When this model came to me, Hope had not done a nude photo shoot. Some of these images are from her first art nude modeling job. Since then, I have done several photoshoots with this great model. For many models, working with me was their first modeling job, doing art nudes. That is no problem. I am willing to train anyone who has a look that I find interesting. My ultimate goal is to create something new and different, so prior experience is not required.
On this page, she demonstrates her versatility as a model, doing a nude photoshoot. She was happy to realize her goal to become a model in Charleston SC while going to college. We did shoots in the studio as well as in nature when she had more experience.
She responded to an ad I placed. She wrote: “I am interested in being the nude model for your photography. I am an artist myself and have painted some nude portraits so I understand. I would like to meet before hand and maybe know a little about you. I will attach one or two photographs of myself to see if I might be what you’re looking for. I will check my email often for a reply.” I responded quickly to her, knowing she was eager to get started with an art nude modeling job.
She is a fine-arts major. She began working with me at the age of 19 and we have done at least ten shoots. We have shot in the mountains, at a waterfall, and at an abandoned Buddhist monastery. She has an instinct for posing in any setting. One of the techniques my models use is to imagine you’re trying to get someone’s attention from a distance, but don’t overdo it. In other words, don’t look like you’re trying to get their attention, just get it.
Transcript of video:
Hi my name is hope. I’d never done a nude photo shoot before it went really great. He made me feel really comfortable. I found out about it on Craigslist. so I emailed him and said “I’m interested.” He offered a public meeting. I decided to work with him because he was professional but casual. It was a gradual process. It was definitely a process that made me feel comfortable. Overall it was great. If you’re interested, I suggest you try it.
I’m 20 years old. I’ve been modeling I’d say 10 years altogether. I first got into it because people suggested “you should model.” We started off with clothed shots which I thought was a great idea. It just gave me a chance to warm up. What made me excited about the shoot and working with you is that you are very charismatic about your work. The photography and what you do, and not just the model and I think that that’s important. Your work is something that is significant to you. It is something that you’re fully devoted to and interested in and I think thats big part of what made me want to work with you.