Like most creatives the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic has created an interesting challenge for me as an artist to reconsider the way I connect my art with the world. It soon became apparent that a world in lockdown found connection in the online community (can you imagine if we didn’t have it?) and I love how artists around the world are realigning their practice accordingly. One of the most striking examples were Zoom life-drawing meetings. It made me realise that life models, like many self-employed people who worked in a physical capacity, were suddenly finding their ability to earn money compromised. It would seem that social-distancing is not compatible to a creative physical experience.
I am a huge advocate for the collaboration process in creativity and it is a constant driving principle in all the work I do. Whether it be in a commercial capacity or an individual one-to-one, collaboration opens up doors of potential that gives opportunities not yet considered and also it always provides an upgrade. It never fails to deliver! The mutual sharing of creative resources to achieve a dynamic end goal and beyond, I wish they had taught me this at an early age!
The Full Adam is very much in that vein of collaborative thinking. The idea is simple, taking my passion for life drawing I am collaborating with male life models who provide dynamic images of poses they create. Then, using my signature style, I produce a series of unique images based on what they send me that are then sold as limited edition prints. Any profits made after costs are then shared equally between myself and the life model.
If you are a life model or someone who is interested in maybe life-modelling please do get in touch via email email@example.com for more information.