Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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....