Friday, August 2, 2019

As our actual life model frequent commentator will probably tell us,
this is a classic pose for artists, particularly those in training.


  1. is..the pole, I'm guessing is resting on the floor to the left allows the model to stabilise the pose probably for about 20 minutes to allow the artists to draw the position of the back and arm muscles. Note the slightly lifted right foot, gripping the floor..

    1. I hadn't noticed the foot position. Trust you to spot it!

    2. Thanks...I've discussed this with other life models. As soon as we see a pose, we imagine ourselves in that position. Although this photograph was done as an artist's reference image the model would seem to be an actual life model. So he has positioned himself for a life pose. I'm planning to do some of these myself. A bit vain, but I'd love to think of groups like this in 2119 looking at images of me.

    3. Not vain at all, but it does make me wonder about the staying power of our modern digital images. With changing formats and storage methods, it may be challenging for future collectors to get hold of the casual, ordinary sorts of pictures that many of us like. Yes, the celebrities and famous art pieces will be preserved, but what about Uncle Moe dropping his suit at the beach? Just in the 23 years I have been collecting digital images, I have gone through five storage types. Anyone remember floppy discs and Zip drives?

    4. Thank you...more producing something for posterity... I'd better get them printed then. Or Daguerreotype perhaps?

    5. That's not as funny as it sounds. I know of some guys from Atlanta who were still making Daguerreotypes as recently as 2012. It is not a completely lost art, and it would certainly catch someone's attention.

    6. Wow...that's wonderful...I will investigate...