Providence, Rhode Island, US
I stumbled across a model profile where she has a "clothed" rate of $60/hr and a "bikini/lingerie" rate of $100/hr.
Aside from the fact that bikini/lingerie is clothed, does this strike anyone as odd? I don't think I've ever seen rates split like this.
Oct 07 12 10:15 am Link
Khowmeyn, MarkazÄ«, Iran
No, it's not odd. It's fairly common for glamour models.
Would you wear your bikini to work? It's not clothed; it's just not naked.
Oct 07 12 10:17 am Link
Oceanside, California, US
If she can get her asking rate, it is not odd. Just like photographers that will only pay for nude since there are an abundance of beautiful girls willing to pose clothed and in bikini and lingerie for TF. If she doesn't get the rates she advertises, she either doesn't get the work, or makes arrangements with the photog.
Oct 07 12 10:21 am Link
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
What is so hard to understand that a model might want different compensation for different types of work? What about that seems odd to you?
Oct 07 12 10:27 am Link
Fairbanks, Alaska, US
If you assume that the higher rates for bikini/lingerie reflect a belief on the model's part that she's worth more with less covered, it's pretty silly.
If you assume that the higher rates for bikini/lingerie reflect the fact that the market will bear it so she might as well get it, then it's just good business sense.
Either way though, those split rates are illogical if you believe that a model's value derives from her looks and talent rather than how much skin she'll expose. Either the model or the market is behaving irrationally, no matter how you look at it.
V Laroche wrote:
I suppose we all define "odd" differently. I don't see how the fact that something is common has any bearing on whether or not it's odd.
Oct 07 12 10:32 am Link
Khowmeyn, MarkazÄ«, Iran
The first two sentences of this post basically mean the same thing. A model's worth = what the market can support. The market determines the worth of a model.
Actually, one of the really nice things about the English language is that English words do not have subjective definitions as you imply. They actually have concrete and discrete meanings which are recorded in dictionaries.
Oct 07 12 11:43 am Link
Poulsbo, Washington, US
Black Dog Studios RI wrote:
It's very common.
Oct 07 12 12:07 pm Link
Muncie, Indiana, US
I have had a photographer pay me according to whether I was wearing regular clothes, bikini, or nothing. His idea and I am totally fine with that breakdown. I don't find it odd at all.
Oct 07 12 12:48 pm Link