Rich Burroughs wrote: So we're ok with them as long as they're hot?
I've told plenty of models that they can bring a female friend who is comfortable shooting what I do, and who I approve of in advance, assuming she also models. Once in a while, they do, and it works out nicely.
Art Silva Photography wrote: I hired an Escort one night that also models on the side, it's more common than you think.
... oh wait, you meant THAT kind of escort, sorry my mistake
I tried that! She said she needed to bring security. I said no (this was all done through an "service". They suggested I hire 4 girls, that if they came together they wouldn't need an "escort". I said ok, they never showed, I called the "service", they said the girl with the car was sick. I'm sticking with models.
Eden Macieira wrote: Interesting, I dress like that when I go to Costco or post office. -_-
Sometimes it's nice to photograph people in their street clothes - it's what they're comfortable in and presumably they feel good in those clothes. She also happened to look really good in those tight jeans!
The reason I shot so many frames was she moved so damn fast it was sometimes difficult for the AF to keep up - I had to go from 'studio' to 'sport' mode!
Looking at the contact sheet, almost every frame is different enough in terms of pose and facial expression that they could all stand as individual images. It was a proper "Yeah baby! More! More!" type shoot, which is a million miles from the way I normally work...lol
We also did a few quick 'dress' shots using the lighting set-ups from her freind's shoots...
Once again these are with no additional make-up or hair styling and no retouch (apart from my own custom LR presets applied).
The images cannot be seen however this reminds me of years ago in London doing a certain private shoot. The lady concerned wanted to bring someone who happened to be her 'husband' and I was initially concerned. He happened to also bring along images he'd taken which happened to far exceed my own qualities which put me to shame!
In fact the shoot ended up as more like friends with me having drinks with the husband often and the three of us having drinking parties together would you believe? However on a general note I've found that 'reletive' chaperones turn out to be b/f's who like to see their model g/f's in various attire for their own entertainment. Never had a 'driver' as such because it ends up with 'do you mind if I watch?' kind of thing.
RKD Photographic wrote: Not sure why that happened - I hadn't changed anything over on Flickr - hopefully sorted now...
Now I'm dying to see the original model. What was she doing while you were shooting her driver? Besides cursing at you both under her breath lol.
I'm always fascinated by the interaction between people. I'm imagining the driver over at the model's house, helping her pick out outfits and just beneath the surface the model is seething because her ride showed up looking to steal the show.
Personally, I would have handed the driver my card if I wanted to photograph her and had her call to set something up (just to avoid taking the attention away from the original client). Even if the intended model said she was cool with it when her friend expressed interest, I would know she was being polite (and lying through her teeth).