In a corner, taking the dark path

Nude female - In a dark corner

“In a corner, taking the dark path” From a collaborative nude shoot with E, about 8 years ago. A nude improvised from the location, a dark loft with a small skylight.

Natansky at The White House

Nude portrait of Natansky

Natansky

The pool table at The White House. No, not that White House but at the well known naturist club in a workshop that I was facilitating.

Gallery of my collaborations with Natansky

Naked partying at the Brighton Old Stein

World Naked Bike Ride 2013

Naked partying at Brighton Old Steine Naked partying at Brighton Old Steine

Brighton Naked Bike Ride – The group had just asked me to photograph me with their phones etc. I got preference in that over the clothed “photographers” all standing behind me because I was a naked participant too. The group barely stayed in position for me to get my own shots. But the top one worked really well and is my fave.

The dancing was spontaneous. Great fun.

More photos from Brighton Naked Bike Ride 2013

Exploring a portraiture collaboration in Brighton

Peter

Peter runs a naturist B&B in Brighton. We got together at his place to chat about the possibility of forthcoming collaborations in anticipation of the onset of warmer weather. Unusually for a first meeting I took my camera and we spend a half hour or so briefly touring his flat in his natural naked state and I took the opportunity to get him used to the idea of me pointing my camera at him.


I chose to fit in with the local dress code. I guess Peter is accustomed to having other people trotting around his place naked but this was all rather new for me because I have not previously shot anyone while being myself nude. I really can’t say the experience affected the shoot at all unless it was a positive one because I have to express that, considering the available time, I am very happy with these images.

“Rite of Spring” – Evoking naked ritual?

A post from a shoot in March 2011 which had lost it’s connected image on flickr. I have spotted quite a few like this that will have to be fixed. Very irritating but a chance to promote forward a few images lost at the back of this blog.

This was the first of the images from my first collaboration with Ada Sancerre. For the record, it was 10 degrees C. and windspeed up to 35 kph and it had rained continuously overnight. Yes, the British spring had arrived.

2006

My first nude self portraits date from 1986. Move twenty years on and this is what was going on in my mind and with my body in 2006. It was a relatively quiet year 🙂 But the usual mix of styles, not all to be taken too seriously…

I am pulling together images grouping them by year. Follow the tag Year by Year to collate them all. This is the first set and they will go up in no particular order.

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It’s a seagull

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Self portrait (1998)

Originally a crop of this was the first image I ever posted to flickr to introduce myself, and my art there. I’m surprised to find that not only did I not use it as my first image here, as far as I can see, I’ve not posted it at all. Rectified.

Naked out-takes and naked dogs at Ashdown Forest shoot

 

Out-takes at the shoot with Jess
Out-takes at the Ashdown Forest shoot with Jess
Out-takes at the shoot with Jess
Necer mind the sticks, where’s my dress?!
Out-takes at the shoot with Jess
Naked forest happiness
Out-takes at the shoot with Jess
The chance of barking to warn of approaching humans was zero
Out-takes at the shoot
Naked water divining?
Out-takes at the shoot
My look out was not sticking to her job!

Out-takes from Ashdown Forest shoot

Yes, we took Jess’s dogs along. In retrospect this was a mistake. When naked in a busy forest you might need to be able to reach for your clothes and get dressed quickly. As Jess discovered, not quite evident in the photos, this is not always possible if your dog has decided that it would be tidier if your dress was carried away somewhere else.

At one stage I did try a more conceptual shot using myself as a model. It didn’t really work that well….. Contrary to the perceptions that these images might give, I am wearing clothes almost all the time when shooting.

Jess’s dogs are called May and Stompy by the way. They have no problem with clothes.

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