Sunday, April 08, 2012

Who Knows What Lurks Under...

If there's one thing I've learned after all these years shooting pretty girls it's this: Don't pre-judge the model till she's in front of the camera.

That lesson reveals itself in many ways, from what she'll look like when she comes out of makeup and hair, how naturally or effectively she "sells it" in front of the camera, how much the camera "likes" her, to what kind of shape she has hidden under her street clothes.

Take the young lady above. (Click to enlarge.) She arrived at the small studio I was shooting at yesterday wearing sweat pants, a tee shirt, and a pair of flip-flops on her feet. She was short, fairly petite, and girl-next-door cute. The last thing I would have thought was that she was sporting a pair of near-perfect, female body parts hidden under her plain and simple attire.

It just goes to show that, once it's shown, you suddenly know you never know until you know. Unfortunately, first impressions sometimes turn out the other way. You know, as in disappointing. Bummer when that happens. Oh well.

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