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Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1124

College Station, Texas, US

A guy who apparently likes the work I do with women approached me the other day and asked about my interest in taking boudoir style shots of him. This left me scratching my head a little. I've never heard of "boudoir" in reference to a man.

Sure, you can do the same type of shots with a man and make him look all sexy with mood lighting, but would you still call it boudoir?

I would expect the attire to be different... I certainly hope he's not expecting me to shoot him in lacy lingerie... That wouldn't be bad per se.... it could be funny... but if he tries to pull of "sexy" like that I might die laughing. He's got that "tough guy" look.

Jan 29 13 10:27 pm Link

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Ali Choudhry Photo

Posts: 176

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I suppose you could call it whatever you'd like. I tend to call it physique and/or fitness photography.

Jan 29 13 10:31 pm Link

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Mortonovich

Posts: 5556

San Diego, California, US

It's called "dude-oir".

lol

Jan 29 13 10:33 pm Link

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Jolly Roger Imagery

Posts: 98

Little Falls, New Jersey, US

ChiMo wrote:
It's called "dude-oir".

lol

DAMMIT! You beat me to it!

Jan 29 13 10:40 pm Link

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Blue Ash Film Group

Posts: 9544

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Just call it "Beefcake" if it makes you feel better.

Jan 29 13 10:42 pm Link

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Garry k

Posts: 27257

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

is he wearing womens undergarments ?

Jan 29 13 10:43 pm Link

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AaronPawlak

Posts: 2708

New York, New York, US

Viator-Defessus Photos wrote:
A guy who apparently likes the work I do with women approached me the other day and asked about my interest in taking boudoir style shots of him. This left me scratching my head a little. I've never heard of "boudoir" in reference to a man.

Sure, you can do the same type of shots with a man and make him look all sexy with mood lighting, but would you still call it boudoir?

I would expect the attire to be different... I certainly hope he's not expecting me to shoot him in lacy lingerie... That wouldn't be bad per se.... it could be funny... but if he tries to pull of "sexy" like that I might die laughing. He's got that "tough guy" look.

He may have only meant that he wants nudes.
He may leave the approach up to you...
physique/fitness/tough guy or actually on a bed with bedroom eyes,
I dunno. He probably only meant he wanted nudes, I'm guessing.

Jan 29 13 10:47 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38593

Portland, Oregon, US

ChiMo wrote:
It's called "dude-oir".

lol

I thought it was Bro-doir



Back to the OP...  if he's paying you, he can call it anything he wants!!

Jan 29 13 10:58 pm Link

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365 Digitals Exposed

Posts: 757

Perris, California, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
I thought it was Bro-doir



Back to the OP...  if he's paying you, he can call it anything he wants!!

you both  got it wrong.. it's called boydoir smile

Jan 29 13 11:03 pm Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36364

San Francisco, California, US

Ahhh, what difference does a name make?

What do you call the money he is going to pay you?

Jan 29 13 11:14 pm Link

Artist/Painter

aquarelle

Posts: 1915

Chicago, Illinois, US

"BUDD oir!"

Jan 29 13 11:19 pm Link

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Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1124

College Station, Texas, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
Back to the OP...  if he's paying you, he can call it anything he wants!!

GPS Studio Services wrote:
Ahhh, what difference does a name make?

What do you call the money he is going to pay you?

Fair point. I was just trying to satisfy some curiosity.

Jan 29 13 11:22 pm Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42751

Salinas, California, US

Blue Ash Film Group wrote:
Just call it "Beefcake" if it makes you feel better.

That's the word I've heard used to describe it.   borat

And "no!"  he does not wear women's lingerie.

Jan 29 13 11:57 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38593

Portland, Oregon, US

365 Digitals Exposed wrote:

you both  got it wrong.. it's called boydoir smile

the OP said "man", not kiddie porn.    No, just no.

Jan 30 13 12:06 am Link

Photographer

Imageography

Posts: 6768

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Boudweird?

Jan 30 13 12:45 am Link

Photographer

Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1124

College Station, Texas, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
the OP said "man", not kiddie porn.    No, just no.

His profile says 24; so you're correct (Thank god).

Jan 30 13 12:47 am Link

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Michael Broughton

Posts: 2244

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

http://boards.weddingbee.com/?bb_attachments=1604377&bbat=199946&inline

Jan 30 13 12:53 am Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 42751

Salinas, California, US

Michael Broughton wrote:
http://boards.weddingbee.com/?bb_attachments=1604377&bbat=199946&inline

"Classic Beefcake!"  lol   


I loved that show!

Jan 30 13 01:57 am Link

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RKD Photographic

Posts: 3265

Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

ChiMo wrote:
It's called "dude-oir".

lol

That's what we call it here... true.

Jan 30 13 07:12 am Link

Body Painter

Cat Camp

Posts: 849

Tampa, Florida, US

Jan 31 13 08:16 am Link

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Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15721

Orlando, Florida, US

Michael Broughton wrote:
http://boards.weddingbee.com/?bb_attachments=1604377&bbat=199946&inline

you beat me to it.

