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Photographer
Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


(My assistant) "Come on Rollo, let's call Models 1, get some models in and have a party, I'll go get the beers and rizzlas". Fired this guy later on for annoying models.


Some photographers are not realistic about using English Channel seawater on models who may well have a Clarins casting the next day. I've seen this. Disputes about length of time in seawater etc or distance from shore etc. Often absolutely no research has been done either about any hazardous environment.

Building sites and disused buildings often can be the source of potential disaster. There is still plenty of Asbestos kicking about in condemned and disused buildings.

The worst ideas I've seen pitched at magazines are usually crass, involve something disturbing and it's the worst idea, because the person calls themselves a media person, but fail to realize that it will generate 5,000 user complaints.
Jul 21 12 02:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


Art of the nude wrote:

Someone has a hamster wheel big enough?  And, um, crack?

well from what i understood from the guy's message it was this gigantic inner tube that he was going to stand upright and then he would paint in the details in photoshop or some shit. i don't know. he was really excited about me doing it. but he lives in new zealand. so unfortunately i had to decline sad

Jul 21 12 05:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FlirtynFun Photography
Posts: 12,931
Houston, Texas, US


I've seen several people here make comments about "clients" pitching ideas to them...and photographers turning their noses up at the opportunity to make money. This is a public notice to "those photographers". Send your clients MY way, I have NO problem in selective colorization if a client pays me money. Sorry but I think doing things to shoot yourself in the foot business wise is retarded.
Jul 21 12 05:58 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Bex Lendon
Posts: 110
Manchester, England, United Kingdom


"Dear Bex,

Hi, my name is Duncan, Im an amateur photographer and designer setting up my own business.
Part of the business is clothing and I have an idea for a range that I need a model for.
I need someone willing to pose as Mary Magdalene, someof the shots will be with a Jesus lookalike.

They shots are a bit controversial involving bondage, implied drug use.

I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe but wearing lingerie underneath, which would be shown.

I may also want you to dress in a Nun or Female Nazi outfit as well.

Bit of an ask but please let me know if you are interested and what your rates would be.

Thanks"

This.
Jul 21 12 05:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,962
Albany, New York, US


I've had some pretty strange reactions when I've pitched MY OWN light bondage set w/ Minnie Mouse ears.

Thankfully, I've had a least one adventurous girl who has an effed up sense of humor as big as my own. smile

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/semi234-part2/Brennan%20Bree%20Addams/7567.jpg
Jul 21 12 06:06 am  Link  Quote 
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KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


http://www.spankingblog.com/spanking-pictures/nazi-spanking-03.jpg

Heil! lol
Jul 21 12 06:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,962
Albany, New York, US


The only idea I've ever flat-out rejected was a chick friend of mine wanted to do a guerrilla nude shoot in a church. As she explained it, she adorned how the light shined through the stained glass windows during the late afternoon.

Though it sounded like a lovely idea, the fallen-Catholic school boy still has respect for his house. Poking the finger in the eye of Uncle Sam, sure, I don't bat an eyelash at that. The Man Upstairs, nyet!

Which ironic since years later I shot w/ minister's daughter & we actually did shoot in her dad's church. If I remember right, she justified that it was her sin & thus could absolve herself of the violation by going to the confessional later.

*shrugs shoulders*

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Kate%20Eichenberger/Aug%206%202008/0091.jpg
Jul 21 12 06:25 am  Link  Quote 
Model
J Jessica
Posts: 2,237
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US


Bex Lendon wrote:
"Dear Bex,

Hi, my name is Duncan, Im an amateur photographer and designer setting up my own business.
Part of the business is clothing and I have an idea for a range that I need a model for.
I need someone willing to pose as Mary Magdalene, someof the shots will be with a Jesus lookalike.

They shots are a bit controversial involving bondage, implied drug use.

I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe but wearing lingerie underneath, which would be shown.

I may also want you to dress in a Nun or Female Nazi outfit as well.

Bit of an ask but please let me know if you are interested and what your rates would be.

Thanks"

This.

lol

Jul 21 12 08:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,828
Los Angeles, California, US


Bex Lendon wrote:
I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe but wearing lingerie underneath, which would be shown.

Model Mayhem has a traditional outfit???

Jul 21 12 09:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Only models get the uniforms.
Jul 21 12 09:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jess Robinson
Posts: 4,948
Dallas, Texas, US


I understand that people get paid to do all sorts of erotic penetrative things to objects more numerous than I can imagine, but you wouldn't believe how many requests I get to do masturbatory things to cigars on Playboy Style shoots.

