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Jan 14, 2018 18:53 |  #1

Sunday's NY Times had an article about multiple allegations from male models against renowned fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. I admit that I am somewhat befuddled. I am not an experienced glamour/nude photographer. Although I have had two such sessions over the years. It never occurred to me that it was ever all right to touch the model let alone hit on her/him. In other circles, it has been considered the first commandment that you never, ever touch the model. Am I wrong?

Could someone more experienced address this issue? I really would like to know.


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Jan 26, 2018 16:02 |  #2

joedlh wrote in post #18540945 (external link)
Sunday's NY Times had an article about multiple allegations from male models against renowned fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. I admit that I am somewhat befuddled. I am not an experienced glamour/nude photographer. Although I have had two such sessions over the years. It never occurred to me that it was ever all right to touch the model let alone hit on her/him. In other circles, it has been considered the first commandment that you never, ever touch the model. Am I wrong?

Could someone more experienced address this issue? I really would like to know.


That's generally the first commandment of photographing a model, sure. But, humans ignore the commandments and the golden rule all the time.

There's also a power-dynamic in play between a photographer and a model, generally perceived as shifting much more power to the photographer and putting the model in a submissive position - doubly so when the photographer is clothed and the model is nude, and triply so when the photographer is "famous." And since you don't have to be a good person to be a skilled photographer, sometimes this power-dynamic gets abused.


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