“Nude” modeling is a very popular career choice for people who want to make a living and can get a job.
“I’ve heard from some of the most talented models I’ve worked with who have said that they feel like their nude modeling experience has made them feel more confident in their work,” says Kelly Brown, a photographer based in London.
“They’ve been able to have more confidence in themselves and their work.
They’ve seen themselves as a model who can get work and a life, rather than just a fashion photographer.”
The industry is dominated by models of the very young, and even those who have graduated from modelling schools have found that they can make a career as a nude model, particularly if they have a keen interest in photography.
“It’s definitely a lot more exciting,” says Brown.
Brown says she has had many clients request nude photos, which she says she never considered.
She says her clients have been supportive, and some even asked for nude photographs of themselves.
“A lot of them were like, ‘Can I have a look at you nude?
I want to know if I can get it done.'”
Brown has been photographing nude models since she was 14, and was introduced to the profession through a modelling agent.
But when she was 16, she was offered a modelling job, which made her realise she wanted to make money and not just be a model.
“I just couldn’t imagine myself doing something like that,” she says.
“At the time I just thought, I’d rather work for myself.
I didn’t want to be doing something I wasn’t good at.”
She made it as a “professional” model, but the career path she chose took her to the United States, where she eventually landed a position in New York.
And after years of working in New Zealand, Brown decided to return to the UK, and now has her own private business in the capital.
Nude models work from 8am to 10pm every day, and work in a variety of roles, from fashion to photography.
The job can pay as little as £15 an hour, but it can also be a lot of work, says Brown, who is a student at Oxford University.
“You’re working a lot, and you’re working in a room that’s full of other people, and there’s a lot going on,” she explains.
Her modelling clients include Rihanna, who paid for her to do nude modelling in 2014, and models in the US, Canada, Japan and Australia.
“I’d say I’ve had to work with a lot less than a few people who I’ve seen in the street, but I’m really lucky to be working with people who are really talented,” she adds.
“Nude modeling is definitely a career that you don’t get to just go and take a look, and just get on with it.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way, says James Brawley, a London-based model who has worked with many famous figures, including Rihanna.
Brawley says nude modelling has the potential to be lucrative, and is currently working as a private tutor.
“There’s so many young girls out there who are looking for opportunities to make their own living, so I think the opportunity to work as a professional model is there for everyone,” he says.
‘We need to keep an eye out for these young people’ “We’ve got a whole industry here in London, where you can go to a modelling agency and see models working in the fashion industry, or a modelling house, and that’s a very different thing than what you’d be seeing in New Jersey or the UK,” he adds.
“You can see a whole new generation of young women, and I think that’s really important.”
Brown, who started working as an independent photographer in 2009, says she still takes nude models into her studio when she isn’t working, and has also been known to offer her clients a nude portrait of themselves as well.
“When I was 16 I was asked by a model for a nude picture,” she tells MTV.
“She asked me if I could take one.
She was very lovely, and said she wanted me to be a part of it.”
She wanted me there for five minutes, and after that she was very supportive, because I was looking to get the job done.
” ‘Nude photography is very difficult’ When asked if nude models are a threat to her own business, Brown says: “They’re definitely a threat, yes, they’re definitely posing as models, but they are young, they are a lot younger than me.
“But it’s very difficult because they can’t afford to travel.
They can’t go to work and get paid.”
So they are working for very low wages