Thursday, 20 December 2007

Her Pictures do Not do her Justice

There are numerous cliche-phrases that re-surface time and again in reviews or field reports, both on Punternet and on other review-sites.

The most used one is probably HPDNDHJ: "Her Pictures Do Not Do Her Justice."

By stating this, the reporting client wants to express his sentiment that the Lady he visited is much more pretty then her pictures lead you to believe. This remark may seem a gratuitous compliment towards the Lady, or a bout of criticism towards the over-greedy agent who makes do with cheap pics, or even a sign of infatuation or after-glow enthusiasm for the Lady.

But it is often true: I have met many Ladies who are much nicer in real life then their pictures convey. I have written that phrase many times, and I always meant it.

So why can the pictures not correctly convey that lovely impression of "The Real Lady" (TRL)?
The reason for this goes further then simple penny-foolishness of the agent.

If you have ever tried to take proper pictures of friends and family, you will appreciate the difficulty of "catching" a person "just-right" in a picture. Many good amateur-shots are just a matter of someone who "got lucky". A coincidental "really nice" image is often caught at an unsuspecting moment. And often with some "imperfection" mixed in, such as an un-fitting background, a few dark corners or some part missing.

For pictures destined for an Escort-site, it is even more difficult to catch just-that-pose or exactly-her, especially if the face can not be visible (a different discussion, later). A good set of pictures takes hours of work, hundreds of shots. And ruthless selection.

And there is an additional complication: the unassuming charm of an almost-innocent Girl-Next-Door, is much more difficult to catch then it is to get some glam-pics from a trained, sophisticated, and plastically enhanced uber-babe who studied the latest magazine-trends and poses.

Hence, I have learned to be weary of too-posed and too-glamorous pictures. The routinely posing model-turned-escort and the overly-experienced
cool-beautiful babes we see on many escort sites are good. And I'm sure they float many boats.

But for me, the un-assuming, slightly awkward girl-next-door is often the better date. Paired with other items of research (profile, part-time-availability, Field-reports), I found that selecting Ladies with slightly-imperfect pictures can lead to dates where the personal connect, the communication, and the "action" are all of superior quality.

Most, if not all, of my repeat dates are with Ladies who do not have over-glamorous pictures.

This doesn't mean that amateur-shots are better then studio-work. Most (nearly all) of my Favorites have "professional" pictures taken in a studio, by an experienced photographer. And "professional pictures" also show that the Agent or the Lady, or both, are willing to "go the distance". But pictures of Genuine Persons often have a natural air of hesitation over them. Their pictures are not advert-quality or magazine-like studied-poses. You can see that the girl in the pictures is not quite used to "posing". And that makes them all the more Real People. Persons I can relate to.

The actual "action" on meeting such a not-too-perfect, but very Real Lady is often much more satisfying. These not-quite-professional Ladies often have much more to give, and are more ready to take enjoyment from the meeting themselves.

Whereas a lot of the ex- or wannabee-models are just plainly out for your wallet and will keep a trained eye on the clock, those Escorts whose pictures "don't quite do them justice", are the Real Persons. And once you have made a connection to that person, when she is put at ease, she will often be thrilled to meet you. She will enjoy the meeting, and thus offers a much better service.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've hit an interesting point here. There's a lot of 'stuff' that goes into these pictures as well - lingerie, props etc etc and sometimes these can be offputting! I'm as game as the next man for an attractive woman in a state of undress but there's a difference for me between lust and titillation!
merry xmas and happy punting1
Peter B

Ptr_leeds said...

PeterB,
Couldnt agree more. Over the Top photos can put you off. And in my case, too-glammy pics are the first turn-off. I have no ambition to sleep with a Nuts/Zoo-magazine model. Too cold and much risk of complications (now someome may come and point out out that one of my reviewed ladies was actually in Cosmo, but hey, I didnt know that).

Merry Xmas to you too, and all your dates be Happy ones.

PCPro said...

The photographer's customer is the agency/WG and I suspect few are savvy enough to brief the photographer properly. Not too many realise that the primary purpose/function of the photo is as a hook - it's to differentiate her amongst a sea of similar shots. Sadly it's the same pose and Photoshop treatment for nearly all.
I welcome the increasing number of free videos which I see on AW and some agency sites. Still obviously staged but as a punter you get a much better insight into her personality, looks, demeanour and command of English from a brief video clip.
I would challenge your heart not to skip a beat when you first hear Inna's giggle! (That's Inna of new Malden, see her free video on her AW site.)

Ptr_leeds said...

PC,

Thanks for the comment.

You are right about the hook-factor, but only in those cases where the client uses the Picture as the main selection criterium. In my case, the pictures are (I pretend) not the main decision-making factor.

As for videos, I also welcome the trend, but only to the point where the Agent or the market trend do not force the Lady to become Identifiable.