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DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,964
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


Axana wrote:
Someone wanted to shoot only my feet. No thanks

LOL...I'd do that in a heartbeat.

ETA:  But I did have a photographer pitch the idea of him being ready to cheat on his wife with me.  At a shoot.  Like...during it.

Jan 31 13 07:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 270
Buffalo, New York, US


Jac Knight wrote:
photog asked me to do an erotic shoot with him where he'd be the male model and his hard dick would be near my mouth type of thing he also offered 100 for this nude shoot so i could like suck on it to get it hard i was quite offended, and cammed the shit out of it

Hey, he probably figured if Terry Richardson can do it why can't I.

Jan 31 13 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Alixx Rose
Posts: 225
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Charlene AM wrote:
A photographer said he wanted to do a shoot where I was a sushi human platter, but if I wouldn't do the shoot with him to at least send me photos of the idea because "art is meant to be shared."

there is actually an amazing artist on here who does human sushi platters, I'd have to look up his account though.
Anyways I'd love to do that, when done right it's a truly elegant feat.
But I also have huge respect for sushi art not on nude ladies too.

Jan 31 13 08:22 am  Link  Quote 
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intense_puppy
Posts: 862
Brighton, England, United Kingdom


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.

Shit. I so want to do that shoot. big_smile

Does that make me some sort of weird GWC? yikes

Jan 31 13 08:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bobby C
Posts: 911
Portland, Oregon, US


Little Alice wrote :
The worst was being asked to pose nude in front of a Hooters.  When I said no he said "Well how about in front of Best Buy?"

LOL !
Feb 02 13 01:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
Posts: 9,518
Baltimore, Maryland, US


About half of these ideas are clearly pandering to someone's fetish. Ive been doing this long enough to realize that whatever weird thing you can come up with, that's someones fetish.

Which is fine, but trying to sneak it into a TF shoot is weird.
Feb 02 13 03:46 am  Link  Quote 
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TheHonoraryLoli
Posts: 76
Austin, Texas, US


Public urination.

Coffee table book style, if I remember correctly.  I'm not sure if he got anyone in on the idea, or if the photos actually turned out well/interesting, but I don't personally know if he had the photographic eye to make that work.  Hrmm.
Feb 02 13 09:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
TheHonoraryLoli
Posts: 76
Austin, Texas, US


Alixx Rose wrote:

there is actually an amazing artist on here who does human sushi platters, I'd have to look up his account though.
Anyways I'd love to do that, when done right it's a truly elegant feat.
But I also have huge respect for sushi art not on nude ladies too.

I would TOTALLY be down for Human Sushi Platters.  I have always thought that was a cool idea, since I first heard about it.  Plus, girls that do it for events get paid ridiculously well, man.

Feb 02 13 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,749
Olivet, Michigan, US


Kitty Devereux wrote:
I once got asked to shoot TF nudes in the middle of Cambridge over xmas time.

Safe to say I didn't jump at the offer!

Sounds pretty cool, if they're good enough.  And it's the right time of day.

Feb 02 13 10:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dani Jaye
Posts: 319
Princeton, New Jersey, US


Augustine York wrote:
Shooting stills and video to demonstrate "tantric massage", where the photographer would massage my entire body, including genitals. He also wanted to have a rehearsal first before the cameras started rolling. I ended up reporting him tot he mods I think.

Then another one who wanted me to wear adult diapers and pose with baby toys etc. The photographer also said he likes to cross dress and asked if it would be cool for him to wear a cocktail dress and heels while they shot me. I stopped replying to that one.
Nothing against cross dressers but wearing a cocktail dress and heels to a shoot is just stupid.

Damn you are taking the cake so far! The first one is so flucked up, it pisses me off.  So many creeps on here. 
The second one cracks me up with the cocktail dress, just the idea gives me the giggles.  Again not the x dresser but the dress itself!

Feb 02 13 10:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DRaskin Photography
Posts: 162
Sacramento, California, US


This may be the best posting I've come across and complete justification for joining MM. Some of those requests are so very, very terrible that they're on the level of "you can't make up shit like this".
Feb 02 13 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,512
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Robb Mann wrote:
About half of these ideas are clearly pandering to someone's fetish. Ive been doing this long enough to realize that whatever weird thing you can come up with, that's someones fetish.

Which is fine, but trying to sneak it into a TF shoot is weird.

