Saturday, December 19, 2009

Models: A cautionary tale

I've always said that it's really best to assume people are going to find out if you model nude. There's some obvious things you can do to make that relatively unlikely (using a fake name if your name's unusual enough that it might come up high in a Google search) but you never know.

So my latest story with this - a model I know received a cell phone picture from a friend that was of a print of the model hanging over somebody's fireplace. The friend didn't know the model had posed nude so it was kind of like "what the hell?". Well, it was apparently a print I'd sold to somebody.

Luckily the model thinks it's wonderful that people buy her prints and frame them and hang them up, and the model's friend thought it was cool once they knew that the model knew that the pictures were out there and all that. It was a male friend so he gets to brag "Oh, yeah, I know her."

I think that's actually a nice test to see if you should pose nude or not. If you would be delighted if that happened, do it. If you would be horrified, don't. If you want the experience consider a portrait shoot.


Blogger magnifique said...

I had one photographer take my last name off (that I at first said it was ok...STUPID me), and when I google my first and last name name it STILL comes up. Apparently it takes a long time for that stuff to go away :/

so yes...use a made up name (or drop your last name), and pick GOOD photographers.

11:48 AM  
Blogger San Francisco Nudes said...

Unfortunately if you load that page and it view source you can see the image alt tags still use your name. Google might even be able to parse it out of the filenames and such. That's part of why I hate to rename a model - it's not only confusing for customers but it's hard to totally remove it from Google.

3:46 PM  

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