Male nude figure model. And when the clothing comes off, we are all the same.
Many times people have opened doors or walked by windows and seen me in my full splendor.
I felt funny at first, but the artists walked up to me and struck up small chat with me.
Most of them actually found it curious and interesting and asked many questions of why I had chosen this new path in my life.
What most people don't understand is the mood in the studio is so far from sexual I'd be both creeped out and impressed if a guy managed it.
I was never more nervous in my life, as I will be taking my clothes off in front of complete strangers I just met.
I ended up regularly modeling for Richard's class that semester, and even got hired by his grad students to do art lingerie 123 gallery work that blew my mind, like a piece where they painted me ripping my chest open to reveal hummingbirds perched in my ribs.
The thought perished instantaneously, when he struck his first gesture pose facing the class, instructor and me—he was,well, ah.
When the session began, it was only me and the man that hired me.
As a semi retired 60 year old, I am seriously considering getting back to life modeling in the near future.