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Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Or do you turn me off? I am not self-absorbed, nor do I think my time is too important for anyone. I just have a particular style that catches my eye... I go with what my gut has told me for who to work with, and it's been good to me so far. Yes I know it's sad, and probably cost me some good photos with some great photographers, but sometimes there are just a couple photos in one's port that would make me lean toward a no neutral

I will brush through your portfolio quickly and tell you which (if any) photos will make me want to work with you, and which ones turn me off.

I just saw Resident Evil, so I'll probably be staying up for a while to write back with my answers if anyone responds... Who knows; I may even tell you why!

This is targeted toward photographers, but models who would be curious to do a multiple subject(s) shoot can feel free to reply I guess smile

Now...

Sep 26 10 10:22 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Come on! Don't make me go to bed and face my zombie nightmares!

sad

Sep 26 10 10:44 pm Link

Model

Heather S Kennedy

Posts: 446

Half Moon Bay, California, US

Ok I'll bite....but I'm not a zombie ;D

Sep 26 10 11:32 pm Link

Photographer

Carnal Creations

Posts: 473

Burlington, Vermont, US

I'll humor you

Sep 26 10 11:34 pm Link

Photographer

Daryl Lynch Photography

Posts: 46

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hmmm - this will be interesting, especially after looking at your port and knowing what is and isn't in mine.
But, let's go for it!

Sep 26 10 11:35 pm Link

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misszara

Posts: 6715

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Oh I would love to know!

Sep 26 10 11:37 pm Link

Photographer

ContentiousReality

Posts: 1094

West Springfield, Massachusetts, US

I'll play smile

Sep 27 10 11:20 am Link

Photographer

Christopher Tyler

Posts: 18

Fort Wayne, Indiana, US

sure!

Sep 27 10 11:22 am Link

Photographer

dgold

Posts: 10273

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US

S'il vous plait...

Sep 27 10 11:23 am Link

Photographer

Rob Wright Photography

Posts: 265

Lawndale, California, US

go for it wink

Sep 27 10 11:25 am Link

Photographer

JBerman Photography

Posts: 1113

New York, New York, US

someone fell asleep : )

Sep 27 10 11:26 am Link

Photographer

NocoJoe

Posts: 894

Phoenix, Arizona, US

I'll bite. lol.  Do I turn you on?

Sep 27 10 11:27 am Link

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Crazy_Bear

Posts: 1310

San Diego, California, US

Me? lol

Sep 27 10 11:31 am Link

Photographer

Photos by T

Posts: 91

Hickory, North Carolina, US

damn zombies, i was ready to play.

Sep 27 10 11:37 am Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Heather S Kennedy wrote:
Ok I'll bite....but I'm not a zombie ;D

I managed to dream up a machine gun, so my zombie dreams weren't too bad.


I'd need to stand on my toes, and have you wear no shoes, but yes!! You are body conscious (meaning you know which orientation makes yourself look good) You express great control and versatility.


http://modelmayhm-7.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090727/21/4a6e7d6931706_m.jpg

I see many different photos. By this, I mean expressions, and feels.. feels? Feelings! Nice smize smile (smile with eyes) I feel something real in this picture.

Sep 27 10 11:47 am Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Carnal Creations wrote:
I'll humor you

Thank you for obliging smile

First off, I see the stripper shoes. I forget what they're called... being nekkid doesn't really require me to know much about fashion haha! But I click anyway, because I like studio lighting!

I know I know.. just because I see a model wearing or doing a certain thing doesn't mean I have to do it or wear it too. It just opens my eyes as to what kinda stuff you're into.

Nothing in your portfolio is particularly eye catching. Like if I saw a bunch of random photos from random photographers in a line, I wouldn't be able to pick one of yours out of the bunch to say WOW!

http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100919/08/4c96334cba5e8_m.jpg

Not really a fan of the angle here. I'm not exactly sure why, but I think it's the angle of the water ripples. I don't like how her hip/thigh is lighter than her face. A reflector here aimed at her face would really bring out this image.

