People continue to ask me why I don't do stocks that show my face in a way that make me identifiable. I like to joke that it's because I'm so ugly that the camera would break, but that's not really the reason.
So here are the reasons why, in order of descending importance.
1. I teach, and my employer frowns upon the use of myspace and facebook (frowns upon may not be a strong enough phrase) because of what students do with teachers' likenesses and personal information. In an attempt to preserve my job, I don't show my face on my stock pages -- that is, on images anyone and everyone is invited
to manipulate and tell stories about.
In other words, facelessness = plausible deniability.
2. Over time, it's gotten to be sort of a trademark of my stock account, so why ruin it?
3: I think some of the neatest stock on DA is the stock that's faceless -- you can project yourself and your ideas into those images easily.
4. Some people seem to think that they have free license to treat models as if they're (sex) objects without feelings. I'd say that was due to the anonymity of the internet, but the experience was just as bad when I modeled IRL. It's nice to have an attractive outside package, but I always feel a little dirty when some jackass writes something lewd to me because they mistook dA for something besides an ART site. For whatever reason, this doesn't happen as much when I don't show my face.
Of course, some people may wonder why I bother to do model stock at all if these things are the case, but it's hard not to when my model stock tends to be some of the most popular on my account.
And people have done some really beautiful things with that stock.
Hope that clears things up for the curious!