Spencer Tunick born January 1, is an American photographer best known for organizing large-scale nude shoots. Since , he has photographed over 75 human installations around the world. His father Earl owned a keychain photo-viewer franchise in the Catskills. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College in In , Tunick began documenting live nudes in public locations in New York through video and photographs. His early works from this period focus more on a single nude individual or small groups of nudes.
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More than people have gathered in front of the Sydney Opera House to be photographed nude in the name of art and diversity today. A pregnant woman was among the first group of Australians to take their place on the steps of the Opera House just after dawn in photographer Spencer Tunick's latest installation, Mardi Gras: The Base. Mardi Gras festival executive producer Danielle Harvey said people, including sportspeople, doctors, teachers and retirees, had lined up to take part. Getting their kit off in the name of art Credit: Nick Moir. Tan lines were the most prominent feature of the Australian line up, which whooped and cheered its way onto the Opera House forecourt in lines in cool, cloudy conditions. Spencer Tunick. Credit: Kate Geraghty. Advertising creative director Adam Sutherland, 46, said he hadn't decided whether to tell his employees, while nurse Nerida Grant, 27, said she wouldn't miss it for anything, saying: "I love Tunick's art work, it's fun. Mr Patterson, from Lewisham, said he "loved getting naked" and the experience made him realise he only wore clothes "for comfort".
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Updated December 16, We'd all been sitting together, fully clothed, for more than an hour in a warm, cavernous room in Prahran on a Sunday afternoon. Many chatted and laughed. But some — not knowing another soul in the room — sat quietly, making furtive eye contact with others. We were the lucky who'd been chosen for the first of two Melbourne installations by renowned mass-nude photographer Spencer Tunick. More than 10, people had applied. While we sat on the floor awaiting instructions and pondering the small white tubs of body paint that had been handed to us on the way in, the suspense became too much for some. For a brief moment, an American assistant with lanyards and a megaphone kept the crowd entertained.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. More than 5, people have shed their clothing on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to pose for a photograph by the American artist Spencer Tunick. The organisers had only expected about half that number to take part. The installation had been commissioned by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which took place over the weekend. More than 5, men and women shed their clothing - people of all ages, shapes and sizes, who were undeterred by the chilly pre-dawn weather on this, the first morning of the southern autumn. Tunick, famed for his snapshots of mass nudity in public spaces, had been commissioned by the organisers of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which took place over the weekend. The naked models included a pregnant woman, who went straight to hospital afterwards to give birth, and a television weatherman whose viewers got to see considerably more than his usual Monday morning forecast. Most Popular Now 56, people are reading stories on the site right now. Search term:.