Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Models For Christ

So I received an email from a model I shot years ago requesting that a photo of him be removed from my website. Apparently since becoming a member of the highly intelligent "Models For Christ" group (its a Miami thing) he would no longer be doing ads that include alcohol, tobacco, kissing anyone other than his girlfriend or, oh yes, underwear. All of which make up a high percentage of the work that comes through South Beach. Good luck with that dude!

24 comments:

Lynn & Horst said...

hehe, great!

shame said...

MR FERGUSON- THIS IS OFFENSIVE ON MORE LEVELS THAN ONE!

Your opinion of the intelligence of those who choose to follow christ are shallow and typical. Especially for someone is your objective is no more than getting stoned trying to get young men to strip down.

I think it is admirable that this model chooses his own boundaires and he should be commended!

SHAME ON YOU

cj said...

Shame on me too !! jd has a good point!

Anonymous said...

How dare a model have an opinion or a belief in something;) Being the homosexual you are, you'd think you would try to be more accepting of people. You are way out of line, and it's no surprise to me. Most photographers are in this industry mearly for self-promotion and to press their beliefs on society. But of course, the biggest drive of photographers like you is the idea you'll meet some "boy model" and get to take advantage of him on some photoshoot. Disgusting!

Anonymous said...

oh yeah because christians are so accepting of homosexuals and never "press their beliefs" on society. JD has a right to his opinion.....how presumptuous for you to assume you know anything about our industry or what is in the minds of photographers.

JD!! when are you starting to shoot boys in miami?

:)

IT IS WHAT IT IS said...

hi
i rep christian models and they respect the business and i respect their wishes. it seems like soem of these christian models are quite homophobic..and we all knwo what that usually means

tiki said...

How ignorant can you get? Christians are the quickest to rush to judgment!!!!! I find the harder they cling to that Bible the more skeletons they are usually hiding in their closet:)I had no idea so many holy rollers logged on to your blog!! What exactly are they logging on for? -Tiki

Anonymous said...

I'm a christian male model and I work with gay people all the time. And I love most of them. JK (above) for instance is a stand up guy. The fundamental philosophy of Christianity is acceptance and love of ALL people. JD was the person who started the mud slinging with his "highly intelligent" remark. It's funny how when someone throws the first punch, they don't expect to be swung back at. Can't we all just get along.

Anonymous said...

"The fundamental philosophy of Christianity is acceptance and love of ALL people"
I'm not sure this is really true when you have someone like Jerry Falwell blaming gay people for 911!

IT IS WHAT IT IS said...

I WOULDNT CALL JD S COMMENTS MUDSLINGING AT ALL. ITS HONEST ACTUALLY

Anonymous said...

Do y'all remember that MTV "reality" series '8th and Ocean?' They featured a Models for Christ meeting in one of the first episodes, and one of the cast members, Britt, went to it.

While I agree that this male model's wishes should be respected here, I agree with JD: good luck with a male modeling career in Miami sans underwear!

Anonymous said...

I was photographed by JD Ferguson this past summer in New York. It was my first time shooting in underwear. I found him to be respectful & did not feel any weirdness. I learned more that afternoon than the 3 months I spent in Europe & since I am more confident being in front of the camera & more aware of the business I am trying to break in to. I hope to shoot with him again when I return to the US.

oy vay said...

JD!!! Why oh why did you have to wake up the christians????Like ruining our country wasn't enough now they are taking over my favorite blog???LOL!!

absolutelydumbfounded said...

Christians ruined your country...I heard they're responsible for global warming too. God save JD's Blog from these dang Christians.

Anonymous said...

I love this...Christians condemn an entire segment of your society yet when someone has an opinion about them they become (in true fashion) self righteous and uppity. So...American.

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't put others down for their morals and values, respect it not saying to agree but compromise.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to chill - Seriously!

J.D didn't say anything offensive - if the dude isn't gonna do swimwear then he's f*cked in Miami so what J.D said is totally true ...

"Models for Christ" - I do find it quite odd, just leave the industry if you don't accept it! I would presume all members are most likely American? ... Having bn based in N.Y, Milan & Paris I've yet to meet any, I guess it is just a Miami thing!

Anonymous said...

not just a miami thing.. canada too.. check out their webisite, it's silly.. http://www.modelsforchrist.com/

Bryanboy said...

so i went out for a bit...

holy jesus christ on a fucking pogo stick this is what i see when i got back online.

drama drama drama. LOL. i love it!!!!!!

best post ever!

i wonder what that model thinks of when it comes to premarital sex.

Bryanboy said...

BTW is it just me or is that crucifix illustration somewhat intimidating.

looking at it is like staring at a car crash in slow motion and i only know it's a cross.

MR style said...

why are people commentin on that ? by the way some are vulgar !!! it's no one problem except jdferuson and the model !! so stop givin your opinion on that !! it's borin whereas they do not care about what's important !! like wars, elections, poverty !!

Anonymous said...

MFC=WTF?

BECOME AN ACCOUNTANT

Anonymous said...

The mistake that some posters have made (and perhaps JD) is that Christians are not monolithic. The evangelical right has tried to hijack the term "Christian" and sadly some of you, by trashing all believers play into their hands.

veritas said...

in defense of jd i will say this,im a christian and jd knows this and has never done anything to judge me or put me down,as a christian i accept & love everyone just like god says to do,im not perfect,and jd is intiteld to write what ever he wants on his blog just like i do on mine,and models for christ is all over the world.....and ive been gone jd for awhile, i got sick then i lost my internet,but im back now,see ya bro!
xx