Caption: Buck Dietz poses at an afternoon life drawing session at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. , Credit: Andrew Norton
Image by: Andrew Norton 
Buck Dietz poses at an afternoon life drawing session at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA.  

Buck, Naked

From: Andrew Norton
Length: 04:45

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Buck Dietz is a figure model. That means he has to stand naked and completely still for long sessions while artists sketch him. But for Buck, it's more than just standing there. He shares his surprising techniques that make his artform... sing.
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Bucksml_small Buck Dietz is a figure model. That means he has to stand naked and completely still for long sessions while artists sketch him. But for Buck, it's more than just standing there. He shares his surprising techniques that make his artform... sing.

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Buck Dietz likes to find his poses from silent films… So when he’s watching Charlie Chaplin… and he sees something he likes—he’ll pause it, get in that position and then quickly sketch it down. Posing is more than just… standing still for him.

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Buck: I’d like to think when I pose, I’m acting. It’s not as simple as just standing there, if there’s a story behind it, I think it can motivate people and inspire them.

He flips through a stack of old papers packed with his sketches—rough drawings of bodies in different positions. Buck is a figure model, he poses naked for artists. And these are like his set lists.

0:00:11.5- Thud of papers
0:04:56.1 Buck: This one is called 76 Trombones, Neptune, Saint Sebastian… I got some religious stuff there, obviously.

Those names he gives his poses… they’re more than names—they’re cues. They get him into character. And Buck might need to bus...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Any given week, especially in the summer, The Cape plays host to a surprising number of figure drawing classes—where people come to sketch or paint nude models. And the models come in all shapes and sizes, male and female. And countless artists have sketched or painted Buck Dietz [DEETs]. For our Creative Life series, reporter Andrew Norton takes a ‘revealing’ look into the mind of one of these model.

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