Casting Call by
Hello all. Got an idea for you to ponder. I know you're all very busy and it doesn't matter if this takes a year or so. Been pondering a new art project. As you know, I'm back into my cross-hatching at the mo and want to do something with less clutter. Ideally, I want to produce atmospheric black n' white drawings of nudes of all shapes and sizes with wearing masks (animal, plain, eye-masks, carnival masks, novelty, weird, handmade, etc, etc.), possibly reflecting the model's personality, but possibly the exact opposite. What I'm looking for are photos of people (over 18 of course), male or female, of ANY size/shape, but they MUST be completely nude, standing, full-figures, facing forward/head-on, with legs fairly close together, with hands down by their sides. No frills, no accessories, no porn, no erections, etc. Group shots/pairs are welcome as long as they aren't touching. Just plain old standing nudes. Almost impossible to get the right pose with stock photos and I'd rather original pics anyways.
If the original pics are anonymous/headless/masked that's great but I can always superimpose animal heads, masks etc. on those that aren't so shy (unmasked models welcome). It doesn't matter who takes the pic but obviously permission needed on all submissions from photographer and model, therefore randomly found pics will not suffice.
One of the reasons I'm asking in various messages/media is that when I set up a page for reference pics of sub-cultures/skins/punks etc, it didn't really take off, so I abandoned it... ho-hum. Please feel free to pass a version of this message on to creative types, photographers, artists, models, friends, contacts and blogs.
ALL submitted photographs will remain COMPLETELY confidential, tattoos, distinguishing marks will be removed from the final drawings... but the anonymous drawings/paintings might see the light of day, possibly exhibited and sold. Any overtly dodgy pics will be ignored/reported.
It's easy to set up an anonymous Gmail account, as I have, and I won't even know who you are.
Any questions, please message me privately or use the email address below.
The email address purely for this project is firstname.lastname@example.org