Don’t ever let anyone else set your limits. Live the dream. Want to be a model? Awesome. Want to be a model after that unfortunate wood chipper accident? Great, cool. May cut down a bit on some of your engagements, but artists and photographers may occasionally need to get a reference for the “Venus de Milo” in real life. Stranger things have happened.
Want to be a professional model after having your arm replaced with a foot-long industrial spring? Well…okay, whatever floats your boat. Look at the time, I gotta run.
I was so happy when they released a series of internet meme-based artist’s mannequins. My partner was so happy to finally get a decent ref for the “numa numa” guy, most of the little wooden stick dudes are just too thin. I’m guessing this one came out for “Talk like a Pirate” day? Maybe? I didn’t think you could a full-arm hook. I’m not sure how helpful it would be. But you’d never need a crowbar.
For the record, I am a thrift reporter, I don’t artistically rearrange or cleverly pose. This thing of beauty spontaneously arose from the natural forces of the thrift shop, and I feel truly blessed to have captured it in its natural habitat.
Zooom! A missing arm’s not going to stop me from winning the 500-meter dash. Or, apparently, from escaping the pull of earth’s gravity and flying. Excelsior, sir!
Artist’s reference dummies are great for action shots. In some strange way, they were almost made for it.
Fair flying, friend. You are an inspiration to us all!
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