Ladies and gentlemen, our humble MM site has been the launching point for a series of self-published books showcasing women over the age of 40. It began in 2008 when some of us were discussing how women in that age group were being passed over for assignments even though they still looked great. One thing led to another and photographer Andrew Gellert, of Mesa, Arizona, took the initiative of editing the book. It did so well, we decided to do it again...and again.
As many of you are already aware, Andrew passed away on September 29, 2011, with a third edition pending. His brother gave me permission to continue the project. Here are Andrew's guidelines: [begin quote]
The theme for the next book is Mature & Sexy and Fashion.
Hold on... Did he say Fashion? Yep.. he did.
Here it is...
Fashion defined as follows:
Leather, Lace, Silk, Satin, PVC, Latex, Rope, Feathers.
The Sexier the better.. NO NUDES, NO Topless, No Nipples, NO Genitalia,
and NO Bondage.
Classy, Sexy and Mature.
Racy, Rebellious and Romantic.
Sexy, Scintillating and Seductive.
Pick your pleasure, it's all about the Sexy and Mature woman over 40 and
her seductive and sexy best fashions.
Fully dressed to thrill or laced up in the finest lingerie, you decide,
you design or you imagine...
Give it your sensual and seductive and sexiest looks in whatever erotic
and sexy fashions you like.
The conditions are:
* All pictures submitted must have never been published before, either in print or on the web. (And this includes here on MM or Facebook)
* All pictures submitted must have been taken in 2011 or 2012.
* The turn-in date will be May 31, 2012.
Must be .jpg image
300 ppi is required
2400 pixels X 3000 pixels (approximate size)
No watermarks please.. (Photographer and models names will be printed under the image.)
E-mail for submissions only:
Please make sure your email includes names of Model and Photographer for each image along with MM# if on MM.
Nov 17 11 02:25 pm Link
Boynton Beach, Florida, US
I have a couple of models in mind to submit
Nov 17 11 02:36 pm Link
Sure, Larry. Glad to have 'em on-board!
Nov 17 11 04:34 pm Link
Mooresville, North Carolina, US
Jeff, as I mentioned in my email reply to you, I would definitely still be interested in participating in this project.
If there are any 40+ models in the NC area that would also like to collaborate and participate in the effort, feel free to drop me a msg!
LKN Fantasy Photo
Nov 21 11 05:02 am Link
Dayton, Ohio, US
you know i am in
Nov 26 11 01:38 pm Link
I knew I could count on you, Crystal! Now, if we can just keep from injuring ourselves for a few more weeks...!
Nov 26 11 04:12 pm Link
Palm City, Florida, US
I'm in. On the search for a model or two.
Nov 26 11 04:52 pm Link
Baltimore, Maryland, US
I would love to participate; however, since I've taken on the field of art nude modeling, I have very few photos with sexy outfits. I have a few with lingerie in my port you could check out and see if they fit the mold. Let me know.
Nov 26 11 04:57 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Glad I happened to see this post. I hadn't heard about Andrew's death---how sad. I and a NY photographer will be submitting pics before the deadline.
Nov 26 11 05:12 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Can a model work with two separate photographers and they both independently submit pics for inclusion in the book? Just wondering as one is a designer as well as a photographer.
Nov 26 11 06:10 pm Link
Would love to be a part of this project.Have one model in mind ---but need to find more models around here.
Nov 27 11 08:39 am Link
CRIMSON REIGN wrote:
Ms. Crimson, EVERYTHING in your 'Glam and Lingerie' fits the mold! All the non-nudes in this album are a perfect match.
Nov 27 11 09:41 am Link
Best Light Images wrote:
Thanks, Jim. I'll be looking forward to more of your excellent work.
Nov 27 11 09:43 am Link
Thanks for your interest -- and your potential submissions.
Nov 27 11 09:45 am Link
Thanks for your support, Tony; and I'll be looking forward to seeing your submissions of this model. I'm sure there are others in the Dayton area, although it's tough to smoke 'em out sometimes.
Nov 27 11 09:54 am Link
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Nightwing Photo wrote:
Thank you! I'll submit some of those to you soon.
Nov 27 11 12:03 pm Link
I'm looking for a photographer in the Pensacola, FL, area to do a TFP session with a non-MM gal who would like to be in this book. Any takers?
Dec 09 11 11:09 pm Link
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US
Oh my....I did not know that Andrew passed away. I am sadden to hear.
