This blog is starting out with the contents of a previous blog at Delphi Forums. Google provides a better set of editing tools for combining photos and text, and with regard to text, is much more "poetry friendly," allowing the poet to choose line lengths rather than having them all glopped together in a continuous paragraph.
Within you will find photos of artworks I have posed for in over twenty years posing for art classes and individual artists, along with my comments about the classes, teachers and artists, and some photos of myself posing, almost always nude. There is no sexual intention in all of this, simply the desire to share my experiences with artists, other art models, and potential art models. I have found that sharing my experiences with others has resulted in the recruitment of at least two new art models.
I also share two aspects of my own attempts at art, in poetry and in self-portrait photography. If seeing photos of a naked, aging, somewhat out of shape male is not your cup of tea, you have been warned! Minors, even art students, should not view the content within unless they have parental permission to do so. The photo above is one of my favorites, when I posed for a painting class in the spring of 1996 in front of the full-size plaster cast of Michaelangelo's David, at the end of the cast hall at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the nation's oldest art school.
Comments are welcome, so please let me know what you think. I have a thick hide: I can take it!