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Model Insider #117

Las Vegas
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Jan 15 2009
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 OK, this is a first . . .
I was shooting the International Lingerie Trade show yesterday, and after taking 3/4 length pictures of two of the booth models, one of them complained: "Why did you get down on one knee to shoot us? That makes us look huge and ugly." And they (the other girl concurred) insisted that I .....
Sunday, 10 October 2010 Jess Robinson and Internet Modeling
I don't often write about Internet modeling - it's not my primary area of expertise.  But I don't often get a visit from Jessica Robinson, either.  And in this visit she was kind enough to sit down for a lengthy interview. I've published the articles on the Examiner at: .....
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 The week for lingerie models
I'm really liking this Examiner writing gig.  First, on Monday, I attended the Las Vegas International Lingerie trade show, wandering around the venue with a notebook, camera and business cards, and two of the models at the show allowed as how they need some pictures, and could I help?  .....
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 Nigerian Scam email from today
It had to happen, and will again, of course.  Some Nigerian Scammer built a fake profile using a real agency in Texas, and then started out sending emails that intended to scam people.   Several of us got one and left tags on the profile and reported them to MI management, and in s .....
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 Carolyn Wright's comments on my articles
For several years I have been a fan of Carolyn Wright of and, like many others here, have recommended both her blog and her book (which I own).  However, today I have a special reason for that recommendation. Carolyn ha .....
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Looking for: Female ModelMakeup ArtistHair Stylist
About Me
A pro? Sure, I have been, but I'm tired of it. Now is the time to play with a camera. These days I'm too old to spend all the time and energy it takes to be a professional photographer. I got into photography in the first place because I love making the images - and that's why I'm in it now.
If you just want to get together and shoot, maybe we should talk. I generally don't pay models except in special circumstances, and I don't accept payment for shoots I do. It's not about the money, it's about the pictures.
I'm looking for models and team members who love images for their own sake, not in shooting pictures that are intended for a commercial model's portfolio. Yes, I know how to do that, and no, it doesn't interest me much. It's necessary, but boring. I'd much rather spend my time on interesting pictures, even though they may not be good for a "portfolio". (Exceptions will always be made for excellent makeup artists - I understand you need something that helps you.)
Credits and Publications
Degree in photography, decades as a photographer, quite a few years as a working professional. I stopped counting after the first 100 tearsheets.
I also spent over five years as the owner and manager of one of the oldest commercial model agencies in New York city. Author of the book: The Professional's Guide to Modeling which is now available in both English and Russian.

I am now writing on modeling for the Examiner ( If anyone knows of events, opportunities, locations or anything else that might be of interest to readers, please let me know about it.
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Curtis Wood, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:06
Curtis Wood
Congrats on the POD today Roger ! -is that the slot canyon up in the Valley of Fire we were looking at?
EmeritusEmeritus on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:30

Yes it is! Thanks for the tip. I finally got a chance to shoot it.

Curtis Wood, Friday, 27 July 2012 15:04
Curtis Wood
I enjoyed the Marilyn recreation today very much! Congratulations on a stellar image
EmeritusEmeritus on Friday, 27 July 2012 17:51

Thanks, Curtis. It was a lot of fun doing that. I've found a model here in Las Vegas who enjoys old Pinup style pictures, and it looks like the two of us are going to be working on a lot more. Fun stuff, and something I have not done much of before.

Sammie Jo, Monday, 09 July 2012 10:21
Sammie Jo
I remember you from the days! I love the variety in your portfolio showing different aspects of work from commercial, to fashion, to events, to glamour. Well done sir.
PKM IMAGES, Monday, 25 June 2012 11:51
Congrats o another great winning image Roger.
Rick Gordon Photography, Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:24
Rick Gordon Photography
Kudos to both you and april for today's POTD win. Excellent implied work with great lighting.... wins will be linked to other members profiles, soon and finally! ;)