If she thinks she's that good let her prove it. Maybe she is that good and she needs your help to take her to the top. I am never put off by statements like that, If it's confidence or arrogance you'll never know till you shoot.
Tim Nummy wrote: Recent mm message:
Subject: I wish you were closer!
11/07/12 10:47 PM (Message read)
I would love to work with you!
11/08/12 3:24 AM
How much experience do u have?
I saw ur pics and no offence but I'm way better of a model than the ppl you've shot.
First, edit out all identifying information, as above. After that, my suggestion would be to:
1-check the model's port to see if her work justifies her claim, then,
2- Decide whether or not you want to shoot with her (Being aware that she may well be a tiger that will eat you alive) and respond accordingly.
But there's no reason not to send a polite respectful PM, especially if you anticipate the model being in your neighborhood or you being in hers at some point. I've both sent and received such messages on a number of occasions. They are a bit more personal than tags, IMHO.
My guess is that the OP's initial PM seemed more like a pickup line than a compliment to the model.
The model made an opinion. It was somewhat bold, in my opinion, but certainly NOT offensive. No offense, but that was only an opinion. I might agree with the models opinion, but then again I might not. It's ONLY an opinion! If you take such easy offense to "opinions" then you might be better off not shooting images that people will have opinions of?
Also; Don't go posting personal messages and outting models here. You'll burn a lot of bridges and get brigged for doing so.
Rays Fine Art wrote: My guess is that the OP's initial PM seemed more like a pickup line than a compliment to the model.
Hey Ray, I hadn't thought of it that way. Sure, there are Lots of models I'd love to work with! But it doesn't mean it's going to happen. Posting a Tag like "Hey so and so, if you are in my neck of the woods, I'd love to work with you." is certainly benign, but I think it's a waste to send such a message directly to a models mailbox. Like I said ... "there are lots of models I'd love to work with" but only so many messages I can send in a day.