I check in every now and then but I did not know that.
I have had several people send me a message asking where the original thread on this is and here it is:
Hope everyone is doing well....I miss you all!
Dec 11 11 06:01 pm Link
Santa Monica, California, US
Are there any votes against "sexy" here?
Dec 13 11 12:51 am Link
Lynn Louise wrote:
...and we miss you, too!
Dec 13 11 01:44 am Link
Wilde One wrote:
Not from me!
Dec 13 11 01:45 am Link
Nightwing---drop by anytime.Please give a call just to make sure we're not out shooting.Mornings are best for us at this time of year.LOooking forward to seeing you. Tony
Dec 13 11 01:54 am Link
Thanks, Tony. I'm going to be having surgery on my knee in a few weeks so between that and everything else going on, I won't be making as many trips as I anticipated; but towards the end of January I hope to get out there again.
Dec 13 11 06:02 pm Link
You're on--looking forward to it. My best to with your surgery and a GREAT 2012.
Dec 14 11 04:16 am Link
Sierra Vista, Arizona, US
i feel passed over. but i think it's more because i live in a small town here in Arizona and there don't seem to be too many photographers out this way. i even changed my profile to nearby Tuscon in hopes to get seen more. but even Tuscon is tiny compared to some of your bigger U.S. cities (i'm from Berlin, Germany).
anyways, i'd love to be a part of something like this. but... i have no one to shoot me.
Dec 14 11 11:35 am Link
Petra Piper wrote:
Dec 14 11 11:45 am Link
Wish you were closer---I'd love to work with you.
Dec 14 11 11:47 am Link
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
How very sad for Andrew.................... God Bless him and his family. Just saw this and I remember him, he was a kind soul .................... Sounds like a lovely idea in his memory..............
Dec 14 11 11:55 am Link
And back at ya -- for a great 2012, that is, not the knee surgery!
Dec 17 11 11:54 am Link
Petra Piper wrote:
Petra, I wish you were closer, too!
Dec 17 11 12:01 pm Link
Bonnie, we'd love to have you join us. You have a great and diverse portfolio. And if you were in the western edge of PA instead of the eastern parts, I'd be glad to get some shots myself!
Dec 17 11 12:03 pm Link
Dayton, Ohio, US
I hope to have some shoots for this great project! I will keep you posted. If you know any models in the Dayton area let me know.
Dec 18 11 04:37 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
I am 48, did you complete your shoot yet? I am interested if not.
Dec 18 11 04:43 pm Link
What a coincidence -- I just did a shoot with CrystalAngel a week or so ago for this! I haven't been in Dayton for a while so I don't know the scene, but if you post a casting call, or browse models and contact them, I'm sure you'll get something going.
Dec 18 11 04:52 pm Link
Lori, you have a fantastic portfolio and we'd love to have you submit some photos. If it weren't for the 3000 miles between us, I'd do this shoot myself! But if you have any from 2011 that would qualify, or you plan on doing any shoots before January 31 of next year, that would be great.
Dec 18 11 04:54 pm Link
Mobile, Alabama, US
I know I replied via the call. But even if I'm not involved this year I would LOVE to be involved in the next one! Going to be following this for updates.
Dec 21 11 08:41 pm Link
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Awww, d'oh. I've got a shoot booked with an amazing over 40 on the 21st of Feb, less than a week after the closing date!
Looking forward to seeing the result of this.
Dec 22 11 03:42 am Link
With the slow pace of submissions -- and the fact that I got started on this so close to the holidays, I'll be pushing back the deadlines. Feel free to send 'em in as you get 'em.
And Merry Christmas (and other seasonal holiday greetings) to all!
Dec 24 11 07:44 am Link
Truro, England, United Kingdom
Hope you can use what I have emailed...it's so sad that Andrew has passed away...and so great that you are carrying on the wonderful tradition of showing how mature women
can still look great in the prime of life.
Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a super New Year.
Dec 24 11 07:49 am Link
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, US
I am interested in this project, however I would need a great and daring photographer as I am disabled. I have never let it stand in my way but I'm uncertain there are photographers with the same resolve.
If someone is interested, you can read my profile and view my portfolio here on mm. I just turned 40 in November.
I live about 40 miles East of Pittsburgh, PA, in a town called Mount Pleasant.
Dec 25 11 09:07 pm Link