I think people are still a little weird about art modeling and nude art in general, at least they are in northern Idaho. I do not understand why the nude body is inseparable from sex in the minds of such people, especially when the genitalia are not even showing! (so glad I'm not a man, when it comes to modeling!) Perhaps that are unable to distinguish between porn (sexy poses, women looking like they want to be fucked) and nude art (aesthetically pleasing poses which has more to do with shapes, planes, light/dark, line, etc and very little to do with sex). Anyway, my point of view is that if I approach the topic in a straightforward, matter of fact way, then it is more likely to be perceived in this way. If I am all secretive and shameful about it, then it will be perceived as something dirty, as something which it is not. Perhaps this is a bit naive.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Is it inappropriate, shameless, or distasteful to actively seek out more regular modeling work? I do not want to model for photography....artists only...and preferably a group, although if there were an extremely trustworthy, very non-threatening artist I might consider working in a studio.