Girl smoking, holding, lighting a cigar I understand.  I'm aware of the phallic suggestion and can appreciate it for its artsy, sexy, and sometimes giggleworthy.

What I'm talking about is getting asked to...for lack of a better term...fellate a cigar, penetrate myself with a cigar, mockturbate with a cigar, etc.....JFC...
   
Why?  Why is a cigar...smelly, squishy, frankly of inadequate size, better than a myriad of other objects, and why does this come to mind on a Playboy style shoot?
Jul 21 12 09:22 am  Link  Quote 
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KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


There are some people who are seriously turned on by tobacco products. Like foot fetishes, I find it beyond weird.

Has to be some sort of a Freudian parent-who-smoked thing.
Jul 21 12 09:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jess Robinson
Posts: 4,948
Dallas, Texas, US


KonstantKarma wrote:
There are some people who are seriously turned on by tobacco products. Like foot fetishes, I find it beyond weird.

Has to be some sort of a Freudian parent-who-smoked thing.

I think you're right, I think it is a fetish, but people are usually pretty good about specifying they are shooting a fetish (pantyhose, feet, catfight, whatever) *beforehand.  Cigars tend to be something that just gets thrown on me in the guise of a glamor shoot. 

Its confusing because (I'm going to vastly generalize here, don't jump all over me) a lot of fetish work isn't too concerned about the overall quality of the image, and is more concerned with capturing the content of the fetish, vs a lot of glam/beauty work which is trying to maximize the glamor of a moment.  So...when someone tells me they want to shoot glam, and it turns into a fetish shoot I have to kind of shift gears and get on the same page...that is...realize the shoot is more about content than perfection.

Jul 21 12 09:46 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jess Robinson
Posts: 4,948
Dallas, Texas, US


Jul 21 12 09:46 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jess Robinson wrote:
I understand that people get paid to do all sorts of erotic penetrative things to objects more numerous than I can imagine, but you wouldn't believe how many requests I get to do masturbatory things to cigars on Playboy Style shoots.

Girl smoking, holding, lighting a cigar I understand.  I'm aware of the phallic suggestion and can appreciate it for its artsy, sexy, and sometimes giggleworthy.

What I'm talking about is getting asked to...for lack of a better term...fellate a cigar, penetrate myself with a cigar, mockturbate with a cigar, etc.....JFC...
   
Why?  Why is a cigar...smelly, squishy, frankly of inadequate size, better than a myriad of other objects, and why does this come to mind on a Playboy style shoot?

You obviously are just SO HORNY while you smoke your cigar that you just can't help yourself and lose all control and HAVE TO go from simply smoking it to fucking yourself with it because its the closest almost adequate thing you can find for your vagina! DUH

All my hairbrushes, carrots, cucumbers, broomsticks, travel-toothbrush holders, chair legs, and anything else remotely phallic are in a lock box and i threw the key away. I just can't help myself. Its all so sexual.

Jul 21 12 10:21 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jess Robinson
Posts: 4,948
Dallas, Texas, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
You obviously are just SO HORNY while you smoke your cigar that you just can't help yourself and lose all control and HAVE TO go from simply smoking it to fucking yourself with it because its the closest almost adequate thing you can find for your vagina! DUH

All my hairbrushes, carrots, cucumbers, broomsticks, travel-toothbrush holders, chair legs, and anything else remotely phallic are in a lock box and i threw the key away. I just can't help myself. Its all so sexual.

You'd make an excellent producer. wink

Watch out for those doorknobs.

Jul 21 12 10:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jess Robinson wrote:

You'd make an excellent producer. wink

Watch out for those doorknobs.

The doorknobs are safe, I'm too short.

Jul 21 12 10:30 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Ive gotten the typical array of horrible gigs.

If you can find it in the childs costume section of the dollar store, Ive worn it. most of it for no apparent reason. Just "we're in the middle of the woods, here put this neon orange feather boa and some mardigras beads and these shutter shades on, look glamourous over on that rock, this makes SO MUCH sense"

Angel wings
Fairy wings
Posing with stuffed animals
Fake flowers, with and without a glass of wine I didn't drink
Lots and lots and lots of fabric
Holding old cameras
A handful of horrid girl-girl shoots, usually with girls 10 years older, a foot and a half taller, and twice as big as I am (in other words, it looked like a mother and her small child naked together)
All the typically awful poses
Caution tape
Swords
Guns
Jul 21 12 10:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jess Robinson
Posts: 4,948
Dallas, Texas, US


Jess Robinson wrote:
You'd make an excellent producer. wink

Watch out for those doorknobs.
Laura UnBound wrote:
The doorknobs are safe, I'm too short.

