WCS, the border is obviously an issue if it’s distracting from the work. Then again, we are talking about a bunch of photographers so, probably not your target audience. Was it a border to imitate film? or was it something else?
@nesgran, I think it’s quite common to test girls in non-studio spaces. I friend of mine, back when he used to shoot, use to bring them into his bedroom. White walls, white sheets. He’d have them take their clothes off, hop into bed and he’d shoot tons of polaroid. He did occasionally have sex with them, so that may be a bad example.
I think it’s all in the approach. Often assistants that got on with models on travel shoots would ask them to test at night after they wrapped shooting for the day, unbeknownst to the rest of the crew.