In no way am I seeking a flame war here. I’ve been in and around here for many years. I even shot “models” some years back a few times with another gentleman here who at one time was a prolific poster.
But as I view the content here nd elsewhere, I often wonder what makes a person a model. I know, for instance, a legitimately issued medical license makes my doctor a doctor. He or she may or may not the best or even the worst doctor, but they are a doctor.
When I look at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, I know I’m looking at models. It’s kind of something that’s difficult to define but you know it when you see it.
Some of the posts on GN feature beautiful women, and sometimes men. Some feature excellent posing.
But some, and I realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder, are of either average or even less than average looking people, yet they either call themselves models and/or the photographer does.
In the latter example, at least to my eye, I am not looking at a model. It may be someone modeling an outfit, but definitely not a model, at least in how I understand the term or occupation.
What say you?