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Photographer
Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


Has anyone here ever worked with a Merkin?
Jul 21 12 05:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Parsons
Posts: 972
Quincy, Massachusetts, US


I only work with 'merkins.  Don't have nothin to do with foreigners.
Jul 21 12 05:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
fallingwater
Posts: 138
Brandon, Florida, US


I've never seen one in use.....some actors will use one evidently to avoid full frontal
Jul 21 12 05:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


I was going to design a line as a fashion accessory. I was thinking astro turf.
Jul 21 12 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lady Pelvic
Posts: 1,407
Orlando, Florida, US


fallingwater wrote:
I've never seen one in use.....some actors will use one evidently to avoid full frontal

Huh, interesting.

Jul 21 12 05:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Venessa M Baez
Posts: 615
Tampa, Florida, US


Every time I hear the word Merkin in the forums I think people are talking about some sort of sandwich from a fast food restaurant big_smile It just has that sound to it

...then I google it and remember :-|
Jul 21 12 05:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ken Marcus Studios
Posts: 8,347
Los Angeles, California, US


Jul 21 12 05:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lady Pelvic
Posts: 1,407
Orlando, Florida, US


So uh... I'm gonna put his here...

Watch at your own discretion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8
Jul 21 12 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
hbutz New York
Posts: 3,134
New York, New York, US


I've purchased a few along with spirit gum which is used to hold them in place.  I was hoping for an alternative to give models a more natural look.  However, I did not find them useful for photography.
Jul 22 12 06:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jennifer Barker
Posts: 8,007
Houston, Arkansas, US


David Parsons wrote:
I only work with 'merkins.  Don't have nothin to do with foreigners.

Snort  lol

Jul 22 12 07:04 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,252
Imperial, California, US


Lady Pelvic wrote:
So uh... I'm gonna put his here...

Watch at your own discretion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8

OMG!!! Is that a dude??:-))))))))))) Workin the tuck!!:-))))

Jul 22 12 07:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan Olek
Posts: 156
Rochester, New York, US


Jul 22 12 07:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


Now that just looks awkward...lol

Jul 22 12 07:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Not The Mall Studio
Posts: 14
Rochester, New York, US


Readily available from several wig providers:
http://www.maxwigs.com/merkin-by-lacey- … p2143.html

and yes we did use it in a shoot 18+
http://www.ntmstudio.com/images/DSC_0027lr.jpg
Jul 22 12 07:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jhono Bashian
Posts: 2,427
Cleveland, Ohio, US


I was recently at a  burlesque show and  the gals were all adorning their merkins..
At the end of their kick line performance one of the merkins fell off and the gal was standing center stage in all of her glory with her vertical smile and smiling at all of us...  Bravo!!!   I would like to work with that performer..   

So my answer is not yet.
Jul 22 12 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Bass
Posts: 891
Nacogdoches, Texas, US


Thanks Ken. I'm no longer a dummy on the subject wink

Jul 22 12 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Art Photo
Posts: 701
Los Angeles, California, US


Can't get past how creepy the word sounds. Sounds like a pickle. Not sexy at all.
Jul 22 12 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Black Dog Studios RI
Posts: 274
Providence, Rhode Island, US


Sorry, all I got is hmmmm....
Jul 22 12 10:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


My merkin line would be:

AstroTurf merkin
Scottish tartan merkin
American flag merkin
Camo merkin
Mondrian merkin
Jul 22 12 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
cinema photography
Posts: 4,334
Mission Viejo, California, US


Not The Mall Studio wrote:
Readily available from several wig providers:
http://www.maxwigs.com/merkin-by-lacey- … p2143.html

and yes we did use it in a shoot 18+
http://www.ntmstudio.com/images/DSC_0027lr.jpg

It's like she has Don King in a headlock

Jul 22 12 01:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Not The Mall Studio
Posts: 14
Rochester, New York, US


cinema photography wrote:
It's like she has Don King in a headlock

Interesting point of view. We were trying for a '40s period pinup look.

Jul 22 12 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nikki Magnusson
Posts: 6,841
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Lady Pelvic wrote:
So uh... I'm gonna put his here...

