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A K
Posts: 195
Charleston, South Carolina, US


I'm conducting research for some writing about agencies providing employment for nude models. Please let me know if you know of any North American agency that is involved in nude modeling (but not hardcore porn.) Doesn't need to be an exclusively nude modeling agency.

Just a web address will be enough, a PM to me is fine vs. responding here.

Aaron
Feb 01 11 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Cajio Photography
Posts: 4,949
Trenton, New Jersey, US


Nude Photo Guides wrote:
I'm conducting research for some writing about agencies providing employment for nude models. Please let me know if you know of any North American agency that is involved in nude modeling (but not hardcore porn.) Doesn't need to be an exclusively nude modeling agency.

Just a web address will be enough, a PM to me is fine vs. responding here.

Aaron

Almost every NYC agency I've seen has models available for fashion nudes -- if you are referring to fine art nudes then I have no idea.

Feb 01 11 08:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Fetibeth
Posts: 1,089
Yelm, Washington, US


Other than some modeling guilds in the SF area, as far as I know, no such agency exists.

Edit: No such agency that exists only for nude work/nude models exists (to my knowledge).
Feb 01 11 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K Editorial Dreams
Posts: 144
New York, New York, US


All of the agencies I know of do-up to fine art or concept art only, but nudity is no issue.
Feb 01 11 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A K
Posts: 195
Charleston, South Carolina, US


Fetibeth wrote:
Other than some modeling guilds in the SF area, as far as I know, no such agency exists.

Edit: No such agency that exists only for nude work/nude models exists (to my knowledge).

I don't mean exclusively nude agency. I mean any agency that is involved in nude modeling.

Feb 03 11 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A K
Posts: 195
Charleston, South Carolina, US


K Editorial Dreams wrote:
All of the agencies I know of do-up to fine art or concept art only, but nudity is no issue.

Can you share the names/links ?

Feb 03 11 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A K
Posts: 195
Charleston, South Carolina, US


David Cajio Photography wrote:
Almost every NYC agency I've seen has models available for fashion nudes -- if you are referring to fine art nudes then I have no idea.

Can you share the names/links?

Feb 03 11 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Simon Gerzina
Posts: 2,288
Brooklyn, New York, US


Nude Photo Guides wrote:
Can you share the names/links?

Ford, Next, Women, Supreme, DNA, VNY, Marilyn, Wilhelmina, IMG, Fusion, ORB, Muse...small selection of them.

None of them are going to book models to do the kind of work in your portfolio, though.  Most of them will hire a model to (or even encourage) fashion shoots that involve varying degrees of nudity, not to shoots that are about nudity.

To my knowledge there aren't agencies for that kind of work because that kind of work largely has no commercial applications.  With no commercial applications there's no way to support agencies and the related industry structure.

Feb 04 11 03:49 am  Link  Quote 
Model
- E M I L Y -
Posts: 616
The Settlement, Christmas Island, External Territories of Australia


Simon Gerzina wrote:

Ford, Next, Women, Supreme, DNA, VNY, Marilyn, Wilhelmina, IMG, Fusion, ORB, Muse...small selection of them.

None of them are going to book models to do the kind of work in your portfolio, though.  Most of them will hire a model to (or even encourage) fashion shoots that involve varying degrees of nudity, not to shoots that are about nudity.

To my knowledge there aren't agencies for that kind of work because that kind of work largely has no commercial applications.  With no commercial applications there's no way to support agencies and the related industry structure.

Well said!

Feb 04 11 04:27 am  Link  Quote 
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stan wigmore photograph
Posts: 2,397
Long Beach, California, US


There are a number of small local agencies in any area that cater to just photographers,usualy run by some photographer,but to be honest my experience with them had been rather dismal.There are also "managers" who handle nude models(best advice is to run away)
    Most of these are not the top agencies you are looking for ,and not worth wasteing time with.
Feb 04 11 01:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Digitoxin
Posts: 13,343
Houston, Texas, US


Nude Photo Guides wrote:
I'm conducting research for some writing about agencies providing employment for nude models. Please let me know if you know of any North American agency that is involved in nude modeling (but not hardcore porn.) Doesn't need to be an exclusively nude modeling agency.

Just a web address will be enough, a PM to me is fine vs. responding here.

Aaron

Agencies don't "provide employment".... They are agents not employers.

That said, look on the fashion boards of any NYC, miami, or LA agency

Does that answer your question?

Feb 04 11 04:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nina Stevenson
Posts: 31
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


- E M I L Y - wrote:

Well said!

+1

Feb 04 11 05:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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