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I need a plus sized model for an indie photo-shoot.

By Pooks - 3 April 2012 80

Help!

I need a lovely  female model to help me shoot some indie clothing, Preferably size 12-14. Experience is not required!

I’m a female photographer. It will be on a volunteer basis, however a keepsake CD of images will be included.

Can anyone help, or offer any suggestions on where I should be advertising?

Thanks Rioters.

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:19 pm 18 Apr 12

vg said :

So, you want a fat model

Pick me! Pick me!

vg 2:05 pm 18 Apr 12

So, you want a fat model

Katietonia 12:48 pm 18 Apr 12

Velveteen Rabbit said :

I am a genuine plus size and even I find the whole “curvy = real woman” thing offensive. My thin friends are all real women, as are the larger ones. You don’t see similar views in, say, men’s magazines claiming that only those with chiselled pecs, abs you could grate cheese on and hung like donkeys = real men. I would hazard a guess that a lot of men (generally, not RA menfolk) criticising womens’ bodies are not that gorgeous themselves, yet think they are attractive enough to be casting aspersions on the attractiveness of the fairer sex. I am not beautiful, nor am I gifted with the body of a supermodel. But I am still a woman, and I still would be were I size 6 and a AA cup.

This.

Russ 12:48 pm 18 Apr 12
Katietonia 12:47 pm 18 Apr 12

I don’t see how belittling women that are less endowed or smaller is any better than belittling those that are bigger.. but anyway. She asked for a plus sized model, a 12 in the modelling world is considered plus sized.

poetix 11:23 am 18 Apr 12

watto23 said :

If you offense at a label or term someone has used, you are perpetuating the problem.

Don’t need to strive for perfection, just make the most of your life.

Sorry, I’m going to ignore the advice in your last sentence. You really can’t use offense (which is the US spelling anyway) as a verb like that. ‘If you offense’ is just wrong. ‘If you take offence’, or ‘if you find labels offensive’ is right.

I would like to comment on your comment’s contents, but I am currently too offended by that big fat no-no.

watto23 11:00 am 18 Apr 12

If you offense at a label or term someone has used, you are perpetuating the problem.

Most people know models are overly thin and thus by definition a plus size model may be what the average woman is. However just because someone is the average doesn’t mean its good. As someone who has to fight to keep weight off, half of it is mental, being happy with who you are and what you are, but the other half is also recognising, hey i’m a little unfit or i need to improve myself or maybe a little bit of weight on my belly etec etc and just working on it. Some people can exercise 7 days a week eat fine but not lose weight.

Don’t need to strive for perfection, just make the most of your life.

Mysteryman 10:38 am 18 Apr 12

Velveteen Rabbit said :

I am a genuine plus size and even I find the whole “curvy = real woman” thing offensive. My thin friends are all real women, as are the larger ones. You don’t see similar views in, say, men’s magazines claiming that only those with chiselled pecs, abs you could grate cheese on and hung like donkeys = real men. I would hazard a guess that a lot of men (generally, not RA menfolk) criticising womens’ bodies are not that gorgeous themselves, yet think they are attractive enough to be casting aspersions on the attractiveness of the fairer sex. I am not beautiful, nor am I gifted with the body of a supermodel. But I am still a woman, and I still would be were I size 6 and a AA cup.

You might not fit the mould of what advertising executives and art directors would have us all believe is “beautiful”, but don’t think for a minute that means you aren’t beautiful.

Velveteen Rabbit 9:58 am 18 Apr 12

I am a genuine plus size and even I find the whole “curvy = real woman” thing offensive. My thin friends are all real women, as are the larger ones. You don’t see similar views in, say, men’s magazines claiming that only those with chiselled pecs, abs you could grate cheese on and hung like donkeys = real men. I would hazard a guess that a lot of men (generally, not RA menfolk) criticising womens’ bodies are not that gorgeous themselves, yet think they are attractive enough to be casting aspersions on the attractiveness of the fairer sex. I am not beautiful, nor am I gifted with the body of a supermodel. But I am still a woman, and I still would be were I size 6 and a AA cup.

Thumper 9:15 am 18 Apr 12

johnboy said :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biCsJoa7s6A

“It took seven hours of makeup and a special lens.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cmYJqQvHSQ

She is a tabloid legend…

Ben_Dover 8:28 am 18 Apr 12

I’m a tall, fat, ugly, man, let me model for you or you are guilty of a whole host of “ists”!

yourmate 7:45 am 18 Apr 12

I have seen people posting such Ads on freelance websites. It’s better you offer a pay for this, even though small but it will help attract some good faces. best of luck 🙂

HenryBG 7:59 pm 04 Apr 12

I-filed said :

dreamboat said :

So., now Pooks age limitation is also discriminatory to older and attractive women as well, hated modelling anyway, a scummy outfit when you start out!!!

35 is pretty arbitrary. Cate Blanchett and her cohort of beauties is, what, 40 or 42? Elle Mcpherson is 50. And remember, you can use flattering lighting!

Helen Mirren. Vanessa Redgrave. Catherine Deneuve. Kristin Scott Thomas. Carole Bouquet.

Lots of women manage to not end up looking like a beanbag as soon as they turn 40.

dreamboat 7:45 pm 04 Apr 12

I_filed, hugh funny I’m well over 35 and still don’t have an issue modelling yes maybe Elle Mc is a stunner and always has been but some little girls are a bit the same just we are only photographic not catwalk!!!!

I-filed 6:50 pm 04 Apr 12

dreamboat said :

So., now Pooks age limitation is also discriminatory to older and attractive women as well, hated modelling anyway, a scummy outfit when you start out!!!

35 is pretty arbitrary. Cate Blanchett and her cohort of beauties is, what, 40 or 42? Elle Mcpherson is 50. And remember, you can use flattering lighting!

dreamboat 5:07 pm 04 Apr 12

So., now Pooks age limitation is also discriminatory to older and attractive women as well, hated modelling anyway, a scummy outfit when you start out!!!

dreamboat 5:01 pm 04 Apr 12

Ben_Dover, great song so is ‘ ‘fat bottom girls’ by Queen, we are talking reality though!!!!

poetix 4:56 pm 04 Apr 12

dreamboat said :

…. I am a very healthy mother of two!!!!

dreamboat said :

Henry BG, He he I am with you on that one!!!!

dreamboat said :

Northwest9, I agree!!!

Exclamation marks are the chips of the punctuation larder. To be taken on occasion. With a pinch of salt. Please.

Pooks 4:06 pm 04 Apr 12

Ms

MsCheeky said :

Pooks, what age are you looking for? I’ve got a friend who has lots of camera presence who may be interested. Also, perhaps you could ask around at the CIT fashion area, as the students there model each other’s clothes.

Ms Cheeky, anyone from 16-35 yrs old is fine. Wait….now I’ll get flamed for being ageist. 😉 Ask your friend to email me if interested.

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