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Model

Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 429

Union, New Jersey, US

visible in photos - what say you?

Jan 17 13 06:23 pm Link

Model

E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

No opinion, but guilty as charged lol

Jan 17 13 06:25 pm Link

Photographer

Caveman Creations

Posts: 580

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Sure. Why the hell not?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130115/16/50f5eff5c57cd_m.jpg

Jan 17 13 06:26 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
visible in photos - what say you?

Personally, I find images where armpits are the focus to be unappealing.  But completely omitting the possibility puts way too much restrictions on posing, especially for nudes.

I'd have lost this (18+) image . . . .
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8191 … e848_o.jpg

Jan 17 13 06:32 pm Link

Photographer

Awesome Headshots

Posts: 2369

San Ramon, California, US

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
armpits yes or no

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

Jan 17 13 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

Simplexity

Posts: 705

Houston, Texas, US

If you're going to, make sure they are cleanly shaven (unless you are one that doesn't shave). Editing armpit stubble isn't fun.

Jan 17 13 06:41 pm Link

Photographer

Top Gun Digital

Posts: 1273

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
visible in photos - what say you?

Armpits are fine as long as they're clean.

Jan 17 13 06:46 pm Link

Photographer

Glenn Hall - Fine Art

Posts: 450

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

...if there are no gerbils....sure thing

Jan 17 13 07:13 pm Link

Model

V for Victory Modeling

Posts: 436

Roseville, California, US

Yep, when I did a swimsuit modeling shoot. (it's not in my port) Fine as long as you're shaven. It's funny because that photographer mentioned that he had a model who showed up...clearly unshaven...for a swimsuit shoot. Yikes! It messed up the entire shoot.

Jan 17 13 07:22 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

yeah i have two. they come out sometimes.

Jan 17 13 07:36 pm Link

Photographer

Art Silva

Posts: 9457

Santa Barbara, California, US

Depending on the type of shoot, the model and the composition, it's all good. You choose what the concept calls for;

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7518 … 2228fb.jpg 18+

Jan 17 13 08:12 pm Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Why not?

Is the armpit any more shocking than any other part of the body?





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jan 17 13 08:15 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Only if they are cleanly shaven.

Jan 17 13 08:20 pm Link

Photographer

WildEye Studio

Posts: 654

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Awesome Headshots wrote:

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

Ditto

Jan 17 13 08:24 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7950

Imperial, California, US

Awesome Headshots wrote:

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

I don't even want to see her Sasquatch pits!!:-)))))))))

Jan 17 13 08:31 pm Link

Photographer

Vintagevista

Posts: 11050

Sun City, California, US

I'm pretty sure they come attached to the rest of the model:/
*confused*
smile

Jan 17 13 08:40 pm Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Yes please.

While hair there is hot in the sack, it does come across weird in photos.

Jan 17 13 08:58 pm Link

Model

Jen B

Posts: 3183

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
visible in photos - what say you?

I thought I didn't have any but, lookie here, BOTH armits everywhere I raise my arms.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31325311

Jen
p.s. I may have more as I tend to put my arms up...Oh, hey, I do have another one, let me go 'unhide' it warning, the second one is M, (I guess I just like to stretch out when I have lots of space! wink)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30665244
M
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30162526

Jan 17 13 09:08 pm Link

Model

Nadia Selen

Posts: 37

Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Hmm, I just uploaded 1 NSFW picture where I'm proudly ignoring this unwritten rule. I would say yes why not smile

18 + =>  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31333254

Jan 17 13 09:38 pm Link

Photographer

r T p

Posts: 3077

Los Angeles, California, US


y
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depends

Jan 17 13 09:49 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

vbabe wrote:
Yep, when I did a swimsuit modeling shoot. (it's not in my port) Fine as long as you're shaven. It's funny because that photographer mentioned that he had a model who showed up...clearly unshaven...for a swimsuit shoot. Yikes! It messed up the entire shoot.

Yeah.  At least in the US, I'd say that's inappropriate.  For art nudes, it happens, although it's probably wise to disclose.  But for any other standard genre, not suitable.

Jan 18 13 03:23 am Link

Photographer

SitronStudio

Posts: 1064

Venice, Florida, US

Love pits. On females, must be shaved, on males, must not be. And def. no trace of deodorant.

