To Model For Me
|Nearly all of the subjects for my
artistic photographic work with the nude since 1975 have been women who
have never posed before for a professional photographer. I have seldom
found this lack of modeling experience to be a detriment to my
photography. Usually a willingness to just try the process of
modeling for me is sufficient to produce
some memorable artistic images.
If you think you are
someone who would like to become a part of my artistic work you can
reach me by
Nearly all of the women who have
become models for me have not been interested in a professional modeling
career. But if you have aspirations in that direction I can
possibly offer portfolio development and provide valuable camera time
experience for you in exchange for your posing for my fine art
photography. For all women who pose for me, I offer hand-printed
photographs of your choice as compensation for your modeling. I show you
contact proof sheets of everything we shoot together and let you select
images you like. I next make 5" x 7" size prints for you. Since my earliest days as
a photographer I have always operated this way in terms of compensation
with original photographs in exchange for modeling. In today's digital
world, I can help you with scans of the original prints.
I nearly always conduct a first session with a new model
in my studio. I find it is less hectic for a
I have been asked many times in recent decades if a person having tattoos will disqualify her from becoming one of my models. It does not, although I make no apologies for admitting that I prefer models to not have tattoos, at least blatant, obvious ones. My preference has nothing whatsoever to do with the person herself. It has to do with the look and atmosphere I am creating in my body of work. I often strive for a timeless quality to much of my imagery. A tattoo appearing in a photograph, just like a telephone pole or modern car, allows associations with a period of time that I generally am not particularly interested in depicting. Visible tattoos would also make it difficult or impossible to do any handcoloring of an image. I have heard potential models tell me that I can just "Photoshop out" their tattoos. They regrettably lack knowledge about my method of photography. My ultimate answer is that I do photograph some women with tattoos but I usually do so in a way that does not reveal the tattoo(s) when creating the image. It is in the posing angles or sometimes the lighting and utilization of clothing. I am working with film and then making two-dimensional paper photographs by hand from that original film with liquid chemicals in a darkroom. Using Photoshop is not an option.
I understand the statements being made when a person has a tattoo. And I would be the last person to categorize people based on whether or not they have any tattoos. The paramount issue as an art photographer is will a tattoo show and affect the overall atmosphere of the image I am creating. The first model that I ever encountered with a tattoo posed for me in 1979. Since then more and more women with tattoos have come into my life. There have been instances when I was not able to successfully work around a model's tattoo(s). So I do prefer a model without tattoos as it makes the act of photographing her much simpler. And body piercing is a similar story. But, having said that, I do accept some models with tattoos and piercings. It mainly depends on where they are and how many they are. If you have too many blatant tattoos or piercings you can always hire me to create photographs of you if you like my style of photography. The resulting photographs would then be a private commission and not part of my public work.
If you are traveling to the Savannah area and only have a limited time to perhaps do just one session that may be acceptable in some cases and I would definitely not discourage you from contacting me about modeling if you want to do so. Just contact me and let me know your available times and the approximate duration of your stay in this vicinity. We can then discuss your modeling for me from that point.
Posing for me can be an opportunity for you to create an
artistic form of self-expression while you are
If you like my photography and wish to obtain nude
photographs or portraits of yourself but do not wish
|Jack Wegener Photography|
|1115 Skidaway Road|
|Savannah, GA 31404-2321|
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