubbery!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTQfGd3G6dg

"One that looks nice."

Nov 13 13 02:23 pm Link

Model

P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ugh.

I've been shaved for most of the past 5 years I've been a model.

I don't shoot porn or glamour...

Every time I try to grow it out I get annoyed at the 'in-between' stage. It's awkward.

Nov 14 13 05:22 pm Link

Artist/Painter

Crees Cove

Posts: 61

Milledgeville, Georgia, US

Beauty in the eye of the beholder. Some photographers prefer fully shaved, others like it "full grown". Same thing goes with models.

Nov 17 13 09:45 am Link

Model

Skyler Bleu

Posts: 522

Albany, Oregon, US

PRImaging wrote:
In a recent shoot with a model, she brought to my attention that many photographers reject her as a model because she refuses to grow pubic hair.

Is there really such a demand for models with pubes? I personally prefer to shoot models in nude shoots without or with a tidy landing strip as opposed to a big bush.

Is it really in such demand for models with pubes?

If you are a neatly shaved woman, and a photographer wanted to shoot you with pubes, would you grow it out, or just not fit into that particular mold?

If I were a nude model and a photographer demanded such a thing I would literally tell him to "bite me" and get lost. LOL.

Nov 18 13 09:36 pm Link