Mormon Women Bare
is an art project spearheaded by Katrina Barker Anderson, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It's designed to challenge the LDS Church's strict views on modesty and the value of "virtue" by having Church members pose naked in an attempt to reclaim their bodies while protesting the belief that they need to be careful of inflaming the passions of men.
Growing Out My Bush
is a fascinating Tumblr where one woman explores the perception of the female body by first shaving and then photographing the re-growth of her pubic hair. Especially interesting are "The Reality of Nude Photos
" and "How Breasts Can Look
What goes on in our minds when we see someone naked?
A 2011 study
[PDF] led by Kurt Gray revealed a curious fact about how people perceive other people when they take their clothes off: What emerged was that we see the capacity for feelings, whether pleasure or pain or happiness or anger, as distinct from the capacity for intellectual thought and planning. Namely, that we treat those we objectify as less intelligent, yet simultaneously we endow them with a
greater ability to
The 30th annual Dallas Pride parade
and festival, which will take place this weekend, has come under some controversy since the organizers announced the need for the event to be family-friendly and said nudity and lewd behavior will no longer be tolerated
. [more inside]
We like to entertain… ourselves mainly… and it’s a comedy show much of the time, with little more than white walls and floorboards for a stage
''Old Master'' shoots with just a cell phone or ipad. His compositions are definitely outside the norm, all with a cast of volunteers, no models.
This is amateur dramatics with a difference.
(NSFW. BDSM, bondage, fetish).
Some of this work is included in this online book
Duane Michals: An unofficial celebration.
and pioneer of the photographic narrative [Warning: sidescrolling]
, Michals' work has done much to promote the idea of photography as an inventive art form. As a gay artist, an oft repeated factoid
about Michals is that he has not been involved in gay civil rights; Michals' response to this claim is simple: "I think anybody who does any piece of art or work on a political subject is an activist. A person has to be what he wants the world to be." [NSFW: Nudity]
As happens all over the world regularly, one night a team of artists got together to paint some art on the sides of trains
. This group, however, used their naked bodies... and a fire extinguisher. (SLVimeo, NSFW, via Common Folk Collective.)
Adults over 50 are the fastest growing demographic for online dating sites, according to a recently [sic] study from UCLA’s department of psychology. Yet while older adults often value companionship over passion and marriage, experts say frisky behavior by seniors should never be underestimated. “I hesitate to generalize that they’re only having gentle, intimate moments,” says Melanie Davis, co-president of the national Sexuality and Aging Consortium. “Older adults can have really hot sex.” But not, typically, in long-term care facilities.
"I replied to ads people had posted to the casual encounters section of craigslist. I asked if I could photograph them in visual representations of their ads. Some said yes.
" [NSFW: naked people.]
35 full-length Viennese Actionist films 1957-1969. *NSFW*
(Extreme graphic & scatological situations.) "The term Viennese Actionism
describes a short and violent movement in 20th century art that can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the 1960s to develop 'action art' (Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Body Art, etc.)." Previously: 1
, 2. [more inside]
is an historical photo narrative with such gems as "Photobooth
", "Last Prisoners Leave Alcatraz
", Dorothea Lange:"Internment
", and the very sexy "Tally Ho
". *Nudity and other possibly offensive photos for some*
The Naked Rambler now in prison for 6 years for nudity
Six years ago, Naked Rambler Stephen Gough's hike from Land's End to John O'Groats brought him media fame – and a prison sentence. Then another, and another, and… why has he been locked up ever since?
writes a poem about nudity (in collaboration with Olivia De Berandinis
). Katie West
responds. Neil approves
. [consider the entire post NSFW] [more inside]
In our continuing series on pin-up girls of the past (previously
and previously previously
), this lady's costume
was a source of some puzzlement. Welcome to the wonderful world of Poses Plastiques
. [more inside]
[All links NSFW]
with Egyptian women's rights activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (previously)
, 14 women have posed
for the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar [pdf]
for release on International Women's Day. #NudePhotoRevolutionary
This past July, Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill posted a three-part series about "online defamation and involuntary nudity." The first entry
focused on an offender: Hunter Moore,
owner of IsAnyoneUp.com (Link is NSFW.)
The second entry
focused on a victim: Paul Syiek, whose company was defamed by a disgruntled ex-employee on the consumer website Rip-off Report
. The third
profiled a Senior Copyright attorney at Microsoft, Colette Vogele, who co-founded a side project this year to help victims: WithoutMyConsent.org
. [more inside]
Sunday in the Park With Boobs
The Gloss writer Jamie Peck, inspired by an anonymous woman
exercising her legal right in to walk around topless in New York, goes boobs to the breeze on a summer day. (NSFW).
Sort of previously
Every Anime Opening Ever Made
(an admittedly exaggerated title) is a SLYT romp through the repeating themes in 93 different opening sequences, compiled by Derek Lieu
) [more inside]
High End Monitors Medical Imaging" presents: Pin-Up 2010
, an x-ray pinup calendar. (Possibly NSFW)
Wait! Look, what do you see? A new crucifix
has been hung behind the altar at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. It has caused quite the stir
. [more inside]
This isn't one of those stories about how empowering it was to pose naked for a magazine.
