Each MLD model is confirmed as a member of the Life Models Society or is reference checked for suitable modelling experience. Before contacting any model through this site please note the following:
- Every MLD life model is entitled to fair and safe working conditions
- Should you contact an MLD model you implicitly agree to comply with the WORKING CONDITIONS set out below.
- Models look out for each other. Concerns or complaints received from models will be investigated seriously and promptly.
Please do you best to provide all Life Models with the following:
- Good heating and ventilation
- A separate change room and toilet
- Clean, comfortable props eg. rug for standing purposes, and cushions for sitting/reclining poses, clean sheets
- As a guide offer models a 5 to 10 min break for every 20 mins working
- Ensure that model is visible to participant artists, students and teachers only
- Never photograph model without their consent
- Never touch the model without their permission
- Do not ask models to wear garments inappropriate for serious artistic pursuit
- The model reserves the right to refuse to adopt poses s/he considers inappropriate or dangerous
- Never use spray fixative indoors
- Please turn off mobile phones (if in a class situation) and check before bringing any digital cameras into the life drawing studio
Life Modelling Rates
- The standard life modelling (drawing, painting, sculpting), the rate is $32.00 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours for model call outs - however models reserve the right to renegotiate modelling rates at their discretion.
- For photographic modelling the standard rate is $75 per hour but this is negotiable. Minimum call out is 2 hours
- In case of double booking pay both models in full. In case of a cancellation please pay the model if less than a week's notice is given