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PYPI FASHION
Posts: 36,332
San Francisco, California, US


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Sep 22 07 07:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
N i c o l e- Commercial
Posts: 10,668
Lake Forest, Florida, US


PYPI wrote:
I'm going to bump this to another page because Nicole fubared the page when she was obsessing about eye candy.

sad   !  sorry!    sad


gosh, and you know i felf bad about it too!  sad

Sep 22 07 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
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N i c o l e- Commercial
Posts: 10,668
Lake Forest, Florida, US


Alpha Design wrote:
It took me about 1/2 an hour to read through this whole thread but Ill post for  3 reasons :

1) My portfolio is filled with this "man candy" of which you speak ; dont know how to post a pic so you'll have to look for yourself

2) To answer Trevina's question to some degree

3) To ask something that I have been wary of asking before that I can stick in this thread instead of starting my own and causing problems


Trevina, the dude that you are talking about is one of the easy one's to spot.  Of course its a fine line between being wary/open and wary/jaded.  I had 2 clients (actually contestants since we are trying to do reality TV - I know its beneath everybody cause Ive gotten the emails :-) who went to castings for very reputable and established photographers here in NYC :

TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT : the castings took hours (yes more than 2) and both models were asked to get erect so the photog could see how they filled out underwear - yes he then took pictures/polaroids

Both models are very new and though it felt wrong to them they thought (and were lead to believe) that this was totally normal practice to be told to get an erection in their underwear and then have it photoed for "underwear model" possibilities.  Fucken absolute nonsense - but then again these were established persons in the community and that position of power lead these models to be less than aware that they were being manipulated.

It seems to be that there is alot of talk about GWC's from the female models, but I am wondering if it is taboo to speak of the agencies and photographers who are well established but manipulative and just unethical.  Actually Im sure it is taboo-when has it ever been acceptable to question those who are "in charge."

Im just wondering what I can tell the people who work with me and how to go about finding out the real reputation of a person.  References dont really work as no one wants to "rat" on a reputable person in the industry - hmmmm maybe I just answered my own question - but felt it was important to just put this out there and let Trevina know that she's not alone in this.

REPOSTED ON NEW PAGE

Sep 22 07 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
Model
N i c o l e- Commercial
Posts: 10,668
Lake Forest, Florida, US


Alpha Design wrote:
TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT : the castings took hours (yes more than 2) and both models were asked to get erect so the photog could see how they filled out underwear - yes he then took pictures/polaroids

Both models are very new and though it felt wrong to them they thought (and were lead to believe) that this was totally normal practice to be told to get an erection in their underwear and then have it photoed for "underwear model" possibilities.  Fucken absolute nonsense - but then again these were established persons in the community and that position of power lead these models to be less than aware that they were being manipulated.

It seems to be that there is alot of talk about GWC's from the female models, but I am wondering if it is taboo to speak of the agencies and photographers who are well established but manipulative and just unethical.  Actually Im sure it is taboo-when has it ever been acceptable to question those who are "in charge."

Im just wondering what I can tell the people who work with me and how to go about finding out the real reputation of a person.  References dont really work as no one wants to "rat" on a reputable person in the industry - hmmmm maybe I just answered my own question - but felt it was important to just put this out there and let Trevina know that she's not alone in this.

wow...  while i can't speak on this from a Man's POV, i have honestly never looked at it from that angle.    i'd hate to show my lack of knowledge to this subject but, is this normal?  i mean, i've never heard someone state that they have had to do this for an underwear casting

Sep 22 07 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
F R A I M
Posts: 4,731
Prescott Valley, Arizona, US


would love a pm with the mm# of the tog...
Sep 22 07 10:14 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Su Zanne
Posts: 102
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Shaken Ikon Imaging wrote:
would love a pm with the mm# of the tog...

I'll send it

Sep 22 07 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Renee Vervain
Posts: 1
Beverly Hills, California, US


Solomage wrote:
What's wrong with shooting outside on a car in a thong?....jezzzzz

Been to a car show lately?

Lol really tho

Mar 24 13 12:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Shandra Stark
Posts: 13,611
Los Angeles, California, US


RANSOM is on the front page of this thread, along with others I haven't seen here in YEARS! 

Myspace?

Shit's old!

This thread is from 2007.
Mar 24 13 01:11 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


This might be the most entertaining thread I have seen on here...
Mar 24 13 01:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,107
New York, New York, US


Sedition wrote:
This might be the most entertaining thread I have seen on here...

Definitely entertaining! It was the funniest thing I have read all year!

Mar 24 13 01:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DG at studio47
Posts: 2,364
East Ridge, Tennessee, US


Shandra Stark wrote:
RANSOM is on the front page of this thread, along with others I haven't seen here in YEARS! 

Myspace?

Shit's old!

This thread is from 2007.

old? this is time tripping fer shizzle sista gurl. Bill and Ted's thug adventure.

Mar 24 13 01:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cai Cai
Posts: 33
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Can someone send me the MM# that you speak of too? Curiosity is killing me now. Thanks.
Mar 24 13 02:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


Mar 24 13 02:31 am  Link  Quote 
guide forum
Model
Damianne
Posts: 15,973
Austin, Texas, US


I don't lose respect for myself when I do something I'd only do for money (for example, have crappy photos of myself in a thong).

I find that to be perfectly respectable.


Edit: Damn, this thread got my braaaaaains.
Mar 24 13 02:35 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Shante Pouncy
Posts: 1
Houston, Texas, US


Im New To The Whole Modeling Thing And I Talk To QsFlava Management Myself And Was Thinking About Signing With Him . Now That Im Reading All Of This Should I ?? Im Really Looking To Do Work And I Need All The Help I Can Get. What Should I Do ??
Dec 16 13 10:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Shante Pouncy wrote:
Im New To The Whole Modeling Thing And I Talk To QsFlava Management Myself And Was Thinking About Signing With Him . Now That Im Reading All Of This Should I ?? Im Really Looking To Do Work And I Need All The Help I Can Get. What Should I Do ??

May I ask how you came upon this thread - I'm curious?

It was originally posted in 2007.

Dec 16 13 11:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Erik Ballew
Posts: 715
Westminster, Colorado, US


I got curious and Googled "Qs Flavas Management" and this thread came up, lol...
Dec 17 13 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christopher Hartman
Posts: 54,084
Buena Park, California, US


Shante Pouncy wrote:
Im New To The Whole Modeling Thing And I Talk To QsFlava Management Myself And Was Thinking About Signing With Him . Now That Im Reading All Of This Should I ?? Im Really Looking To Do Work And I Need All The Help I Can Get. What Should I Do ??

What do you want to do?

When you figure that out, find other people that are doing it.

Dec 17 13 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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