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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 25,923
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Karl Johnston wrote:
Lotta people seem to think I'm a lot older than I am, so I posted some vanity pics
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130618/19/51c11719b75e8_m.jpg
Now i get told by models I look 16 sad

can't win eh

Yes, you look very young!   big_smile

Sep 09 13 02:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 25,923
Dearborn, Michigan, US


de BUEN PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:

...and then what? Warranty issues? sad

It's downhill from there!   big_smile

Sep 09 13 02:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Danielle Reid
Posts: 3,020
Little Rock, Arkansas, US


Karl Johnston wrote:
Lotta people seem to think I'm a lot older than I am, so I posted some vanity pics
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130618/19/51c11719b75e8_m.jpg
Now i get told by models I look 16 sad

can't win eh

I'll give you 24 at best. Nice suit smile

Sep 09 13 02:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MR J Photography
Posts: 155
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


IDiivil wrote:
I do not pre-imagine my photographer. They are grey, featureless humanoids of roughly male or female form until I see them.

Hell, I'd be happy to be a grey featureless humanoid, but in reality I'm not as exciting as that. sad

lol

Sep 10 13 03:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Amber West
Posts: 204
London, England, United Kingdom


I really don't give it that much thought.  It is just work, so I usually spend more time thinking about my make up/look/performance which will be needed.  And even when I see the photographer, I only really take notice of appearance if they have an unusual characteristic, such as being 7ft5 of pink hair...
Sep 10 13 03:33 am  Link  Quote 
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Red Sky Photography
Posts: 3,180
Germantown, Maryland, US


B R E N N A N wrote:
You must work with some really stupid models then, since your age is the second phrase in your bio. wink

Age doesn't matter for me; respect and skill do. But yes, I'll admit that I have been surprised on occasion by a photographer being younger than I expected.

As far as I know, there aren't any images of me floating around and it hasn't seemed to hinder models wanting to shoot with me.

I often pick up models who have flown in from the opposite coast or Europe and I tell them to look for the guy in the yellow cap at their gate. They always seem to find me.

Wonderful Brennan came up from NC without an idea of what I look like, but she definitely wasn't surprised about me looking younger.

Sep 10 13 03:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Babalon Salome
Posts: 3,499
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Green Grape  wrote:
Do you try imagining what your photographer may look like before you meet up?
Do you always expect a mature photographer?
Are you comfortable with older, younger, or doesn't matter?

No.

No.

It doesn't matter to me. The youngest photographers to have shot me were younger than me, the oldest in their 60ies. I might have a very slight preference for shooting with someone closer to my age, but I don't really care either way.

Sep 10 13 03:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Justin
Posts: 21,397
Fort Collins, Colorado, US


Sometimes, after PM's and/or emails and/or phone calls, we'll have a meeting to shoot set up, and I'll finally realize I've given her no clue about how to recognize me.
Sep 10 13 05:00 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Grit City Pinups
Posts: 250
Tacoma, Washington, US


I'm getting up there, time waits for no one. But, I find that I can fool models into thinking that I'm younger by communicating by text. Also, I use cool slang, like "Sup?" and "YOLO". Finally, as a clincher, I mention that I've seen Macklemore on Saturday Night Live. Works like a charm.
Sep 10 13 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carle Photography
Posts: 9,227
Oakland, California, US


JadeDRed wrote:

I imagine them all sexy.

Damn straight, I am one sexy bitch. wink

Sep 10 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,304
Maumee, Ohio, US


Green Grape  wrote:
I always get the 'jokes' thrown my way because of my age. Models seem to expect me to be "Some 40 yr old gray hair" (sounds kinda harsh for others) then the complete social personalities come out which i LOVE for the energy of the shoot. seems like a sign of: Relief?

Do you try imagining what your photographer may look like before you meet up?
Do you always expect a mature photographer?
Are you comfortable with older, younger, or doesn't matter?

Just asking.

i'm used to older, 40s-50s, married, touch of gray or bald(ing). one time i booked with a 25 year old and i was a little surprised when i met him lol.

Sep 10 13 07:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lovely Day Media
Posts: 3,401
Vineland, New Jersey, US


One model asked me for a picture before we shot. Suddenly she had something else to do that day and never contacted me again.
Sep 10 13 07:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Karl JW Johnston
Posts: 8,908
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada


Danielle Reid wrote:

I'll give you 24 at best. Nice suit smile

bang on, and thanks

Sep 10 13 07:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MR J Photography
Posts: 155
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


JadeDRed wrote:

I imagine them all sexy.

Yep, that describes me perfectly big_smile

(little do they know I actually look like Elmer Fudd)

Sep 10 13 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,512
Hickory, North Carolina, US


I post a vanity picture on my profile page. :p Some models want to know, some don't care.
Sep 10 13 09:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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TA Craft Photography
Posts: 2,867
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


Rays Fine Art wrote:

Agreed on all but the photo.  I see no objection to it, but I see no real reason for it either.  It's axiomatic that successful rapists, bank robbers, ax murderers, etc don't look like rapists, bank robbers, ax murderers, etc.  If they did, they wouldn't be very successful.

I used get told that I looked like a certain well known terrorist organisation leader, and hence perhaps a good reason not to have my picture up.

T

Sep 10 13 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 25,923
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Last year I had a model come up to me and ask to shoot in spite of how I look.   smile
Sep 10 13 09:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
imcFOTO
Posts: 561
Bothell, Washington, US


Hmmm I've toyed with the idea of putting up a self-portrait but like a lot of photographers, the camera is rarely pointed at me - there are usually far better things for me to shoot.

I do make a point of saying I am a mature photographer (54 for the record) - and I'm never sure if that makes a model more or less comfortable or indifferent.

No-one has ever run away screaming - and I don't think anyone's ever asked to see my photo in advance. It's really a non-issue I think.
Sep 10 13 09:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
GingerMuse
Posts: 362
STUDIO CITY, California, US


Green Grape  wrote:
Do you try imagining what your photographer may look like before you meet up?
Do you always expect a mature photographer?
Are you comfortable with older, younger, or doesn't matter?

Nope.
No.
And it doesn't matter.

A photographer's skill is what interests me, not their age or what they look like.

Sep 10 13 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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