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After just becoming aware of his existence through a friend of Mount Sutro, I thought it would be nice to share the artwork of New York native, Spencer Tunick.

If you check out his site, which maintains a collection of all his photography, you will soon see a template to his work: public nudity. However, it is the manner in which each photograph is taken, with careful consideration given to all of the surroundings in question, that make these photographs really amazing to me.

Further, the lengths Tunick has gone through in order to make his art, which he proclaims is "not good art, not bad art; just art," are extraordinary. His "about" page fully details his trials and tribulations which included several arrests, his suing the City of New York and his eventual win on the basis of his First Amendment Constitutional rights in the Supreme Court of the United States.

A particular news article discusses how the residents of the City of Montreal, who did not file a protest against the outdoor photo session, flocked in great number to participate in what many called an energizing and freeing experience.

I am not suggesting I am going to be the first in line to participate in this art should the opportunity present itself, but I am glad to see nudity becoming less and less of a faux pas in modern society, especially for the sake of irrefutably non-indecent acts.

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  • FSUpaintball

    It's actually very good... the composure and framing of each piece is extremely well done.

  • Thorin

    I wonder if he's naked when he takes the pictures?

  • FSUpaintball

    No, he's not. I saw an (HBO?) special on him, and he was always clothed.

  • Allstarme79

    I bet he is. He's got a weird fetish and I bet he loves to partake in the nuidty.

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