I have been thinking a lot late, about what qualities other photographers are looking for, when choosing models.
It seems to me that most go for the classically beautiful or otherwise "pretty people", with very little regard for the overall theme of the shoot.
I often see themed photos where everything is just perfect, but the model/models somehow look out of place (but look great while doing so).
For me, this completely ruins a otherwise fantastic photo.
For me, it's all about finding the person that has right look for what I want and not just someone that looks good. And sometimes that means using people that fall well outside the norm for models.
You could say that I look for character actors rather then movie stars.
So.. What do you guys look for? The "character" or the model?
Naturally, this does not apply to those who shoot more traditional glamour and other styles, where the model IS the photo.