My appreciation of artists models
I just want to take a moment to express my appreciation for the unique types of people who fit into the category "Artists Model". Be they male or female, it takes a special personality to do what they do. In a world full of artists, they play the rare and important role of muse. For me personally, I would have never found the artist within myself had it not been for them.
For anybody who thinks it's easy work to be on display - completely nude - in a room full of people (some strangers some not) who scrutinize the details of your body for hours at a time, I dare you to try it. I simply could not. It takes a level of courage and confidence that many including myself do not possess. Sometimes I wonder how models could even exist at all.
The internet makes it easy to find alternatives to working with live models. You could work from numerous photography sources. There are videos geared for working with timed poses. But there is no substitute for working with live models. With a live model, you have dimensions. You have chemistry. A live model is sure to get your full attention.
The work is not easy. The pay is seldom good. So I just want to say to all who work and have worked as artists models - THANK YOU! Your work means more to me than you know.