Yeah.....maybe wearing gloves next time you're here....

Jul 21 12 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,937
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Jess Robinson wrote:
Its confusing because (I'm going to vastly generalize here, don't jump all over me) a lot of fetish work isn't too concerned about the overall quality of the image, and is more concerned with capturing the content of the fetish, vs a lot of glam/beauty work which is trying to maximize the glamor of a moment.  So...when someone tells me they want to shoot glam, and it turns into a fetish shoot I have to kind of shift gears and get on the same page...that is...realize the shoot is more about content than perfection.

Just curious, but what sort of mental gear shifting do you mean? That is, what do you think or do differently for one type of shoot vs. the other?

Jul 21 12 10:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


lulz
Jul 21 12 10:43 am  Link  Quote 
Model
J Jessica
Posts: 2,237
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
Ive gotten the typical array of horrible gigs.

If you can find it in the childs costume section of the dollar store, Ive worn it. most of it for no apparent reason. Just "we're in the middle of the woods, here put this neon orange feather boa and some mardigras beads and these shutter shades on, look glamourous over on that rock, this makes SO MUCH sense"

Angel wings
Fairy wings
Posing with stuffed animals
Fake flowers, with and without a glass of wine I didn't drink
Lots and lots and lots of fabric
Holding old cameras
A handful of horrid girl-girl shoots, usually with girls 10 years older, a foot and a half taller, and twice as big as I am (in other words, it looked like a mother and her small child naked together)
All the typically awful poses
Caution tape
Swords
Guns

*clings to stuffed animal while reading your post in confusion*

Jul 21 12 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


GoldRoseMedia wrote:
Just curious, but what sort of mental gear shifting do you mean? That is, what do you think or do differently for one type of shoot vs. the other?

Depending on the target audience for the fetish work, some people want cheesy pretty obviously faked stuff you'd see in a mainstream magazine look.

Other people want authentic and will sacrifice quality for realness.

"am I supposed to make this look sexy and fun, or am I supposed to look terrified and hurt even though thats not my best most attractive look?"



Sort of when someone tells you to look like your masturbating/orgasming...its almost NEVER what you actually look like when you're ACTUALLY doing it, because thats never really very pretty. Some people want pretty, some people want real at the sacrifice of pretty.

Jul 21 12 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Wysiwyg Photography
Posts: 6,326
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
Ive gotten the typical array of horrible gigs.

If you can find it in the childs costume section of the dollar store, Ive worn it. most of it for no apparent reason. Just "we're in the middle of the woods, here put this neon orange feather boa and some mardigras beads and these shutter shades on, look glamourous over on that rock, this makes SO MUCH sense"

Angel wings
Fairy wings
Posing with stuffed animals
Fake flowers, with and without a glass of wine I didn't drink
Lots and lots and lots of fabric
Holding old cameras
A handful of horrid girl-girl shoots, usually with girls 10 years older, a foot and a half taller, and twice as big as I am (in other words, it looked like a mother and her small child naked together)
All the typically awful poses
Caution tape
Swords
Guns

Great!
You just killed every shoot idea I had fro the next couple of months

*Goes back to the drawing board*

Jul 21 12 11:07 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Wysiwyg Photography wrote:

Great!
You just killed every shoot idea I had fro the next couple of months

*Goes back to the drawing board*

Just do some face-down ass-up shots, its a classic.

Jul 21 12 11:10 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


crawl around looking like a cat
scream at the camera/ go through a series of expressions none of which are flattering to you and are ultimately useless to your portfolio
flip the camera off
"look like you're posing for your boyfriend who's filming you doing something naughty"
bodypaint (ie: let me finger paint you)
Tearing liquid latex off
Heres a stool. Pose with, on, and around the stool. Youve never done this one before.
make geometric shapes or letters with your body
"you do bondage right? heres a pile of rope/chain, pose with it"
Jul 21 12 11:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,253
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jess Robinson wrote:

Jess Robinson wrote:
You'd make an excellent producer. wink

Watch out for those doorknobs.

Yeah.....maybe wearing gloves next time you're here....

Just move everything to a shelf above my head lol

Jul 21 12 11:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Precious Metal
Posts: 1,396
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I was at a show taking to a "photographer" and he asked if I would shoot (still and film) in lingerie for his website.  He then proceeded to ask me would i talk dirty during the shoot to him while in the lingerie.
When i politely declined his response to me was (and i kid you not he said this)
"i thought all alternative models were sluts"

It took every ounce of strength not to jump over the table and punch him in the face.. so instead i told the security guard at the door he was harassing me and he was escorted out of the venue..

