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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:46 PM
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If you were approached by an artist--would you pose nude...?
...For them? Naked States with Spencer Tunick is on HBO right now, I think his work is so interesting. I'm always kind of amazed that so many people turn him down--then again, maybe they don't want to be arrested for public nudity or something...

Anyway, if you were approached to be a nude model for an artist, phototographer, painter, etc. would you do it? Why or why not?

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:48 PM
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1. No.
Not that they ever would ask.

Diane Arbus, maybe.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:06 PM
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20. I like her work, too.
:)
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:49 PM
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2. yes...
If I trusted his/her work!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:07 PM
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21. That's great--
so cool to see that some here would contribute their bodies to the cause of art!

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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:50 PM
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3. The less naked I am, the better it is for everyone else I think
:P
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:50 PM
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4. No.
It would be, in my case, a work of nightmare art.

I could probably make it on a freakshow calender, though....
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:09 PM
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23. Stop that--
don't put yourself and your body down like that.

You should see some of the people this guy has placed in his works--all body types, shapes, sizes,colors and ages. I think many of his pieces are beautiful.

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:51 PM
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5. No
and you may thank the deity of your choice for that.
Or not.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:10 PM
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24. LOL! Awww, Rev--
You don't know that to be a fact. It's the world's loss that no one gets to see you in a beautiful painting.

;)
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SofaKingLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:57 PM
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6. Would there be any money in it for me?
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 11:02 PM by SofaKingLiberal
:yoiks:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:58 PM
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9. I think I could earn a lot of money by threatening to get naked
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 10:59 PM by ocelot
and then people would pay me to keep my clothes on.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:01 PM
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12. Stop it--LOL!
I'm sure it isn't as bad as you think.

:hi:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:00 PM
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10. Maybe, but usually not.
Would that make a difference for you?

:hi:
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:58 PM
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7. The only people who want to see me nude...
are cryptozoologists
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SofaKingLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:01 PM
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11. damnit, nevermind
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:03 PM
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15. Hey--that's pretty harsh
the human body is a beautiful thing! :P Really, it is!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:58 PM
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8. I'd pose nakid if anyone asked....
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:05 PM
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19. Cool!
:)
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MaggieSwanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:02 PM
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13. I have.
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 11:07 PM by MaggieSwanson
Edited to answer your question: Why or why not?

This was a local artist who prefers to paint/sketch nudes. I saw his work first, and was impressed with his interpretations of the human form. He was respectful, and so is his art, so for me it was no big deal.

Oh, and no money was exchanged. That would have been too weird for me. He just let me pick a sketch to keep, and framed it.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:04 PM
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17. You Go, Maggie!
:woohoo:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:12 PM
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27. I understand about the money--
I think I would feel the same way. So cool you got a beautiful picture of yourself.

Then again, I'm kind of weird. I'm a big fan of nude art!
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:02 PM
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14. Only if he offered to massage my back first. nt
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:03 PM
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16. Sure
My best friend, a photographer, has metioned that she's like to do some b&w nudes of me. I have no problem at all with that.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:04 PM
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18. That's so cool! Good for you!
:D

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:10 PM
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25. She wasn't comfortable doing nudes for the longest
but after doing birth photography for a few friends of ours, she says she's just about lost her ability to be embarassed.

I think it'll be easier for her to get her feet wet with somebody she knows, we've been friends since we were little kids so she's seen me undressed a zillion times while changing clothes to go to parties, after swimming, etc.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:17 PM
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29. It will probably be a cool experience for both of you!
Given that you've been friends so long. I'd love to do birth photography. Some of the works I've seen by people have been quite moving and beautiful.

:hi:
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Devra Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:07 PM
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22. I don't know. I would have to be very familiar with their work
and the artist personally to make sure it isn't a scam (which I don't have the time for now).

even then I'm not sure I would do it it would take a lot of convincing that I am truly worthy of that kind of thing. It would be incredibly bizarre to walk into a museum and find people gathering around a nude portrait of me, as a tour guide is saying "you will notice the brush work around her breasts is...."

on the other hand it isn't as though I'm posing for playboy, this is art and it would be a feather in my cap to know that I am someone whom an artist found beautiful
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:12 PM
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26. I Have
It's a lot more boring than you'd think it is.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:14 PM
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28. Yes, it can be quite dull for the model.
I've taken figure drawing courses. All the models use different techniques to keep themself focused and from dropping off to sleep. LOL!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:19 PM
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30. The people of Melbourne came out in big numbers
to assist this guy in his art (on the HBO documentary, Naked States featuring the work of Spencer Tunick). Some were moved to tears, they were so emotionally impacted by the experience--

This is really interesting...

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:21 PM
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31. Sure I would......
But I'd want about 6 months to try and get some more of this awful fat off my belly!

But I would do it, yes.....

As long as I knew and trusted the artist...

:shrug:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:49 PM
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33. Yay, Peggy!
I knew you were an adventurous soul! That's so cool! :woohoo:

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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:28 PM
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32. I was employed as an art model at UNL for quite a few years.
I did that even before I was an art student there.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:50 PM
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34. Did you enjoy it?
:hi:

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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:57 PM
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35. Sure, I enjoyed it.
I got to listen in on a variety of art instruction. I got paid for doing it. I could hold difficult poses for long periods of time. Having practiced yoga, I was good at it.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:02 AM
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37. Sounds like a cool gig!
Thanks for sharing! :hi:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:57 PM
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36. depends on the weather
I would do it as long as it wasn't cold outside. Naked States was great, wasn't it?
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:05 AM
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38. Yes, it was! I love the HBO documentaries--
but this was in particular. I really like his pictures. It was interesting that some asked the question, "Well, couldn't anyone take this kind of picture--what makes this so special?" I think his eye and his choices of who is in what background and why says a lot.

I don't get the sense he is just some guy exploiting nudity for the sake of nudity--if that makes sense.

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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:12 AM
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39. Gah, no!
This body is not fit for public viewing! :scared:
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