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KungPaoChic
Posts: 2,762
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


http://www.modelmayhem.com/342902

Uses an alias on MM and is pretty bad ass

shoots some pretty decent campaigns

There are reasons that people use aliases and not all of them are as nefarious as some people would make them out to be.

If I was a model on MM I definitely would not use my real first and last name.
Jan 03 14 09:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Andrea
Posts: 10
West Jordan, Utah, US


So the stage name i decided on is also a type of Marijuana. Interesting. Maybe ill change it up a bit.
Jan 03 14 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,027
Portland, Oregon, US


Kaya Andrea wrote:
So the stage name i decided on is also a type of Marijuana. Interesting. Maybe ill change it up a bit.

Are you available in the afternoon on April 20th?


Seriously, they are only screen names, nothing for anyone to get their knickers in a wad about.

Jan 03 14 10:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KungPaoChic
Posts: 2,762
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


DougBPhoto wrote:

Are you available in the afternoon on April 20th?

lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4JKOOGV35E

Jan 03 14 10:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,027
Portland, Oregon, US


Hey bud, you got a real youtube problem!!

Jan 03 14 10:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KungPaoChic
Posts: 2,762
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


DougBPhoto wrote:

Hey bud, you got a real youtube problem!!

:shifty eyes:

I can stop anytime I want to!

Jan 03 14 10:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Danielle Reid
Posts: 3,026
Little Rock, Arkansas, US


My real name and stage name are very different. Yes, my model fan page is connected to my personal account. Yes, I sometimes share things from my fan page on my personal account. Funny thing is, people still think I'm stealing photos from "Danielle Reid's" profile and trying to pass them as my own. I use Danielle because it's sounds better coming off the tongue than my real name.

I have a stalker now who figured out my fiance's name, my real name, and my phone number. She calls me everyday blocked saying I'm cheating with the men I meet and she knows it (photographers to set up shoots). I'm not worried because she can't even spell WHORE right when she makes fake profiles on FB.

What I'm worried about is photographers using Google to trace my number. I've had two photographers come to me just this weekend saying they Google'd my number (they were actually more excited by what they saw) but it's still creepy.
Jan 03 14 11:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 2,393
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


I use my real name in publications; and I give it to photographers etc when it looks like a shoot will take place.
I don't use my real name for all and sundry to see on the internet.
Jan 04 14 02:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 2,727
Tyler, Texas, US


You do know that you were quoted before you changed your profile name so your real name and the one you changed it to are forever linked.
Jan 04 14 02:58 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Holly Dawn
Posts: 10
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Sort of... The spelling is different along with the 'last name' actually being my middle name. I just like to have my freelance life and professional (I have to fill out a w2) life separate.

The End.
Jan 04 14 09:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
thattoriegirl
Posts: 44
Tampa, Florida, US


Yes & No

I used to model & have a profile here under "Franki Rose" when I was younger and more concerned with people finding out. However people still found out, and then I found myself more embarrassed by my somewhat strange stage name.

Now I use Torie which is actually my first name, it makes getting paid easier at times and I always know when someone is talking to me haha. As for my social networking (as well as on here) I use Girl as my last name so that this does not pop up in a quick google search. At the end of the day I know people can still find out my information if they really want to, but no point in just handing it to them if you can help it.
Jan 05 14 03:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tiana Miliani
Posts: 22
Silverdale, Washington, US


I love my birth name, only my first and middle though. It's not too common and it has a nice ring to it. I agree that with nudes, some may want to keep a separate alias. But I plan on doing nudes (ONLY of the artistic variety) AND keeping my birth name. I have nothing to hide. I am an open book. And I agree with some of the earlier posters that if someone really wants to find out about your personal life, they can and will do it. There is no hiding now. Not 100%. If someone finds something about me that they do not like, then they can take their business elsewhere. I believe the best that any model can do is be professional, and don't do anything you will regret. It's all about being smart and knowing what you want and how to achieve it.
Jan 06 14 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Eva Lu
Posts: 12
Seattle, Washington, US


I used my real name because I didn't even know it was a thing for people to use stage names until I started connecting with people and finding out that they created fake names for themselves.

For me, I don't see myself having any issues come up in my future using my real name. I personally love my name now, when I used to hate it. I think it is unique and I want people to know who I am.

