Aw, you’re right … I’m definitely ridiculous! Just joking. Thank you for taking the time to write to me!
I should have some new material here soon … Just gotta beg and plead for somebody to take pictures of me, ha! x)
Hah, in short, no. I appreciate the aesthetic of nudes (and would also probably enjoy gaining a wider audience by posing for and posting nude-work), but in thinking about future prospective jobs, I have declined to be photographed completely naked.
Sadly, I feel strongly about this subject, even though it does not necessarily coincide with my other more liberal perspectives. I have a hard time expressing how weird it feels to have somebody else (i.e. the “paying customer” - the photographer) dictate whether or not they will photograph you, solely depending on how many clothes you strip. I know the demand for nudity exists, but some photographers are just out-right rude when it comes to this subject! Ugh.
I would definitely start on Model Mayhem! Take some pictures of yourself in the comfort of your own home, and later ask yourself if you would be alright with the general public being able to see whatever you post on your profile there. Then, once you have chosen an alias, have posted pictures and filled out your profile, start to browse the photographers in your area. If you see any photos that you like the look of, shoot the photographer an informative (and complimentary!) message. Ask if they do “trade for (TF)” compensations, such that you can start building a portfolio, and actually gain some experience modeling!
Different people seem to like different things … So, even if your looks are not “conventional”, if you are interesting and alluring, the audience will respond to that! And, if you have a kind soul, that is what will truly radiate beauty. Good luck, and I am sure that you are stunning!