5 Life Modelling Poses Liam Morton Has Done... In Real Life

Liam Morton is an indie musician from Brisbane. Liam Morton is an indie musician from Brisbane.

Forget all the doom and gloom floating about these days, Brisbane indie artist Liam Morton hits us with a ray of sunshine in the form of his new single 'Sunny Afternoon'.

Positive and upbeat, the world needs more of this joyous energy flowing through humanity.

"When I wrote this song I wasn’t thinking about much. I was actually watching cricket. It's not written about leg spin bowling, but I wish it was." Hear, hear Liam!

Morton played for a number of band's in the Brisbane music scene, eventually joining Port Royal. After the band's demise he decided to go solo, retreating to his grandparents outback property near Dysart, a ten-hour drive from Brisbane.

Aside from being a damn-fine musician, he also has enough line of work – life model. Serious. You did read the headline, right? "Allow me to set the scene," Liam says, picking up his real-life story.

"You're standing on a podium, surrounded by sketch pads and pencils. The room is quiet, except for the low hum of fluorescent lighting.

"Everybody is expecting you to strike a pose and you need to make a decision immediately. I work as a life model and this is a situation I've found myself in many times before.

"Here are my Top 5 Life Modelling poses."

1: Bridge

This is the ab exercise that everyone has tried at least once. Straight back and legs with your weight evenly distributed between your forearms and toes. Depending on your fitness level, hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

2: Titanic French Girl

Kate Winslet once said: "Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls." If you've ever watched the movie 'Titanic' you'll understand.

For this elegant pose, lie on your back, put one hand to your face and raise the other past your head. Because this pose is comfortable you should be able to hold it for 20 minutes.

3: The Thinker

Sit down with a solemn look on your face. Put your elbow on your leg and make a fist with your hand, placing it around your mouth. This pose can be held for at least 10 minutes.

4: The Foetal position

This one is straightforward, curl up in a ball on the ground. I've fallen asleep during this pose, so be sure to set an alarm. Hold for 15 minutes.

5. The Golf Swing

A personal favourite of mine, you'll need a long, straight stick. I use the top half of a microphone stand.

Stand as if you're taking a golf swing, knees slightly bent. Hold the stick above the ground with a double grip. It's a great action pose and bonus points if you make Tiger Woods jokes. Hold for 5 minutes.



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