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Photographer
DRL - Toshima-bijin
Posts: 299
Austin, Texas, US


Let's hear it for MATURE MODELS. 

Mature models have a sensuality that comes with age, wisdom, and confidence; and this sensuality comes through in their images. 

I find that mature models are willing to experiment with poses and locations in the name of developing artistic images.  That explains why mature models have portfolios with a variety of images that go beyond straight portraits.

Finally, it is my experience that mature models are punctual, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. 

So a tip of the lens cap to mature models.
I wish there were more of them.

Doug
Toshima⋅bijin / DRL
Apr 01 07 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
LanaV
Posts: 213
Los Angeles, California, US


LanaV is there @ 43!
Apr 01 07 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moraxian
Posts: 2,607
Germantown, Maryland, US


Amen!  Several of the best models I've worked with are over 40!  smile
Apr 01 07 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SsinUrn
Posts: 274
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


hey now.... some of us young-uns can be mature and responsible too
Apr 01 07 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Larry Brown Camera
Posts: 1,081
Atlantic Beach, Florida, US


I favor mature models smile
Apr 01 07 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRL - Toshima-bijin
Posts: 299
Austin, Texas, US


LanaV wrote:
LanaV is there @ 43!

Lana, you are an outstanding example of combined sensuality and sexuality that only comes with age.

Keep the flame alive.

Doug
Toshima⋅bijin / DRL

Apr 01 07 01:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
KATHY JEAN
Posts: 5,513
Pekin, Illinois, US


Thank you, kindly, Texas - right back atcha!

Kathy Jean, 42
Apr 01 07 01:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Natas Vandele
Posts: 1,646


I love mentally mature models.
Apr 01 07 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
LanaV
Posts: 213
Los Angeles, California, US


Ageless Beauty wrote:

Lana, you are an outstanding example of combined sensuality and sexuality that only comes with age.

Keep the flame alive.

Thank you!

Apr 01 07 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
CagedGypsy
Posts: 23,953
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


I love these threads. I'm only now finally getting to do some work. Everyone is waiting on the warm weather. Perhaps it's a Pittsburgh thing.

Opal/37
Apr 01 07 03:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRL - imagography
Posts: 155
Austin, Texas, US


Larry Brown Camera wrote:
I favor mature models smile

Me too.  Wish there were more of them here.

Doug
imagography / DRL

Apr 01 07 08:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photography by Martin
Posts: 901
Tyler, Minnesota, US


SsinUrn wrote:
hey now.... some of us young-uns can be mature and responsible too

Not the same kinda mature, and most can't hold a candle to the 40something WOMAN... smile

Apr 01 07 08:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lost Coast Photo
Posts: 2,674
Ferndale, California, US


Yes, the additional life experience can contribute to images with a lot of depth and nuance.  I pretty routinely work with models well into their 30s, and have on a couple of occasions worked with people in their mid-50s.  No drama, no games.
Apr 01 07 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,454
Salinas, California, US


Ageless Beauty wrote:
Let's hear it for MATURE MODELS. 

Mature models have a sensuality that comes with age, wisdom, and confidence; and this sensuality comes through in their images. 

I find that mature models are willing to experiment with poses and locations in the name of developing artistic images.  That explains why mature models have portfolios with a variety of images that go beyond straight portraits.

Finally, it is my experience that mature models are punctual, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. 

So a tip of the lens cap to mature models.
I wish there were more of them.

Doug

Absolutely true!  When I have shot with a mature, and experienced model those been the most productive shoots in the shortest length of time.  Doug, thanks for the positive words.

Apr 01 07 08:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AndrewG
Posts: 5,850
Mesa, Arizona, US


imagography-DRL wrote:

Me too.  Wish there were more of them here.

There are...

And there are probably about a dozen threads about them too.

Apr 01 07 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jim Ferreira Photos
Posts: 7
Livermore, California, US


Ageless Beauty wrote:
Let's hear it for MATURE MODELS. 

Mature models have a sensuality that comes with age, wisdom, and confidence; and this sensuality comes through in their images. 

I find that mature models are willing to experiment with poses and locations in the name of developing artistic images.  That explains why mature models have portfolios with a variety of images that go beyond straight portraits.

