Austin, Texas, US
I don't know if it's all that prevalent, but I do know a couple of models whose reputations as drug users surpassed their reputations as models.
One never got any gigs at all that I could see and spent most of her time in rehab (she's on MM and her portfolio still has 4 self-made cell phone shots), another is a very attractive and otherwise skilled model whose unreliability has made her every photographer's bottom of the barrel choice.
Pity. Both of these models had a lot going on and pissed it away for nothing.
Sep 20 12 08:18 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
Which there are a million of btw.. I have epilepsy, i shake sometimes, i really hope noone suspects me of drug use:P
Sep 20 12 11:30 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
Idk if theyre on MM, but some glamour models with huge following on twitter do.
Sep 20 12 11:35 pm Link
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Your model was shaking and you didn't ask her if she was cold?! Really considerate of you
Sep 20 12 11:36 pm Link
Corpus Christi, Texas, US
I've had a llama that was so hungover we had to stop shooting to let her go puke 3 times. As you might imagine none of the images from that day were anything but awful.
Sep 21 12 07:36 am Link
Seattle, Washington, US
That makes me sad, I liked Jael.
Sep 21 12 07:46 am Link
Wendell, North Carolina, US
I have a close relative who got addicted to illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin, crack, meth among others) ... thank God he finally got clean 10 years ago, he now has a great job that he loves, he is now married and has a 2 year old son. I have seen so many people ruin their lives by using such drugs. More especially, it will destroy your health and looks! My suggestion is to steer clear of these drugs!!!
Sep 21 12 01:09 pm Link
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US
George Ruge wrote:
I generally have a clean and sober rule during shoots, but that's less a moral judgement on drugs than it is a question of safety and competence - I want everyone involved in full possession of their faculties.
Sep 21 12 01:39 pm Link
Spokane, Washington, US
Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
Kelly, but you have a picture in your portfolio where you appear to be pouring a VERY large amount of Crown Royal.
P.S. It's NOT 1950 where they knew little to nothing about drugs nor really talked about them!!!
You're right, it's not 1950 so we need to get up to speed on what we know and think about drugs.
Sep 23 12 10:34 pm Link
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, US
A lot of people do drugs. If you draw attention to yourself, or have any bit of fame, people are going to notice. It's not surprising to me at all.
Sep 24 12 08:41 pm Link
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Sep 27 12 07:52 pm Link
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
I follow Ice Hockey over here quite closely and have been friends with many many players over the years. The extent of some of the drug habits I saw had me pretty shocked! I mean, these are professional athletes (admittedly in a country with a "bush league" sort of structure), and so many of them are smoking weed recreationally because it affects them less than a heavy night of drinking. Some of the more hardcore mix cocaine and MDMA into the equation if they want to go out and have a good time.
I can't bring myself to condone it, but its their life at the end of the day.
What's happened to Jael is very sad but I suspected all along she used drugs on a recreational basis based on her personality on the show. Something just didn't add up to me, and sadly this appears to have been the outcome.
Sep 28 12 03:42 am Link
Paris, Île-de-France, France
regardless if our OP has left.
I shoot some models from MM.
I can't say any have ever had a problem with drugs, and few are drug users if any. What do I know, I don't ask, and it's none of my biz.
Yet if I suspected a problem, and the model wanted to talk about it, I would help in any way I can. I respect people, and models to know enough that if someone reaches out for help, if I can help I will.
But I also know that problems such as addictions are hard to deal with, even harder to help others cure.
Sep 28 12 04:04 am Link
Denver, Colorado, US
Pneumatos Photography wrote:
People on Meth often scratch themselves because it can cause sores from malnutrition (people don't exactly eat well when on this stuff) or it can give them the feeling/delusion of bugs being on them from having itchy skin. Then they continue to pick at these areas... that's where the scarring comes from.
Sep 28 12 09:58 am Link