So, I've decided to take up photography on the side. I'm starting with some simple Urban Exploration and Astrophotography, but I know the projects I want to do will eventually require working with models.
However, given that I am 50 years old with no track record of working with models I've pretty much got all the warning signs of 'GuyWithCamera'.
So what are the things that models would be looking for to see me as a safe and serious amateur? I'm assuming shooting in public locations and encouraging them to bring a friend would go a long ways. But are there other things models look for?
If it helps, my target audience for a model would probably be in the 30-45 year old range. I'm not looking to do nudes or anything along those lines. More ironical themes like a fashion shoot in front of a house with a foreclosure sign or a black wedding dress shoot in an abandoned church.