Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
On behalf of my daughter, yes gladly. Life has been way better to me than her after she split. My daughter wound up living her middle and high school years with us. I would and I would be good at it. My ex was a lovely woman, the years have taken their due for the both of us, we deserve no less. I would try to give her back some of the youth I helped dispense with the images. She would have that coming.
An ex-girlfriend, yes and I have done in the past.
My ex-wife, no. I wouldn't trust her, everything she does has some underhand scheme attached and I'm sure she'll use it against me at some point, in some way. That's how she operates. If my children asked me to shoot her, I would but very reluctantly.
Depends on the ex lol. I have ex girlfriends that I'd be willing to do something like that for. I don't harbor any animosity towards the vast majority of my exes. If you were talking about my ex wife, I wouldn't do any favors for her much less do photography for her.
In a heartbeat ~ i had a gorgeous EX, and being able to see her happy with her 'new life' would make me happy as well. We started out as friends, no reason we can't be friends just because we weren't a successful couple ~ m'
Have, and would again. For free. Hell, I would pay THEM if it got me the photos I wanted. Let me tell you a story.
Several years ago, I was living with a girl. We were (I thought) pretty serious ... talked about marriage, someone in her family made reference to me as a father a few times, etc. We never got engaged, but the tone of our conversations was that it was going to happen eventually, when we were ready.
Then one of her friends split up with his fiancee, and she started staying over at his house. Clearly you all know where this is going. She and I split up more-or-less immediately after that, and now she's married to him. I'm long over it now, but I was pretty messed up about it for a while.
Cut to a year ago. I'm in school for photography, and I misunderstand one of my professors. She says that I shouldn't avoid photographing people that make me uncomfortable. I hear, 'You should photograph people that make you uncomfortable.' So I go home, and the first thing I do is email the ex, and ask if I can photograph her and her husband.
I took her photo, and it's in the 'Birds of a Lesser Paradise' section of my portfolio. It doesn't matter which one she is, but I can tell you that it isn't the one you would think it is. Unless you're Mr. Farenell, then you may know
I've asked her many, many times about photographing her husband, but I still haven't had any luck. I suspect that he thinks I'll make him look like an asshole. I wouldn't be willing to compromise the overall project just to try to get back at somebody, but honestly, I'd think the same thing if I were in his shoes.
If not for that misheard advice, I never would have gotten started on the project. And it's on the back burner right now, but it's a project that I really feel strongly and passionately about, and which I am excited to get back to.
So yeah, I'd photograph an ex every time. I've actually written almost all of my exes and asked if I could photograph them, in addition to a couple girls I had a crush on in high school.
Did it on three occasions and all were a bad idea. Apparently sex with them was such a privilege that they were allowed to discount my rates and recommend me to others at their "friend" prices. The last one thought it was cute to reduce my fee with the addition of a gift card for Holt Renfrew...as if. I don't think anything in that store costs less than $50. The answer is a firm no from then forward.