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Jessica Rose OBrien
Posts: 6
London, England, United Kingdom


Hello everyone, I'm Jessica, a 19 year old art student at Central Saint Martins, in London

I am new to MM, just had my account activated a couple of days ago and logged in for the first time today-I had (to my surprise) 56 messages! I'm slowly sorting through them, I've just got a few questions if anyone has the time smile

Looks wise, I do have a scar on my stomach, about 2 and half inches long, faded, from an operation I had at 15. Do scars bother photographers? What about small things, like the odd spot? (I know these can be edited out, just me worrying I suppose haha)

I'm rather short at 5"2, slim with a natural large bust (32G) I'm not interested in doing nudes at this moment, though I would consider lingerie and beach wear (and of course clothed, portraits ect). Any tips for lingerie modelling? is it so different?

Do most models bring someone (a friend, family) with them on shoots?

Any helpful tips or advice is greatly appreciated big_smile


Thank you, Jessica x
Jan 27 13 06:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,819
Imperial, California, US


Welcome to the mayhem!!:-)

The scar is not an issue to anyone with any ability. Your height will keep you from doing any professional runway modeling. You really should consider glamour, lingerie... Be very careful as to who you shoot with. Use the browse function here, look at photographers ports who are near to you and select ones who have pictures that you wish were pics of you and see if they are willing to shoot with you. If you are contacted by someone who's work you don't like just say no thanks.

Good luck!,:-)
Jan 27 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Tillack
Posts: 8
Altus, Oklahoma, US


Jessica,

Always take an escort with you unless you know the photographer.
Jan 27 13 06:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessica Rose OBrien
Posts: 6
London, England, United Kingdom


George Ruge wrote:
Welcome to the mayhem!!:-)

The scar is not an issue to anyone with any ability. Your height will keep you from doing any professional runway modeling. You really should consider glamour, lingerie... Be very careful as to who you shoot with. Use the browse function here, look at photographers ports who are near to you and select ones who have pictures that you wish were pics of you and see if they are willing to shoot with you. If you are contacted by someone who's work you don't like just say no thanks.

Good luck!,:-)

Ah thats a relief then! I knew it would, I'd just like to see what I can do with what I have smile I've had quite a lot of offers to shoot, it's just trying to sort the 'real' ones and the ones I'm not too sure about. I will have a browse for sure, thank you very much! big_smile

Jan 27 13 06:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessica Rose OBrien
Posts: 6
London, England, United Kingdom


Silver Bandit Photos wrote:
Jessica,

Always take an escort with you unless you know the photographer.

I would of thought to, though it sseems many photographers dislike escorts?

Jan 27 13 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdwardKristopher
Posts: 3,375
Tempe, Arizona, US


Double Post?
Jan 27 13 10:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


Welcome, with all those new messages make sure you read the Avoiding Scams article.

On a side note you don't have to friend everyone who asks.

When talking about safety and bringing an escort to a shoot, it's your right to do so but you'll be limited to working with the photographers who allow it. Some do and some don't. I completely understand both side of the argument.

Personally, I don't mind in most cases and upon arrival I may choose not to allow them on the actual set. We have a waiting room. It really depends on who they are in relation to the client and why they're there.

Other notes on safety include, check references, talk to llamas that the photographer has worked with in the past, trust your instinct.
Jan 28 13 06:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


You're pretty so a few people will probably want to take your picture smile

However, at 5'2" no model is likely to get paid unless she's shooting glamour and/or nudes, so your modelling will almost certainly be mostly for fun.

And no, at 19 you shouldn't need to be bringing anybody with you to shoots!

Here's an excellent post by Madame Bink, one of the best known and most successful art nude models in the UK. She's been modelling (mostly nude) for 6 years and has never had a serious problem with a photographer because she uses her head and takes reasonable precautions, including checking references, before working with somebody for the first time.

Starting Modelling: Staying Safe - by Madame Bink


Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com
Jan 28 13 06:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Silver Bandit Photos wrote:
Jessica,

Always take an escort with you unless you know the photographer.

You Sir, just qualified yourself for one of these:-



http://images.wikia.com/creepypasta/images/f/ff/618px-Whiteknight.gif



Sadly for you though, the OP is in the UK so won't be able to rush to you for protection when the big bad world comes a' knocking! big_smile



Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jan 28 13 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeff Fiore
Posts: 9,221
Pelham, New York, US


Silver Bandit Photos wrote:
Jessica,

Always take an escort with you unless you know the photographer.

roll roll roll roll roll roll

One just wasn't enough...

Jan 28 13 06:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,344
Asheville, North Carolina, US


You've a nice look, it doesn't surprise me that you have a good bit of interest.

Small scars or marks will not usually be a problem but that depends on the individual photographer.

As does the escort question; many quality photographers will not agree to escorts and will regard attempts by (especially new and inexperienced) llamas to control the shoot environment as out of place and unprofessional. Others will agree to extra personnel to varying degrees.

Yes glamour will be popular and you'll be asked to do nudes. Paid fashion is probably not realistic but photographers will trade what you want for what they want in images.

Welcome to MM.
Jan 28 13 07:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Bass
Posts: 957
Nacogdoches, Texas, US


Didn't I just see a VERY similar post a couple of days ago? Are you trying to confuse me? If so, it worked.

EDIT: OK... I'm awake now. This IS the same post as a couple of days ago.

I see that you did indeed change the 38G to 32G. Good job! You are well on your way to having an accurate and concise profile!

Now... there is still no weight listed? As I mentioned in your post a couple of days ago... this WILL appear suspicious to photographers that supply wardrobe. I'm just sayin'...
Jan 28 13 07:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,428
Salem, Oregon, US


scars, scratches, bruises are easily remedied in photoshop. however some photographers don't use photoshop or shoot film so for them it might be an issue. but i've yet to have a model completely unblemished. usually they are tomboys.

i think most photographers are fine if you have a driver who helps carry your stuff but then goes to starbucks for the shoots. some photographers have a problem with extra people on set during the shoot (you'll see this referred to as escort). for our part we're flexible. and sometimes we're daycare during shoots. if you need someone to stay on set with you (especially a boyfriend) then let the photographer know to see if they're ok with it. another option is to arrange for a makeup artist to stay for the whole shoot.

lingerie (sometimes called boudoir) sometimes goes along with what are known as implied/covered nudes. for example you are topless but use your hands/arms to cover your nipples and areola (this is known as a hand bra). or again being topless and in panties (you, not the photographer. lol) they could shoot you from the back to show off your back. we often do lingerie and covered nudes with our paying boudoir clients -- a few want full nudes but most don't.

just be aware that anything that goes online could eventually be seen by pretty much anyone you know. and if a photographer starts creeping you out don't be afraid to pull the plug on the shoot (even during the shoot if necessary). i think it's like anything else. most guys are respectful but a few try to get away with stuff.
Jan 28 13 08:37 am  Link  Quote 
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