Yes, It happens again, I always feel so happy when I see that some part of my photography helped for artist (painter, sculptor,composer, writer) to create his art, I love it when some model became a Muse for an artist. This feeling is absolutely priceless.
Let me introduce the Artist, Marc our member and that's what he says to all of you about his work of art:
Art. . . what is art?
Often I hear say it is quite wonderful how I can draw. "You are an artist!" I hear often, and honestly - I do not see it.
When you are able to do something, for you it is not an art. It's a given. A pleasurable given, but still not an art. Art is truly in the eye of the beholder. I am happy I have this talent and yes, my ego is big enough to showcase what I do and of course I am still a 5 year old boy as soon as a drawing is finished. I still want to show people my work with a "Did you see what I made?" attitude.
I already draw since I could hold a pencil, so from age 4 till now. I will be 47 in december. I was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and I cannot remember a time when I did not draw. I see shapes, ideas and pictures everywhere, in everything and in nearly anyone.
It also helps me maintain a distance. A live nude model to me is not something exciting or erotic. A naked woman who poses for me is not a sexual object, but a shape I want to portray as well as I possibly can. Maybe strange for an outsider, but when I draw, it is the work that counts. I can almost go as far as to say that a woman whom I draw does not exist at the moment I draw her. Her shape exists. The work exists.
So I never quite understood the remarks I often get: "What did you do afterwards?" Normally I would offer her tea. . . Besides that, that remark to me is also very degrading and insulting to the woman who makes time and takes effort to pose for me.
Mireille to me also was "a perfect shape" when I saw her first. I like movement in photos, something that adds to a composition. When, even on your site, I see remarks like "great tits" or "I like her bush", I can't help but think: "Really, is this how most men think?"
It will not strike you as odd that I have more female than male friends. I do not socialize, I do not like bars, I do not enjoys talks about sports, cars, money and not even about women. Certainly I do not engage in the degrading kind of what I hear around me all to often. I do not even want to be close to any kind of pussygrabbing Trumpman, if you know what I mean.
Mireille I see as a work of art. Of course I would love to meet her to know what she is really like, but as I said: I always try to separate the woman from the work I make. In the books I illustrate I always try to portray the real woman. Does she have a few pounds extra, cellulite or maybe breasts that hang a bit? I draw it. Tan lines? I do not airbrush it away. I prefer this over the plastic we nowadays see around us. Models ofter have become sex- and hairless plasic Barbies and frankly, any girl who has the legal age to pose naked but looks like she prefers to go through life as a 12 year old scares me enormously. And admittedly: women without what I call "venus hair" are a turn off to me. (Not even mentioning they did not pay attention in biology class, but that is another discussion.)
So in fact, for me it is simple: I see a picture and I think I can do something with it.
In this case it was a picture made by you and the model was Mireille.
And if Mireille should ever read this: Mireille, spasibo bolshoye! It was an honour being able to portray you!
the model 's page: http://www.rylskyart.com/model/mireille/
Marc on the web: www.instagram.com/scherbateyev www.facebook.com/scherbateyev