1. Who Should Model?

Modeling is a valuable activity for people who have, or who want,
a career in any performing art.  It is helpful for development of
self-image, and correction of minor physical and emotional
imbalances.  It is a good way of making friends and of getting
involved with groups of people who are interested in artistic
happenings.  Above all, it is itself a performing art, worthy of
respect’as such.  People who can recognize this,

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2. Model’s Rights

2.  What Models Should Consider Their Rights at Drawing Sessions

A)  Personal respect.

B)  Adequate payment (about fifteen to twenty dollars an hour, in the area of
Raleigh, NC in 2010): negotiations should be completed
before a session starts.

C)  No photograph will be taken without advance notice to and
agreement of the model.

D)  No photograph will be exhibited or submitted for publication
without the model’s consent,

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3. Artist’s Rights

3.  What Artists Should Consider Their Rights at Drawing Sessions

A)  Model will provide at least 24-hour notice, and suggest an
alternate, if unable to take part in a session.

B)  Model provides full attention to best possible modeling.

C)  Artist’s work is private, and need not be shared (of course,
sharing can be very helpful indeed).

D)  Model will fulfill any reasonable contract agreed to before
a session or set of sessions has begun.

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4. Modeling as a Base for a Broader Career

Most people who model do not consider modeling their primary
career, but model to increase their income while they are trying to
develop careers in other fields.  Good modeling itself, however, is a
performing art, and deserves to be respected as such, by models as
well as by everyone else.  A quick illustration: an actor who models
well learns to act from the body out instead of from the costume out.

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5. Fashion Modeling

Fashion modeling differs from modeling for life-drawing for
several reasons:

A)  The fashion-modeling job is better paid.

B)  The career of a fashion model is usually short, because
magazines don’t want to use faces and figures that have
become familiar.

C)  Clothes, make up, and hair serve as focus for fashion work.

D)  Very few people are accepted as fashion models.  Art
modeling is not likely to provide a successful entree,

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