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Toynbee Hall, London, 29 September 2013

29 September 2013

Toynbee Hall has become something of a regular haunt in recent weeks. Six weeks ago I was there with Adam James and the mudheads to rehearse ‘The Birth Caul‘. Two weeks ago it was rehearsals for a November JocJonJosch performance. Today, however, was my first time there as a life model.

I’d arranged the booking over the phone with Toynbee Art Club‘s organiser, Richard, some time ago. By bizarre unexpected coincidence I found myself sitting next to him last week at the birthday party of life model and mutual friend, Ursula. My gathering theory, that London is in fact a small village, was further supported by the number of artists I recognised today.

It’s a friendly group to work for: very quiet while poses are in progress but full of lively chat at the interval and close of play. The pose pattern in minutes was: five, five, five, fifteen, ten, twenty, (ten-minute break), thirty, thirty. The second pose of five minutes, a lotus position, went down well enough for me to be asked to repeat it for ten.

The artists flattered me with some wonderful work:

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2 Comments
  1. How nice to have so many images and be able to put them online. I do not know if this is typical but I do know how difficult it is often for models to get images out of photographers, and that should be a rather easier ask.

  2. I have just realised that you probably snapped these yourself! 🙂
    Still, my point otherwise stands.

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