Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Rant

what is it with photographers who think they get to be rude and demanding just because they know how to work a fucking camera?
i understand that you have certain expectations from the people you collaborate with.
that doesn't mean you have the right to be an asshole about it.
you want to shoot nudes, fine.
but if you think that you're so high and mighty that women will just naturally drop their pants for you, you've got another thing coming.
yes, your work is good.
yes, you make a living doing this.
but when a model's profile specifically states that she DOES NOT do nudes for free, don't bother contacting her if you're not interested in paying her!
you come off as self-centered, egotistical, and kinda stupid.
why go out of your way to make that kind of impression?
and then, when she calls you out on being rude to her, don't bother trying to prove yourself or some shit.
i don't really care that some other model i've never met or heard of had a great time collaborating with you.
i'm happy for her.
but that doesn't mean i'm changing my standards for you.
so the basic summary-
A) read the models profile before you contact her
B) actually pay attention to what she says in the profile
C) be polite, cuz no one wants to work with an asshole
D) don't think you're such hot shit that nobody else matters, cuz odds are, it's not true.

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