MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ShadowLightFineArt
With a background in the fine arts, especially sculpture, I have used the camera as a tool to fashion images out of light & shadow. My work appeared Nationally in the early 1990s as note cards published by Museum Graphics... then calendars and then the book ShadowLight.
Worked for all the tedious little exercise magazines out of New York until their tedious little editors drove me mad. And have worked with a wealth of graphics companies around the globe to provide images for 20 years worth of calendars.
My photo sessions can be daunting... an athletic event that puts demands on a model's body that exceeds just standing & staring into the camera with a blank expression.
"If it hurts, it looks good."
My advice to all models is to connect with the right people. Be that a photographer of merit, a solid talent agency close to where you live, and even investigate artists and college art departments. The commercial realm has its limitations. 'Fitness modeling' goes only so far. Diversify your portfolio. Don't spin your wheels here expecting to be discovered. Ask questions. Ask lots of questions.