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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Modeling Genres 101

It's hard for me to grasp that it has been almost 3 years, since my last post. I'm sure I've fallen off the Google search Top 10, lol.....

I'm posting this, to ASSIST and give an UNDERSTANDING to Models and Photographers on what Modeling Genres mean... This was written by Robert Clark

Modeling and Photography Definitions

"For the purposes of communications, these are basic definitions for the types of Modeling and Photography. Use these definitions as a starting point in your discussions; always clarify before any shoot exactly what each party expects.

Fashion: A style of photography used to sell clothing, accessories, jewelry, perfume/cologne, or beauty products. The photograph usually desires to invoke an emotional response from the viewer regarding the product. The actual product may or may not be in the photograph. Generally, “Fashion” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Runway: The modeling of clothing or accessories usually along a catwalk in front of an audience. Photography may be taken, but it is usually secondary to the presentation to the audience. Most runway modeling requires very specific physical characteristics and age ranges for both male and female models. Generally, “Runway” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Sport/Fitness: Commercial modeling of sportswear and related products. Models usually must be physically fit and may require a bodybuilder physique. Generally, “Sport/Fitness” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Casual: A category not recognized in mainstream modeling and unique to Internet model photography. The style usually refers to a style similar to “senior portrait” photography and the model is usually dressed in casual, off-the-rack clothing. Generally, “Casual” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Swim Suit: The model is in swimwear, sometimes shot in a fashion style, but usually in a glamour style. While the model may be implied or partially nude in some swimwear photography. Generally, “SwimSuit” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Print/Editorial
: Print photography is usually defined as an advertising photograph used in print media (magazine, billboards, brochures, etc.) Editorial photography either tells a story alone, or is used to illustrate a story or article. Editorial photographs are most often found in magazines. In either case, the model(s) is rarely the subject. The actual subject may or may not be in the photograph. Generally, “Print / Editorial” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Hair/Makeup: Sometimes called beauty photography, the model has his/her hair and/or makeup done in a specific style to sell a product, service, or style. Generally, “Hair / Makeup” will always mean clothed and implied nude.

Parts Modeling: Only a specific part of the model (hand, foot, etc.) is used, usually demonstrating a product in a commercial advertisement. Generally, “Parts Modeling” will always mean clothed and implied nude.


Lingerie: The model is posed in lingerie, possibly in a fashion sense, but more likely as a glamour shot. Nudity may be required depending on the specific lingerie being used, and how opaque it is. Generally, “Lingerie” will always mean semi to full nude.

Glamour: This is a very broad style of modeling which can refer to the black and white Hollywood portrait style of the 1930s-40s, to more risqué styles like what can be found in FHM, Maxim, or Playboy style magazines. Implied, partial, or full nudity may be required. Generally, “Glamour” will always mean semi to full nude.

Implied Nudity: The model may or may not be nude on the set. The photography suggests that s/he is nude without showing any female breasts, buttocks, or pubic area, in the finished work. Generally, “Implied Nudity” will always mean semi to full nude.

Partial Nudity: The pubic area of the model is not shown, but the buttocks and female breasts may be shown. Generally, “Partial Nudity” will always mean semi to full nude.

Full nudity: The full body, including the pubic area, of the model may be shown. It usually does not include the inner labia of the female model or turgid penis of the male model unless “Adult Nude” or “Adult Performer” is specified. Generally, “Full Nudity” will always mean full nude is required.

Artist Model: A model that poses for an artist (painter, sculptor, etc.) to create a drawing, painting, sculpture, or other work of art, such as in a life casting. While not always required, the model is often nude. The model must usually hold a pose for a long period of time. Generally, “Artist Model” will always mean full nude is required.

Artistic Nude: This category can encompass nude fashion photography, figure photography and on the model’s nude form, and bold or unusual lighting is often used. In figure photography the model’s identity may or may not be revealed. Non-figure artistic nude photography is shot with a theme involving something other than the sexuality of the model. Generally, “Artist Nude” will always mean full nude is required.

Nude: This is defined as glamour nude or “Playboy” style nudity where the sexual desirability of the model is emphasized by posing her nude without any overt sexual act being shown. Generally, “Nude” will always mean full nude is required.

