Modeling has its dark side, as some photographers will use their title and position to exploit models. But there are two sides to each story, and there certainly are some models you wouldn’t want to work with even in your craziest dreams. In this video, Jordan Matter shares a few “horror stories” about some models he has worked with. In an amusing and humorous way, he shows us that it really takes all sorts to make a world.
With help from Natalia Taylor, Jordan demonstrates some of the weirdest shoots he has had so far. Natalia acts out a control freak model, a “germaphobe,” and of course a hungover model (I’ve personally heard of more than one cases of this). As we can see from the video, models can also be too flirty and put the photographer in an unpleasant situation. Some models can be jealous of other models at the set, or they can get too emotional for a variety of reasons. And of course, there are models who arrive late at the shoot, but also those that simply won’t leave.
Jordan isn’t calling out anyone in particular, but he shares some of his awkward situations in a very funny way. It’s a great video to brighten up your Monday, but it’s also a useful reminder for both photographers and models. Both parties should be professional, leave all the personal matters aside, and choose carefully who they want to work with.