Sep 27 10 12:05 pm Link

Photographer

Timothy Logan

Posts: 527

Cleveland, Ohio, US

Let me hear it

Sep 27 10 12:07 pm Link

Photographer

David Birdsong

Posts: 1788

Pontiac, Michigan, US

Go for it

Sep 27 10 12:08 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Daryl Lynch Photography wrote:
Hmmm - this will be interesting, especially after looking at your port and knowing what is and isn't in mine.
But, let's go for it!

What IS yours? o.O I'm confused by this comment. I remember the photographers I've worked with in the past, and none of them are you! Unless you're copyrighting an idea...

Are you the photographer AKA MC Brown? That's the only one I do not have credits for because he(you?) deleted their MM#


Anywho...

This is what your port does to my heart:

Flatline BEEEEEEEP (that's my hospital heart monitor sound) until I get to...
http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100324/04/4ba9fd2ca832e_m.jpg
Beep!
http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090621/02/4a3e000ea9be5_m.jpg
Beep!
http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/081201/08/4933e09aa709d_m.jpg
BIG BEEP!
http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100918/08/4c94df06f0804_m.jpg
Beep. (I like your field of depth on this one)

Technically I guess it's the silence that means you have a heartrate, but you get my point tongue

Doing a shoot with that blue lighting you have would be cool, but why would you want to do a shoot with me for something you already have in your port?

I couldn't say no right off, but I'd have to hear if your ideas are compelling enough first.

Sep 27 10 12:19 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

misszara wrote:
Oh I would love to know!

Well Misszara...


I see mostly the same expressions.

http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100806/19/4c5ccaec34264_m.jpgThe caption 'huh?' screams out in my head when I see your face in this photo.

http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100516/02/4befbeb8085eb_m.jpg

The one couple's shot you have in your port doesn't really show me that you can interact with whom you're with. I shouldn't be able to crop the other person out of the photo and not realize someone was meant to be there. Woah... double negatives ftl!


Yes because I don't have much (like, any) experience shooting with another model, so I'd say yes simply because of that fact alone.

Sep 27 10 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

Ryan Bater

Posts: 3624

London, England, United Kingdom

Am I hug worthy?
http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu57/Ryan-Bater/myself.jpg

Sep 27 10 12:51 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

ContentiousReality wrote:
I'll play smile

Avatar doesn't jump out at me. I think you have better in your port that you could use!

I'm just gonna list all the yes's. Assume the rest are no.
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100912/18/4c8d8456cb0fc_m.jpg
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100803/16/4c58ab924126e_m.jpg
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100708/07/4c35e7200cd39_m.jpg Some may not like the darkness of the figure, but I think the overall composition works to convey this feeling I'm getting.
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100924/12/4c9cff1e29d10_m.jpg I like the camera angle here, but I would have liked to see more of the shadow.
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/091123/17/4b0b39ae25615_m.jpg I don't like the vignettes (sp?) in the following two photos, but here it works nicely. The other photos it's too... obvious.
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100808/14/4c5f257812fd7_m.jpgSlight vignetting can work for the top area, but when it's on the floor like that, it's very distracting to the eye

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100601/17/4c05a858f17fa_m.jpg ^^^ I like this one...
http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100720/05/4c45972415c23_m.jpg...more than this one... mainly because the window light is too bright in the second one. It doesn't feel right to me.

I don't see a point in keeping nearly two very similar photos in a port unless you were split on which to choose, and are basing that decision off of response---well now you have mine smile

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100813/14/4c65b8d1adc2e_m.jpg

I can tell that you know a thing or two about retouching (heck of a lot more than I do!) You've got some more yes photos, but I won't list them because the 'no' photos don't outweigh the yeses!

