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Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


I have to get ready for a shoot, but will be back....Denise is next smile

A classic, and just as the title states......if I personally would work with you or not. Depending on what jumps out at me as I peruse your profile, I'll probably also give a bit of the reasoning of why or why not.

As always, no butthurt allowed.
Jul 06 13 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dwight Smalls
Posts: 78
Jacksonville, Florida, US


I'll be brave and be the first
Jul 06 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 5,087
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Well, I was gonna take the first hit - but Dwight stepped up and volunteered while I was typing a response in another thread.

Would you?
Jul 06 13 03:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,808
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


;D

But I probably already know your answer.
Jul 06 13 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Aftannoon
Posts: 17
Maryland Heights, Missouri, US


Go for it smile
Jul 06 13 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Dwight Smalls wrote:
I'll be brave and be the first

Hello Dwight!

I'm on the fence about you, as your port is inconsistent/could use some tighter editing, and I'm not sure which side of the fence I would get.

On one hand, you have clean, crisp, pretty stuff like this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130503/04/5183996807dac_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130622/14/51c612408b8d8_m.jpg


On the other hand, there's stuff in there that is a bit too heavily processed or just isn't fully realized as a concept:

This unnatural processing in background tanks an otherwise viable fitness image(I though it was dropped in/green screened until I opened it in the large):

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130303/15/5133dc69eac4c_m.jpg


This model is gorgeous. but the skin is too smoothed/oddly highlighted and the styling is confusing:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/12/50f07ac8ddb4a_m.jpg


Final verdict?

I'd take a chance on you if you had an awesome team or an amazing location or something to firmly nudge you over onto the probable good side of the fence I'm currently sitting on smile

Jul 06 13 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Ogilvie
Posts: 6,643
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I've asked before, but seeing if things have changed at all for better or for worse.

That's my excuse.  smile
Jul 06 13 04:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,532
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I gotta know..
Jul 06 13 04:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Camerosity wrote:
Well, I was gonna take the first hit - but Dwight stepped up and volunteered while I was typing a response in another thread.

Would you?

I know I like you based on our previous interactions. You'd be a fun shoot smile

I totally get wanting to pull out all the stops after years of the clean eye required for a good photojournalist, but I love your work best when you keep it on the simpler side of the styling spectrum, as sometimes the feathers and the heavy paint and the shiny wardrobe are a bit too much at once. Much like a take out menu, pick one from column A and one from Column B

In any case, I'd happily work with you on stuff like any of this Just don't forget the popcorn you promised me a while back. I love popcorn.:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111211/16/4ee5465768aea_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130612/23/51b96bdb656f5_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120115/22/4f13bfe0bcd6f_m.jpg


Or this...which is amazing aside from the distracting stripes at the temple:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/03/50472f6081b69_m.jpg

Jul 06 13 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lorna Jane Newman
Posts: 15
London, England, United Kingdom


i would like to know please ;-)
Jul 06 13 04:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Me too!
Jul 06 13 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
dd photography
Posts: 867
San Diego, California, US


Please let me know, thanks.
Jul 06 13 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
W I L L O W
Posts: 343
Portland, Oregon, US


Would you?
Jul 06 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Camerosity
Posts: 5,087
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Camerosity wrote:
Well, I was gonna take the first hit - but Dwight stepped up and volunteered while I was typing a response in another thread.

Would you?
Paige Morgan wrote:
I know I like you based on our previous interactions. You'd be a fun shoot smile

I totally get wanting to pull out all the stops after years of the clean eye required for a good photojournalist, but I love your work best when you keep it on the simpler side of the styling spectrum, as sometimes the feathers and the heavy paint and the shiny wardrobe are a bit too much at once. Much like a take out menu, pick one from column A and one from Column B

In any case, I'd happily work with you on stuff like any of this Just don't forget the popcorn you promised me a while back. I love popcorn.:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111211/16/4ee5465768aea_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130612/23/51b96bdb656f5_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120115/22/4f13bfe0bcd6f_m.jpg


Or this...which is amazing aside from the distracting stripes at the temple:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120905/03/50472f6081b69_m.jpg

Thanks.

