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Photographer

Phillip Ritchie

Posts: 984

Costa Mesa, California, US

I just had a message from a MM model that had asked to do a nude erotic shoot with me,
I replied yes, this is her reply 

hey Phillip
OMG I have to cancel my shoot with you as I just read your front page thing wow your as old as my grandpa ,
so it's feels really weird to be naked , I think you do beautiful pics

sorry hope you understand xxxxxxxxxxxx


, I sort of do under stand but dam now I feel really old LOL

does any one else think that maybe you can be become to old to shoot nudes,
my work is more erotic than just nude maybe she thinks I should not still be thinking like that ,

thoughts any one  I have also told her I just put it on the forum maybe she will come in and reply , I am not upset just make s me think

Jun 10 12 03:39 pm Link

Photographer

T-D-L

Posts: 10303

Los Angeles, California, US

lol, sounds like she's too immature to be modeling.

Jun 10 12 03:43 pm Link

Photographer

IrisSwope

Posts: 14857

Dallas, Texas, US

Maybe it was the actual straddling the model in the shot on your front page that made her uncomfortable, not your actual age?

Jun 10 12 03:43 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32502

Poulsbo, Washington, US

She saved you the trouble of working with an idiot.

Jun 10 12 03:43 pm Link

Model

Erin Holmes

Posts: 6580

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Whatever discomfort I may feel at being nude in front of someone the same age as my grandpa would be dismissed in the pursuit of amazing images. What else matters?

Jun 10 12 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 39088

Portland, Oregon, US

Phillip Ritchie  wrote:
I just had a message from a MM model that had asked to do a nude erotic shoot with me,
I replied yes, this is her reply 

hey Phillip
OMG I have to cancel my shoot with you as I just read your front page thing wow your as old as my grandpa ,
so it's feels really weird to be naked , I think you do beautiful pics

sorry hope you understand xxxxxxxxxxxx


, I sort of do under stand but dam now I feel really old LOL

does any one else think that maybe you can be become to old to shoot nudes,
my work is more erotic than just nude maybe she thinks I should not still be thinking like that ,

thoughts any one  I have also told her I just put it on the forum maybe she will come in and reply , I am not upset just make s me think

ouch.

Kinda makes you wonder if someone isn't posing nude for (personal) reasons other than the more mainstream reasons of creating beautiful images and/or getting paid.

Jun 10 12 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

Eros Fine Art Photo

Posts: 2611

Torrance, California, US

Unbelievable.  What an absolutely shallow idiot to pass up an opportunity to shoot with you.  You are to photography what Mick Jagger is to music; a rock star.  My family was so impressed by you yesterday.  This model is a moron and has no idea how great a person you are to know, much less shoot with.

Her loss, Phillip.

Jun 10 12 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

James Ogilvie

Posts: 6711

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

All this proves is that Forrest had a sister.

Jun 10 12 03:47 pm Link

Model

MelissaAnn

Posts: 3958

Seattle, Washington, US

Errrr, I've never heard of such a thing, I love shooting nudes with older photographers.  For her to decline a shoot with you strictly because of your age....she must be crazy.

So in answer to your question, No, I don't think it's possible to be "too old" to shoot nudes, even erotic nudes.

If you were 100 years old, I'd still want to shoot nudes with you.  wink
Skill matters, age doesn't.

Jun 10 12 03:48 pm Link

Photographer

Eralar

Posts: 1778

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Wow! Just when I thought I had seen everything... if everything has been done in photography, we can't say the same in finding ways of amazing people the wrong way!

Her loss, entirely... hope she realizes one day what she missed.

Jun 10 12 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

Rick Dones BAMF

Posts: 268

Los Angeles, California, US

Wow.....That makes me feel old lol

Jun 10 12 03:52 pm Link

Photographer

Eros Fine Art Photo

Posts: 2611

Torrance, California, US

As the lyrics to a song go:

Rejection is one thing,
But rejection from a fool is cruel

Jun 10 12 03:53 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 11296

San Pedro, California, US

Sounds like she was harboring intentions/possibilities that went beyond modeling.

