Study Shows Photographers Are Among The Sexiest Of Creative Types

Jan 22, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Study Shows Photographers Are Among The Sexiest Of Creative Types

Jan 22, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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The numbers don’t lie, being a photographer is a sure fire way to secure your status as a sex symbol.

Good news, photographers, it turns out we’re some seriously sexy mother jumpers. Though we’re still pretty ugly compared to musicians, we are more attractive than comedians and poets. The study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Scott Barry Kaufman, lists the ability to take “artistic photographs” as the seventh most sexy creative characteristic a person could possess.

Here’s the Top 10 finishers according to the group of 815 “ethnically diverse” under-graduates polled for the study, which consisted of 119 males and 696 females.

Drumroll, please…

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This screencap of the report lists the top 10 sexy creative behaviors starting with the most attractive behaviors.

Moving Up In The Ranks

Seventh place isn’t terrible, but I like to win, or at least hit the board, so I’m going to bump us up a few notches using my own flavor of logic. Sorry Dr. Kaufman, but here’s my justifications: The number one slot was taken by “playing sports”, which is sexy, yes, but it’s athletic sexy, not creative sexy. To be fair, there is an art to playing sports, but its appearance on this list still confuses me a little. How many times do you watch sports and think to yourself, “Whoa, it’s so creative when number 52 chases the ball down the field.”.

Now, before you sportsters get all bent out of shape, I should note that I’m a (self-proclaimed) authority on the topic since I earned a living as an athlete before I switched to photography.

The study did not state whether or not sports photographers scored bonus sexy points for taking artistic images of sexy people playing sports.
The study did not state whether or not sports photographers scored bonus sexy points for taking artistic images of other sexy people playing sports. (Photo by William Warby)

Secondly, I feel like “recording music”, “writing music”, and “performing in a band” should have been grouped together rather than filling up the third, fifth, and sixth slots, respectively. As someone who can play a mean version of “Just A Friend” on the ukulele, I feel like writing, recording, and performing music go hand in hand in the same way that conceptualizing a photograph, taking a photograph, and showing said photograph to other people go hand in hand.

Now that I’ve eliminated sports, and combined three categories into one, photographers are now fourth on the list. You’re welcome.

If you’re witty and like to take dates on photo adventures, you’re basically golden and someone’s probably already put a ring on it–move directly to the front of the line.

Now, if you’re one of those people who like to surround themselves with slightly less attractive people to make yourself look better, you may want to find yourself a few science fair contestants and seamstresses to hang out with, as they fell into the bottom five least attractive creative behaviors according to the study.

This screencap of the report lists the least sexy creative behaviors.
This screencap of the report lists the least sexy creative behaviors.

To see the rest of the results, you can check out Dr. Kaufman’s study, here.

Meanwhile, you can use your newfound confidence by grabbing a selfie stick and capturing some new profile pics of your sexy self doing a little dance. (Which, by the way, made a 13th position appearance on the list).

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29 responses to “Study Shows Photographers Are Among The Sexiest Of Creative Types”

  1. Peter Sansom Avatar
    Peter Sansom

    So if I shoot video, does this mean I am 25 times more sexier ?

    1. Shai Schcolnik Avatar
      Shai Schcolnik

      If that’s the case then I’m buying a Phantom tomorrow

      1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
        Tiffany Mueller

        Having a Phantom makes anyone look sexy.

    2. عبدالرحمن مصطفى Avatar
      عبدالرحمن مصطفى

      hahahahahahahahahhaa
      funny guys

    3. Mathew Pendleton Avatar
      Mathew Pendleton

      depends which region your from :p

  2. Christopher Yule Avatar
    Christopher Yule

    If you shoot video your just as sexy but it’s divided by the framerate essentially this dilutes your sexy…:-P

  3. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
    Gvido Mūrnieks

    Some time ago, while shooting in a venue, I recieved a comment, that went like this: “So, you are a model and photographer?”

    1. Mary Verikios Avatar
      Mary Verikios

      that never happens to me :) hehehe

  4. Scott Tyack Avatar
    Scott Tyack

    …said the photography website.

  5. Katie Stumman Avatar
    Katie Stumman

    Sarah Reimink Maggie Hamilton photo majors do it better ;)

  6. Stefan Avatar
    Stefan

    Brilliant Tiffany! :-)

    1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
      Tiffany Mueller

      Thanks, buddy :)

  7. Carole Pallier Cazzazsnapz Avatar
    Carole Pallier Cazzazsnapz

    Hilarious!!!! well I’m going with it!! lol

  8. Mary Wilson Avatar
    Mary Wilson

    Kate Barnes

  9. Mary Franklin Avatar
    Mary Franklin

    Ugly compared to musicians? Have you seen some of the musicians out there? I mean, I only photograph the most handsome and strikingly beautiful ones… (lol). :)

    1. Guest Avatar
      Guest

      Actually, I thought the same thing. I can name maybe three male musicians I could even consider good looking out of the thousands out there.

  10. StanS Avatar
    StanS

    Wow, what are the chances that between males and females, there is such closeness in what we look for in a mate [as shown in the creative activity table]. That’s extremely odd how that happened.
    Recording music is at the #3 spot? Does that include Napster? Or just on your phone while singing in the shower? [Do you get 2 points for that as you then are “performing in a band also”]

  11. Mark Jordan Avatar
    Mark Jordan

    I just have to wonder how high the sexy quotient rises when one is BOTH a professional photographer and a musician…

  12. Brad W Smith Avatar
    Brad W Smith

    So, after artistically photographing my round of golf, I headed to engineer at the recording studio, and while recording music, I made a clever remark about the comedy routine I performed last night while dressed to the nines in my stylish double breasted suit, that was about writing an original beatnik “beat poem” set to my music and performed by my band, about how exciting it is to be filming a new spoof Super Bowl Ad, “How I Divorced an Axe Murderer with Mike Myers and The Most Interesting Man for Dos Equis beer. I must be oozing sexy! LOL!

    1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
      Tiffany Mueller

      Marry me!

      1. Brad W Smith Avatar
        Brad W Smith

        The sexy line forms about here…………………………………………………LOL!

        1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
          Tiffany Mueller

          =D

      2. Annena9 Avatar
        Annena9

        Damn you stole my line lol

  13. Erin Wyatt Avatar
    Erin Wyatt

    I love this…seriously hilarious!

  14. richbroome Avatar
    richbroome

    I was surprised when I was told recently that shooting bands for a living is a turn on, so it kind of makes sense!

  15. Graeme Stark Avatar
    Graeme Stark

    My twitter name of GraemeHSM (Handsome Sexy Man – according to some ladies in Thailand) has proved to be presceint then……. (LOL).

  16. Annena9 Avatar
    Annena9

    But remember, its not the size of the lens, it’s how you use it ;) hehe

  17. Daryl L. Hunter Avatar
    Daryl L. Hunter

    Thanks for elevating us up the scale Tiffany.

  18. Jamie Rellis Avatar
    Jamie Rellis

    Just when I thought I couldn’t be any sexier…. lol