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Jackson frontier photos

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Joplin, Missouri, US

Can someone give me a working definition?  Maybe a few examples? Thanks.

Jan 04 13 06:02 am Link

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Damianne

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Austin, Texas, US

Context?

Jan 04 13 06:11 am Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

I seen some pictures of attractive seductive models beside a road with a suitcase and wondered if that's what it was. I googled it with no success. Doesn't seem to be real mainstream.  Context = I'm really ignorant about what it is.  :-)

Jan 04 13 06:16 am Link

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Damianne

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Austin, Texas, US

It's not really a genre, more of a cliche.

It's just a commonly attractive theme or concept that many people like to replicate, explore, or produce.

Genre would be more along the lines of "fashion" or "glamour", whereas "closeup of a model's lips covered in jewels or food" would be a theme or possibly a cliche.

Jan 04 13 07:29 am Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

That explains the lack of available information on it. Still leaves the question, what defines this more narrow theme or cliche?

Jan 04 13 07:32 am Link

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Jen B

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
That explains the lack of available information on it. Still leaves the question, what defines this more narrow theme or cliche?

I searched under both fashion photography at airfields and airfield fashion photography and got some images.

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Jan 04 13 07:39 am Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

The first image in my list is my favorite shot, I want to do something along those lines with a suitcase as a prop but does that fit within this theme or is it photos on an airfield?  http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/575880

Jan 04 13 07:41 am Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

Btw, it's listed as a genre on our profiles. On edit: read it wrong, two completely different things.

Jan 04 13 07:43 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
The first image in my list is my favorite shot, I want to do something along those lines with a suitcase as a prop but does that fit within this theme or is it photos on an airfield?  http://www.modelmayhem.com/list/575880

It's not a genre so there are no constraints. In fact, there are few constraints if it even was within a genre.

Why look to put yourself in a box and perform the shoot within the confines of somebody else's definition? Create your own. If you shoot it according to YOUR vision of a runaway...then it's your shot. Not just a recreation of someone else's vision.

You define your own runaway shot. Nobody is going to look at it and say "Hey! You did that wrong!"

Jan 04 13 07:52 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
Btw, it's listed as a genre on our profiles.

Runaway is listed as a genre?

Umm, I think that reads RUNWAY. Not Runaway.

Jan 04 13 07:52 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

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Tampa, Florida, US

Wait...am I on Candid Camera or Punk'd?

Jan 04 13 07:53 am Link

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Kev Lawson

Posts: 7841

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
Btw, it's listed as a genre on our profiles.

Uhm... that is Runway, not Runaway.

Runway is like doing the catwalk, you know, Victoria's Secret Runway show

Runaway is like the 12 yo leaving home to go to grandma's house cause mommy said he couldn't go play with Timmy. wink

Jan 04 13 07:55 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

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Tampa, Florida, US

UltimateAppeal wrote:

Uhm... that is Runway, not Runaway.

Runway is like doing the catwalk, you know, Victoria's Secret Runway show

Runaway is like the 12 yo leaving home to go to grandma's house cause mommy said he couldn't go play with Timmy. wink

In defense of mom, Timmy is a notorious douche.

Jan 04 13 07:56 am Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

You're right, must be going blind. I'm interested in runaway themes not the catwalk. :-)

Jan 04 13 08:03 am Link

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Kev Lawson

Posts: 7841

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Search Las Vegas photographers ports.... I can't remember who posted some new stuff the other day, but at least 1 new B&W 4x5 shot like you are seeking. Sort them by recently updated should get you close.

Jan 04 13 08:05 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

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Tampa, Florida, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
You're right, must be going blind. I'm interested in runaway themes not the catwalk. :-)

Personally, I think a very good shot that captures that is the avatar of Gaze at Photography (South Carolina, I believe if you're doing a search). It has the iconic elements of a runaway image (the stick over the shoulder) and  even manages to use railroad tracks without coming off as cliche (at least imo).

It doesn't hurt that the "runaway" in that case is a TKO.

Edit: Not sure if it's ok to provide the link? http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31156143 but since it's not a Critique it might be ok?

Or this might be the original version. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/13965847

Jan 04 13 08:10 am Link

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Kev Lawson

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Jan 04 13 08:14 am Link

Photographer

Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

Thanks everybody, got it.  The only question remaining, why do I like it so much? :-)

Jan 04 13 08:20 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
Thanks everybody, got it.  The only question remaining, why do I like it so much? :-)

Hot young girl, freedom, rebellion...because we're all pervs?

Jan 04 13 08:25 am Link

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Jackson frontier photos

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Joplin, Missouri, US

Well, this is a theme for adults to capture and depict but it's interesting. An attractive woman leaving home or wandering, you'd want to know, how could that happen, what's going on with her? And you'd want to help her, find out what's wrong. It draws you in on an intellectual level as well.

Jan 04 13 08:39 am Link

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Rays Fine Art

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New York, New York, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
That explains the lack of available information on it. Still leaves the question, what defines this more narrow theme or cliche?

There is no defining genre.  Depending on how it's shot, something in that theme might be considered as Pin Up, Glamour, Steam Punk, Fashion, Editorial, Maybe even Art.  It's just a theme or a concept.  Whether or not it's a cliche would also depend on how its shot.

IMHO, as always.

Jan 04 13 03:20 pm Link

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Monad Studios

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Santa Rosa, California, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
Well, this is a theme for adults to capture and depict but it's interesting. An attractive woman leaving home or wandering, you'd want to know, how could that happen, what's going on with her? And you'd want to help her, find out what's wrong. It draws you in on an intellectual level as well.

Take those ideas and run with them!  It sounds like you have a lot of thoughts about the theme.  Use photography to explore and develop those thoughts.  Make something new.

Jan 04 13 03:35 pm Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

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Tampa, Florida, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
Well, this is a theme for adults to capture and depict but it's interesting. An attractive woman leaving home or wandering, you'd want to know, how could that happen, what's going on with her? And you'd want to help her, find out what's wrong. It draws you in on an intellectual level as well.

I get you'll be using adults to capture the theme. But in reality, I don't think an adult leaving home or wandering away is categorized as a Runaway.

Part of the reason it draws many in is that very youth, innocence, vulnerability, sense of freedom and exploration, possible dangers, etc.

Not many are going to have those same emotions with a 35 year old runaway.

Although, a runaway theme using an elderly woman would be a great concept. Possessions slung over her shoulder, thumb out for a ride with daisy dukes lol. I like that idea.

Jan 04 13 03:45 pm Link

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Jackson frontier photos

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Joplin, Missouri, US

Michael Pandolfo wrote:
...Although, a runaway theme using an elderly woman would be a great concept. Possessions slung over her shoulder, thumb out for a ride with daisy dukes lol. I like that idea.

I do too, who would have done that already?  I also think an adult running away is more curious and original.  What are they doing out there?  :-)

Jan 04 13 03:50 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Runaway bride?

Jan 04 13 04:11 pm Link

Photographer

Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

UltimateAppeal wrote:
Runaway bride?

Yes!

Jan 04 13 04:12 pm Link

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Monad Studios

Posts: 9792

Santa Rosa, California, US

Runway Runaway?

A runway model flees fashion week to pursue her dreams on the open road.

Jan 04 13 05:32 pm Link

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Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

Monad Studios wrote:
Runway Runaway?

A runway model flees fashion week to pursue her dreams on the open road.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120225/12/4f49471bdfd4a_m.jpg
"Run away on the runway."

Jan 04 13 05:42 pm Link