There are almost as many different kinds of modeling out there as there are models. One of the rapidly growing markets is alternative modeling. For many years modeling was very focused on a mainstream vision of what was beautiful and acceptable. Now with alternative modeling on the rise more and more men and women are finding work in an area that was before pretty limited.
Society has been making big shifts over the last few years in accepting different looks – this could be hair colors, piercings, tattoos, or other forms of body modification. Now with the growing number of people actually getting things done such as tattoos and piercings or dying their hair various unnatural colors, it’s obvious that society would want to see these same types of people represented in their media and work.
Most of the alt modeling out there has to do with particular niches or sub-cultures. Gigs may be focused on latex, leather, goth fashion, burlesque, or one of the numerous fetish niches out there. There are even publications all about tattoos and piercings and they want fetish models that have obviously dedicated part of their life to that lifestyle.
When it comes to alternative modeling, you can take what you’ve already done with your looks and use it as a jumping off point into an alt modeling career. Put those tattoos you spent your hard earned money on to good use! Those piercings your parents always said would hold you back at getting a job – prove them wrong! You have something to offer in alternative modeling and there’s always something new to try. So have an open mind and find your foot in the door to your new alternative modeling career!
One of the great things about alternative modeling is how inclusive it is of all shapes and sizes. So listen up plus size beauties, there is definitely work for you in alt modeling! Just as the way it is in mainstream modeling, some work may be limited, but in alternative modeling there are many more doors open for you possibility wise. There are numerous venues from clean work to adult content that want gorgeous heavy set women to pose for them. Just because you’re not a size 2 doesn’t mean you won’t find work in modeling.
Of course there are the basic alternative modeling gigs such as tattoo modeling, clothing for alternative boutiques, plus size burlesque attire and so on. If you’re open for other forms of alternative modeling work outside of just clothing, then you are in luck!
Once again there’s numerous fetish markets that would love to get their hands on bigger women involved in alt fetish modeling. This could be anything from plus size latex clothing, plus size bondage or BDSM sites, or even sites similar to Suicide Girls where they want nothing more than stunning BBW babes and voluptuous fetish models showing off their gorgeous curves and alternative styles.
Don’t look at mainstream modeling and think there’s no home for you. Alternative modeling welcomes all large ladies! If you have a distinct look and an interest in fetish modeling or alt modeling, then you should definitely get yourself started on the path to a lifestyle in front of the camera. Don’t hide what you’ve got, get ready to flaunt it!
It may sound silly, but one great way to get into alternative modeling is by looking for gigs when people are shooting Halloween material. Halloween is of course known for playing dress up and people getting to be something they’re not for one night out of the year. For those in alternative modeling, what better way to get your name out there than at a time when people are wanting to actually dress up and look like you when perhaps in their normal day to day they can’t.
The market here is HUGE! Companies need photos for everything – costumes, props, advertising gigs, and so on. You’ll find everyone from mainstream costume shops to fetish sites looking to bank in on this holiday. If you’re with an alternative modeling agency, expect possible gigs to be on the rise.
Places could hire any model they want for their stuff, but they’re more likely to hire fetish models for this kind of work because they already have the certain looks they’re going for. Why go for a model that they have to put a wig on and fake tattoos when you already have cascading pink and teal hair and a sleeve of colorful artwork? With as big as the alternative modeling field is getting, there’s no reason to waste time and money on making over mainstream models for something fetish models can already offer. As an alt model, it’s all about using what you have and knowing when it will benefit you most.
Plenty of fetish models find themselves getting more work for various adult sites, fetish clothing sites, and other such places a few months before Halloween gets here. These sites want to bulk up on their material so once October is here they can start rolling out as much of the material as possible. Everyone in the business is out to make money and that includes you! Halloween is only one example of when alternative modeling finds itself as a front runner in gigs. There are plenty of other cases this rings true as well.
Alternative modeling is about playing dress up just like Halloween. What better way to add to your alternative modeling portfolio than by having the opportunity to dress up as a latex clad Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Halloween is just one of many opportunities in alternative modeling where you have the pleasure of getting to dress up as something out of the ordinary and getting paid to do so.
One of the most prevalent kinds of alternative modeling is fetish modeling. Fetish modeling often is based on a sexual fetish which is a realm probably much bigger than you’d ever expect. Just about anything can be or is a fetish.
Often in society people hear the word ‘fetish’ and think it takes on some kind of negative meaning. This is such a poor way to look at not only the word but the work as well. Fetish models are no different than any other model out there, it’s just that the alternative modeling work they do is very focused. The fact that there is a layer of sexuality added to it starts people on the path to thinking that it’s wrong.
Take Playboy or Penthouse shooting decades worth of nude women. Go one step further and think of Juggs magazine. Juggs is a fetish magazine about women with big breasts. Is there something wrong and dirty with having a fetish for big boobs? This breast fetish is one that’s very mainstream and isn’t frowned upon.
So why give the term ‘fetish’ a negative connotation to begin with? It’s time to rid alternative modeling of the stigma that comes with fetish models. Alt fetish modeling has such a copious amount of topics that the work would be seemingly never ending as long as you were open to many things.
You may also be surprised by some of the examples of alternative modeling in the fetish world. Here is a brief list of some fetish modeling possibilities:
* foot fetish (bare feet, flip flops, socks, high heels)
* getting messy with food
* modeling latex or leather clothing
* shibari (artful rope binding)
* military attire
The beauty of fetish work in alternative modeling is that it can be about so many different topics, there just needs to be a market for it. Also, don’t think that just because it’s fetish work that it means you’re going to be doing something naked or that sex is directly involved. There are plenty of non nude fetish sites out there that hire fetish models. That’s the beauty of alternative modeling – even when something is adult or risque in a sense, it can still be clean.