Jan 31 13 08:17 am Link

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GER Photography

Posts: 7950

Imperial, California, US

Oh, oh, oh, HELLLLLLLLLLLL to the NO!! Let's not go there!!:-))

Jan 31 13 08:22 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

Sure why not?
Even if he did wear woman's apparel and its a parity?
Funny to some serious to others! Its Artistic!

I remember when a painter exhibited Chicago's Mayor Harold Washington wearing women`s underwear.

Jan 31 13 08:30 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Make sure he brings acrylic heels and a thong so you can do the obligatory "heel caught in thong" pose. It's not cliche if it's a male model is it?

Jan 31 13 08:31 am Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Well technically Boudoir is the term used for a ladies dressing room, the men's dressing room was called a Cabinet - but I don't think that works too well in this case...

Jan 31 13 08:39 am Link

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Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
Well technically Boudoir is the term used for a ladies dressing room, the men's dressing room was called a Cabinet - but I don't think that works too well in this case...

Elcabinete sexiano! smile
I want to watch! Any hot hunks need an escort? smile

OOps before I get bombarded with replies I was kidding!

Jan 31 13 08:54 am Link

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Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1124

College Station, Texas, US

Caitin   wrote:
Sure why not?
Even if he did wear woman's apparel and its a parity?
Funny to some serious to others! Its Artistic!

I'm not sure that that's what he wants, but that would be fun enough that I'd try it.

Jan 31 13 02:04 pm Link

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ArtGlo

Posts: 506

Peru, Illinois, US

Viator-Defessus Photos wrote:
A guy who apparently likes the work I do with women approached me the other day and asked about my interest in taking boudoir style shots of him. This left me scratching my head a little. I've never heard of "boudoir" in reference to a man.

Sure, you can do the same type of shots with a man and make him look all sexy with mood lighting, but would you still call it boudoir?

I would expect the attire to be different... I certainly hope he's not expecting me to shoot him in lacy lingerie... That wouldn't be bad per se.... it could be funny... but if he tries to pull of "sexy" like that I might die laughing. He's got that "tough guy" look.

not likely!  the word boudoir means lady's private stitting/dressing room !

Jan 31 13 02:12 pm Link

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EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

Viator-Defessus Photos wrote:
A guy who apparently likes the work I do with women approached me the other day and asked about my interest in taking boudoir style shots of him. This left me scratching my head a little. I've never heard of "boudoir" in reference to a man.

Sure, you can do the same type of shots with a man and make him look all sexy with mood lighting, but would you still call it boudoir?

I would expect the attire to be different... I certainly hope he's not expecting me to shoot him in lacy lingerie... That wouldn't be bad per se.... it could be funny... but if he tries to pull of "sexy" like that I might die laughing. He's got that "tough guy" look.

Things that make you go hmmmmm...!  :-)

Jan 31 13 04:10 pm Link

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Jordan L Duncan

Posts: 207

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Viator-Defessus Photos wrote:
A guy who apparently likes the work I do with women approached me the other day and asked about my interest in taking boudoir style shots of him. This left me scratching my head a little. I've never heard of "boudoir" in reference to a man.

Sure, you can do the same type of shots with a man and make him look all sexy with mood lighting, but would you still call it boudoir?

I would expect the attire to be different... I certainly hope he's not expecting me to shoot him in lacy lingerie... That wouldn't be bad per se.... it could be funny... but if he tries to pull of "sexy" like that I might die laughing. He's got that "tough guy" look.

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!

lol srsly. pics. espesh if he's wearing lacy panties.

Jan 31 13 08:03 pm Link

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Jordan L Duncan

Posts: 207

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:

you beat me to it.

Oooooh baby.

Jan 31 13 08:04 pm Link

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Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1124

College Station, Texas, US

Jordan L Duncan wrote:
PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!

lol srsly. pics. espesh if he's wearing lacy panties.

If I ever do something like that, I'm sure there will be pics. :p

Although, I do know some transgendered individuals that are in the middle of transitioning from male to female. They might like something like that.

Feb 01 13 08:38 am Link

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David J Martin

Posts: 458

Amberg, Bavaria, Germany

Michael Broughton wrote:
http://boards.weddingbee.com/?bb_attachments=1604377&bbat=199946&inline

That's just wrong like 2 boys in a bath-tub together.  Yeah yeah, I know, no more kiddie references.

Feb 01 13 10:54 am Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

If you're actually looking for a name, how about calling it "locker room" or something similar?






Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Feb 01 13 10:56 am Link

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David J Martin

Posts: 458

Amberg, Bavaria, Germany

Ooh, and are you or the male model supposed to be bringing the escort?

Feb 01 13 10:58 am Link

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name removed3

Posts: 264

Boston, Massachusetts, US

no you dress him up like a woman

Feb 01 13 11:00 am Link

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Viator Defessus Photos

Posts: 1124

College Station, Texas, US

David J Martin wrote:
Ooh, and are you or the male model supposed to be bringing the escort?

Not to my knowledge. I've never brought one before. I've allowed the model to bring one from time to time.

Feb 01 13 11:01 am Link