Forums > General Industry > Kilts? Photographers who wear them?

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

toesup wrote:
I've work a kilt.. as I'm part Scottish and allowed to do so..

.. but not for a photo shoot.. well, not yet anyway...

"There is nothing worn under a proper Scotsman's kilt.. It is all in perfect working order"..

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/249820_1916213759125_5634695_n.jpg

Awesome!!!!!

Jan 14 13 08:00 am Link

Photographer

glamourandlight

Posts: 198

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Me, when I was a student at Art Center in Pasadena, CA. 1884 or so.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … =3&theater

Jan 14 13 11:55 am Link

Photographer

John Malloch Caldwell

Posts: 2563

Hastings, England, United Kingdom

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18065923

I wear my kilt when I do weddings. Must try it sometime on a model shoot and see what the reaction is like. Just have to make sure if it's on location that there is not too much of a wind blowing. A good quality kilt costs around £800 now but they last for years, mine is at least 20 years old.
Also a kilt contains between 3 to 5 meters of material, a little known fact is that all the pleats at the back are different sizes as the pattern of the tartan at the back matches that of the front. Military kilts are different in construction.

S rioghal mo dhream

Jan 14 13 12:06 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

glamourandlight wrote:
Me, when I was a student at Art Center in Pasadena, CA. 1884 or so.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … =3&theater

I Love it!

Jan 14 13 01:02 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

John Malloch Caldwell wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18065923

I wear my kilt when I do weddings. Must try it sometime on a model shoot and see what the reaction is like. A good quality kilt costs around £800 now but they last for years, mine is at least 20 years old.

S rioghal mo dhream

That is absolutely amazing.

Jan 14 13 01:02 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

ThroughAGlassPhoto wrote:
I wear one a lot, in addition to being a photographer I am also a professional piper.

Do you have a photo to post? I would love to see it!

Jan 14 13 01:05 pm Link

Photographer

MS Foto

Posts: 2224

Manchester, New Hampshire, US

Caitin   wrote:
Is there any photographers who wear Kilts?

Just once, while playing a round of golf. Had a pic, but it was taken on phone that ended up drowned...

Jan 14 13 01:17 pm Link

Photographer

London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Don't forget the ladies with gorgeous legs!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/MiniKilt_zpsb1038c08.jpg

Jan 14 13 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

1873 Images

Posts: 366

Binghamton, New York, US

Never worn mine (Rose Hunting) for a shoot.  Wear it frequently as I play bagpipes.

Jan 14 13 03:47 pm Link

Photographer

Aperture_Photo

Posts: 478

Chicago, Illinois, US

Could be a safety hazard!

Jan 14 13 03:47 pm Link

Photographer

MaillerPhong

Posts: 65

Atlanta, Georgia, US

orias wrote:
maybe i'm around too many guys in kilts,  because i used to like them and now not so much sad

Heh, official riggerwear these days. wink

I love wearing my Utilikilt, but I've never worn it during a shoot. I do too much moving around in awkward ways, I wouldn't want to offend/distract the model from the task at hand.

Jan 15 13 09:29 am Link

Photographer

John Malloch Caldwell

Posts: 2563

Hastings, England, United Kingdom

BTW are we talking about Kilts, the fèileadh beag (little kilt) or the feileadh mhor (big/great kilt).

Jan 15 13 09:42 am Link

Photographer

John Malloch Caldwell

Posts: 2563

Hastings, England, United Kingdom

London Fog wrote:
Don't forget the ladies with gorgeous legs!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/MiniKilt_zpsb1038c08.jpg

This is a tartan skirt not a kilt. It also looks like what is commonly referred to in Scotland as a BumBee tartan. In other words a made up fashion design and not a clan tartan.

Jan 15 13 09:59 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

John Malloch Caldwell wrote:
BTW are we talking about Kilts, the fèileadh beag (little kilt) or the feileadh mhor (big/great kilt).

Both, anything from ancient to modern. Traditional to fashion.

Jan 15 13 10:52 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

John Malloch Caldwell wrote:

This is a tartan skirt not a kilt. It also looks like what is commonly referred to in Scotland as a BumBee tartan. In other words a made up fashion design and not a clan tartan.

