Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cheeks ahoy


I just read another article about Spencer Tunick, a photographer who has become famous for taking pictures of large groups of people in the nude at a variety of known landmarks around the world. This past Sunday, he shot 1,800 people posing in Vienna at the new stadium where the 2008 Euro soccer tournament will be held.


His largest turnout of volunteers was in Mexico City where 18,000 people showed up to participate.


I first became aware of Spencer a few years ago while watching his documentaries, "Naked States" and "Naked World" on HBO. It's not really about the nudity for me, as it is my fascination that one person could get that many strangers to show up to a very public location, strip off their clothes, and lay or stand around naked for a couple of hours surrounded by several hundred other strangers, many of whom are likely neighbors you'd run into daily at the grocery store or post office.

The photos are amazing and I certainly give him credit for creating an interesting niche for himself and a world-wide following. However, I don't think I'd be able to participate in one of his shoots. I'm just not that comfy carting my naughty bits out for an early morning of socializing amongst the locals.

How about you?

Here is the link to his official site, if you'd like to see more of his ass...I mean WORK.

Update: Seems that Photobucket, the site that hosts my images, didn't approve of some of Spencer's art that I uploaded...so they deleted four of them without alerting me (so I posted a couple others that they didn't remove). Guess some of the images are a bit too nude...


I think we all know who the asses are....


gonoles84 said...

I think I'd expose my nether regions for the opportunity to be in one of his creations. C'mon, it's just like going to the Faultline on a Sunday afternoon!

Vampire Hours said...

Hmmm...you do have a point there.

Anonymous said...

That so many people, from so many cultures will happily do this says a lot about the innate desire to abandon pretense and reveal oneself honestly to each other. Very Woodstock. Of course, I don't need to tell you whether *I* would participate. Hell yes... off with the underwear and let the chips fall where they may!

Vampire Hours said...

Well, you always have been more comfortable displaying your "chips" in public. You're practically a walking party snack, which isn't a bad thing (unless you're in church, of course).