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What do you look for in a model?

 
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Aug 18, 2011 11:33 |  #1

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.




  
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Aug 18, 2011 11:42 |  #2

Depends on the theme of the shoot. I'm not going to shoot,"barbie," in black fish nets and dramatic lighting. The other big points for me are straight teeth and good skin/skin tone.


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Aug 18, 2011 13:25 as a reply to  @ 35mmNewbie's post |  #3

Nice fur. Long whiskers. Perky ears. Clear eyes.

http://strappe.smugmug​.com …bKfphNx/0/L/ego​n20a-L.jpg (external link)

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Aug 18, 2011 13:56 |  #4

35mmNewbie wrote in post #12957686 (external link)
The other big points for me are straight teeth and good skin/skin tone.

This is my point exactly. Sometimes, the perfect person for the job, doesn't have perfect teeth and whatever skin tone you happen to find appealing.
In some cases, physical perfection is not even what will suit the style best.

I'm currently preparing a post apocalypse themed shoot. And lets face it. The general population of a post apocalyptic wasteland are lot likely to have perfect teeth and flawless skin. Hell... At this point I would kill to find a model with a visible scar on their face.
Not because it is a particularly attractive feature, but because it would ad depth and texture to the illusion I'm trying to create.

Am I really the only one who feels this way?




  
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Aug 19, 2011 00:53 |  #5

quiksquirrel wrote in post #12958357 (external link)
This is my point exactly. Sometimes, the perfect person for the job, doesn't have perfect teeth and whatever skin tone you happen to find appealing.
In some cases, physical perfection is not even what will suit the style best.

I'm currently preparing a post apocalypse themed shoot. And lets face it. The general population of a post apocalyptic wasteland are lot likely to have perfect teeth and flawless skin. Hell... At this point I would kill to find a model with a visible scar on their face.
Not because it is a particularly attractive feature, but because it would ad depth and texture to the illusion I'm trying to create.

Am I really the only one who feels this way?

The reason I look for that in a model is because I like more of the "glamorous" type shots. I would not put barbie in a post apocalypse themed shoot.


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