Body of Work explores the physicality of the life model, through a variety of approaches. There are six chapters to the project; Seated, Sustained, Object, Standing, Dynamic and Subject. Each image represents a female life model who, seated or standing, has held a pose. The work challenges the misconception that female life models are passive objects, by offering an alternative perspective on the experience of the models themselves. Through documenting the tools used by life models, including their own bodies, the physical nature of the role can be observed.
Fra Beecher [b. 1986] is a life model and photographic artist. She looks and is looked at.
Fra models for amateur and professional artists, at art schools, colleges and for community groups. She is also a co-founder of United Models - a Bristol based life model collective. Fra studied Photographic Art at the University of Wales, Newport and taught Photography at Stroud School of Art. She has recently completed a Masters in Photography at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Her current project Body of Work (2018-20) brings together both of her creative practices - modeling and image making.