My modeling experience is primarily with art schools and artists, posing for figure drawings and paintings
. I've also had the pleasure of shooting with a few talented photographers. I enjoy the creative collaboration.
The Art Model's Handbook: The Naked Truth about Posing for Art Classes and Fine Artists
includes interviews with male and female models, artists, and fine art photographers.
My Perspective on Artistic Nudes
The nude figure is a timeless image, without fashion clues to define the setting in a given time period. With no uniform to define the social class or employment role, nudity also represents honesty and authenticity -- one’s true self without any façade. Nude figures in nature can represent mankind living in harmony with the environment. While some people associate nudity exclusively with a sexual context, I don't share this mindset. Consider the wholesomeness of Norman Rockwell skinny dipping scenes. Think of fine art nudes by Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin, and Maxfield Parrish.
Figure Drawing Workshops and Open Studios
See my directory of figure drawing workshops
in USA and Canada.