Harold Rose wrote:
Yes this is a difficult situation to confront.. In our business there are probably 50 or 60 models that we work with or a regular basis. NO we cannot play favorites.. I can see where if you work with only 2 0r 3 models, you may have some problems of jelousy, and some favoritism can develope.. TO HANGOUT IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL WAY TO CONDUCT A BUSINESS.
Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Possible translation=No one hangs out with you?
To be fair, there are some situations where it may be ill-advised to specific individuals.
But with the broad brush you painted? No
Jeff Fiore wrote:
That may be so for some photographers but art photographers like to surround themselves with fellow creatives. ALL my closest friends are models and photographers.
When I was a young man in San Francisco there were many men and women who were both older than me and socially friendly beyond whatever business relationships I had with them. I benefited so much in these relationships not only in knowledge but in advice, mentoring and assistance, probably to the point that it enabled me to survive to the age I'm at currently.
I think about them often and how lucky I was, and how grateful I am, that there were these people who went beyond what was professional. It has always been my view that it's one of the finest qualities of the arts communities and the individuals in them that they are not so bound by business structures that they can't allow for human interaction and kindness.