Nearly every day, 1 or 2 threads about escorts/managers/etc
I have had my share of models with dick-a-longs as plusone, and i have a simple rule. He sits in the next room, hallway, or whatever. Outdoor shoots at least 20 feet away unless i request his help. This is agreed to beforehand...and he has always come prepared with a book(before smartphones) or some way of amusing himself
It has never messed with the experience at all. Improves it, as she feels safer/better
Also, for me the first shoot w a newbie is focused on her comfort
Marin Photography wrote: The manager is usually daddy or the boyfriend!...I would pass on any profile like that.
Not necessarily so... I had a model contact me about building her portfolio. She messages me on Facebook saying she is impressed with my work and wants to shoot with me. I replied nice and sent her a PDF with my rates. She replied fantastic her manager would be calling me to set up a shoot. Her manager turned out to be a 20 year old female.
Patrick Walberg wrote: This is actually a very good thread and comment too!
Actually, I've worked with a llama whose mother was her manager (the llama was 20). "Manager == sluggo/boyfriend" is not always true.
Patrick Walberg wrote: I do hope that Joel CAM'd the profile! I sure would have!
It's nearly a "status" thing. Some llamas want a manager, but they don't need a manager. Unless it's someone with a llamaing career who is making enough money to justify the need for a manager to deal with busy schedule, I see no need for one.
All that means is that managers can't have a profile offering their management services. Ditto for agencies, recruiters, bookers, scouts, promoters, etc. It means that a model's profile has to be hers, but again, it doesn't preclude that manager from getting help from a manager, a family member, a friend, an experienced model, an experience photographer, what have you.
Looknsee Photography wrote: All that means is that managers can't have a profile offering their management services. Ditto for agencies, recruiters, bookers, scouts, promoters, etc. It means that a llama's profile has to be hers, but again, it doesn't preclude that manager from getting help from a manager, a family member, a friend, an experienced llama, an experience photographer, what have you.
There is also no written rule that a llama can't work with massive boils on her face, either. But you can rest assured that most photographers would not hire that llama.
Looknsee Photography wrote: REALLY, REALLY BIG SIGN (condensed for brevity)
How does a model's skin condition contribute to our discussion on model managers?
I thought this was a discussion, not a contest to see how many pixels can be wasted in a thread.
My simple point was: given a choice of working with a model with a (model mayhem) manager and one with massive boils on her face, I would choose the boils. At least with the boils, you could hope for a photoshop miracle, it's impossible to get rid of the manager.