I have no problem with fetish porn - Hell, we *all* have fetishes. But I agree, if you're looking to have someone help you get off by modelling or sharing in your fetish, you should be paying them for it. Unless it's one you both share and will enjoy equally.

Feb 03 13 05:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Al Reid Photography
Posts: 21
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


LOL!  After reading this entire thread I'm beginning to wonder where my ideas/concepts fall on the Worst to Best scale.  I'm just starting out here on MM and had some ideas I wanted to pursue, but now I'm thinking I should keep them to myself smile
Feb 03 13 06:52 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Leone P
Posts: 515
Batley, England, United Kingdom


I just today recieved an inbox from an apparent 'competitive beard grower'.


"I am looking for an alternative model who is happy to shoot some work with me.
In return you will get some unique portfolio work and a step in the right direction towards your career. The pictures will be used in magazines and newspapers to promote me before the beard championships in november"

I looked at his profile which was sketchy, then his portfolio which was just ALOT of self-portrait nudes. He wanted us both nude with me playing with his beard.

Luckily, the photographer friend who first introduced me to MM told me all about a message she recieved that was identical to this! His profile has only been active around 2 months so i'm guessing he has been burned before.
I asked him for details of location and photographer (I wasn't going to do the shoot but i was curious as to wether he would provide such details.), Needless to say, i haven't heard back from him.

Cringe.
Feb 03 13 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,749
Olivet, Michigan, US


I don't think that asking an art nude model so pose nude, and semi nude, on a nice old couch is unreasonable, but I had no idea we were catering to a fetish with it.

By now I'm used to people making comments about the feet on open leg shots, or the armpits on topless portraits. But this one REALLY amused me. Someone invited this (18+) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8417 … 6e16_o.jpg to a CHAIR FETISH group.
Feb 03 13 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Salo
Posts: 7,788
Olney, Maryland, US


Love_mya wrote:
the only worst shoot concept i have ever got was when i showed up to the shoot itself...the first part was just lingerie shots, which is fine and the second was bondage and fetish...

so i agreed, it was 1.5hours for $150.00... i rocked up there, and i got into my clothes.. and he sat back with a glass of wine.. where's the camera gears i ask him?.. and he said, there is none, you are just going to pose and there is no camera... so he showed me a laptop of the images he wanted me to pose simple poses.. i tried to do one pose.. but it felt too strange, really strange, like he was sitting there sipping his wine..
i ended up not doing shoot and he still paid me for my time...

thank god i dont get any more out of the blue ideas, i ask for all ideas, images if they can provide before i do a shoot...

He was a GWC, Guy Without a Camera!

Feb 03 13 09:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Shy L
Posts: 584
Burlington, Vermont, US


I couldn't get a model out for "fur trimmed winter wear on the beach in SF".  I thought it would be cool...it was winter in CA and it's not like we even had the possibility of snow.  But maybe it was just a bad idea.
Feb 03 13 09:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Anastacia Swann
Posts: 30
Quincy, Illinois, US


Having a completely random person on deviantart send me a message asking me to take pictures of myself looking like I was being kidnapped/beaten/tied up by terrorists. Worse part was he was from Afganastan.... Just a little bit odd...

Having a photographer want to take images of me in black and white while I'm menstarating- the blood being the only color in the image. Uuuuuuh.... no.

Having a "photographer" ask me to do web cam modeling for his private collection: masturbating with a stormtrooper helmet on... O.o WTF!?
Feb 03 13 10:09 am  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,024
Portland, Oregon, US


Art of the nude wrote:
I don't think that asking an art nude model so pose nude, and semi nude, on a nice old couch is unreasonable, but I had no idea we were catering to a fetish with it.

By now I'm used to people making comments about the feet on open leg shots, or the armpits on topless portraits. But this one REALLY amused me. Someone invited this (18+) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8417 … 6e16_o.jpg to a CHAIR FETISH group.

Well, that IS a damn fine chair !!

Feb 03 13 10:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Byron Fear
Posts: 376
Loveland, Colorado, US


The photographer wanted to shoot at the rail road tracks..... To cliche.  Yet on a personal side rant,ones who still want me to bring my guitar.  Nothing against them or that just have enough guitar shots.
Feb 03 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Paul Barker Photography
Posts: 4
Northampton, England, United Kingdom


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.