Sep 27 10 01:07 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Chainmaille Treasures

Posts: 828

Hermitage, Tennessee, US

i hope i turn you on

Sep 27 10 01:09 pm Link

Photographer

Natural_Designs

Posts: 1369

Logan, Utah, US

Me?  smile

Sep 27 10 01:12 pm Link

Photographer

Craig Thomson

Posts: 13462

Tacoma, Washington, US

get some tissue

Sep 27 10 01:15 pm Link

Photographer

John Lafferty

Posts: 636

Post Falls, Idaho, US

Im game.I wont bite.

Sep 27 10 01:15 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Christopher Tyler wrote:
sure!

If I were to base it on your avatar alone, I'd say no.

http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100309/23/4b9747b21734b_m.jpg This would be the type of photo that would make me want to click your profile, and would make a better avatar.

I don't see me getting something I'd want out of the shoot, so I'm just gonna say no.

Sep 27 10 01:23 pm Link

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michael cargo

Posts: 57

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

OK

Sep 27 10 01:24 pm Link

Photographer

CarlosDavid

Posts: 82

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

do it.

Sep 27 10 01:27 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

dgold wrote:
S'il vous plait...

I already know yes. tongue

I remember you, and I remember listing one of your photos after your avatar caught my eye when I was going through friend requests. Finding a photographer I want to list is rare for me. I listed one of your saxamaphone pics.

Now... let's take a REAL look.

http://modelmayhm-5.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070905/13/46deef7316134_m.jpg
You have a lot of pictures but don't NEED a lot. You have a lot of identical styles. For example, I'd pick out one of the saxophone pics that's your favorite and just use that. This one happens to be the one I like the most. I like how neither object in the picture dominates the other. They blend, and fit nicely together.

***18+***http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/4988877
My focus is more sensual than sexual. Images that scream "Sex" to me are one's that turn me off... like this one. Sexual energy is different than just a sexual pic. The line is very fine, but it's there.


There are just a couple more images that turn me off, but in total I like what I see. If you asked me, I'd say yes!

Sep 27 10 02:31 pm Link

Model

Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Rob Wright Photography wrote:
go for it wink

How you made the reflection in your avatar is interesting, but I don't see anything I would want from your port.

Sorry sad

Sep 27 10 02:36 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Okay I thought this was about something else big_smile. But now that you have my attention, I'd love to know

Sep 27 10 02:51 pm Link

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EJF Studios

Posts: 897

Wichita, Kansas, US

Id love to know

Sep 27 10 02:55 pm Link

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AndreasMb

Posts: 3087

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Miaow sad

Sep 27 10 03:06 pm Link

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Kitty LaRose

Posts: 12715

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I'll play smile

Sep 27 10 06:12 pm Link

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James Ogilvie

Posts: 6643

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Me! I think?  smile

Sep 27 10 06:14 pm Link

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Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

JBerman Photography wrote:
someone fell asleep : )

Yes I went to bed. Don't worry, I kicked the zombies' arses with a rain of machine gun fire big_smile

I It's hard to get a basis on the way you shoot from fashion runway shots.

http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100916/07/4c9229f11ede2_m.jpg
I don't really know what's up with the blurring, but I am not a fan.

I'd have to hear your ideas before I'd consider shooting with you.

Sep 27 10 06:15 pm Link

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Victoria Marina

Posts: 260

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ill play!

Sep 27 10 06:16 pm Link

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Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

NocoJoe wrote:
I'll bite. lol.  Do I turn you on?

Nothing really particularly turns me on, but then again nothing is telling me "run away" either.

http://modelmayhm-4.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100103/17/4b4145cd63290_m.jpg Doesn't look like it fits in with the rest of your photos. It's an awkward position that doesn't work. The awkwardness shows in the model's face.

Sep 27 10 06:19 pm Link

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Sogi the Model

Posts: 569

San Diego, California, US

Crazy_Bear wrote:
Me? lol

You look like a fantastic model with a wide range and variety in expressions and poses. I would say yes definitely.

I don't know how well we'd complement eachother... I'd hafta make you stand on a box or something. You'd definitely outshine me though big_smile

Sep 27 10 06:22 pm Link