Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My definition of glamour

A while ago I was contacted by a photographer who wanted to do a glamour shoot with me. So we met at a cafe to discuss details (it was supposed to be a paid job). Warning bells should have been ringing, but it was at the very start of my modeling venture, so I put on a pair of skimpy shorts, my favourite platforms and a nice top and went to meet the photographer.
When I saw him I instantly got a creepy vibe, but I decided (as I often do) to give him the benefit of the doubt. After telling me how much money models who work for him earn, I thought it was too good to be true, so I asked him to show me examples of his work. He got a few glossy mags out of his bag - and sure enough it was porn! He said he calls it glamour style shots. Needless to say, I told him I won't be interested in that kind of work. However, I don't judge girls who do it, whatever makes them happy.
Anyone who is interested in a dictionary's definition of glamour, can google it.
My idea of glamour photography involves dramatic/thorough makeup, immaculate hair and nails, wearing fur, feathers, hats, luxurious lingerie and having good props for an interesting composition. "Nice glamour" as my photographer friend Natalie Fox calls it.
So let's shoot Nice Glamour :)!

1 comment:

  1. Haha.. I know what you mean!! I just had a photgrapher who said he wanted to do glamour shots, so I made sure I asked exactly what he meant by glamour first!! Luckily his definition of glamour is "strong makeup etc", so no worries.. I'm a bit different from you tho.. I first knew glamour as "topless shoots"!! Lol~