Watch at your own discretion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8

tuckin' the gerkin..

sportin' a merkin? http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/d006ac7e2fb94fd49cbecfe56d278bc7/l.gifhttp://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/83794924d19943afa2a365622d1d9fe1/l.gifhttp://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/43/3c652048ad4144b2b346d2bbb5870272/l.gif

Jul 22 12 01:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
P O W E L L photography
Posts: 3
Farmington Hills, Michigan, US


I'd rather request the model grow it out naturally in advance of the shoot, assuming you've pre-planned the shoot, and you've had pre-shoot discussions with the model far enough in advance.

The merkin just looks too fake
Jul 22 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,958
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


Nikki Magnusson wrote:

tuckin' the gerkin..

sportin' a merkin? http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/d006ac7e2fb94fd49cbecfe56d278bc7/l.gifhttp://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/83794924d19943afa2a365622d1d9fe1/l.gifhttp://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/43/3c652048ad4144b2b346d2bbb5870272/l.gif

lol lol

Jul 22 12 04:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,958
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


Lady Pelvic wrote:
So uh... I'm gonna put his here...

Watch at your own discretion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8

Epic video and tune!

(Saved to my favorites tongue )

Jul 22 12 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,958
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


Lady Pelvic wrote:
So uh... I'm gonna put his here...

Watch at your own discretion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8

Epic video and tune!

(Saved to my favorites tongue )

Jul 22 12 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,958
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


The Dread Pirate DP!
Jul 22 12 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,958
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


And TP neutral

WTF?

*edit*
I give up.
Jul 22 12 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
wolfdenlab
Posts: 173
Fall River, Massachusetts, US


Nikki Magnusson wrote:

tuckin' the gerkin..

sportin' a merkin? http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/d006ac7e2fb94fd49cbecfe56d278bc7/l.gifhttp://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/83794924d19943afa2a365622d1d9fe1/l.gifhttp://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/43/3c652048ad4144b2b346d2bbb5870272/l.gif

+1, lol

Jul 22 12 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
egyptmachine
Posts: 11,360
El Paso, Texas, US


Why is "merkin" such a funny word, totally doesn't sound like what it is haha
Jul 22 12 06:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,252
Imperial, California, US


egyptmachine wrote:
Why is "merkin" such a funny word, totally doesn't sound like what it is haha

It's a comedy rule, words with a K are funny.

Jul 22 12 07:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Artifice
Posts: 30,927
Los Angeles, California, US


George Ruge wrote:
OMG!!! Is that a dude??:-))))))))))) Workin the tuck!!:-))))

No.

Jul 22 12 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
a raw muse
Posts: 2,815
Oakland, California, US


Lady Pelvic wrote:
So uh... I'm gonna put his here...

Watch at your own discretion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8

a) hot

b) DIED

Jul 22 12 09:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Broughton
Posts: 2,089
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


they make them for cameras now.
http://images.esellerpro.com/2633/I/438/8/MicroMuff01_L3.gif
Jul 24 12 08:29 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 4,554
Tucson, Arizona, US


Jhono Bashian wrote:
I was recently at a  burlesque show and  the gals were all adorning their merkins..
At the end of their kick line performance one of the merkins fell off and the gal was standing center stage in all of her glory with her vertical smile and smiling at all of us...  Bravo!!!   I would like to work with that performer..   

So my answer is not yet.

Was it Crazy Horse? I know they use merkins there to make all the girls look uniform. It also provides some modesty, despite it being a full nude show.

P O W E L L photography wrote:
I'd rather request the model grow it out naturally in advance of the shoot, assuming you've pre-planned the shoot, and you've had pre-shoot discussions with the model far enough in advance.

The merkin just looks too fake

It would take MONTHS to grow it to full bush status. Possibly the model wouldn't be getting the type of work she normally does because she's growing her hair out for ONE shoot.

Jul 24 12 08:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
natural beauties of qld
Posts: 2,079
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Merkins were a  red hot fashion accessory about 300 years ago  (I remember, I was there, lol)
Jul 26 12 05:36 am  Link  Quote 
Model
DivaEroticus
Posts: 13,958
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US


Do you think Mother Nature wears an astroturf merkin?
Jul 26 12 06:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


There is a character in that Stanley Kubrick film named Merkin Muffrey. He played president of the United States.
Oct 21 12 12:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wysiwyg Photography
Posts: 6,282
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Antediluvian Design wrote:
Has anyone here ever worked with a Merkin?

Nope, because they are lame.

Oct 21 12 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


Wysiwyg Photography wrote:

Nope, because they are lame.

I could see with all the photoshop manipulation you do that you wouldn't need one.

Oct 21 12 02:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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