Lots of reaction to our last Models vs. Photographers post, Top 20 Complaints Models Have About Photographers. It caused some commentary on Facebook with some venomous remarks on both sides. This time the photographers get equal time. I received well over 80 comments from 9 photographers who basically threw you, the model, under the bus and over a cliff many times. Once again, (and quite smartly)I’ve decided to leave all authors of these comments completely anonymous.
Here they are in no particular order.
1.) “Get off your phone. This is a shoot. If you’re attached to your phone I don’t want to work with you.”
2.) “I shot a girl for a lingerie site who had a tiny snot-bubble coming out of one of her nostrils. I asked her to take care of it, but I guess I embarrassed her, because she walked out in a huff. I know the photographer who shoots her these days. He’ll call me up once in awhile and say, Snot-Bubble was here yesterday.”
3.) “Just in general, the one complaint I have about models is those who cancel last minute when there is a deadline”
4.) “I’m not a counselor. Please keep your boyfriend and family issues away from my studio. I can’t stand people who try to bring me down during a shoot.”
5.) “I’m fine with her bringing an escort, but she insists on bringing her insanely jealous boyfriend who makes the shoot uncomfortable.”
6.) “I hate when someone tries to tell me my job. Don’t tell me you think you need more lighting or something. I’m behind the camera. It’s my job to know what you need.
7.) “I love Goldfish crackers, too, but when you eat them on my set you get orange crumbs all over the place-including your teeth.”
8.) “There is a half bathroom in my apartment I allow the models to use. What slobs. Girls are definitely worse in the bathroom than boys.”
9.) “I was doing a topless shoot and when the model took off her robe, her boobs were covered in huge purple hickeys. How disgusting. I asked her if she had anything with her to cover them up and she said, You can shop them out,”
10.) “You’re drunk, again!”
11.) “Models who have no legal ID with them. I won’t shoot anyone who doesn’t have 2 forms of ID.”
12.) “You’re drowning in perfume and I have a migraine. Seriously, there’s no need for that shit in close quarters.”
13.) “Please don’t touch any of my camera equipment.”
14.) “Your best friend is here as your escort. She’s not my best friend. Please have her sit and be quiet while I take pictures,”
15.) “I don’t care who won American Idol nor the fact that all the judges are quitting, or getting fired, or whatever”
16.) “One model I shoot only when I have to. She uses the “F word” every two seconds. Show some class.”
17.) If it’s TFP, it’s TFP. Don’t ask me for gas money on your way out.”
18.) “One woman I shot had body odor. Such a pretty model, too. It was a 2 hour shoot and I came close to vomiting.”
19.) “I know a lot of models who claim that photographers are always trying to get in their pants. It goes both ways and more often than you might think.”
20.) “No, I don’t want to be a part of your religion, or cult. You get dropped off at your shoot in a minivan full of weirdos. They give me the creeps.”
Thank you to all who participated. I appreciate it.