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Michael Bots
Posts: 5,619
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


Nov 08 12 09:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ulorin Vex
Posts: 35
Los Angeles, California, US


Accidental  Plateau wrote:

Your sample pool is very small.

It just seems that way. The whole alt/gothic/manson cult scene is a place for people who are too lazy/crazy/angry/delusional/selfish to fit in with society to feel they are 'part' of something.

The one thing an 'alt' person hates more than a mainstream person is another alt person upstaging them.

Ever notice all the flame wars over what or who is REALLY goth ?

They have no commercial value because most people do not want to stew in negativity. They want to fit in.

Do self-published books affect literature?

The whole alt scene is funded by parents of the participants or public benefits such as SSI etc. These people derive $upport from families or SSI, Food Stamps and Medicaid. Or they fund themselves with black market drugs, theft, fraud, etc.

Adidas or Nike is not paying for it.

Just walk up Second Ave. from Houston St to 14th Street and you will see all these withered worn, smokey, hunched over tatooed women that thought they were cool in the 70s/80s punk scene yelling at passerbys.

OP, just ignore it all.

This is such a ridiculous statement that I can only assume you are joking. Talk about "stewing in negativity". Ha!

Nov 13 12 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ulorin Vex
Posts: 35
Los Angeles, California, US


There is actually a fair bit of work in this area. I very often am hired to model latex and not just for portfolios but for music videos, lookbooks, hairdressing shows, character work etc. And I've modelled latex for a number of magazines that I would not consider low-end (and was paid a proper day rate), including Maxim and Bizarre.

I see latex pretty often in fashion editorials too, not just glamour magazines. It all depends on how it is styled/posed/shot, which is one of the reasons I enjoy it.

Just because you're particular clientele isn't interested in it, doesn't mean there's no market for it, surely?

Also, I don't think everyone is just interested in producing images that will have definite commercial value. I imagine many models/photographers want to do something that is a bit different/fun/creative and latex clothing in particular can be really eye-catching.
Nov 13 12 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Red Sky Photography
Posts: 3,277
Germantown, Maryland, US


Ulorin Vex wrote:
Also, I don't think everyone is just interested in producing images that will have definite commercial value. I imagine many models/photographers want to do something that is a bit different/fun/creative and latex clothing in particular can be really eye-catching.

Exactly why I love to shoot latex.

Nov 13 12 06:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,985
Burbank, California, US


Because latex/gothic is fun/awesome.

/endthread

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Nov 13 12 08:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Bots
Posts: 5,619
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


Marion Cotillard for W magazine


Cinched in! Marion Cotillard's tiny waist is accentuated in a Dior coat as she poses for red-hot W Magazine shoot featuring lashings of latex
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar … latex.html




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/15/article-2233517-160BD098000005DC-591_634x645.jpg
Nov 16 12 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
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