I can go one better than that and say I was contacted by a model with no experience whatsoever who was looking for images for a new website, plus a calendar for 2014 - she wanted commercial usage rights for the images basically - all shot on my premises, all edited by me, etc ... basically the best part of a weeks worth of work for me. In return for all that work I get 3 unused images for my portfolio. If that sounds like a one sided offer you'll like this bit ... she wanted paying nearly £400 for her time in the studio as well as all the images, commercial rights etc etc.

Oddly enough it was an offer I declined.

Feb 03 13 10:34 am  Link  Quote 
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Raven Hell
Posts: 36
Seattle, Washington, US


Not sure if it qualifies because it's kind of a good idea in itself but....

Me:  I want to portray the 7 sins, but I want it to be fun and sexy, not serious or depressing.  So let's not get too literal with this.

Photographer:  Ok, great, I'm into that.  So what if, for 'gluttony' we have you sitting there eating a huge burger while two filthy, obviously hungry kids watch from the doorway?

Uh, that's the exact opposite of 'fun & sexy.'  hmm

Note:  I *know* the 7 sins thing is a total cliche, I'm just doing this for fun so please don't rip my face off for it.  smile  Anything anyone's going to say about the concept....I know.
Feb 03 13 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,554
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


I had a model contact me for a TF shoot... then implied that she and I could have "fun" after the shoot. I told her to take a long walk off a short pier. I don't work that way.

The irony was I would have shot TF with her, without the offer of post shoot fun. It's not only creepy photographers that give the industry a bad name. There are creepy models as well.
Feb 03 13 11:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Carlos Occidental
Posts: 10,542
Pasadena, California, US


When I was starting out, my vision exceeded my talent.  To most extents, it still does.  An idea is one thing. Execution is another.  Almost all ideas are fabulous if executed well.  Especially cliches.
Feb 03 13 11:14 am  Link  Quote 
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JadeDRed
Posts: 5,185
London, England, United Kingdom


TFP for a fetish paysite. Got that one quite a lot actually.
Feb 03 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
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JadeDRed
Posts: 5,185
London, England, United Kingdom


Anastacia Swann wrote:
Having a completely random person on deviantart send me a message asking me to take pictures of myself looking like I was being kidnapped/beaten/tied up by terrorists. Worse part was he was from Afganastan.... Just a little bit odd...

Yeh i've had offers to shoot fake images of being taken hostage and being raped and stuff by soldiers.

Feb 03 13 11:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,749
Olivet, Michigan, US


Love_mya wrote:
the only worst shoot concept i have ever got was when i showed up to the shoot itself...the first part was just lingerie shots, which is fine and the second was bondage and fetish...

so i agreed, it was 1.5hours for $150.00... i rocked up there, and i got into my clothes.. and he sat back with a glass of wine.. where's the camera gears i ask him?.. and he said, there is none, you are just going to pose and there is no camera... so he showed me a laptop of the images he wanted me to pose simple poses.. i tried to do one pose.. but it felt too strange, really strange, like he was sitting there sipping his wine..
i ended up not doing shoot and he still paid me for my time...

thank god i dont get any more out of the blue ideas, i ask for all ideas, images if they can provide before i do a shoot...

He could have claimed to be doing drawings, bought paper for $10, and probably gotten lower rates.

Feb 03 13 12:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kelleth
Posts: 2,440
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Paige Morgan wrote:
Shooting commercial work (ads, catalog,images to be used on products,  website content, etc.) for free.

I totally agree. That trumps all the stupid "concepts" I've ever been pitched.

Feb 03 13 04:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jersey Shore
Posts: 397
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, US


Gynxx wrote:
I got emailed to to a nude shoot (which is fine) but as I continued to read the email, the photographer stated that he enjoys bringing his 12 year old daughter and then asked if maybe we could do the shoot together WTF.

of all the weird stuff in this thread, i think this one beats them all.
simply amazing.

Feb 03 13 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jersey Shore
Posts: 397
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, US


Elizabeth Walz wrote:
"There's no pay for this project but it's a great opportunity to get exposure!"

I'm so honored to even be considered to shoot with you, Mr. Guy-With-a-Camera, clearly you have so much influence and working with you will get me a Vogue cover.

You can't eat "exposure."

i get this pitch on a regular basis (well, not so much anymore) in regards to shooting for "exposure."

many photographers (and others) would certainly agree with you that you can't eat exposure... still, people will try anything to get something for nothing.

