helloabwatson asked: What is your process to make your models comfortable and at ease when photographing them in intimate clothing and environments?
Don’t be a creeper!!
Seriously, communication is always the key. Explain to the models what your vision is and what you are looking for. If it’s more intimate/revealing clothing then be up front that it’s what you want. If you wait til the shoot and then start asking for a model to take more off it makes you look bad and can make the model uncomfortable which will kill the shoot. As you shoot more revealing clothing then it shows in your book and girls will know what to expect.
When I started I was in the same boat and really was nervous to ask girls to shoot in lingerie or less but as I gained confidence and a vision it became easy to find those models who appreciated my style/work and would dress to my needs. Just be ok that not everyone is comfortable shooting in more intimate clothing and that’s ok, you can’t force someone to shoot what they don’t want and you should NEVER try. Be open and honest and work with those who feel your style not force those that don’t.
and really….DON’T BE A CREEPER!!
alphacurves asked: Hi ! First i'd like to say WOW, amazing shoots, very inspiring ! May I ask how do you find the models ? Dunno if it work the same here, in France, but i'd sure need a few hints. Thanks, Martin.
First of all thank you for the compliments!! And I use basically every resource I can get! From friends, word of mouth, directly contacting agencies and social media are all things to find talent. You just have to hustle and it does take work when you’re new or getting off the ground.
highsocietee asked: How often do you use a makeup artist for your on location test shoots?
If it’s for a personal test then never. Only when I’m doing tests through an agency do I use MUA’s for work.