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Hope in the studio

Published October 23rd, 2012

Model Hope, sitting in the studio

Mamiya RZ 67

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Recruiting Hope

Published March 17th, 2012

Hope responded to a classified ad I placed on a popular free classified website. I had posted ads once or twice a week for the previous few weeks. The ads stay up for a couple of months, so there were about ten ads up. Hope responded to all ten, so I assumed she was probably hitting all of the ads she could find, what I have explained as shot-gunning. A model appearing uncommitted can be a yellow flag, so I needed to determine how deep her interest was. I responded quickly to Hope, knowing she was eager to get started and might soon be busy with other photographers. Here is the e-mail she sent me:

"Hi, I am interested in being the nude model for your photography. I am an artist myself and have painted some nude portraits so I understand. I would like to meet beforehand and maybe know a little about you before. I will attach one or two photographs of myself in semi nude to see if I might be what you're looking fore. I will check my email often for a reply. Thanks, Hope"

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