Feb 03 13 05:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Joshua Remigius
Posts: 47
Bangalore, Karnataka, India


This thread has been an absolute education in itself.

My worst experience has been -

"I need a complete catalog of pictures shot for my boutique with multiple models and really awesome sets. I don't have a budget but if you can get this done with model friends of yours, I'll make sure I'll get you guys on the next paid project for me. Can we get a few risque shots as well, to get a better spread for the magazines?" .. Would you like some ice cream with that? By no means unique, but thankfully that's as bad as it gets for me.
Feb 03 13 10:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stephen J Moss
Posts: 28
New Windsor, New York, US


Gynxx wrote:
I got emailed to to a nude shoot (which is fine) but as I continued to read the email, the photographer stated that he enjoys bringing his 12 year old daughter and then asked if maybe we could do the shoot together WTF.

What? That is creepy

Feb 15 13 09:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,749
Olivet, Michigan, US


Jersey Shore wrote:
i get this pitch on a regular basis (well, not so much anymore) in regards to shooting for "exposure."

many photographers (and others) would certainly agree with you that you can't eat exposure... still, people will try anything to get something for nothing.

Not counting the commercial projects for free crap, my favorite "exposure" like was a photographer who told models he'd get them "International exposure by putting you on my FB fan page."  I guess that it's technically probably true, but . . .

Feb 15 13 07:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan OMell
Posts: 1,312
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


> Worst idea a photographer has ever pitched at you

the question is more tricky than it seems and hides one dimension -- time.

by no means I pitch my own experience, of course, but after reading many art books and biographies one may come to conclusion that some people realize the real value of idea(s) at the very end of lifetime...
Feb 15 13 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David M Russell
Posts: 1,053
New York, New York, US


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.

This is the CraigsList culture where everybody always thinks you'll do whatever they want because, hey, it'll be good for you too. Even if it won't.

Anybody who does a commercial job for free is a sucker who's helping to kill this business.

As is anybody who takes short money to do a commercial job just to get the experience. It just trains those "clients" that they'll always be able to find a some stooge who'll take $150 so they don't have to spend the $1500 the job should cost.

Feb 16 13 04:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David M Russell
Posts: 1,053
New York, New York, US


Okay, I've read more of this thread.

I'm embarrassed on behalf of the other "photographers" out there who are A) creepy enough to try this stuff, and B) dumb enough to think it could ever work.

I'm not talking about the unusual/creative/misunderstood -- the cat/band-aid stuff or whatever. Maybe that's brilliant.

They say nothing ventured, nothing gained. But really? The world is full of people who'll do anything for a price. Just pay those people to suck your toes (or whatever) and stop sullying our industry.

/rant
Feb 16 13 05:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,749
Olivet, Michigan, US


David M Russell wrote:
They say nothing ventured, nothing gained. But really? The world is full of people who'll do anything for a price. Just pay those people to suck your toes (or whatever) and stop sullying our industry.

/rant

I think some people have a "fetish" for shocking women.  The thrill isn't in the act, it's in the response when they make the request.  Nothing else explains some of the crap I hear about.

Feb 16 13 07:04 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Yani S
Posts: 829
Los Angeles, California, US


some of these ideas are good! hahaha

I had people ask me to follow then around with my video camera so they can do a reality type of show of themselves. For free!?! Like I have that kind of time. Even worse they tolled me what they were about. I'm thinking to myself my life is Way more interesting then that and I wouldn't want to bore others with it! How in world do they think people want to follow them? hmm
Feb 19 13 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A Preppy Photography
Posts: 289
San Jose, California, US


Geez . . . I've gone through all 8 pages of this and I still find myself floored by some of the ideas people (photogs) come-up with; stuff I would NEVER in my life even consider yet alone desire. However, I did like the idea Snow White, but only to an extent w/o the explicit eroticism. What I would prefer is the look/feel to the Rammstein vid "Sonne" - Dom/Sub vibe and SW ODs on golden crack in a diminutive tub.

At the same time, it does get me concerned for my own "thing" for shooting Annonymous Nudes. Is the "Eyes Wide Shut" theme/genre too cliche now (Venetian Mask, Black Cloak), almost 15 years after-the-fact?"

Just curious as I enjoyed the look/feel Kurbrick pulled-off for that entire portion of the movie.
Feb 19 13 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,556
Jacksonville, Florida, US


this forum is very entertaining tongue
Feb 19 13 12:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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