Saco, Maine, US
Rembrandt did so many self-portraits not because he was egotistical but because he was always broke. He made a lot of money doing portraits, but he spent it even faster! (He also just loved to be always painting, hence, so many self-portraits)
Jun 17 13 01:12 pm Link
Fort Worth, Texas, US
Neil Snape wrote:
There is also a guy in California, who is on this site, who does this same thing as well. He is the male model in the photos, and I'm actually surprised he hasn't voiced in on this thread! He's quite the creative person, and although, his images are humorous on the surface, when you delve into his photographs, one begins to see how deep they really are. Judging people too harshly, or too quickly can be a double edged sword. You may find you were right all along, but you may find out how wrong you were.
Jun 17 13 01:22 pm Link
Santa Barbara, California, US
The bottom line is that Kelly is impressed by this photographer's work enough to trust him being nude in the shot with her.
Judgement is subjective and we don't know who this person is or the quality of his work to tell her she shouldn't do it. All we can offer is personal and professional opinion from our own experiences.
As I said before, this "naked" double duty on both sides of the lens is crossing professionalism lines for me but who am I to tell Kelly that she should stay away especially if she thinks his work is legit, She's a grown girl and ultimately it's her decision.
Just make sure Kelly that you do your homework before booking, check past and recent references and get in writing details of the shoot and get Paid!
Thank you Kelly, I plan on shooting soon with a refined approach to my choices of subjects and concepts... hopefully I will be honored someday with you in front of my lens
Good luck with this decision hun.
Jun 17 13 07:52 pm Link
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Caveman Creations wrote:
Oh my goodness, I so hope to meet that guy, (model alongside him maybe too, if I'm lucky,) on one of my trips to California. I love his stuff!
Jun 17 13 10:23 pm Link
London, England, United Kingdom
Kelly Kooper wrote:
After seeing his work I agree to the above, or should I say he's the exception to the rule because he's actually rather good at what he does and not just a run-of-the-mill type photographer.
Jun 18 13 05:00 am Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Well first let me state that I love your work Kelly and if you do find yourself stateside than I will be driving to NYC.
Look if the guy is an artist and you are in love with what he creates and you want to be a part of it . What is holding you back.
Personally I don't get it. Since it is way to ego driven for me. But what the heck if he is creating art and he is not a troll ( like Billy goats gruff not internet nomenclature ) why should people be so quick to judge.
Good luck with all this and gee whizz when are we shooting? ( lol)
Jun 18 13 05:34 am Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Outside of a few exceptions (like discussed above), I just can't imagine that being pulled off very well for the majority of photographers...and just screams "creepy", no offense to anybody who may do it. But if the guy's portfolio looks good to you...just check his references and go for it.
I can see jumping into the frame with the model at the end of the shoot for a fun snapshot to put on Facebook or something. Not that I've ever felt the need, personally.
Jun 18 13 07:49 am Link
Fort Worth, Texas, US
MyrnaByrna Jen B wrote:
I tend to think he's pretty "OK" as well. LOL I'd love to have a beer with him.
Jun 18 13 09:49 am Link
Eureka, California, US
So now it's creepy for a mother to hold her own child? She appears to be holding the child in the proper way that you need to in order to support the baby's head. I'm afraid to even think how you read something into that photo of a mom holding her own newborn.
Jun 18 13 09:59 am Link