How many of you can name the 3 leading nude art models in the world right now? Can you name even one? And if you can, can you also say if she earns her living from it or not? Do you even know if any of them do? Don’t assume. You might be surprised. Body in Mind has worked with nude art models for more than 18 years.
The sad truth is that even the best of them can rarely make a better living than they could as teachers, waitresses or hairdressers. One of the reasons for this is that so many people are willing to enjoy their photos without so much as a thought for the them. Many “fans” even claim to worship the ground the models walk on, yet will not cough up a dime to pay for any of their pics. In fact, since joining Twitter we have discovered hundreds of tweeters posting thousands of nude photos to millions of people all over the world looking for free nude photos.
Most of these photos have been posted without permission and have had the model’s name and/or credit purposely removed by some scoundrel, denying the model any way to make money from her photos. Denying credit is art theft, and retweeting uncredited photos is dealing in stolen goods. So we urge you, if you consider yourself a fan of nude models, start by treating them with at least the same respect as your waitress or hairdresser.
Pay her for her services or at least give her credit. And refuse to retweet any uncredited photos. Otherwise you are robbing models of their livelihood, and ultimately yourself of your favourite models. Doesn’t really make sense now does it? So let’s all support the profession of nude modeling.
Let’s help the models make the money they deserve and achieve the fame they need to make the photos we love. Pin her up; don’t cut her off.