Tuesday, 16 May 2017

005【體模之路:祼體模特兒入門】之 【2。簡介攝影裸體模特兒】之一

005【體模之路:祼體模特兒入門】之
【2。簡介攝影裸體模特兒】之一
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攝影裸體模特兒的工作,相對繪畫裸體模特兒來說,在理念上和性質上都複雜得多。攝影創作的過程可以非常高速,姿勢要求變動頻密,模特兒須要消耗較多體力。在一至兩小時的拍攝中,可達六百至一千張相片,即使滿意的作品可能只寥寥數張。而高速的攝影技術(high speed camera)更能拍攝連續跳躍等動作,以至營造「空中飄浮」的效果。是以攝影師可以把一位模特兒的體力推向極致,當中與攝影師的互動更直接、更有爆發力,二個人都能同時把創作能量推進。

拍攝理念:
攝影的力量,在於能捕捉人的不同面貌。攝影師透過拍攝去探索不同的「我」——鏡頭下拍的雖然是模特兒,但這個主觀角度也反映攝影師自我投射的取態。一些攝影師有強烈的個人風格,無論拍誰都是「他眼中的人」,就像繪畫模特兒一樣——只是創作者眼中「部份的他」,而不是模特兒的「完全真我」。攝影的力量,也能窺探人在鏡頭前的「私密」,一些不想公開的臉貌,可能在無意之間暴露於鏡頭下。是以有些人從不喜歡被拍攝,因為「被你拍攝的我不完全是我」,而「我」亦不想公開「真實的我」。

攝影模特兒應選擇讓自己感到安心,又拍攝理念相近的合作對象,彼此促進了解及互相交流,有利創作。假若模特兒在拍攝期間無法有效地和攝影師交流,相方不但不能把拍攝的能量推進,又會令模特兒感到被物化,像一只道具般被「使用」,合作變成一種「自我出售」。

模特兒必須小心選擇攝影創作的意識形態,就個人而言,有些題目我是不接受的,如:
*作品概念上有貶低或醜化女性意圖
*有歧視意圖
*被姦殺
*扮演吸食毒品
*作為替身,或面目模糊的屍體

更重要的是,絕對不接受不尊重模特兒,或把模特兒當作純粹工具的創作者。

(攝影:小丁)
(雕塑家/模特兒:Lenka)

【文章待續】
【2。簡介祼體攝影模特兒及《特別注意事項!》】之二
【3。上述兩者比較】
【4。關於以金錢作為報酬】


005【Way to Life Modelling: How to Work as a Nude Model】
【2.i. Introduction to Nude Photography Modelling】

The work of nude photography modelling is much more complicated than that of nude life drawing modelling, either conceptually or by its nature.  Photo shooting can be done in a very fast speed, requiring the model to change pose frequently and demanding more physical strength. In an 1-2 hour photo shooing session, about 600-1000 photographs can be produced, although maybe only a few are satisfactory. With the new technology of high speed camera, one can even capture consecutive jumping motion to create an effect of "floating in the air."  Therefore a photographer can push the models stamina to their limit. Their interaction will be more direct or even explosive, driving the energy of creation. 

Concept of photography:  
The power of photography can capture the different faces of the human being. Through the camera, a photographer is exploring a different "me", even he is shooting at a model.  This subjective angle is a self-reflection point of view of the photographer.  Some has a very strong personal style, in which whoever he shoots project the same version from his eye.  Just like a model in paintings, he is only part of himself in the eyes of the creator, and not the complete himself.  The power of photography can also peep into the privacy of a subject, whether one is ready/willing to be exposed or not.  Thus some people never like to be photo shoot, for the reason that whatever being captured is not the true himself.  And "I" do not want to expose "my true self" either.  

Photography models should choose their working partners who make them feel comfortable and also possess similar shooting ideas.  It is better for any creative works where working partners can communicate and exchange thoughts.  If the model cannot effectively communicate with the photographer, not only they they cannot drive the energy forward, but also the model would feel being objectified, being used as a prop, and the collaboration would become a buying and selling of a body.  

Models must be careful when choosing the ideology in photography.  Personally I would refuse any works that has the following themes:
- to disparage or defame women;
- discrimination;
- rape or murder;
- drug abuse;
- as a double, or as an unidentified dead body

And most importantly, I would never work with any artists who do not respect models, or simply using models as a tool.  

photography: siuding
sculptor / model: Lenka

【Essay to be continued】
【2. Short Introduction to Nude Photography Modelling 】and points of attention
【3. Comparisons Between the Two】
【4. About Money as Compensation】

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