Whilst watching a TV programme recently about the art of Walter Sickert I was interested in a comment made by one of the female contributors to the programme. She stated that she could tell that the prostitutes Sickert used as his models enjoyed posing for him judging by the poses they adopted. I found this idea intriguing and was reminded of it again last Thursday whilst chatting to the model Nikki in the half-time break. She was talking about why she modelled and why she got enjoyment from it. She liked being with like-minded artistic people; helping other artists achieve their aims; the sense of it complementing her own Fine Art studies and her alternative profession as Burlesque performer.
by Catherine Morris