Finally, it is my experience that mature models are punctual, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. 

So a tip of the lens cap to mature models.
I wish there were more of them.

Doug

You failed to mention they are also rare.  The females, that is.  I'm talking over 35 or 40, now.  Males are plentiful right up through their 50s, but females become scarce after 35 or so.  Pity, too, as they make splendid Femme Fatales....

Watch your back!

Apr 01 07 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
FitnessDiva
Posts: 28
San Diego, California, US


Yes and who says women ove 40 can't be sexy...?  I am 43 and love it! Always on time never canceled and enjoy meeting people..I had a shoot today and it lasted 6 1/2 hrs, why? because we had great ideas and lost track of time..wait till you see the photos...HOT!
Carolyne
Apr 01 07 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Anne of Ohio
Posts: 4,379
Columbus, Ohio, US


Ageless Beauty wrote:
Let's hear it for MATURE MODELS. 

Mature models have a sensuality that comes with age, wisdom, and confidence; and this sensuality comes through in their images. 

I find that mature models are willing to experiment with poses and locations in the name of developing artistic images.  That explains why mature models have portfolios with a variety of images that go beyond straight portraits.

Finally, it is my experience that mature models are punctual, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. 

So a tip of the lens cap to mature models.
I wish there were more of them.






Doug

I love you

Apr 01 07 09:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
mia vaughn
Posts: 854
Chicago, Illinois, US


Ageless Beauty wrote:
Let's hear it for MATURE MODELS. 

Mature models have a sensuality that comes with age, wisdom, and confidence; and this sensuality comes through in their images. 

I find that mature models are willing to experiment with poses and locations in the name of developing artistic images.  That explains why mature models have portfolios with a variety of images that go beyond straight portraits.

Finally, it is my experience that mature models are punctual, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. 

So a tip of the lens cap to mature models.
I wish there were more of them.

Doug

thanks , mia Vaughn...50 y/o

Apr 01 07 09:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Peggy V
Posts: 378
Birmingham, Alabama, US


My life really did begin at 40...been modeling for 3 years now and having the time of my life....

....and yes, i DO believe I bring something unique to the images....and a lot of that has to do with maturity and life experience!

So here's to us!

Peg
Apr 01 07 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Seth Mitchell
Posts: 1,457
Long Beach, California, US


Photography By Natas wrote:
I love mentally mature models.

LOL..who says we act mature?  I personally pride myself on reverting to being a twelve year old when the moment strikes me wink

Apr 01 07 09:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christopher Lewis
Posts: 217
Farmington Hills, Michigan, US


Models are acting, but without vocalization.  There are many physically attractive models, who can not act.  A good model utilizes her life experience to visually portray an emotion, mood or look.  A mature model has a far larger reservoir of life experiences to draw upon.  Also, they tend to be more reliable and professional, and from a photographer's perspective are usually fun to shoot.
Apr 01 07 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lapis
Posts: 8,424
Chicago, Illinois, US


yeah women of all ages! but I love to photograph female and male models older than 25....
Apr 01 07 10:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Darker-Side of-Midnight
Posts: 1,822
Southfield, Michigan, US


Yeah.... I agree about the maturity... both from a mental level and a if you will seasoned approach. The ability to draw on life experiences and translate them ...to use them... to act them out...

But hey What do I know I will always be 27 in my heart.... its the rest of me that aged...
Apr 01 07 10:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Image Magic
Posts: 75
Houston, Texas, US


There is a good reason to celebrate the beauty of a woman who wears her years well as an exquiste expression of beauty.  It is best to celebrate them for the beauty they give to the world and share it with us.
Apr 01 07 10:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
kellyg
Posts: 43
YOUNG AMERICA, Minnesota, US


You guys are so awesome!  Threads like this make me want to shout to everyone that I'm 36.  Thanks for appreciating and recognizing all the positives that a mature model brings to the shoot!  That's true professionalism.

kellyg
Apr 01 07 10:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,454
Salinas, California, US


I'm making a list of some of the models here on this thread that if I do some traveling, I'd like to shoot with.  This is a very positive thread!
Apr 02 07 01:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRL - imagography
Posts: 155
Austin, Texas, US


This is an interesting and positive thread.
Good to see so many mature models contributing as well as photographers.
Apr 02 07 05:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lynn Louise
Posts: 2,215
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US


40 is the new 20 and I can honestly say that I look and feel better then I did when I was 20.  I have tons more confidence and I know who I am now.   I just wish there was more work in this field for mature models.
For me, when I see a pic of a mature model.....it takes my breath away.....the confidence...the sexiness....the way she/he presents themselves is like no other image.  To think that someone in their 40's or 50's can produce images that make other's go "wow" is truely remarkable to me and I applaud each and everyone one of you.....

