on Mar 29, 2011I 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 stand upright, all 6'1" of me, and shoot down on them. They were at the end of the day, not wearing their heels, and couldn't have been more than 5'6" tall, either of them. But shoot down I must, if they were to be happy. I think they would have been happier if I had stood on a chair.
It runs counter to everything I know (and have observed) about model photography, counter to what I always do if I have the chance. But they would not hear of any other point of view. I have to wonder what their history has been with photographers, not only to have that opinion, but to have it so insistently. Somebody has been filling their pretty little heads with some strange notions . . . .