Germans peel off for lensman Tunick
BERLIN (AFP) - US photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for snapping his subjects in their birthday suits, struck again in Duesseldof in western Germany, where more than 800 people bared all for his art.
Tunick is known for his photographs that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations, often situated in urban locations.Hundreds of naked volunteers pose nude for an installation of US photographer Spencer Tunick, at the Ehrenhof museum complex in Duesseldorf, western Germany.
For five hours 840 people, some of whom had come from as far away as Brazil, posed nude in a variety of attitudes: in a pyramid, arms in the air, bending down or crowding round a tree.
Or, in the case of the 50 most comely, in front of a Rubens.
"For me, bodies mean freedom and beauty," said Tunick who has conducted similar exercises in places that include Barcelona in Spain, Bruges in Belgium, Lyon in France and Mexico.
Participation is voluntary and undertaken, it is said, for the love of art.
"I didn't much like the ants on my bottom," said Iris, 46, after a session on grass.