I later found out that his `website` was a porn site he apparently owns, directs and stars in..
Jul 21 12 09:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lacking focus photos
Posts: 319
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
Ive gotten the typical array of horrible gigs.

If you can find it in the childs costume section of the dollar store, Ive worn it. most of it for no apparent reason. Just "we're in the middle of the woods, here put this neon orange feather boa and some mardigras beads and these shutter shades on, look glamourous over on that rock, this makes SO MUCH sense"

Angel wings
Fairy wings
Posing with stuffed animals
Fake flowers, with and without a glass of wine I didn't drink
Lots and lots and lots of fabric
Holding old cameras
A handful of horrid girl-girl shoots, usually with girls 10 years older, a foot and a half taller, and twice as big as I am (in other words, it looked like a mother and her small child naked together)
All the typically awful poses
Caution tape
Swords
Guns

Caution tape is the ultimate.  But I am guilty of the old camera ( but that was a long time ago!

Jul 21 12 09:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lacking focus photos
Posts: 319
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Ted Wen wrote:

I am surprised someone would suggest to trash your dress. If they want to do it, shouldn't they provide a dress?

Trash the dress is about as lame as caution tape across the breasts.

Jul 21 12 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M E S K E R
Posts: 29
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


TheAnj wrote:

Trash the dress is about as lame as caution tape across the breasts.

Amen!

Jul 22 12 03:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,864
Olivet, Michigan, US


Bex Lendon wrote:
"Dear Bex,

Hi, my name is Duncan, Im an amateur photographer and designer setting up my own business.
Part of the business is clothing and I have an idea for a range that I need a model for.
I need someone willing to pose as Mary Magdalene, someof the shots will be with a Jesus lookalike.

They shots are a bit controversial involving bondage, implied drug use.

I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe but wearing lingerie underneath, which would be shown.

I may also want you to dress in a Nun or Female Nazi outfit as well.

Bit of an ask but please let me know if you are interested and what your rates would be.

Thanks"

This.

If you're comfortable with the controversial aspects, and the lingerie, I don't see the issue, at the right rate.  But I'm a bit confused by this:

"I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe"

Jul 22 12 03:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,483
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Laura UnBound wrote:

Just do some face-down ass-up shots, its a classic.

OK!   big_smile

Jul 22 12 03:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,864
Olivet, Michigan, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
"you do bondage right? heres a pile of rope/chain, pose with it"

smile

I did that (18+)
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4023/5147 … f218_o.jpg

Jul 22 12 03:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nikita Rumyantseva
Posts: 343
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom


Jul 22 12 04:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Carmilla Jo
Posts: 276
Berkeley, California, US


Worst idea I've gotten (very graphic):

Portraying Snow White lying on the ground with her violated vagina exposed, with seven mini used and dirty condoms lying around her.
Jul 22 12 05:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BkkDan
Posts: 132
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Rik Image wrote:
Slightly off topic but related to Paige's post above.
I had a lady on here wanting me to TF for her online clothing store.
Using my studio, shooting over a dozen models, with hundreds of variations, then retouching the entire shoot to her spec's.
Lol the funniest part about it was that she seemed offended when I asked for a minimal rate on the project.
Some people must be on drugs or something.

Similarly, in my "availability" post, there are models contacting me then wanting to charge me a fee! While clearly in the box it is "I'm available as a photographer".

http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/1521 … rch_type=3

Jul 22 12 06:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
CamiAnn
Posts: 794
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


"Worst idea I've gotten (very graphic):

Portraying Snow White lying on the ground with her violated vagina exposed, with seven mini used and dirty condoms lying around her."


That is pretty bad...he really said her "violated vagina exposed"? Who does that? ...and where do you get "mini" condoms anyway?
Jul 22 12 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
All Yours Photography
Posts: 2,304
Toledo, Ohio, US


Bex Lendon wrote:
I need someone willing to pose as Mary Magdalene, someof the shots will be with a Jesus lookalike.

I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe but wearing lingerie underneath, which would be shown.
NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
Model Mayhem has a traditional outfit???
Art of the nude wrote:
But I'm a bit confused by this:

"I would need you to dress in the traditional MM outfit of a blue robe"

MM= Mary Magdalene not, Model Mayhem

Jul 22 12 07:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,864
Olivet, Michigan, US


Carmilla Jo wrote:
Worst idea I've gotten (very graphic):

Portraying Snow White lying on the ground with her violated vagina exposed, with seven mini used and dirty condoms lying around her.

Tacky, but funny.

Jul 22 12 07:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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