|This is one of my favourite images. I really wanted to do this shoot with Cidy and it produced this stunning image. At a time when racism seems to be rampant - the comments some people have left under this image are very telling - I feel immensely proud of having done this shoot and would like to thank both Cidy and Neil Talkingdrum the photographer, for making it possible.|
OK I should have not cropped the very top of the mirror but I wanted the ground as well.
I still love these bikes though!
|My faves are all very different, but all very inspiring. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.|
I have had the honour of sharing a DD with the following photographers:
Terry Lee-Shields Another nude 17th August 2008
Terry Slater In love with oneself 9th March 2009
Frank Reinhold Brancusian 16th October 2009
and this DD is for my own work as a self-portraitist 15/08/2015
I am a professional model and a hobbyist photographer.
About my modelling
I am a classic model i.e older or as others say 'mature'. I am with Grey Model Agency but also work independently, it depends on the job. I am quite versatile, my look allows me to be so. I love doing work that is dynamic, multi-layered and multi-referenced and that gives me sufficient scope to perform as a model. I have a dance background and performed in my twenties, later becoming involved in other dance and performance related activities. I will do TF only with the right photographer, I am however happy to work with beginners on a fee paying basis.
I write a blog, THE REAL DOES NOT EFFACE ITSELF alex-therealdoesnoteffaceitsel… where I comment on anything that takes my fancy.
I have a flexible, well toned body, thanks to years of movement, yoga practice and some martial art training, so I can hold complex poses. I also double up as a life model. I am an Equity card holder, not that it matters much, but it makes me a recognisable 'performing artist'.
I live in London but am happy to travel for the right shoot. I love modelling, I came to it relatively late in life and took to it like a duck to water. I believe I can bring to a shoot great poise, elegance, confidence, maturity, sensuality, intelligence, imagination and a highly developed aesthetic sense, acquired through years of being involved one way or another with the creative arts. Contact me with a note if you are interested in working with me, always interested in art nude even though at the moment I am doing a lot of clothed work. Happy to do a fashion shoot too but I would require a MUA and access to clothing, fashion shoots with a model's own clothes never really work, unless the model has a huge and up to date wardrobe - that's not me!
About me as a photographer
I am an amateur photographer. I prefer using film rather than digital and am keen to learn. I am currently interested in landscape and street, but I like people and would like to take portraits. Not really into nude at the moment. I prefer to choose my own models so please do not approach me for portfolio building and such like, I am not competent enough as a photographer. I take photographs for my own pleasure and do not claim to be an artist.
You can buy prints of the work displayed in my DA gallery here on DA - some prints are already in the print shop, others will be made available when requested.
I can also be found on Model Mayhem www.modelmayhem.com/AlexB
I am on Twitter twitter.com/Alexb244
on Facebook as Alex Alexb www.facebook.com/alexb244/
I am also on Art Limited alexb.model.artlimited.net/ and on Model Society modelsociety.com/Model/AlexB and on Purpleport purpleport.com/portfolio/alexb.
I am available for photographic sessions and/or life drawing. Please send me a note if interested. Happy to travel
Current Residence: London
Favourite genre of music: I am a rock chick but you'd never know.
Favourite photographer: Annie Leibowitz, Man Ray, the incomparable Cecil Beaton, Joyce Tenneson , Pascal Renoux and more
Favourite style of art: modern and contemporary but I have a weakness for French Orientalist painting - Delacroix, Ingres
Operating System: MacOSX
Favourite cartoon character: The Simpsons
Personal Quotes: "I have never fooled anyone, I have just let people fool themselves" and " Acheronta movebo"
I have had the honour of being interviewed, here on dA, by:
nude-form.deviantart.com/journ… Nude-Form April 2011
news.deviantart.com/article/13… - projecteducate Nov 2010
votre-charme.deviantart.com/bl… - votre-charme August 2010
news.deviantart.com/article/11… - MaturexContent April 2010
Elsewhere you will find several write ups about me. The most significant ones are these:
in 2010 I was interviewed for Sensuality News part of the blog www. anneofcarversville run by Anne Enke see www.sensualitynews.com/living/…
in 2013 Hannah Booth from the British paper The Guardian wrote a piece about me called "Experience: I was a secret nude model" www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty…
In 2015 I wrote for The Guardian about being an older model www.theguardian.com/fashion/20…