Chatting with the multi-platform model – Rebecca Tun

How did you first get started in modelling?

I started doing some life modelling while I was at university. I’d noticed an ad in an art shop window looking for life models, and I thought, “Hey, I could do that!”.

What came first, life or photo modelling? Do you remember what your first session was like, and how did you feel?

I wasn’t at all nervous about the nudity; I was excited about the pictures. I remember the artists complimenting me on my poses about how still I was and that I’d chosen complex, dynamic positions.

How/When did OnlyFans and Patreon come about?

I started Patreon and OnlyFans in 2018, having been aware of them for a year or so, I decided to take the plunge and explore a new avenue. I’ve always enjoyed the curation and presentation side of online work, so I was excited to cultivate a special place to showcase my work. When I met my partner in 2019, we started a couples account, Pelegia with a Hard G. It felt like such a natural thing to do as we were producing spontaneous homemade adult content that just seemed too beautiful not to share somewhere. OnlyFans was the obvious place to do this, a space where I already felt safe to experiment and explore my individuality in front of a niche audience.

and would you recommend either to other models and why?

I would recommend models have a presence on one or both. Firstly there’s the extra income. Secondly, it’s a way to share content that you can’t or choose not to share on social media, and this privacy allows you the freedom to experiment. Unfortunately, I can’t advise how to make the big bucks – that takes a specific skill set that I don’t have.

If you were only to be captured in one medium (painted, drawn, photographed or case), which one would it be and why?

Photography as that’s the most versatile and allows me the most creativity, input and productivity. I enjoy being painted and drawn, but my input in that medium is smaller.

What is the best part of modelling?

My favourite part of modelling is the pictures. I love the visual arts; taking part in the process of creating images with other people – it nourishes my soul.

and the worse?

The aspect of my job that I find the most difficult is admin. I have a phobia of messages, so this is the biggest thing I have to overcome.

Copyright – Anna Weightman

Can you tell me the most challenging pose you have had to hold?

I posed for my Mum, the sculptor Anna Weightman. It’s a reclining pose, where I’m propped up on my elbows as though reading a book or gazing into a pool, and there’s a big twist in my middle. It’s not a very realistic pose, but the rear curves look great. I held that pose for hours over multiple sessions. In hindsight, we should have made it more realistic and less painful (elbows apart and hands together would have helped and a knee forward for balance).

and the easiest

None of my poses stays easy for long, but being seated with my legs apart is pretty comfortable.

How has the COVID pandemic affected your modelling, and how have you overcome it?

Modelling work dried up completely during the lockdowns, and unfortunately, I never managed to get into remote modelling, even though I wanted to, because I lacked the space. Fortunately, my partner is a photographer, and we were creating content for our fan sites. The pandemic was a time when many creatives turned to OnlyFans and similar sites as a source of income.

When you are not modelling, what do you like to get up to?

I enjoy photography myself and image editing. I’m also into fashion, and I also save money by shopping second-hand. Right now, I’m busily databasing all of my garments in an app, and it’s going to take a while!

September Sun by Gerard Chillcott

Thank you for giving us an insight into your life; what’s in store for the future?

My dream is to own a studio space one day, a place where I and other creatives can fulfil our visions. I would use it for many things – shoots, workshops, remote shoots, producing my own content, maybe even life drawing.

If one of your friends wanted to start life modelling, what advice would you give them to avoid beginner mistakes?

I’d put them in touch with someone I know who runs a class, or, if they didn’t live near any of those people, I’d recommend they join RAM. During life modelling, I think the most important thing is to pick poses that you can hold with minimal discomfort, but this takes practice, and discomfort is inevitable, so don’t be too shy to stop for a stretch. The artists will completely understand.

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