My "older" models are beautiful sexy women who have wonderful personalities.. They always deliver quality special images for me and my clients love them! My 'oldest' model is sixty one, I just love her work.
I'm 36 & just started building my portfolio at 35. My age made me NOT want to try modeling but I look in magazines & on commercials & see that there is plenty of work for over 30 models. Hopefully I can get some of it lol
My wife will be 40 in six months. Though she doesn't model often. Which is good because while she is my muse, she's the biggest flake you could ever imagine. Getting her in front of my camera is like pulling teeth. Heh.
I have a shoot coming up in less than two weeks with a MM model in her 40's. I had a casting call for "Elegance at a Scenic Waterfall" which will be a paid shoot. I had many interested the vast majority of which were in their late teens or early-mid 20's and all were quite beautiful. The older model is no less beautiful IMO but she got the assignment and I am looking forward to working with her. I chose her not only for her look but also for her experience and my communications with her let me know that not only was she greatly interested in the assignment but that she possessed a professional attitude towards her work. So, my advice to the younger models interested in a casting call is to be more communicative rather than just saying, "I'm interested." The ability to communicate is what really got this model the job as beauty and looks were equal across the board.
Gborochick wrote: I wanted to add that I get approached by photographers quite a bit BECAUSE I'm older! Apparently, they are often looking for older models .... is it the genre people are looking for?
I think some photographers like working with mature models because they are mature. There are stories of young flakey models who aren't professional etc.
For me i prefer to work with models like myself (ummm I'm also learning photographer ),
Older (35+), normal sized (ie size 10-16). Partly I think it's easier to make the connection with who you are working with.