Hi my name’s Anne. I’ve been around the art modeling scene for some time now but this website is all very new to me so I thought I’d post a little info about how I came to be here ; )
It was 2001 and I was approached on the street by the owner of a modeling agency who provided nude models for photographic and artistic work. It sounded interesting and I, who have always had a great intrest in art, nature and anything new and exciting, dewlled on the idea for at most half a day, then eagerly called up the agency to say that I was in! A week later I had my first booking, a well known Canberra artist who sketched nude figures from charcoal in an abstract kind of a way. I was surprisingly confident for someone who had never even thought of doing this type of work before and I felt a sense of empowerment come from this confidence. The job was alot of fun and couldn’t wait for my next session. I was given the freedom to incorporate my ideas into the artists work as with his work it was, among other things, about capturing the models personality. It was a joint collaboration and that is what appealed to me the most.
Only a week or so after, I got a booking for my first photographic shoot. This was quite different but appealed to me as much as lifedrawing as it was still art, just using a different medium. From then on I had quite a few modeling jobs. Not only for figure modeling but also some fashion work, they even casted a mould of my body for a dashboard of a car!
Unfortunately the agency started to head in the wrong direction (for me anyway) and I decided that it was about time I venture into this creative world myself and look for work. But where do I start? Just as opportunity had found me the first time I was on my way home form work again and I was approached by a local photographer asking if I had ever modeled before. We got chatting and he enlightened me to the word of the internet! That week I bought myself a computer. The internet was the start for a modeling career for me. I had access to various online portfolio sites and the ability to connect with photographers and artist all over the world. There was opportunity wherever I looked. It wasn’t long and I started getting work all over Australia. It took me on adventures to our country’s most beautiful places and enabled me to meet many wonderful like minded people.
By this stage I wasn’t just working as a figure model but had also worked for many designers and had various jobs for exhibitions, magazines, books, advertising, websites, music film clips, and fashion shows. I even got the chace to work with one of Australias/Hollywoods top film directors!
My passion for this work eventually took me overseas to the UK, France and Japan for a short period of time. It was amazing to be able to travel the world doing what I love. I plan to travel to more of the worlds countries soon and am currently organising a trip to the US.
I have met so many people and have gained so much experience over the last 9 years and am very lucky to have had such opportunities. I hope that the future years are just as fulfilling.