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Sex For Print, or SFP

INDEPENDENT MODELING

Changing the business of modeling

This is TFP, or Time For Print, which is an exchange of services between a photographer and a model, gone horribly wrong, where the photographer accepts sex or sexual favors in return for photography for the model’s portfolio. This is wrong on many different levels. First of all, it is highly unethical and unprofessional. No professional photographer or model would do this. Additionally, any photographer or model who does this is an idiot, and does not know anything about business; they not only compromise their integrity, but they sell themselves short. Let’s say that a photographer offers shoots for $400.00, and then allows a model to give them a night together instead. If a model really wants to shoot with a photographer, they will find a way to come up with the money. So, the photographer who undercuts his own business by allowing models to barter sex for pictures is pretty much throwing away money. Besides that, is ANY model worth paying what you would charge for a shoot with sex? Any photographer with half of a brain (and we are not condoning this) would instead pony up the cash and pay a professional call girl, because the call girl would at least be working within their profession, and would know what they are doing (and hiring a call girl is illegal. Don’t do it. We are strictly using this example to illustrate the stupidity of bartering sex for marketable work).
Don’t screw your business. Don’t screw your career. It will come back to bite you. If photographers, models, or anyone else in the industry wishes to date within the industry, well, that is a different story, but it is still risky. You try working with anyone with which whom you’ve been intimately involved with. Keep it simply, and keep anything questionable out of the business.

See also Sex For CD.

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The agency way is no longer the only way of having a professional career as a model. There is no arguing against common-sense and proven business practices. Modern professional models think for themselves, network, and book work both as independent models and by using agencies as one of many sources of jobs. This is the future of the modeling industry.

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