I dream of being famous one day and making sure the whole damn world knows who I am someday, for my art first and foremost and if I get known for my looks, even better. And my personality.

I know everyone in the world thinks that they're special and we all want to make it. I fall into that category. I've stumbled along the way now I feel as though I may just have a chance. I'm still young, and art is my passion.

Modeling was never even really an option for me until I was scouted and now it seems as though I have some potential and I know I must work work work. No more trying, just doing.

My name is Eva Lu and I am damn proud to be who I am. Finally.. Because that wasn't always the case.

Okay I'll stop babbling now.
Jan 06 14 01:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Capitol City Boudoir
Posts: 713
Sacramento, California, US


I post under the name of my businesses either Inner Vision Images or Capitol City Boudoir.  Both are fully licensed and permitted businesses. I want to be connected the business and my portfolio, why not, it's how I get new clients.

Not sure why any professional, photographer, model, retoucher or MUA wouldn't want their name associated with their business.
Jan 06 14 01:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jose Deida
Posts: 1,111
BLANDON, Pennsylvania, US


Robert Randall wrote:
It's been my experience that photographers using their real name tend to work with ad agencies, photographers that use a name such as the one you use, tend to shoot catalog and/or corporate and retail, while the guys that use names such as "The Epitome of Reflections In A Pool Of Self Awareness Images" tend to shoot nudes for spank bank collections. That's not always true... but close, especially that last one.

big_smile

Jan 06 14 01:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
George Silvaney
Posts: 236
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I use my real name because... "It's my art, and I want people to know who did it." Warts and all, it's a way for me to own my work.

My name is pretty unique anyway, so it's kinda good if someone Googles my name.

Besides, I could never decide on a good pseudonym. "Heisenberg" was already taken.
Jan 06 14 02:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Amber West
Posts: 204
London, England, United Kingdom


George Silvaney wrote:
I use my real name because... "It's my art, and I want people to know who did it." Warts and all, it's a way for me to own my work.

My name is pretty unique anyway, so it's kinda good if someone Googles my name.

Besides, I could never decide on a good pseudonym. "Heisenberg" was already taken.

Your last name is kinda cool to be honest, and I've never heard it before

Jan 06 14 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
George Silvaney
Posts: 236
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Amber West wrote:

Your last name is kinda cool to be honest, and I've never heard it before

Thank you.

Jan 06 14 03:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christine Eadie
Posts: 2,613
Charleston, South Carolina, US


Yes. I'm not hiding anything.
If people want to find you, it's not difficult.
Jan 09 14 10:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ward
Posts: 6,120
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Christine Eadie wrote:
If people want to find you, it's not difficult.

+1. Especially any current, repeat, or potential future clients.

Jan 09 14 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Skyler Bleu
Posts: 377
Albany, Oregon, US


I don't not only to protect my privacy but because I got to choose THIS NAME!! haha not my parents smile))
Jan 09 14 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Skyler Bleu
Posts: 377
Albany, Oregon, US


I don't not only to protect my privacy but because I got to choose THIS NAME!! haha not my parents smile))
Jan 09 14 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Amadea T
Posts: 3,062
Columbus, Ohio, US


Kaya Andrea wrote:
Do you use your real name on MM?
Why or why not?

No, cause my coochie is on the interwebs.

SMH

Jan 09 14 05:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nyk fury
Posts: 2,874
Port Townsend, Washington, US


define 'real'. is MM real?
Jan 09 14 05:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
P I X I E
Posts: 35,066
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


nyk fury wrote:
define 'real'. is MM real?

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

Jan 09 14 05:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan OMell
Posts: 1,312
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


P I X I E wrote:
On the model releases I've signed, there were both my alias and my real name. And I signed with my real name.

+1
I shoot with models after them signing such a release first. Some have more than one alias and should list ALL of them used for the last 5 years, plus her real name, plus her real current address. Otherwise there is no point in a release.

In U.K. or Canada, I would not sign anything at all.

It's enough to feed a blurry photo from social networks to image recognition software to find almost anyone. Nothing helps. Unfortunately. And for less than $10 you can find full credit report and criminal records of anyone around. Many states still have public access to many private records, including your property taxes, traffic violations, litigations, arrests (if any), etc, for free.

Jan 09 14 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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