Venting....

Things I dislike today. I have hit the tipping point.
• Models that get the hump when you don't want to work with them and then bombard you with emails asking why
• Being added into communities without being asked (and then being bloody re-added after you've left it)
• Being added into a models community and being asked to book them (and see above about being added back into it again)
• Models editing your proofs and posting them up on Instagram (when you have explicitly asked them not too which is why you sent them low res jpegs), without your consent and with atrocious post processing and skin like a taught plastic bag
• Models editing your proofs and posting them up on Facebook without asking you (apply plastic bag logic as above and no consent)
• Photographers managing to reduce the most charismatic or stunning model into something you can't un-see
• Photographers that post up the 'cheeky shot' of a model privately which shows you what the model had for lunch and would mortify them if they saw it
• Photographers that letch after young models and make me feel so weird about being a photographer, I become like a Hugh Grant impersonator (in films. Not like on Hollywood boulevard tongue emoticon )
• Photographers that treat places like Purple port and Model Mayhem like dating sites
• Post processing that is just awful, but that weird click of friends they have keep telling them it's fantastic so they get even more 'creative' and you find you can't unfriend them because you want to see what new and glorious train wreck will happen next
• Photographers managing to reduce the most charismatic or stunning model into something you can't un-see
• Collectives that just shoot the same thing again and again (badly) and just don't seem to want to learn or progress
• Flakey models who don't turn up but shoot with an acquaintance but tell you they are ill
• Flakey photographers who don't turn up to second you and tell you their phone broke
• Designers that don't send promised gear and basically give you the 'dog ate my homework excuse'
• Magazine eds/submissions that talk in such broken English, you assume English isn't their first language, when in fact they are just full of contempt for anyone they deem below them (and yes, that is you and me darling....)
Andrew Clifton-Brown