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Photographer

Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4344

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Harold Rose wrote:
Yes this is a difficult  situation to  confront..   In our business there are probably 50 or 60 models that we work with or a regular basis.   NO we cannot play favorites..    I can see where if you work with only 2 0r 3 models,  you may have some problems  of jelousy, and some favoritism can develope..   TO HANGOUT IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL WAY TO CONDUCT A BUSINESS.

Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Horseshit
Possible translation=No one hangs out with you?

To be fair, there are some situations where it may be ill-advised to specific individuals.

But with the broad brush you painted? No

Jeff Fiore wrote:
That may be so for some photographers but art photographers like to surround themselves with fellow creatives. ALL my closest friends are models and photographers.

+1

When I was a young man in San Francisco there were many men and women who were both older than me and socially friendly beyond whatever business relationships I had with them. I benefited so much in these relationships not only in knowledge but in advice, mentoring and assistance, probably to the point that it enabled me to survive to the age I'm at currently.

I think about them often and how lucky I was, and how grateful I am, that there were these people who went beyond what was professional. It has always been my view that it's one of the finest qualities of the arts communities and the individuals in them that they are not so bound by business structures that they can't allow for human interaction and kindness.

Dec 12 12 07:36 am Link

Photographer

Rick Dupuis Photography

Posts: 6822

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

I am 52. My all time favorite model is 26. We have become friends over the past 5 or 6 years. I know pretty much everything about her and we talk almost every day. That's what friends do. People can say anything they want about that.

Dec 12 12 12:09 pm Link

Photographer

S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24315

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Harold Rose wrote:
TO HANGOUT IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL WAY TO CONDUCT A BUSINESS.

this is probably what i would be saying, if i wasn't surrounded by beautiful young women all the time..

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Dec 12 12 12:25 pm Link

Photographer

Andrew Thomas Evans

Posts: 24078

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Harold Rose wrote:
Yes this is a difficult  situation to  confront..   In our business there are probably 50 or 60 models that we work with or a regular basis.   NO we cannot play favorites..    I can see where if you work with only 2 0r 3 models,  you may have some problems  of jelousy, and some favoritism can develope..   TO HANGOUT IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL WAY TO CONDUCT A BUSINESS.

Disagree.



Andrew Thomas Evans
www.andrewthomasevans.com

Dec 12 12 12:32 pm Link

Photographer

Andy Welch

Posts: 271

Richmond, Virginia, US

I've made friends with a lot of photographers I modeled for and they have been helping me with my photography.  Models too.  It happens in any workplace.

Dec 12 12 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

Jeff Fiore

Posts: 9224

Pelham, New York, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:

this is probably what i would be saying, if i wasn't surrounded by beautiful young women all the time..

LOL!

Dec 12 12 12:48 pm Link

Photographer

Jeff Fiore

Posts: 9224

Pelham, New York, US

Fotografica Gregor wrote:
Oh, BS -  he's just jealous.....

I'm 62 and hang out with 20-something models all the time - but it is up to them to initiate this -   I am happy to grab a bite after a shoot, hang out and talk shop or whatever the drama of the day is,  and etc. 

It is perfectly natural to become friendly with people you work with -

Especially because they are like-minded people

Dec 12 12 12:50 pm Link

Photographer

imobious-media

Posts: 9

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

Order of the Garter motto
Honi soit qui mal y pense   =  "evil to him who evil thinks"

Dec 12 12 12:59 pm Link

Photographer

Fotopia

Posts: 1101

Atlanta, Georgia, US

The negativity expressed to the op is just so much interweb nonsense.

Art directors are often friends with editors, doctors befriend nurses, and even photographers, models, and clients are social off set, get over it.

I have been best friends with one of my early models for 9 years, my wife and I even take our summer vacations together with her. She has enriched our lives, and we are very fortunate to have met one another.

Some forum participants truly need to get a life!

Dec 12 12 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 27953

Dearborn, Michigan, US

I get along with people of all ages at work and at photoshoots.

Dec 12 12 02:29 pm Link