Fresh face to Fine Art Nude! Advice needed ...

Fresh face to Fine Art Nude! Advice needed ...

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4 Nov 2012
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.
Posted 4 Nov 2012
Edited by ForumModerator 15 Nov 2012
inspired
Photographer
inspired
Posted 4 Nov 2012
BrazenDivas
Photographer
BrazenDivas
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
Posted 4 Nov 2012
BrazenDivas

Not true



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
Posted 4 Nov 2012
Jackass
Photographer
Jackass
Suzy, if you were a cheese sandwich you wouldn't need jam, you're that complete.

Posted 4 Nov 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
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.

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...

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
Posted 4 Nov 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 4 Nov 2012
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

Posted 4 Nov 2012
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.
Posted 4 Nov 2012
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.
Posted 4 Nov 2012
Oh and thank you to everyone else for your advice! Looks like i may be around for a while then
Posted 4 Nov 2012
seanb
Photographer
seanb
slimline000

I know this an area in modelling that once you have shot with everyone its over in a couple of years.  


Not true at all. Some of the best art nude models have been modelling for years and are still in demand.

Many photographers, myself included, prefer repeat shoots - I've worked with one particular model ten times so far, and there are several others I've worked with on multiple occasions. I like the mix between shooting new people and working with models I already know. I do a lot of location shoots, and they are always easier with someone I've worked with before.

Posted 4 Nov 2012
slimline000

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


Good on you, See you in 5 years cheeky
Posted 4 Nov 2012
Scarecrow
Photographer
Scarecrow
If you think Mark G's portfolio is only mediocre, you'll not be wanting to work with me then, which is a shame as I am only just down the road and was thinking of replying to one of your many casting calls. Never mind, onwards and upwards.

Posted 4 Nov 2012
Beemer2009
Photographer
Beemer2009
Scarecrow

If you think Mark G's portfolio is only mediocre, you'll not be wanting to work with me then, which is a shame as I am only just down the road and was thinking of replying to one of your many casting calls. Never mind, onwards and upwards.


+1
Posted 4 Nov 2012
Thank you Chrissie this is exactly the type of advice im after. Anyone that comments on this has to understand i am 28 years old, successful in a full time career and only really got in this by mistake. I dont hesitate to think for one second that modelling isnt hard work and will take time, practice and creativity to get there. And i will admit my pictures on my profile arent great at the moment but yet again as everyone will agree it takes time and practice. I also agree that someone paying you money to take pictures of you may not necessarily be art nude, hence why i want to work with the more successful photographers who can help and advise me. I have recently just been on my five day paid shoot in the scottish highlands and believe me it was freezing and getting the right shot in ponds, marshes, rocks took some serious dedication. And i do also agree about individual style, i will get there! anyway many thanks again, its really appreciated. Take care for now and good luck
Posted 4 Nov 2012
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