Saturday, September 17, 2011

Naked Sea photo shoot--it really happened

UPDATE: If you really want to see them, here are 6 AP photos in The Washington Post.
FLASH (flesh?):
The newspapers
are starting to report that it (see my Thursday post) really happened early this morning!
Some 1,200 Israelis were bused to Mineral Beach where they undressed and posed for Spencer Tunick.
On the Dead Sea shore, in the slimy water, and once even covered with the therapeutic black mud.

Haaretz bears it all, complete with a little fuzzy photo, revealing that
"The quiet of the photo shoot was interrupted by Peeping Toms who hovered above the models in powered parachutes. Some of them were equipped with large photographic lenses, which was against all preceding promises and customary rules. In addition, some of the photographers who came to document the event broke the rules and used larger lenses than were allowed."

Opponents to this mass "immodesty" are calling it "Sodom and Gomorrah."
But at least this time no one turned into a pillar of salt.
UPDATE: Today, Sunday, more articles are appearing, like this in the Jerusalem Post. My favorite part is what the female participant in the photo shoot writes:
After an hour in the Dead Sea holding different positions (certainly the longest I have ever been in the salty water, and an experience I hope never to repeat), and an hour standing in the sun, I started to feel a bit like beef jerky, wellsalted and laid out to harden in the sun.


VP said...

I have already said what I think of this...

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

How ironic that his last name is Tunick but he apparently only photographs masses of people without their tunics!

You will never see me in one of his photos though!

Spiderdama said...

Classic that it is a lot of people to photograph.
Hope you have a great evening:-)

Rob and Mandy said...

Goodness gracious me.

Robin said...

I think it's great that they went ahead and did it (not for a second though did I even consider signing up - yikes!), why should we have to bow to a non-representative minority? It's just art for goodness sake. If you don't agree, by all means don't look.

Cloudia said...

those who broke the rules were the problem!

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Ann said...

We had one of those. Hundreds of naked people on the Opera House forecourt. Very high profile, all over the media. Don't know what all the fuss is about. Not something I'd do though.

Francisca said...

I'm glad the installation plans were not scuppered by red tape. Anyone who does not appreciate such art does not have to look. :-)

Kate said...

A wide range of opinions here among your loyal followers. Interesting to hear the varied viewpoints.

Paul said...

I read about this, all in the name of art. I love the beef jerky comment, great. I have a biggish lens but I do try never to be a voyeur.
Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire pictures

Ann said...

Just looked at your AP link. That's nothing. Here's Sydney -