Latest poll: “How public are you that you model nude?”

This week’s life model poll asks, “How public are you that you model nude?”

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3 Responses to Latest poll: “How public are you that you model nude?”

  1. Jason says:

    I remember when I first started, I was *very* guarded as to who I’d tell about my modeling. As I became more established and more comfortable with the work, I started to tell more and more people (including my parents–my mother was incredibly supportive of it, my father less so). But I generally don’t go out of my way to tell people what it is I do.

    There have been a few times where I’ve been in group situations with friends as well as people I didn’t know, and one of my friends would ask me a question like “oh, I just read your most recent blog post” or ” so hey, have you gotten any new gigs this semester?” Not a big deal to me, but I could see it being an issue with other people.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for sharing. BTW, I really liked you 11/27/12 post on The Talk of the Town (or Who You Should/n’t Tell About Your Modeling). The best discussion I know on the topic of who to share modeling with.

      It is interesting what a double life we models lead and how it actually works most of the time. When I am with other models and thier friends, or with other figurative artists, I feel quite at home identifying myself as a life model. Yet I have chosen not to share this with my other friends, or family, or work. I am prepared for the day when knowledge of my life modeling will spill over to my other networks. But so far it has never been an issue. And this seems to be the case for the other life models I know who have chosen to be selective on who they tell. It’s very curious how this can work so easily. And it shows how respectful the figurative art community can be with this information.

  2. Devin says:

    At this point, while I don’t actively hide my modeling, I haven’t actively shared that I do with friends and family outside of my wife who fully supports what I do. What I have found is that there are a high number of the artists I meet that are in the same professional circles I am, and it is known amongst those artists what I do outside of modeling. This was a concern of mine when I first started out but I was proactive and discussed with my employer’s HR department what I was doing and if there were any issues with it. I was told that as long as I wasn’t wandering around promoting myself as an employee of XXXXXXXX, there was no issue with my nude modeling on my own time.

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