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« on: January 21, 2008, 13:49 »
Does anyone know of any models that have had their careers launched or enhanced by appearing in stock photographs?

I know that I have seen one pretty blond Austrailian model all over the web and in print ads in the back of throw-away magazines, yet I have never seen her face in any high profile professional ads.

So, my guess is no...but I am hoping I am wrong.


« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 14:17 »
No it don't help at all actually it is the opposite. No big Modelagency would accept a model then their pictures already flooded via RF. The reason is simple Highend - costumers want some kind exclusivity. As an example i know a male-model who got 11.000 Euros for a shoot (one day!) but the deal included one year exclusivity for all similiar products (in this case it was a whiskey so he was not allowed to produce other whiskey - ads for one year with his face).
How could a model or the Modelagency guarantee that if the model already signed a model-release with no control how the pictures will get used?

« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 19:12 »
Excellent point. I had not given that any thought.
I was thinking that getting your face out there, would mean a potential for tearsheets that could be used to further a career.

But your mention of exclusivity does indeed have merit.

Still, with all the exposure via the internet...there must be someone that has been able to launch a career via having his/her face displayed everywhere. I mean youtube has given countless people their 15 minutes of fame. This is supposed to be a new era...

Do all the old rules still apply?

« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 06:28 »
All the old rules may not still apply but, the two "hand" models I work with will not sign an RF release if it involves showing their faces. One models frequently for mask and costume makers (with her face showing) and they are both involved in theatre. Now that I am submitting to Alamy and PSC they are considering letting me shoot RM images with "recognizable" body parts.
Just my .79 cents (taking into account the dropping USD)


« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 17:43 »
It's not a good thing for anyone that wants to go pro.


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