This piece is a testimony not only to the hard work of Cardiff Life Model Collective’s fine art models but also to Anna Korecká, the Cardiff based film maker who directed Happy Naked People for the BBC.
A pair of giggly friends came for the first time, one a seasoned creative, the other a total newbie, exploring this discipline, totally inexperienced; sometimes it requires as much much bravery on the part of artist to see themselves move through the creative process as it does the model to allow themselves to be seen unfiltered.
James was working our Little Man session in the centre of Cardiff. This turn up and sketch, no need to book session has been running for 10 years now and there is no intention to change that anytime soon.
Well, you can’t actually buy a person, that isn’t legal in the UK although we are sure it happens, but you can rent a person for a few hours and they will pose for you, an individual artist or a college group or privately delivered art class or a media company etc…
Surely, if we wanted to get through this quickly and with minimum impact we would be ‘confined to quarters’. All of us. Only small teams of signed off workers ought to be allowed on the streets and they would be delivering food to those in need. Total lockdown, although economically crippling, would seem the swiftest way to get through this.