It would be cool if you could explain all the differences in the kilt designs and there meaning.

I know that the kilts have a very strong meaning and some kilt wearers are offended by the fashion changes. I mean that it is as emotional to some as flag burning.
Can you explain this as well. I myself am a bit fuzzy on this and would love to learn.
Thanks

Jan 15 13 10:58 am Link

Photographer

JRainey Photography

Posts: 37

Hebron, Texas, US

I'm from Texas and my 100 percent pure wool kilt gets very hot, even in the winter time.
But I filled it out perfectly, and had the best swing when I walked, but sorry no pictures
Tell me your next trip to Dallas and I will try to get it out off the mothballs just to do a shoot with you.

Jan 15 13 07:35 pm Link

Photographer

Hedonist Photography

Posts: 1

Washington, District of Columbia, US

I have several kilts, including a now very worn leather one...

I'd totally wear one to a photo shoot, but would be quite concerned about offending the model(s) due to a wardrobe malfunction while on a ladder or the floor!   :-)

Now if I knew a model was OK/interested in me wearing it, that's another story!  tongue

   - Daniel

Jan 15 13 07:50 pm Link

Photographer

Jan C

Posts: 1

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

I have been known to wear this "kilt" to shoots, but what else would you expect of a Scottish tranny?

https://flpics1.a.ssl.fastly.net/1260/1260649/0004b6df-f999-6941-ded1-788d29bfcaed_720.jpg

Most models seem completely unfazed by me turning up in women's clothing (though I do always ask them first) and many seem to quite enjoy it - it's certainly a talking point, lol!  Given that, I imagine most models would love to work with a tog in a kilt!

And for the record I have a proper kilt too, for use at weddings and rugby matches, but sadly no photos.

And if you want to know more about the kilt, try Wikipedia, it has a good, and mostly accurate, entry.

Jan 16 13 01:27 am Link

Photographer

docD

Posts: 201

Toledo, Ohio, US

I own two kilts, but would not wear either to a shoot (behind the camera).
I think there's better "workwear" around.

(just my USD 2/100) doc.

Jan 16 13 08:08 am Link

Photographer

Art Nudes

Posts: 91

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

An, "English," kilt?? That's a new one on me. Irish yes, Scots for definite, but English? A word of warning, don't go mistaking a Scotsman for English - that's a good way to get yourself,"kilt" in Scotland. wink

Jan 16 13 08:24 am Link

Photographer

FilmNoir Studio

Posts: 37

Dallas, Texas, US

I just had to reply to this...yes, I often wear a kilt to shoot in.  One of my nude models kept asking me to reach for things on the top shelf in the studio...she couldn't stop laughing!

Jan 16 13 09:21 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

FilmNoir Studio wrote:
I just had to reply to this...yes, I often wear a kilt to shoot in.  One of my nude models kept asking me to reach for things on the top shelf in the studio...she couldn't stop laughing!

LOL! Now Thats good!

Jan 16 13 04:54 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Art Nudes wrote:
An, "English," kilt?? That's a new one on me. Irish yes, Scots for definite, but English? A word of warning, don't go mistaking a Scotsman for English - that's a good way to get yourself,"kilt" in Scotland. wink

I read something about the british army is bringing kilts in. I have also read that when some of the scotsman faught in the british army they were told to wear there traditional wear the kilt to be identified as a scotsman.
Definitely the scotsman hold the kilt as a very big part of there history where as others see it as just clothing.
There is allot of confusion between the historians on this subject. Being Irish myself I have seen the kilt as a big symbol. Mostly the tartan and tunic.
Here is an interesting read I found. http://www.tartan.galician.org/kilts.htm

Jan 16 13 05:17 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Caitin   wrote:
Is there any photographers who wear Kilts?

Seriously? yikes

Jan 16 13 05:33 pm Link

Photographer

Stephen Dawson

Posts: 29249

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Once I get my weight down, I am getting a number of kilts.

Davidson clan.

I could see wearing on for a location shoot. But I think for s studio shoot it might be a little disconcerting for the model.

