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TFP Whore No. 1

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Shortly before the shoot I did in 2008 with the fabulous Rachel Jay we'd gotten embroiled in a forum debate about the practice known as "TFP" or "Time For Pictures," an arrangement where a model trades use of her likeness to a photographer for images they can both use. TFP is one of the most hotly debated topics in the internet modeling/photography world, with a lot of people seeming to think they get to demand that the rest of the world approach the practice their way. This particular debate got heated to the point that another poster told Rachel she was a whore because she does TFP, and we decided to play with the concept for our shoot with some fuzzy late-night HBO documentary style images of a "model of the night" plying her trade.

That's a pretty long explanation for a joke I know many of you won't get, but those of you in the internet model-photographer milieu should get a kick out of it. :D

Also in this set: TFP Whore No. 2

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Image details
Image size
800x665px 191.47 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D200
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jan 15, 2008, 11:27:16 PM
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ChandraDusk's avatar
I don't know what the hell you're talking about (of course) but I love the image. I love the 80's NYC feel it has with the dirty streets and trash on every corner. Cool image.
slephoto's avatar
Yeah, it's got that Pat Benatar hooker video look.

TFP or Trade for Pictures is a common barter between models & photographers but there're some on either side of the lens who regard it as ugly & distasteful. One of them had called Rachel a "whore" because she trades with people.
pullingcandy's avatar
It's too bad you didn't have a way to make that neon sign say 'TFP' :)
slephoto's avatar
Bahahaha. :) Given the history of Rathskellers it seemed appropriate.
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