Thursday, March 17, 2011

What the...?

I know I've already posted twice today, but this is way too funny.  So, I get my first serious call for my photography business way after normal business hours.  Okay, maybe it was my second serious call.  The first one was a lady who left a message, but never called back.  This time it was what sounded like a tobacco-chewin' cowboy.  He read my ad in an equine news brochure and wants to know what kind of photography I do.

Pet portraits, human portraits, pet shows, horse shows, yada, yada, yada.

He wants to know if I have a studio.

"Yes, I have a studio, but I can also bring my equipment to other locations, indoors and out."

He wants to know how much I charge.  I ask him if he wants a portrait session or if he wants me to work a show.  He's not sure.  Maybe a portrait.  I give him a quote for a 2-hour portrait session and he doesn't flinch.  Next thing I know, he asks if I do nude pictures.

This image of a naked cowboy reclining in my studio flashes through my head.  "Ummmm, no.  No nudes."

"I don't blame you," he says.

Huh?

"But you do horses?" he asks.

Now I'm wondering what exactly he means by that.  I'm also wondering what the connection is between horses and nudity.  I say, "Yes, I take photographs of horses."

"I'll keep your number and call you next time my horse is in a show," he says.

Hmmmmm.  I wonder if I should hold my breath?

21 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

OK, so I'm looking in my reader seeing 3 unread posts on your blog and wondering WTheck? I know I've been to your blog every day this week. I'm so glad you started off with the words "I know I already posted twice today" because I swear, I thought I was loosing it!

Then I did read your post and I really am losing it.......... laughing at your cowboy. I'm really wondering if you want him to call you back. I'm not sure if it would be absolutely a hilarious photo shoot or a darn scary one.

Thanks for a great laugh!

Katharine Swan said...

The only connection between nudity and horses that I can think of is Lady Godiva! LOL Well, I can think of others, but they are the kind that I usually hear about in an article about someone who went to prison.

Carol said...

You seem to have bad luck with crazy people lol. Funny story! I'm sure the right customer is just around the corner.

fernvalley01 said...

Maybe creepy, or just a really dry sense of humor? Naked Horse Photography (the horse naked not you !) Could be a niche market!LOL

Stacey said...

Aaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwkward!!!!! LOL

How's your ponies feeling? You know two of ours at our barn were feeling pretty crappy the day after their shots this past month. I think it's cause they're boys and we know how boys think they're on their death bed when they don't feel so well. One was actually a little off from his shots. But...Klein mare? Pllllllease. You wouldn't have known Klein mare had shots the day after :) She was ready to roll out.

Vaquerogirl said...

Oh man! The hair on my neck stood up!

If that ol caboy wants a nude on a horse- I'd say go fer it! How funny would it be and if he has the 'stones' to get up on a horse nekkid, well the least you could do would be to document it!
:)

Mikey said...

You should have said "Only good looking men on horses". I agree with fernvalley, maybe you could do a calendar? lol
Weird call... very weird.

photogchic said...

That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing that one. I needed a laugh today.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Now that's a phone call that would have left me scratching my head and feeling bewildered after hanging up.

But I think I'd be open to the nude photography. A cowboy riding his horse wearing only his boots and his hat.
What a hoot!

You could be the next Annie Leibovitz.

~Lisa

Caitlin said...

Part of me wonders why he wanted a nude... the horribly curious part that is. Lol. But can you imagine if he does call you back to do a show, as your taking pictures of him riding you're gonna be forced to consider he wanted you to take nude pictures of him at one point. What a woot!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Now those are the kind of conversations you just never forget. LMAO.

Anonymous said...

???

Might want to have an assistant along for that one!

Wonder what he wears under his chaps....

Stephanie said...

OH My! You sure do seem to atract the strange ones. LOL! I wonder what the heck was going on in that guys minds... or wait, maybe I really don't want to know!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Okay, so he shows horses, I guess he has a sense of humor too...I hope.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

To answer Stacey's question, the horses looked a little more perky and ate more yesterday. Previously, Lostine was sick enough that she would actually share her hay and her stall with Bombay, which was unheard of. Last night I found that Lostine had ripped his blanket, which means she's getting back to her old self.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Also, nude photography is an art in itself -- something I haven't studied. It takes a special person who can make people feel comfortable in the buff. I just didn't know if I could make a naked man feel at home, especially if he came to my home when no one else was home. If he was thinking of a nude portrait of just him, I could have drawn the drapes, but if he wanted to bring his horse here and pose nude with it, you know my neighbors would have been lining the fence.

Maia said...

That is too funny. You just never know what you're going to get. Keep us posted.

Crystal said...

oh my! that is too funny, I guess there are all kinds!

Ed said...

LOL! I think he wants a pic of his nude horse..;-)
What a wierdo..

Ms Martyr said...

I just pictured a big nude guy wearing a huge cowboy hat and maybe a gunbelt. Of course he would have to be good looking (sexist much?) Oh! I just remembered a picture of Judge Reinhold wearing nothing but a cowboy hat in an old Playboy. Probably over 25 years ago. (My reading selections are more refined nowadays)

gtyyup said...

LMAO...I'm still shaking my head...totally weird in my book~