Lying down on the job

There is something so classic and timeless about a reclining pose. What’s interesting is that people sometimes assume that a model prefers to recline because it is easier than other poses – like we can just close our eyes and fall asleep for 20 minutes. Models do that, I know! (Hopefully without snoring). But I try not to fall asleep while reclining. Besides, the best reclining poses in my opinion are the ones with a beautiful twist in the torso, and when twisting like that, the pose is much more difficult and strenuous. Cramps are inevitable. It’s far from napping. But it’s all worth it, I feel, as evidenced by this lovely pencil drawing by Jon Rettich. This is me at the Salmagundi Club, Monday night sketch.

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