TooManyHobbies wrote in post #17681864
So you have never and would never take a photograph of someone under 18?
Part of the problem here is that I have been on this site for so long that this forum topic use to be the only one for fashion but now there is a fashion topic so I should have posted this question there to avoid all the incorrect assumptions of people who didn't read the posts.
the biggest part of the problem is that your original post was really creepy. You talk about a 16 year old girl "expressing her sexuality", a future as a "Victoria's Secret" model, "exudes" sexuality and wondering where to draw the line... honestly, it seems you are projecting your own opinions/attraction on to this girl. You shouldn't even be thinking of this model this way. Later you talk about ads with underage girls wearing underwear in suggestive poses. Name one mainstream brand that does that. Once everyone disagreed with you, you tried to soften your position up. You have no business shooting underage models if you don't know the law. As for the parents wanting or encouraging you to shoot their underage daughter in a sexual manner, yeh right. If that were actually true, for all you know, the child could be a victim of incest... the bottom line is that you follow the law, no matter what anyone else says. If you really have teenage daughters, would you be ok with some middle-aged man shooting them in a sexual manner? I sure hope not.