For your listening pleasure... the soothing sounds
of Crank Sturgeon
. [more inside]
"In the late 1920s, young Yoshiyuki received an early Kodak camera as a gift. Since the main livelihood of the town came from the sea, he gravitated there, and soon found a passion for "the simple, even primitive beauty" of ama
– girls and women who harvested seaweed, turban shells and abalone from beneath the coastal waters." "By the late 1960s, they had disappeared. This body of work stands as the final, most comprehensive visual document of the life and work of these divers." [NSFW] [more inside]
"What do you think of that, Santa?"
Yet another case of student 'art projects' out of control . . . other incredible violations of mall-Santa lap etiquette:1, 2, 3,
and no doubt the most flagrant example, 4
. Be careful out there.
Are you in college and dreading the coming of finals? Is that first weekend in May filling you with silent dread? Need to unwind but aren't really into seeing another movie
or getting loco with your mexican breathern
? Do you miss those carefree days of summer camp? Wicked! May 5th is New England Intercollegiate Nudist Day
! (nsfw) via
In the competition for best streaker ever, I'm torn between this
choice, which gets points for the impact the streak has on the news reporter, & this
one, which has the added bonus of unlikely athleticism. Both links go to embedded video, both found via this page
, which details the revised rules of streaking).
Hey Metafilter, check out my breasts
by Oliver Kunkel is a disturbing but also funny little video piece (NSFW).
Mention nude art, get suspended.
25-year veteran art teacher Pete Panse recommended several ways for his ninth grade advanced art students to improve their skills, one of which included nude life figure drawing sessions at other art schools. For this, the Middletown, NY School District Board of Education suspended him, pending hearings in which he may be fired. They'll be after our bathroom mirrors next. [via DC Art News]
Sports Illustrated's infamous swimsuit issue has taken to featuring naked models with the swimsuits painted directly on their shameful nakedness in recent years; for this year's entry they feature Heidi Klum in a tribute to the bathing suits of the 1940's. Full gallery online here
- NSFW flash portfolio (via Internet Weekly)
"... self-portraiture and multiplicity within erotic contexts."
"Wong utilizes her favorite subject, herself, to visually critique, satirize, subjugate, and exploit stereotypes of Asian women as passive, pre-pubescent, and sexually objectified."
A curious religious debate is raging in Egypt
The question is: should you keep your clothes on when having sex?
is the final sculpture in a current exhibit on Melancholy - Genius and Insanity in the Western World
at the Grand Palais in Paris. Hyper-realist Ron Mueck
creates imposing figures
by playing with
scale. (warning: art nudity)
They hate Flickr for it's Freedom.
(and government controlled monopoly) in the United Arab Emirates
has decided to ban access to Flickr for it's citizens, apparently due to the complaints of a couple of UAE expats
in the UK
. Of course, said blockage won't apply to them. Most interestingly, they blame the rest of the world's non-flesh-fearing photographers as opposed to their ISP (and by proxy their own oppressive government.) Now Flickr joins Skype
, AtomFilms, Friendster, AOL, and anything from Israels top-level domain, as outlawed content and services
in the UAE (related study here
). Well, if they don't care, why should we? Via linkfilter
Nude Ballet sparks national anger
The Russian National Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet - with nude scenes - for the first time in its World's Greatest Ballets program set to debut in Australia next month.
(NSFW) Martin Armand gives a whole new meaning to the term "anatomical art" with his airbrush paintings on bare skin. Five galleries of photos: the first page only links to a few larger images, but the rest of the galleries work fine. More bodypainting here
(E-cards site, but very cool images), here
(very nice "camouflage" body art), here
(especially artistic) and via this previous MetaFilter thread
. But remember; if you worky, no clicky the linky!
Naked Washington. The Boy Scout Memorial
statues in Washington, DC always struck me as a bit odd. Why is this kid leading a naked man? Or maybe, better, why is a naked man
pursuing this kid? Maybe if the guy from Naked Washington
gets his book sold, we will all know. Meanwhile, it's available on CD.
Athens chief fumes at US lewdness claims
because, out of 3.9 billion people (and about 56 million of them in the United States alone), 9 people in the United States
complained of nudity in the opening ceremonies. It's one thing to have our very moral, rather infintesimal minority running what we all see, but what happens when that morality clashes cross-country? (The complaints are old news; the Grecian response is not.)
- multimedia artist and activist John Douglas portrays himself as a one-man citizen soldier army in a series of provocative photographic tableaus. NSFW.
How Berkeley Can You Be Parade?
NSFW (unless your work doesn't mind naked men strutting their stuff).
Found during my surf after the debate last night and well worth a peek, the outraged commentary is pretty funny but it might be lost on the intolerant or those who've never been out to visit Berkeley. Among the pics is this true, true gem
(Klingons do NOT ride in golf carts, not even fat Klingons!)
It's marching season again in the UK.
They always cause a heap of trouble for all concerned [NSFW unless your workplace is tolerant of full frontal noodlety]
When did Porn become mainstream?
John Walsh asks the question in the Independant. The question might seem silly save for this.
People in Buffulo asked to pose niked in public? Why not, American athletes do it
, Spike Lee endorses it
, and even Matt Damon wants to screw in front of you.
Bosnian men don't seem to share Matt's fervor for the camera
, but everyone is talking sex, even those icky old folks who frequent online football magazines.
Why not have your tittilation in-your-face!
Does the line between erotica and pornography
even exist any more?
many of the links via World Sex News