Jan 16 13 05:56 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

intense_puppy wrote:

Seriously? yikes

Yeppers! smile

Jan 16 13 06:30 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Caitin   wrote:

Yeppers! smile

And I thought I was eccentric.... smile

Jan 18 13 05:14 pm Link

Photographer

Art Nudes

Posts: 91

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Caitin   wrote:

I read something about the british army is bringing kilts in. I have also read that when some of the scotsman faught in the british army they were told to wear there traditional wear the kilt to be identified as a scotsman.
Definitely the scotsman hold the kilt as a very big part of there history where as others see it as just clothing.
There is allot of confusion between the historians on this subject. Being Irish myself I have seen the kilt as a big symbol. Mostly the tartan and tunic.
Here is an interesting read I found. http://www.tartan.galician.org/kilts.htm

Aye, but the British Army isn't English. England, like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is merely a part of Britain, or the United Kingdom as it is also known. Scottish regoments  in the Brit army were mostly raised after the 1745 rebellion - when the British government decided to harness the fighting talents of the Scots, especially with the Highland regiments. Most of these famous regiments are now disbanded. So, far from the British army "bringing in" kilts, they are getting rid of them. Sad, but true.

Kilts were abandoned, but retained as a ceremonial uniform only during the 1914-18 war as they were found to be unsuitable for trench warfare.

Jan 22 13 03:25 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Caitin   wrote:
Is there any photographers who wear Kilts?

Is there any Photographers that have done a photo shoot with a llama in one?

Kilts are Hot.

Show me your Kilt Photo's

Do you really encounter this that often?

Kudos for not deeming it "creepy" though.  I OWN a kilt, but it was my dads, and at 6'6" and about 250, I'm no where near big enough to wear it.

Jan 22 13 03:40 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Caitin   wrote:
Well A man Skirt Would be Hot. A tutu would be funny so I guess what You decide. As long as its artistic.

I guess if you wore it to do a shoot.

I don't know how to answer that? Did you wear a skirt to do a shoot as a photographer?

I guess I never had that happen. I wouldn't have any trouble smiling though. smile

I wouldn't wear the kilt to shoot in.  Aside from obvious issues, it's formal attire, and I spend a lot of time laying on the floor and crawling around at a shoot.  I've worn blue jeans for like 207 shoots, and I think, shorts for two or three.

Jan 22 13 03:42 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Art of the nude wrote:

Do you really encounter this that often?

Kudos for not deeming it "creepy" though.  I OWN a kilt, but it was my dads, and at 6'6" and about 250, I'm no where near big enough to wear it.

I think its a cool Idea, would really like to do it!
I think its allot of fun when a photographer is into fashions himself. I have had a few that were and they would actually show me a pose they were looking for. that was cool. It brings the minds closer to collaborating on a project.
I wouldn't care if a photographer shot in the nude himself and don't find it creepy at all. If it had a sexual or a hint that he was doing it as a perverted thing then yes creepy.
But if he was doing it because he is creative and free and expressive then awesome.
Its the same thing as fine art.
If you view nudity as a perverted thing then why do you shoot it? hhhmmmm gets ones thinking going.
I think the reason people are uncomfortable about it is because they are not free, they are thinking about the what would people think and is it offensive.
Ya allot of people are freaked out by the Idea, but I am not. As long as its not a sexual thing then I am completely comfortable with it.

Jan 22 13 11:16 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

intense_puppy wrote:

And I thought I was eccentric.... smile

Ya by today's standards I guess I might be considered eccentric! Maybe even a little strange too. LOL wink

Jan 22 13 11:20 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Jan C wrote:
I have been known to wear this "kilt" to shoots, but what else would you expect of a Scottish tranny?

https://flpics1.a.ssl.fastly.net/1260/1260649/0004b6df-f999-6941-ded1-788d29bfcaed_720.jpg

Most models seem completely unfazed by me turning up in women's clothing (though I do always ask them first) and many seem to quite enjoy it - it's certainly a talking point, lol!  Given that, I imagine most models would love to work with a tog in a kilt!

And for the record I have a proper kilt too, for use at weddings and rugby matches, but sadly no photos.

And if you want to know more about the kilt, try Wikipedia, it has a good, and mostly accurate, entry.

Freedom to express your inner self! That's cool! Awesome!
The only time that is bad is if ones inner self is to harm others!