You're on my list of models to bring to St. Louis when I win the lottery... and I just picked up a couple of cases of Act II (butter lover's) at Sam's Club a few days ago. smile

Jul 06 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


NicoleNudes wrote:
;D

But I probably already know your answer.

Do you still have the red in your hair? I think it looks really nice against your eyes, your skin is nice and clear,plus you have freckles!


MUA me would want to do your face for sure. Plus you've shown to be willing to do the work to build up a very nice portfolio, and I know you are cool as the other side of the pillow. No drama from you

Jul 06 13 05:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey M Fletcher
Posts: 4,342
Asheville, North Carolina, US


Leaving aside the obvious issue of nudity...
Jul 06 13 05:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Camerosity wrote:

Camerosity wrote:
Well, I was gonna take the first hit - but Dwight stepped up and volunteered while I was typing a response in another thread.

Would you?

Thanks.

You're on my list of models to bring to St. Louis when I win the lottery... and I just picked up a couple of cases of Act II (butter lover's) at Sam's Club a few days ago. smile

Fuck yeah, extra butter. You've got good taste in snack food.

Jul 06 13 05:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Shipstad
Posts: 4,617
Burbank, California, US


I"m game, thanks for your time :-)
Jul 06 13 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


James Ogilvie wrote:
I've asked before, but seeing if things have changed at all for better or for worse.

That's my excuse.  smile

I still like your style and think you do great work, but I still don't shoot the required level of skin, aside from the occasional fashion sheer or more tame side of lingerie, and that probably still is pretty useless for your purposes, as you tend to walk the fashion/glam line.

So we'd probably be at a bit of a roadblock

Jul 06 13 05:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jhomel
Posts: 180
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Me?
Jul 06 13 06:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Aftannoon wrote:
Go for it smile

Not quite yet. You're in great shape, have a pretty face and an appealing smile, but you are kind of new still and you don't know your angles and what works for you quite perfectly yet.

However, with some more experience and a more developed portfolio, you could easily become a "yes".

Jul 06 13 06:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Images by MR wrote:
I gotta know..

I like the way you use color, and you've got stuff that shows potential for a pretty sort of clean simplicity, but I don't feel you are there consistently yet, so I'd probably pass for now.

These are lovely:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111101/22/4eb0d3d2d50e9_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121009/11/507468cc18e0e_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130624/04/51c828c3e0a46_m.jpg

These aren't working for me:

A pretty shot marred by odd light/post:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130311/21/513eb46be416d_m.jpg

Not terrible, but too snapshot like for a portfolio:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30142156

That filter is back, and the stairs are amputating her feet:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130325/00/514ffdcd63885_m.jpg

Jul 06 13 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
HEATHER 19
Posts: 1,132
Boston, Massachusetts, US


would like to know
Jul 06 13 07:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Lorna Jane Newman wrote:
i would like to know please ;-)

Absolutely....edgy beauty is one of your strongest cards in a strong overall book, and beauty is one of my primary genres to book.

Jul 06 13 07:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lorna Jane Newman
Posts: 15
London, England, United Kingdom


Thankyou for your time Paige, I enjoy shooting Beauty more than anything else I do, especially if you work with a great MUA. Its a Shame we are not closer ;-)
Jul 06 13 07:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


In Balance Photography wrote:
Me too!

You've got a clean pretty style that I'm sure would play well in the commercial realm, if you edited your book a bit. There are multiple cases where you have two images from the same shoot, with only one really being striking enough to benefit you.

(For example, the second shot in your book is a much better choice than your current avatar.)

However, you are extremely consistent lighting and quality wise.

A yes if I needed a good simple commercial headshot.

Jul 06 13 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Lorna Jane Newman wrote:
Thankyou for your time Paige, I enjoy shooting Beauty more than anything else I do, especially if you work with a great MUA. Its a Shame we are not closer ;-)

One never knows! I have family in London, and everyone comes to NYC eventually smile

Jul 06 13 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lorna Jane Newman
Posts: 15
London, England, United Kingdom


yes I think I need to loose a few and maybe show a wider range of my work, I really struggled actually selecting images for this. I appreciate you're feedback I will go over my edit again ;-)
Jul 06 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lorna Jane Newman
Posts: 15
London, England, United Kingdom


yes indeed you never know ;-) i love new york if i am ever there again i will keep you in mind !!
Jul 06 13 07:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


dd photography wrote:
Please let me know, thanks.

