24. Other Things to Bring

A) A large towel. This can serve many purposes: it can be a comfortable rug, a comfortable seat cover, a drape, a blanket, a furniture protector, a hair cover, and so on.

B) A model-release form (several, if several photographers may be present).

C) A piece of chalk and a piece of charcoal, for marking poses.

D) A male G-string (simple, not “jokey”), or a plain leotard, (or body-suit) in case complete nudity is forbidden for some reason – or you find nudity inappropriate for the people you are working with. Male G-strings can be purchased at specialty lingerie shops in most metropolitan areas; leotards are available at dance supply shops.

E) A wind-up timer, so you can time poses yourself.

F) Teabags, instant coffee, or something to warm you up during breaks, in case nothing of the sort is made available.

G) A couple of “interesting things” to pose with: see 22b.

H) A pocket mirror: to check on your looks, and to use as a “prop”.