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04 November 2012 12:17
slimline000
Model


Fresh face to Fine Art Nude! Advice needed from the community!

Hi

I am new model to the fine art nude scene and I am looking for advice from other models on who is the best to work with. I know this an area in modelling that once you have shot with everyone its over in a couple of years. And I have had lots of emails offering TFCD and know some will definitely benefit me, but need to know which ones. But I am definitely of the opinion just like every situtaion or context in life nakedness doesn't come for free!

I have shoot with others such as Jivago, I have also approached Alex Ingram but I know he isn't very well at the moment. And I am approaching silverlight but need other names.

Anyway if anyone could give me some advice it would be gratefully appreciated.


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04 November 2012 14:51
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04 November 2012 14:57
BrazenDivas
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Quote from slimline000
Hi

I am new model to the fine art nude scene and I am looking for advice from other models on who is the best to work with. I know this an area in modelling that once you have shot with everyone its over in a couple of years.



Not true

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04 November 2012 15:14
SuzyMonty
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Agree...I'm still doing Art Nude at 61!!


You have a lovely look and as you say, are a fresh face (and body) you should do very well...Good luckfrown
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04 November 2012 15:28
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04 November 2012 15:34
mgphotomedia
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Quote from slimline000
I know this an area in modelling that once you have shot with everyone its over in a couple of years.


This is wrong. There are many succesful art models that have been around for many years and who shoot with the same photographers many times over. You've been badly advised.

Quote from slimline000
But I am definitely of the opinion just like every situtaion or context in life nakedness doesn't come for free!


There are plenty of photographers here that will pay to shoot you 'nude in front of camera' but don't fool yourself that it'll be art. To be truthful your statement causes me to wonder whether you have the right attitude towards modelling in order to become a good model - in any genre. At the moment your portfolio contains nothing to suggest that you have any modelling skills whatsoever - so ask yourself why anybody (and I'm sure there will be plenty!) would be willing to pay you...

Quote from slimline000
I have shoot with others such as Jivago, I have also approached Alex Ingram but I know he isn't very well at the moment. And I am approaching silverlight but need other names. Anyway if anyone could give me some advice it would be gratefully appreciated.


I'm afraid there's no shortcut to becoming a good art model. OK you can pay a good photographer to pose you in a particular way, light you in a particular way and tell you everything you want to hear about how great you look. It doesn't make you a good model though - the skill is all the photographer's. Is that how you want your modelling to be defined?

Becoming a good art model starts with an attitude and state of mind - followed by plenty of creativity, determination and hard work. I'm not sure that you've understood that yet. Good luck though


04 November 2012 16:17
slimline000
Model


Well? Firstly i wont sink to your level as that is very clearly low! But to be honest thats a very strong statement coming from someone who portfolio is mediocre at best? I may not have much experience but im sure even a neanderthal could see that! I didnt asked to be slandered which is exactly what this is, its definitely not positive or constructive in any respect at all. In case you missed it because there are several references to the fact i am new and im asking for advice? And as for working with good photographers I want to work with others i know will be professional which is clearly a skill you seem to lack from your comments!

This is a part time hobby for me and i dont see how you can see from less than five pics and three lines on my profile you can tell that i have no talent for modelling? I have spoke to quite a few established photographers and all the feedback i have had has been constructive and positive. So watch this space is all im going to say to you


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04 November 2012 16:29
Chrissie_Red
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Chrissie_Red
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Tayside
Perthshire

Quote from slimline000
Hi I am new model to the fine art nude scene and I am looking for advice from other models on who is the best to work with. I know this an area in modelling that once you have shot with everyone its over in a couple of years. And I have had lots of emails offering TFCD and know some will definitely benefit me, but need to know which ones. But I am definitely of the opinion just like every situtaion or context in life nakedness doesn't come for free! I have shoot with others such as Jivago, I have also approached Alex Ingram but I know he isn't very well at the moment. And I am approaching silverlight but need other names. Anyway if anyone could give me some advice it would be gratefully appreciated.




I'm not sure what the difference is between fine art nude and just nude work. I specialise in nude/artistic nude and have modelled for over 5 years - as has models like Joceline/Madame Bink and Ivory flame so I wouldn't say you run out of people to work with after a couple of years. If anything there are more people to work with, not only is there a massive surge in new models there are also more photographers springing up everyday who have so much to offer.

I agree working with people who are known for their nude work - like Alex Ingram / Nick Giles/ Mick Waghorne is awesome and will help you learn how to do it and get some nice pictures but look outside that little box and there is a world of possibilities, I would list silverlight/scott chappell/Ciaran Whyte/ Adam Robertson/ Tim Pile/Nigenw / Carl Grim and Barone all shoot nudes but they are capable of shooting other styles too and bring a little special something to a shoot which goes beyond classic nude work.  I could list so many names so I apologise now if I have forgotten some, which I no doubt have.

What I'm saying basically is don't just shoot those who are mega known for their nude work, look at the quality above everything else.  Its great being a tiny little model laying on a mountain side or a close up body but these are things most models can do. Its pretty mad really, I can spot my favourite models just by seeing a thumbnail of them, their poses are unique and special to them.. Find YOU - what comes natural to you.. Be one of those models who people instantly notice by how they hold themselves.


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04 November 2012 16:32
Chrissie_Red
Model
Chrissie_Red
Location
United Kingdom
Tayside
Perthshire

Quote from slimline000
Well? Firstly i wont sink to your level as that is very clearly low! But to be honest thats a very strong statement coming from someone who portfolio is mediocre at best? I may not have much experience but im sure even a neanderthal could see that! I didnt asked to be slandered which is exactly what this is, its definitely not positive or constructive in any respect at all. In case you missed it because there are several references to the fact i am new and im asking for advice? And as for working with good photographers I want to work with others i know will be professional which is clearly a skill you seem to lack from your comments! This is a part time hobby for me and i dont see how you can see from less than five pics and three lines on my profile you can tell that i have no talent for modelling? I have spoke to quite a few established photographers and all the feedback i have had has been constructive and positive. So watch this space is all im going to say to you



That isn't really going to do you much favours.

No need to be negative about his work just because he doesn't agree with you.

Another thing is - quality of work doesn't mean a photographer is going to act professionally towards you, one guy I worked with had very good work and was a complete dickhead towards me. 

Just put your head down and model - model with who you want to model. Don't expect everything to be easy because it rarely is.


04 November 2012 16:37
slimline000
Model


Oh and thank you to everyone else for your advice! Looks like i may be around for a while then



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