I had a fun Saturday morning, a couple of weeks ago. An old school-friend of my wife’s is a partner in a temporary art tattoo business (which hopefully means a business that sells temporary art tattoos rather than a temporary business that sells art tattoos ;-), and they were looking for bald models to help showcase their wares.
So I went along for my first – and quite possibly last – modelling assignment. The fact that they were only interested in the top of my head made the gig a lot easier. Here’s the resulting image:
What’s interesting is that – due to the position of the camera and the perspective effect – to make it look as though I was walking casually I actually had to keep my legs stretched quite some distance in opposite directions. And then make minute adjustments over an extended period to get the shot just right. I have to admit it was fun, though.
Anyway, I now know that cranial modelling is a tough business and I’m certainly glad I didn’t give up my day job. Especially as I was paid in tattoos (well, actually that should be tattoo (singular): the one I was wearing when I left the studio ;-).