Jan 22 13 11:25 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

John Malloch Caldwell wrote:
BTW are we talking about Kilts, the fèileadh beag (little kilt) or the feileadh mhor (big/great kilt).

Both! Any! I love the traditional. And the fashion! Its different don't you think. Another idea to explore besides caution tape and toilet seats and you know. has meaning and an Art!

Jan 22 13 11:30 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Art of the nude wrote:
Do you really encounter this that often?

Kudos for not deeming it "creepy" though.  I OWN a kilt, but it was my dads, and at 6'6" and about 250, I'm no where near big enough to wear it.

Caitin   wrote:
I think its a cool Idea, would really like to do it!
I think its allot of fun when a photographer is into fashions himself. I have had a few that were and they would actually show me a pose they were looking for. that was cool. It brings the minds closer to collaborating on a project.
I wouldn't care if a photographer shot in the nude himself and don't find it creepy at all. If it had a sexual or a hint that he was doing it as a perverted thing then yes creepy.
But if he was doing it because he is creative and free and expressive then awesome.
Its the same thing as fine art.
If you view nudity as a perverted thing then why do you shoot it? hhhmmmm gets ones thinking going.
I think the reason people are uncomfortable about it is because they are not free, they are thinking about the what would people think and is it offensive.
Ya allot of people are freaked out by the Idea, but I am not. As long as its not a sexual thing then I am completely comfortable with it.

I confess to being paranoid.  I expected a "creepy photographer" thread, and that's what I saw.  Congrats to you on not fitting that expectation.

Jan 22 13 12:27 pm Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Art of the nude wrote:

I confess to being paranoid.  I expected a "creepy photographer" thread, and that's what I saw.  Congrats to you on not fitting that expectation.

It does suck to have to be paranoid of some aspects. To a certain degree you almost have to be. Takes the freedom of just opening up and being free away. That's why it is so cool when it is comfortable 2 artists making art!

Jan 22 13 01:14 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Anthony Photo

Posts: 199

Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US

James O Wright wrote:
I have worn my kilt many times for renaissance festivals but never for a photo shoot.  Since I wear mine traditional I can understand the comment above about the photographer showing his Scottish sausage.  It's only a skirt if you wear panties under it.

I believe that you are correct, Traditional, is the only wy to wear.

I haven't worn mine to a shoot, but have been asked to on occasion.

Jan 25 13 07:34 pm Link

Photographer

Shoot It

Posts: 2

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I've never worn my kilt to a shoot, but do wear it out fairly regularly. It seems pretty acceptable here as a slightly more 'casual' thing to wear. I also found a kilt maker who took me under his wing, and have started making them for people. Glad to see there's so much interest here!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/404162_458860784158557_504477545_n.jpg
On the right, as Best Man to my best friend this last summer
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/603728_458856874158948_1927741363_n.jpg
Encouraging the ladies. Scottish meets Japanese culture tongue
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/2690_90588750389_602644_n.jpg
Epicurean behaviour in college
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/194_29281310610_432_n.jpg
Regimental kit, a different life ago, at a wedding
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430202_10152032344630611_1044360322_n.jpg
The first kilt I'd ever made

Jan 26 13 11:05 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Shoot It wrote:
I've never worn my kilt to a shoot, but do wear it out fairly regularly. It seems pretty acceptable here as a slightly more 'casual' thing to wear. I also found a kilt maker who took me under his wing, and have started making them for people. Glad to see there's so much interest here!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/404162_458860784158557_504477545_n.jpg
On the right, as Best Man to my best friend this last summer
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/603728_458856874158948_1927741363_n.jpg
Encouraging the ladies. Scottish meets Japanese culture tongue
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/2690_90588750389_602644_n.jpg
Epicurean behaviour in college
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/194_29281310610_432_n.jpg
Regimental kit, a different life ago, at a wedding
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430202_10152032344630611_1044360322_n.jpg
The first kilt I'd ever made

I Love it! That's awesome!

Jan 26 13 03:06 pm Link

Photographer

Big Sky Photography

Posts: 2

Dutton, Ontario, Canada

I've occasionally worn my kilt to shoots.  Here's a self portrait.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8130987899_63053830cf.jpg

Jan 26 13 03:46 pm Link