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tiga1969
Posts: 1
New Port Richey, Florida, US


I want to know from other models how did they convince people your doing nothing wrong modeling ,
Feb 02 13 11:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,081
Orlando, Florida, US


You're 44. Isn't that a little old to be caring what other people think?

Explain what you do and what you don't do. If they can't handle that, it's a THEM problem, not a YOU problem.
Feb 02 13 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Raven-Lily
Posts: 77
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom


IMO you cant convince anyone, all you can do is show the photos you produce and let them have their own opinion
Feb 02 13 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,180
Salem, Oregon, US


you do nudes. you're going to burn in hell. me, too, since i shoot them. lol. my family thinks i shoot porn.

honestly i don't think you can change anyone's opinion. just try to reassure them that you are taking precautions to stay safe and haven't turned into a hooker.

and the whole art thing sometimes seems like people trying too hard to convince others that what they are doing is acceptable. anyway art is in the eye of the beholder, not the person who made the work. one mans' porn is another man's art. and there can be porny art and artsy porn. and just plain tacky sh*t that can be a lot of fun to shoot!
Feb 02 13 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ken Marcus Studios
Posts: 8,416
Los Angeles, California, US


What did your daughter say to you when she started modeling ?
Feb 02 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photography of Eddie
Posts: 39
Antioch, California, US


twoharts wrote:
you do nudes. you're going to burn in hell. me, too, since i shoot them. lol. my family thinks i shoot porn.

honestly i don't think you can change anyone's opinion. just try to reassure them that you are taking precautions to stay safe and haven't turned into a hooker.

and the whole art thing sometimes seems like people trying too hard to convince others that what they are doing is acceptable. anyway art is in the eye of the beholder, not the person who made the work. one mans' porn is another man's art. and there can be porny art and artsy porn. and just plain tacky sh*t that can be a lot of fun to shoot!

+1 and just learn to embrace how it makes you feel. At the end of the day and this lifetime that's all that matters. For the haters just tell them "there's nothing wrong with being beautiful and proud, after all mother nature doesn't wear clothes either!" ...then look at the stunned looks on their faces, smile and carry on! Have fun and good luck!

Feb 02 13 12:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


The definitive thread on this subject:-

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=229525





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com
Feb 02 13 12:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Garry k
Posts: 26,735
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
The definitive thread on this subject:-

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=229525





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

true

Feb 02 13 12:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marc Damon
Posts: 6,562
Biloxi, Mississippi, US


Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
What did your daughter say to you when she started modeling ?

lol
Amen.

Feb 02 13 08:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Decay of Memory
Posts: 571
Asheville, North Carolina, US


"I'm doing some art modelling."

I know the above statement is simple but just practice your delivery until you can say it in a clear and authoritative manner.
Feb 03 13 05:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,585
Jacksonville, Florida, US


Raven-Lily wrote:
IMO you cant convince anyone, all you can do is show the photos you produce and let them have their own opinion

pretty much this !, not everyone will agree with your life's choices, good luck smile

Feb 03 13 06:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SG-4 Photography
Posts: 119
Washington, District of Columbia, US


You are beautiful.  If you choose to model the only validation you need is from you. If they don't understand than that's their right, and their fallacy.  Just you be true to you and those who truly love you will continue to.

And keep taking those amazing photos!
Feb 03 13 10:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ronit Zeller
Posts: 8
New York, New York, US


It's very simple.  Get a large picture of yourself posing naked and hang it in your family's living room. 

I am sure they will appreciate fine art.
Feb 03 13 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
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John M Hoyt
Posts: 344
Greenville, South Carolina, US


tiga1969 wrote:
I want to know from other models how did they convince people your doing nothing wrong modeling ,

Tell them that I said it was okay.

Feb 03 13 07:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,350
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


dp
Feb 03 13 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,350
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


Make sure they don't see anything you've done that they will feel isn't artistic.
Feb 03 13 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,078
Catskill, New York, US


I think it's all been said. Your certainly old enough that you shouldn't have to prove anything to anyone. Why do you care what people think about your work?
Feb 03 13 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FoxyStudios
Posts: 22
Palm Bay, Florida, US


This one is tough... I don't think the answer is to not show your work, because simply put its what makes you happy. To not show your work is accepting the idea that you care what others think, and i know for me personally i have an uphill battle with this one as do im sure many other photographers and models alike. If we don't strive to push boundaries and show images that are unconventional it becomes difficult to be noticed. To the OP i would say that you do what makes you happy, your family should be more understanding of this or they do not deserve the "family" title. No one says they have to like your work, but being respectful to your ideas and interests is nothing short of what im sure they would request from you.
Feb 03 13 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Caitin Bre
Posts: 1,798
Naperville, Illinois, US


Change the subject as soon as its brought up. smile
Feb 04 13 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rays Fine Art
Posts: 5,917
New York, New York, US


Photographers often have a similar problem.  I simply drafted my wife as my assistant.  By the third or fourth shoot, she was so bored with the whole thing that I couldn't pay her to come into the studio when I'm shooting.  She does keep the rest of the family off my back though.
Feb 04 13 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,900
Port Townsend, Washington, US


simple. disown anybody who gives you sh*t.
Feb 04 13 02:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DAN CRUIKSHANK
Posts: 1,784
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


nyk fury wrote:
simple. disown anybody who gives you sh*t.

Yup.

Feb 04 13 02:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chasing Shadows
Posts: 301
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Have everyone make up a detailed list of what they think you shouldn't do, then burn all the lists in front of them.
Feb 04 13 02:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
HO Photo
Posts: 515
Los Angeles, California, US


Two steps:

1) I don't show my mom EVERYTHING
2) I don't apologize for ANYTHING
Feb 05 13 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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