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/linder4/memodel5.jpg
Lynn
41 :-)
Apr 02 07 07:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jennifer Lauren
Posts: 261
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


I love this thread. You, guys are great.

Age is all in your mind.
xoxo
Apr 02 07 07:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRL - Toshima-bijin
Posts: 299
Austin, Texas, US


Dutch1 wrote:
Yes and who says women ove 40 can't be sexy...?  I am 43 and love it! Always on time never canceled and enjoy meeting people..I had a shoot today and it lasted 6 1/2 hrs, why? because we had great ideas and lost track of time..wait till you see the photos...HOT!
Carolyne

Carolyne: 
That is what I like about working with mature models ... the session is so much fun that I never want the session to end.  I get my most artistic and adventurous shots by working with mature models.

Doug
Toshima⋅bijin / DRL

Apr 02 07 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dana Rodriguez
Posts: 307
Moorpark, California, US


How great it is to see this post!!

I'm turning 35 in July, and having an issue with it - but to see this, helps quite a bit.

I remember my 20's and not knowing what I know now, and wish I had my youth with the knowledge I have now.

Anyway, thanks for this thread! It's great!!
Apr 02 07 10:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRL - Toshima-bijin
Posts: 299
Austin, Texas, US


mia vaughn wrote:
thanks , mia Vaughn...50 y/o

Mia, you forgot to mention "50 and fantastic".

Doug
Toshima⋅bijin / DRL

Apr 02 07 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Linda Hartley
Posts: 241
Austin, Indiana, US


Jim Ferreira Photos wrote:

You failed to mention they are also rare.  The females, that is.  I'm talking over 35 or 40, now.  Males are plentiful right up through their 50s, but females become scarce after 35 or so.  Pity, too, as they make splendid Femme Fatales....

Watch your back!

We just get better with time I like to think.

Apr 02 07 02:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Linda Hartley
Posts: 241
Austin, Indiana, US


Don't you think we should put together a publication about how to look and feel terrific past 40?
Apr 02 07 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
blah girl
Posts: 989
Hillsdale, Illinois, US


Moraxian wrote:
Amen!  Several of the best models I've worked with are over 40!  smile

I wish I could find some mature models.. there dosent seem to be any around here..lol.

Apr 02 07 02:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TRIPOD
Posts: 4,515


LanaV wrote:
LanaV is there @ 43!

Sweet mother of Jesus!  You put to shame some 18 year olds!

Apr 02 07 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Tampa Photography
Posts: 173
Tampa, Florida, US


A special shout out to all the lovely and sexy ladies 35 and over. LanaV, Kathy Jean, Dutch1, Patricia Daniels, Peggy Vee Kellyg, Lynn Louise, Jennifer Lauren, Dana Rodriques & Linda Hartley. These women are to be congratulated for keeping physically fit and sexy and showing the younger girls how to keep your body fit and fine!
Apr 02 07 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
Vincent Wolff
Posts: 2,840
Chicago, Illinois, US


I wholeheartedly agree----these are among the most beautiful and talented women on MM.  Love them all!
Apr 02 07 02:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Tampa Photography
Posts: 173
Tampa, Florida, US


Here are a few more beautiful and sexy ladies 35 and over on MM. Chech them out! Charla Bather (252599), Roula (259456), Lean Yuong (301723), Melody W (311883), Leea (318885), Sienna Shea (321517), Patrica Pease (256298), Deannia71 (340660), MizzKim (343108), Robin Heather (362285), Ophelia Vixxxen (366370) & Lindy Molitor (368948).
Apr 02 07 03:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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