Jun 10 12 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

A E R Y N N

Posts: 425

London, England, United Kingdom

Wow what a ridiculous reason for canceling a shoot. No I do not think you can be 'too old' to shoot nudes! What does it matter how old the photographer is neutral

Jun 10 12 03:56 pm Link

Photographer

Phillip Ritchie

Posts: 984

Costa Mesa, California, US

MelissaAnn  wrote:
Errrr, I've never heard of such a thing, I love shooting nudes with older photographers.  For her to decline a shoot with you strictly because of your age....she must be crazy.

So in answer to your question, No, I don't think it's possible to be "too old" to shoot nudes, even erotic nudes.

If you were 100 years old, I'd still want to shoot nudes with you.  wink
Skill matters, age doesn't.

well that is awesome Melissa Ann ,
I hope I could still hold the camera and see you  at 100 but your comments just made my day thank you

Jun 10 12 03:56 pm Link

Photographer

Click Hamilton

Posts: 35436

San Diego, California, US

LOL

That was cute.


(The thread, not the alleged model)

Jun 10 12 03:57 pm Link

Photographer

Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4387

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Things I hate about growing older:

my approaching mortality
my declining health
lessening of my attractiveness
decreased energy

and sometimes a model will remind me of these things, which causes a noticeable increase in anxiety.

and sometimes it hurts

I decline, the grave beckons.

Damn Phillip, you're even older than I am. You make beautiful work and it's unusual for a model to dismiss you so callously. Keep on working, what else is there to do?

Jun 10 12 03:57 pm Link

Model

Helen Chan

Posts: 1

London, England, United Kingdom

In my opinion, its all about the results you get at the end. Age does not come into it at all. Its about the talent, experience and teamwork that make the great pictures. Also, what age is classed as "too old" to be doing photography? And, what is excatly is classed as "old?"

Jun 10 12 03:59 pm Link

Photographer

Rob Walker

Posts: 462

Loveland, Colorado, US

James Ogilvie wrote:
All this proves is that Forrest had a sister.

LOL  too funny

+1

Jun 10 12 04:00 pm Link

Photographer

johnreefphotography

Posts: 200

College Park, Maryland, US

You horny old bastard.  lol.  No, you're not too old.  Remember what Groucho Marx said, "you're only as old as the women you feel".

Jun 10 12 04:02 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Dani Jaye

Posts: 319

Princeton, New Jersey, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
She saved you the trouble of working with an idiot.

+1.  Way too immature and will someday realize her error.

Jun 10 12 04:02 pm Link

Photographer

Damon Banner

Posts: 85307

Hayward, California, US

IrisSwope wrote:
Maybe it was the actual straddling the model in the shot on your front page that made her uncomfortable, not your actual age?

he's taking a photo.

He isn't about to mount and bang her.

Jun 10 12 04:02 pm Link

Photographer

Click Hamilton

Posts: 35436

San Diego, California, US

“If youth knew; if age could.”

Jun 10 12 04:03 pm Link

Photographer

GCobb Photography

Posts: 15898

Southaven, Mississippi, US

T-D-L wrote:
lol, sounds like she's too immature to be modeling.

People like that believe we were born 40 years old and don't know anything about being young.  Even worse than that, they don't look at themselves as getting older either.  I have to laugh at the immaturity.

Jun 10 12 04:05 pm Link

Model

cocokailee

Posts: 438

Sacramento, California, US

I don't care how old you are; I'd get naked if it meant getting the chance to shoot with you =P

You're amazing at what you do. Talent is talent, regardless of age. smile

Jun 10 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

976 Photography

Posts: 4599

Shreveport, Louisiana, US

WTF does the age of the photographer have to do with anything? What was she expecting? Some 20 year old art major that looks like David Beckham working behind the camera?

I wonder if she feels "icky" when she picks up a copy of Playboy, considering the age of their editor-in-chief....

And I just looked at your port, WOW... she's an idiot to pass up an opportunity to work with you!!

Jun 10 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

Nelia

Posts: 2161

San Francisco, California, US

I have pretty much given up on trying to make sense out of a lot of people's deductive reasoning / logic skills or lack of those skills!

If I was a model, I would be doing almost anything I could to be able to work with an artist of the caliber of Phillip Ritchie!  Of course, he would have to still be breathing and have a pulse!

