I'm on a modeling site open to all genres and looks. It's a networking for models. It's quietly known as "the myspace for modeling". Modelmayhem. I've been on there for about 4 years and worked with great and not so great people, had lots of fun, and love it. Anyways I'm on there right now just stumbling around looking at the new models and photographers in my area and reading the threads new and old and it seems to me that every other handful of new photographer that joins, at least one of them has to claim in a thread that they are the worlds best and nobody can top their work. Coming from my own personal view and opinion of their portfolio, most that claim this are very off with at best a mediocre starting portfolio, but again it's a personal opinion.
One photographer at the moment though has by far topped every other thread claiming he is the one and only best in the world. Not only has he claimed this by thread jacking about 3 other threads not even closely related but he has a list of MM models he's worked with and is now claiming nobody on MM can every be a model (not sure his reasoning), and has put a challenge to everyone on there to find an MM model publish in a magazine THIS month and every month prior WITH an editorial tearsheet. According to him you are NOT a model at all if you do not fit this discription, oh and it has to be in LONDON because those are the only real models.
He's been laughed at for most of this thread and I had to quote this little back and forth! It's so great and kind of sad at the same time! He's so dense and self absorbed he's digging himself in and I personally find it a little funny.
MM model: "And on a related note...what tears do you have this month? Are you still a photographer? Or does your logic only go one way, because that's what I'm guessing. That's my question. By using your logic you are not a real photographer unless you have tears. Where are yours?"
His answer: That doesn't matter, just answer the question
Another person replied: So you can throw around as many insults as you want, but the instant someone asks you something about your accomplishment you won't talk. Yeah, that makes sense. You seem the type.
And the thread reached 10 pages before it was locked where he provided no tear sheets, no agency listings, no work history with any agency or high end models AND on the thread he has had 5 people cancel with him because "Well now that I know how you feel about MM models I don't think I'll waste my time just to be shot down, I'm better than that." Noted by a few.
I thought it was funny. How come these people dig themselves a hold, jump in and expect everyone they've insulted to just help them right back out as in buy work from him? I don't get it but it makes me laugh.
I'm glad I haven't come across working with anyone like that.
I stayed out of it on there and just read it but I thought I'd share it with my horse forum family.