Matt Ratley wrote: I'm curious about this thread. Count me me!
I think the 'couple image' is the most natural looking image in your portfolio, especially the expression of the female model. I have sort of a built in (strong) bias against very intimate boy-girl images, but it's your best image, so that's what I'm going to choose even if it's not to my particular taste.
West Hollywood, California, US
Dark Shadows wrote: Pretty = In the short term a lot of people will appreciate it, but over time the concept can become 'dated' as it's replaced by the new(er) notion of what's aesthetically pleasing or 'beautiful'. Like an actress that in her era was considered a rare beauty, but when you look back you don't see what it is that made her special.
Memorable = At first it's possible that few people will appreciate it. Maybe it's not the most aesthetically flattering piece, but because of a strong message or mood, or some other intangible element, it tends to 'grow' on you over time until it becomes one of your favorites.
I am a person with an unusual brand of taste. I prefer interesting or unique photos over pretty photos. Post here and I will tell you what I believe is your most unique or interesting or memorable piece.
In my (strictly personal) opinion, the style of many of the images in your portfolio are all wrong. You do not take a bigger girl and try to shoot her in a style that is typically shot with 22 year old 'hard body' glam models. There are other styles that can be utilized that I believe (and know) would yield a lot more interesting results.
However, that's not my call or the purpose of this thread and I do commend your attitude and the fact that you had the courage to pursue modeling.
George Ruge wrote: I can almost guess, but, have a go!
By far your best images are all portraits. I'm going to choose this one in particular because it has a certain hypnotic quality to it and because it's different (and being different stands out!). It actually reminds me of something Avedon might have done, although I would have cropped it a bit more tightly.
I see a lot of 'glimmer and glitz' in many of your images. Heavily retouched skin, stylish clothes, vibrant colors, contorted fashion poses. In my opinion, those are all things that become 'dated' fairly quickly.
If you've read a few of my past responses, you will know that I am 'huge' on images with a very natural look and expression, and that's why I'm choosing this image in particular. I think this is not the 'model' that was photographed, I think this is the real you, and that's something that will never become dated.
Isabella55 wrote: What an intelligent concept, I'd be honored.
Darling, you're going to need more photos in your book. You have 5 photos currently up, and out of those, 3 are from the same shoot.
I'm going to choose this one. Only because it's a full length image and as a photographer I always want to see a full length image of the person I'm going to be working with. Get some more images up soon.
Images by MR
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Images by MR wrote: Shoot...
Dark Shadows wrote: I'm going to choose this image because it's your best image. What makes it your best image is that it gets straight to the point, No BS, no distractions, no gimmicks, no superfluous elements.