Jun 10 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

T-D-L wrote:
lol, sounds like she's too immature to be modeling.

Yup

Jun 10 12 04:06 pm Link

Photographer

JDF Photography

Posts: 1930

Marengo, Ohio, US

Rock on man. Work until they pry the camera from your cold, dead hand!

Jun 10 12 04:08 pm Link

Model

Southern Gent

Posts: 711

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Quite honestly I have been a BIG fan of your work and if she thinks your too old to shoot her.......her loss! I have never let age determine who I work with. Talent is Talent.

Jun 10 12 04:09 pm Link

Model

Dawn-Marie94

Posts: 453

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

hahaha  wow...that was rude.

Jun 10 12 04:11 pm Link

Model

Dawn-Marie94

Posts: 453

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

lmao +1000

JDF Photography wrote:
Rock on man. Work until they pry the camera from your cold, dead hand!

Jun 10 12 04:11 pm Link

Photographer

Click Hamilton

Posts: 35436

San Diego, California, US

http://philipbloom.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/old-man-winking.jpg

Ready to get nekkid?

Jun 10 12 04:12 pm Link

Photographer

Evocative Images

Posts: 508

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

John Allan wrote:
Sounds like she was harboring intentions/possibilities that went beyond modeling.

When a model say's you are too old to shoot nudes with, it does make you wonder if they are thinking about something else. I wonder what she worries about when going to the doctor?

She obviously isn't thinking like a professional.

Jun 10 12 04:12 pm Link

Photographer

rfordphotos

Posts: 5098

Antioch, California, US

Phillip Ritchie  wrote:
I just had a message from a MM model that had asked to do a nude erotic shoot with me,
I replied yes, this is her reply 

hey Phillip
OMG I have to cancel my shoot with you as I just read your front page thing wow your as old as my grandpa ,
so it's feels really weird to be naked , I think you do beautiful pics

sorry hope you understand xxxxxxxxxxxx


, I sort of do under stand but dam now I feel really old LOL

does any one else think that maybe you can be become to old to shoot nudes,
my work is more erotic than just nude maybe she thinks I should not still be thinking like that ,

thoughts any one  I have also told her I just put it on the forum maybe she will come in and reply , I am not upset just make s me think

If this wasnt MM I would suspect one of your friends put her up to it just to give you a hard time..... but this _IS_ Model Mayhem, so I suppose it takes all kinds......

A few years from now, when the model in question realizes her error, she is gonna feel like such a fool for passing up the opportunity to work with you smile

Jun 10 12 04:12 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 8393

Imperial, California, US

:-)) Oh crap!!! Now what am I gonna do with my days off? :-)))

Well, her loss!! Maybe if you offered to read her a story, she wouldn't feel so bad about shooting with you. :-)))

Jun 10 12 04:13 pm Link

Photographer

Phillip Ritchie

Posts: 984

Costa Mesa, California, US

Erin Holmes wrote:
Whatever discomfort I may feel at being nude in front of someone the same age as my grandpa would be dismissed in the pursuit of amazing images. What else matters?

thank you Erin  Holmes

Jun 10 12 04:13 pm Link

Photographer

COLONIAL PHOTO

Posts: 88

Calhoun, Georgia, US

Nobody seems to complain about Hugh Hefner, and he DOES sometimes mount and bang them (or used to anyway). Good Gosh.

I guess it's understandable, the spelling being so similar between "blind date" and "photo session."

(Rolls eyes).

Oh, and I make no apology for being a horny (well,sometimes) old bastard of 55. Strangely, it has never seemed to have any negative effect on my photography or complaints on my demeanor. Sheesh. I'm too busy shooting to really think much on those lines anyway.

Jun 10 12 04:14 pm Link

Photographer

Phillip Ritchie

Posts: 984

Costa Mesa, California, US

Click Hamilton wrote:
http://philipbloom.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/old-man-winking.jpg

Ready to get nekkid?

Awesome that is me   thank you Click

Jun 10 12 04:14 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9826

Seattle, Washington, US

Click Hamilton wrote:
http://philipbloom.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/old-man-winking.jpg

Ready to get nekkid?

Hey, how dare you out me? Post my photo without my consent??

Jun 10 12 04:16 pm Link