Does one gain ANYTHING as a alt model to secure their future?

August 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm (Alt Models, Alternative, Alternative models, Louisiana artist, model, modeling, models, photography, photos, Random Thoughts, ranting, Riot Grrrl, ugly shyla, uglyshyla) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hey Models I have a question.Most of
you are in your mid twenties,are pushing 30 or are like me and ARE 30.Now I want to know how how much many of these adorers,stalkers and fans that we all talk to and try and help and just give general attention to have put into OUR BANK ACCOUNT?How much have they given us all that we will have to fall back on when modeling is no longer a option?This is why most of this is fairy glamour or as I call it bullshit we just try our best to exploit.And if ANY of you give me shit for daring to say this I will personally drive to where you are and beat your lunch out you.I have art as my job first and foremost so I don’t even have to think about something to “fall back on” as modeling is just something I do for added publicity for my art.And actually thankful in the aspect that I’m not chosen as a model because I’m pretty or youthful looking.I have more of the sort of Diamanda Galas thing going on where people just use me as a model because I’m a weirdo.BUT I’m damn fucking tired of there being no 50/50 as a model or as somebody that is treated like a free freak show to people.Especially if you don’t do nudity,which doesn’t even pay enough to make anything worthwhile.100.00 for say 200 photos and you have to split the 100.00 with the photographer isn’t shit.And if you aren’t willing to lay and spread you get even less and I’m sorry but I think it’s bullshit.

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2 Comments

  1. Lillith said,

    Personally I haven’t ever been paid for work as an “alt” model, but I haven’t been doing it for to long myself as well. I agree though that the rates suck for nudes. Thankfully modeling is something I mostly do for fun, but wouldn’t mind making money with.

  2. Ruby Violence said,

    Hey hon, I really like what you wrote and I agree with you 100 percent. I love alt modeling but yes, the money isn’t what people think. I’ve become better at only doing certain work for pay. I don’t believe in paying half of what I make to photographers either if the money isn’t there. I have alot of model girl friends who have been taken advantage from photogs in that way.

    Thanks for the post babe!

    xo Ruby V

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