Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My theory.

I had actually seen some of your work online with Bob Coulter, etc, and thought you'd make a great art model, but I also made a dumb assumption you were a NY area model. I also read a blog that you have, but it made comments about Canada, but I don't think I ever read anything about you being in DC.

I have a theory about what happened with the no-show photographer.

Usually I screen these things well- this was someone who I was in constant contact with and who was familiar with other local models.

We had exchanged text messages as recently as three hours before I arrived for a day's worth of shooting.

No one was there. I called repeatedly- no answer. I headed to the hotel via cab- what else could I do? I had to take Amtrak down to the shoot, as I don't drive.

Why would someone who expressed a good deal of interest in shooting me just not show up?

Like I said, I have a theory. I think he did show up.

I think he saw me get off the train, makeup less and in faded clothes, and decided that I wasn't worth the money.

Photography by Gary, taken in July, 2006.


Bob said...

This guy forfeited $450 based on a brief glimpse of you w/o makeup & clothed? Hadn't he seen you here?

This guy can't have much of an eye, or imagination, to pass on you based on such a cursory, superficial observation.

Today's posting took my breath. I immediately thought of Edward Weston.

This guy obviously doesn't know what he missed.

8:47 AM  
Candy said...

Bob- it was more than 450- it was 750, which was going to also cover hotel and transportation.

3:22 PM  
Gary M Photo said...

No way did the guy bail because he saw you... most likely his wife told him he couldn't spend the money, or that's how he gets his kicks, putting models in bad situations and costing them money.

Funny, I had the reverse situation when I went to DC to shoot with you... had lined up another hot-shit model and she'd required a deposit up front, plus I paid my airfare, car rental, hotel to get to DC. And she simply didn't show, didn't answer the phone, and to this day doesn't acknowledge that we even talked, let alone that she insisted on a deposit.

Luckily, I had set up a couple other shoots, including YOU. YOU made the whole trip worthwhile, and I hope to get back there again.

The new photos are wonderful, as I've come to expect from you. :)

10:25 PM  
Candy said...

Thanks, Gary.

The thing is, I really can't afford to pay for transportation and a night in a hotel myself.

Next time, I'll be requiring a deposite- it's just not worth having something like this happen.

10:54 PM  
demandra said...

Post his name. Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!

3:04 AM  
Candy said...

Demandra- check back thursday night.

3:21 AM  
B said...

GREAT black & white photo. It hurts to read about you struggling because of idiots.

I would think that a photographer knows that meeting a model without makeup is routine. Based on him seeing your photos in advance, I doubt he showed up and then bailed.

By the way, I let my ISM account expire because you weren't there. The "red" series you did for them were the best facial photos ever (not just a beautiful face, but great color contrast).

Good luck out there....

6:57 AM  

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