Why I Hate Photographer Meetups…

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Every time I see a majority of old white men in one place I get uneasy….

It’s a power thing. It’s a “my great-grandparents were lynched” thing. It’s a money thing, meaning I’m broke. It’s a racism thing, they don’t want me there and it’s obvious.

So when I walked into a local photographer/model meet at greet at a semi-popular warehouse last Saturday, I was immediately put off by the number of silver haired white men with big cameras I saw.

The problem with photographer/model meet ups is you get maybe a 40:1 ratio of photographers to models. You get huge “mines are bigger than yours” lighting setups popping off constantly. Randomly. You get a bunch of leery men rushing over to photograph an amateur model who just switched to her racy mini-dress, fishnet stockings, and heels number….

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You get paparazzi practice basically. This is how TMZ should train their photogs. Send them to local photographer/models meets and greets.

How is it a meet and greet when the models are wary and hostile and the photographers look at me, a black man, as if I’m there to steal their gear or something? If I want to get rejected by a model I’ll go on Model Mayhem thank you very much. No need to get dissed in person after I paid an entrance fee. If I want to know where I stand with old white men I’ll check our President’s Twitter feed….

I will never understand why these photographers clamor to get the exact same shot 32 other guys are getting….

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My homie said when he goes to these events he doesn’t even bring his camera. I see why. Next time (as if I’ll ever go to another one again and waste $25 bucks)…. next time I’ll bring a blunt and a beer and maybe my business cards.

Exit.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Why I Hate Photographer Meetups…

  1. I never understood the idea of multiple photographers with one model. I do not care what the other color of their skin is, the sex of the photographer or their age. To get good results requires a good make up/hair person constantly watching for needed touchups or a good stylist to make sure the clothes/accesories are not getting screwed up.

    And having a beginning in this situation with many photographers, is nothing but a reciepe for crappy photographs. A beginning model, should have as little people as possible at tte shoot and hopefully a more experieced model able to coach her.

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  2. I have been to Graffiti Warehouse about twice. I do see exactly what you described lol and I had to explain to a bunch of those types that this is my shot, I set it up, so move on and/or wait until I am finished.

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