Should I shoot nudity?

By Natalia Zurowski

At a certain time in a model's career, he or she will be faced with the decision to be shot nude. Whether it be for a job, or to test with a certain photographer, it's a decision some models may struggle to make - understandably so. Shooting nude, especially for the first time, isn't exactly easy. As a model, you're already vulnerable and subject to criticism. When you shoot even partial nudity, your emotional vulnerability may be heightened.

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Candid Encounter: Nina

By Natalia Zurowski

A few weeks ago, I was at a job for a local magazine in Hong Kong. While I was getting my hair and makeup done, two little girls and their mother came in. The studio was holding another shoot next door and we were sharing the dressing room. The one young girl was probably around seven-years-old while her sister couldn't have been more than four. They were both absolutely adorable. At first, I didn't pay much attention to them and minded my own business. Until the mom began to get visibly irritated with her youngest daughter, Nina.*

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