I acquired a muse, a model I met during my travels. I always imagined doing something like this, looking at the creative flexibility of other artists who have had a model to create with on a whim. Trying to replicate that flexibility leads to a dilemma with scheduling that is very cumbersome, the time expense of scheduling and rescheduling is greater than the cost of any contract I can negotiate with a potential subject. This contract is voluntary servitude to my creative interests, for a limited time.
The better option is to have one or two subjects, perpetually in your presence. This is the outcome I crafted.
Its interesting to think that I had almost attempted something like this nearly four years ago, with a new model in a rural town I almost moved to, for commerce. It makes me wonder if I would have been able to use her body like a marionette, or if she would have been able to resign her autonomy and cultural inhibitions as much I required for my creative interests. My subjects exist within a distortion field, a distorted reality I perpetuate that ignores cultural and socioeconomic problems in the outside world, because I maintain an exemption to them. So it makes me wonder sometimes how my contract with that girl would have played out.
Now in the present, I do have a muse. And I've had her on a schedule since the beginning of summer. Finally, she is beginning to inspire me in a way I imagined.
For my projects, I needed her for her body, but it turns out she has a creative mind. Relevant thoughts have actually been an anomaly amongst models that I've worked with, very similar to a stereotype, as models are not booked for their minds and other people take care of their necessities. Her creative assistance has been a good and unexpected quality. I'm thrilled that after many shoots I am actually inspired by our various shenanigans.