There's actually a pretty decent softer side of glam port buried amongst the bloat. A portfolio cull would do you good.

This stuff's lovely:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32476058

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130630/18/51d0e2434c834_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130416/19/516e08ab4d415_m.jpg


But then I see this:


This isn't flattering to the model, and the toilet shot is a cliche:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24816080


Too much post, and the skin just looks odd, and the MUA over contoured her face:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130109/18/50ee28ded3094_m.jpg

The stray hairs and the lighting both could have easily been corrected:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120628/19/4fed0d2ef1bd8_m.jpg


Given that I don't have a strong look for glam and the portfolio reads inconsistent, I'd probably pass on you for now.

With a stronger edit, and a bit more of an even pace, I'd be more inclined to say yes in the future, and meet you in the middle of our styles.

Jul 06 13 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


W I L L O W wrote:
Would you?
Jul 06 13 08:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Leaving aside the obvious issue of nudity...

Well if we're playing in the hypothetical realm where my no nudes policy isn't an issue....I like what you do and some of the processes (or at least the ones we've discussed) that lead you to do it.

Is it something I can necessarily use? Not really, as art modeling isn't my big niche.

But since we're playing in the realm of opposite day possibility, sure if I had an extra day to play and there was some concept of yours that I would fit smile

Jul 06 13 09:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
dd photography
Posts: 867
San Diego, California, US


Fair enough, thank you.
Jul 06 13 09:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Patrick Shipstad wrote:
I"m game, thanks for your time :-)

I like your ideas, and your obvious enthusiasm for what you're doing....but as I mentioned to Camerosity, I think you tend to gild the lily a touch more than you really need to sometimes. Filters and shiny wardrobe and heavy editorial paint can be a touch too much at once.


However, you capture motion well, and you get a nice range out of your models, so I assume you keep a good, upbeat environment on set, as they all look at ease.

The simpler stuff in your port is pretty sweet. Trust your eye and your skills a bit more:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121214/17/50cbd5cdd9933_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110315/02/4d7f2c1251c20_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090427/15/49f636ce05cf2_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080901/04/48bbadb7d5df9_m.jpg

I'd love to see these minus the extra bells and whistles(from the looks of it...both post processing and a love of Lensbaby fun), as the base ideas/executions are there:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121214/17/50cbd311356ed_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080901/05/48bbaf6ac8ed6_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101121/15/4ce9aa7882795_m.jpg


Yes.... to your playful, simple, cheeky sense of humor side.

No.... to the overly conceptual stuff.

Jul 06 13 09:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Jhomel wrote:
Me?

No, for the simple fact that I don't have many projects that require male models come across my desk, and wouldn't really have a good project for you.

Jul 06 13 09:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


HEATHER 19 wrote:
would like to know

Damn! The last version of your port I saw was just about a perfect balance.....now there's some new stuff in your top row that isn't selling you or your (very pretty) look very well at all. Add carefully...not everything you shoot has to make it into your port.


Make up artist me would probably still use you, as I've seen enough of your work/look over time to know you've got some kick ass skills in you.....however, most people won't necessarily have that much context or history when they look at your book, and the new stuff is weighing it down rather than selling you well.

Jul 06 13 09:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Celine Sophia
Posts: 503
Santa Barbara, California, US


would you?
Jul 06 13 09:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Celine Sophia wrote:
would you?

Not right now. You've got a sweet, fresh faced look, pretty hair and great movement because of your dance skills, but I feel you've got some practice to go yet before you learn how to best utilize your good traits on camera.


Keep shooting, get some more polished work in there, and this could easily change to a yes in the future smile

Jul 06 13 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David M Russell
Posts: 1,090
New York, New York, US


Would you, could you?
Jul 06 13 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Shipstad
Posts: 4,617
Burbank, California, US


Alright.. cool.. thanks again for your time.. I appreciate your feedback :-)
Jul 06 13 10:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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