Jan 18 13 05:09 am Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

I tend to do it a lot

Jan 18 13 05:17 am Link

Photographer

Mmmfire photography

Posts: 27

Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

No problem, providing it's not one of those "sniffing my own pit" poses. A personal bugbear!

Jan 18 13 05:27 am Link

Model

Jen B

Posts: 3183

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

Mmmfire photography wrote:
No problem, providing it's not one of those "sniffing my own pit" poses. A personal bugbear!

I know, me too. Although I think I have one floating out there that is just a smidge close to the pit sniff. Not close enough to "really" be a pit sniff but, since that is a bugbear of mine too, I thought of it immediately as my head turned I I tried to avert!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30769061
Wonderful shoot and photographer!
I better tag him.
Jen

Jan 18 13 05:35 am Link

Photographer

Mark Harris Photography

Posts: 511

Edison, New Jersey, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
Why not?

Is the armpit any more shocking than any other part of the body?

Well said! I have llamas raise their arms over their head a lot, I like the resulting shape of their breasts, so seeing armpits is inevitable. I don't mind unshaven but am not a fan of stubble.

Jan 18 13 05:38 am Link

Photographer

Kyle T Edwards

Posts: 434

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Never had a problem with seeing them.  Granted, I don't usually go through people's ports, looking specifically for their armpits, but I'm not going to have them leave their arms down for an entire shoot.  Can you imagine all of the great poses we'd be missing out on?  It just wouldn't be right.  http://operationgaga.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/shaking_head.gif

Jan 18 13 07:01 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Generally avoid armpits to camera for any commercial work.  Some people really dislike them , no reason to turn off potential viewers when you are going for mass appeal.

Jan 18 13 07:10 am Link

Photographer

Sitron Headshots

Posts: 10

Fort Myers, Florida, US

Yes.

Jan 18 13 07:11 am Link

Photographer

Zap Industries

Posts: 36

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

Awesome Headshots wrote:

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

Jan 18 13 09:10 am Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15718

Orlando, Florida, US

Absolutely not.

Armpits are gross and have no place in model photography.

Jan 18 13 09:16 am Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

a shot that prominently features an armpit aimed directly at the camera is, in my opinion, a bad pose, or a bad composition. 

Armpits visible in shot as they would be to the eye given a good posture and arm position and an optimal perspective, are of course completely normal

just let the grooming be up to par please especially if I'm doing the shooting.....  and none of that deodorant that leave a greenish tinge.....

when evaluating possible male models,  one hairy armpit pose aimed at camera is an automatic disqualification.

Jan 18 13 09:22 am Link

Photographer

Kung-Fu-Flavor

Posts: 584

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I just can't get used to them.

Jan 18 13 09:43 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

I say fine to be in an image but not as a focal point.

Jan 18 13 10:25 am Link

Photographer

Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
armpits yes or no

visible in photos - what say you?

They're visible in some photos.  I'm surprised that you haven't noticed.

Jan 18 13 10:31 am Link

Photographer

L Raye

Posts: 5028

Petaluma, California, US

Armpits are part of the body, so why not?

18+

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 88b0dd.jpg

Jan 18 13 10:33 am Link

Photographer

Mark Harris Photography

Posts: 511

Edison, New Jersey, US

Zap Industries wrote:
I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

In the past two years I have worked with several who do not shave pubic hair or armpits. I find it interesting to explore all of the options. That all pretty much shave their legs, however.

Jan 18 13 12:02 pm Link

Model

a raw muse

Posts: 3196

Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica

I'm ambivalent.

I shave sometimes, right now I have armpit hair; depends on jobs.

But I'm never ever going to avoid a pose because it may be too armpit-centric, or may be "too exposed", etc etc... If it is, I expect the photographer will make the executive decision that it's too much, ask me to turn one way or the other, adjust the light, etc.

You can see my pits in all of these, and it's not about the armpits (to me at least):
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30365153 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31333691 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31224376 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27608814 18+

Jan 18 13 12:09 pm Link

Model

a raw muse

Posts: 3196

Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica

Zap Industries wrote:

I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

We all live in our own little microcosms of reality. I know people who mostly *don't* shave.

Jan 18 13 12:11 pm Link

Photographer

Brooklyn Bridge Images

Posts: 9786

Brooklyn, New York, US

Zap Industries wrote:

I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

How many of the 3 billion plus women on this planet have you met ?

Jan 18 13 12:22 pm Link