That’s what I thought to myself standing in stiletto heels on one leg with my fedora, gangster outfit and prop gun, “I would die for this pose…rather then break it”. The pain in my arches, ankles, back.. none of it mattered, because I was living-out a moment in an action heroine’s life and it was duly being recorded on computers, canvases and sketchpads throughout the room. My commitment to this character mattered. I needed her to fulfill her action, her story and her purpose. I don’t do anything halfway. It’s “All Or Nothing” as Cher sings.
Artists are very gracious towards me and comment on how much life, story and expression I put into my poses. I attribute it to being an Actress. I must get inside every pose. I want to feel the emotion hidden in the twists and torques. I want to know why my character is pointing a sword or weapon. Who am I fighting and for what worthy cause? My character’s (poses) must have heart, intention, inner monologues and a multitude of feelings. It’s not enough to just stand there. This is why I prefer action modeling. The stakes are high. Nothing is casual. Senses are on alert. It’s Code Blue.
Dying for a pose is also a love letter to a particularly satisfying moment/pose. These letters will ultimately write my entire love story with art modeling.