Hi! I write erotica as well. In addition to the BBW request, here are some areas that would also be profitable...
1. In couple shots, the men need to be more dominant. I see too many couple shots where the woman is in control of the contact. Or she's on top, he's on bottom. With erotica, women like big strong men to overwhelm them, the whole alpha male fantasy thing. I'm not suggesting anything rough or over the top, simply let the guy be the one in control of the contact, let him hold her, not have her hold him.
2.Where are the sexy paranormal folks? We need sexy vampires and werewolves. Werewolves don't have to be furry but they should have a brute physicality. I don't need to see the fangs on a vampire, but I do need an ominous, darkly handsome man (more than one actually). You might try tagging some of your male models that would fit with the word vampire or werewolf so they come up in search.
3.The menage-a-trois fantasy that sells in erotica is two men to one women. In stock, I see a lot of one man with multiple women shots but that is not the fantasy that sells in erotica.
4.We need more couple clinches--the same ones are being used over and over. Because these kinds of shots can crossover into romance, these would sell well. Look at the original covers for Sara Fawkes' Anything He Wants series. Or the Billionaire's Beck and Call by Delilah Fawkes. Those are pretty much the big ones that are used over and over.
If you spend some time on the Amazon.com erotica section, you'll get a good idea of what's being used for covers as well as the themes at play.
Any deadlines? I may be able to pull off a couple of these given my resources but it may take some time, which is why I ask if there's a deadline, I would suggest to you to check in periodically; some Buyers come in with a request and disappear if they can't get what they want in three days. It can take days just finding props and setting up the scene.
I'm sorry. I think I misunderstood the purpose of the forum. I will happily look at any photos anyone thinks meet these spect, but I'm not requesting specific photos for me. I'm trying to give some ideas of what erotica writers are looking for...previously we've only been complaining on our private forums. Now we're trying to reach out and start a dialogue.
Erotica is very profitable. There is a huge need for good stock. I have no doubt you'll sell any photos you shoot.
And if you do an erotica specific shoot, post a link to your portfolio and I'll share it on the erotica writer forums. :)
No timelines, we are ALWAYS looking for good stock.
One thing that drives me crazy in searches is, a beautiful sexy woman with a kind of skinny looking boy. The women who buy our stories aren't looking for slender late teen/early twenty looking guys. The Alpha male is where it's at, V shaped upper body (narrow waist broad shoulders) not overly bulky (not body builder/muscle man), think lumberjack swinging an axe, someone who works with his upper body.
For couples, maybe a simple shot of the woman pressed against the man side, one of his arms wrapped around her in a protective manner. The type of stories most of us write involve the woman being protected by the male in some fashion.
Funny, I just came here to post asking for photos of hot blond guys for romance novel covers. We're having the same issues with the few truly hot, muscular bondes out there. They are all over used! Lots of brunette choices out there, but stock photography is seriously lacking in hot blonde men for romance novels (a'la Fabio/jimmy thomas)