Nude Art Modelling

  • Richard Westerhuis, Nude Abstract: Cindy

    Become ARWE’s next (nude art) model

    Driven to test the discomfort we experience when we come face-to-face with our true selves, I aspire to lift the veil between the assumed identity and the true self. To achieve that goal, I need fine art models who are willing to shed their skins and shed their assumed identities.

    My fascination with human behaviour and my passion for arts have merged into my creative vision. The primary goal of my conceptual art: to find the moment of release. That moment when the camera captures that moment a model let’s go of the assumed identity.

    Whether you aspire to become a nude art model or not, the most important thing is that you’re comfortable with moving out of your comfort zones. The willingness and ability to be vulnerable in a professional studio setting is the primary indicator for qualification.



  • Nude art modelling, Can I become a nude art model?

    Nude art modelling

    Can I become a nude art model?

    Of course, anyone can. Every body type is welcome here at my studio in The Hague in The Netherlands. Whether big, small, dark, light, wrinkled, scarred or young; you are welcome here. One important detail to remember is: are you truly ready to open up with a camera present? Are you able to hold a pose for a prolonged amount of time? As an artist, I marvel at the length a good model can hold her or his pose, but it is not for everyone.

    My vision and ideas, which I pour into my conceptual artworks, revolve entirely around the ambiguity of human behaviour. This recurring theme is one that applies to each and every type of person.


    Nude model photography by ARWE

    Whether photographing a female or male model, the processes are usually similar. At the studio I use dramatizing elements, which cause a conflict between the models’ assumed identities and their true selves. During my series RUBBER IDENTITY for example, the portrayed models wore rubber swimming caps.

    The idea that our hair is deeply connected with our identity was thoroughly explored during the many shoots held in order to complete this series. Whether it be social liberation, self-expression, religion or standing: our hair plays an important party in showing our identity. By hiding the models’ hair with rubber swimming caps, they are no longer able to alter their character by their hair.

    Visibly uncomfortable is a proper description of the captured mood on the photographs. The models’ feel particularly vulnerable, exposed and intimate.

    As viewers of this series, we feel we get to see them for the first time – to seem them exactly for who they are.