Erotic Nude
: Fetish photography or nude photography where sexual acts are heavily implied but usually not explicitly shown. Could include showing inner labia of the female model or penis of the male model. It may often be used to describe “Adult Nude” work done by established fine art photographers that might otherwise be label pornographic. Generally, “Erotic Nude” will always mean full nude is required..

Adult Nude: Still photography of a model or models overtly displaying sexual acts. The sexual acts might be simulated or real. Could include showing the inner labia of the female model or erect penis of the male model. Generally, “Adult Nude” will always mean full nude and beyond are required.

Adult Performer: Motion picture/video/live performance of a model or models overtly displaying sexual acts. The sexual acts might be simulated or real. Could include showing inner labia of the female model or erect penis of the male model. Generally, “Adult Performer” will always mean full nude and beyond are required."

Clark, Robert. "Modeling and Photography Definitions." Art Si Magazine. ArtSiMag, 12 08 2010. Web. 27 Jun 2012.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Collaboration and Exposure - What do they mean, in Photography

The word collaboration means, "work jointly on an activity, esp. to produce or create something".

What collaboration does NOT mean is, "Will work for Free" or "Will work for Trade".

The word exposure means, so it appears today in photography - " the action of placing oneself at risk of financial losses". 

What it should mean when collaborating with others is - the state of being exposed to contact with something.

Now, with that said, I DO NOT have an issue working "Trade", if my Portfolio themes/ideas are fulfilled, with those I'm collaborating.

The Industry seems to be turning into a Bartering System, which isn't a bad thing, if ALL things come out equal or both sides are satisfied on the "Terms". 

Everyone's time has value and that has seem to go to the wayside. I always ask those I collaborate with, are we working Trade or is this a Paid? If it's paid, are we paying or is a client paying? 

Now their are times, when I have collaborated with talent and they have been "Paid" for their contribution to the assignment. However, more and more, people believe "EXPOSURE" is going to pay his or her bills....  It's not! 

Because what you're "EXPOSING", may be Amateur work with no creativity. So be careful, what you expose. 

Make sure the people you are "Collaborating" with, can give you the proper "Exposure" with his or her Talents. 

So in closing, Collaboration and Exposure are GREAT together, when use Properly. 

written by: Christopher S. D. Buck, September 15, 2014

1) Definitions from the "New Oxford American Dictionary".













Friday, September 20, 2013

Body Scape and Silhouettes.... NSFW

I've been doing a lot of work lately with models, taking body scape and nude silhouettes....  Many of the models, want to stay anonymous and I will respect their WISHES.... In the coming months, I will have a Coffee Book and showing much more of this work.....  To all of my Models, Thank you....

More Photos are available on Esty.com for purchase....




Artistic Nude


Tattooed Breast and Great Abs.


Maternity Silhouette

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Model's Remorse

Just a little RANT, as it's called today.... Actually, this is a note to models, that have "Remorse" about the photos he or she has taken with a photographer.

I have over the years, had models come back to me and say, please don't post those topless and/or nudes of me anywhere. Being a considered photographer and respecting models wishes, I would remove those photographs. Unfortunately, I'm less likely to do this today.

If I've been paid for this photo session, then I will considered it more. However, if I've paid you, you are work product and I will request a refund for my services.

On another hand, "some" models have very slick and conniving ways, to have photos removed.... My family, friends and/or Church will or have seen them. With all that said, if you/model don't want these photo published, please don't take them. Your other alternative is, to pay the photographer and ask for "limited rights" to the photographs.
 

If a Photographer/Stylist/MUA/Designer have spent 2 -3 or more hours working with you and later you ask for photograph removal, this is a "WASTE of TIME" for all parties involved.... This is also very DISRESPECTFUL and INCONSIDERATE. 

If you have modeled, please don't come back later asking for the photographs not to be posted or removed; This should be negotiated up front, prior to any photo session.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Models with Tattoos


Ladies with Tattoos, that I have photographed....


Nicole

Nicole

Sorcha Cross
Whitney
Whitney
Nikki
Nikki
E-Love
Die Wylde & Liv Lawless

Dez Huber
Ms Diamond
Ms Diamond

                                  
                                                       Darkness Falls and Something Simple
 
Vanessa

More Photos to come......