Life Modeling
Art Photography

Available for Virtual and Limited In-Person Life Modeling for Artists
During COVID-19 situation and beyond

If your artistic style incorporates the human figure and/or portraiture, you will undoubtedly need time practicing or creating live with an actual person. As a professional life model, I offer a variety of online options for artists including open and private sessions as well as collaborative events with other models. I can already be booked for in-person modeling in the D.C. region, too, as long as key precautions are agreed. But even as we put COVID behind us and resume 'normal' activities, I anticipate continuing online availability as long as there is sufficient interest.

I summarize my upcoming online events and other opportunities for artists in a living newsletter. I try to keep it updated -- check it out! (button should open a web document in another tab)

Button linking to Avid Light's newsletter

Interested artists can ask to be added (see Contact below) to my email list for occasional reminders and updates. This is not for spam; I typically just send a couple emails per month to inform artists of scheduling changes, special events or major newsletter updates. There is no obligation, your address will not be shared, and you can be removed anytime.


1) PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS. You can check my online private booking options here on my Live 1-to-1 overview page; click "Additional info" under the listing. Or click the "book now" button and select me as 'team member' and a date/time. If you book a time, be sure to provide accurate contact info so we can coordinate and plan your session.

2) SCHEDULED WEBINARS. I occasionally schedule 1, 2, or 3 hour long open modeling webinars for up to 25 artists. For these I decide schedule, duration, theme, pose flow, and whether it is draped/clothed or nude. These are affordable ways for artists to practice drawing/painting a male model in professional lighting, without special software (webinars are accessed via common web browsers). The flow of these is similar to typical open studio sessions and information on themes and upcoming events are in the web newsletter (see button above). You can self-register for a scheduled webinar on the Yondo platform, if it is not sold out, up until start time or soon after. The button below is a shortcut to my Yondo webinar page; if it opens elsewhere like on my 1-to-1 page that at the moment there are no upcoming webinars.

Button linking to Yondo webinar page

Examples of Avid Light modeling by artist CinCin Fang Meanwhile, thank you for visiting my modeling page. I've learned that creating successful portraiture or art requires an interesting mix of introverted and extroverted skills. Models are not so different from photographers, painters, and other artists -- often sharing similar visions and artistic interests. Perhaps that is why so many models become artists and vice versa.

Professional models can make it look easy; sometimes it is, but more often it is not. It takes practice and refinement. I have experience, and charge reasonable going rates for most bookings. I do still consider requests for TFP / TFCD or equivalent work, but it depends a lot on the project.

My best genres are in the artistic realms like bodypainting, abstract/conceptual, fine art nude, etc. If you are a photographer, sketch artist, painter, sculptor etc please feel free to contact me with just about any idea for which you may need a male model. Thanks for your interest!

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