You’re naked behind those white bars!
My usual policy is not to blog about Spencer Tunick, that “artist” who goes around the world shooting photos of buck-naked crowds, often in front of landmarks like the Sydney Opera House.
I avoid his stuff because a) it’s been done so often that I don’t consider it news any longer and b) it ties up my assistant all weekend long, adding those white bars that protect my readers from breast blindness, etc. Imagine my overtime bill for sanitizing these photos here.
But anyway, I’m making an exception today because I noticed that in the captions we call these people “Naked volunteers.”
In fact, we repeat that phrase for all TWENTY-FIVE news photos we filed from the Sydney shoot, so I guess it must be useful reader information.
“Whew! Look Margie, it says here they’re just VOLUNTEERS! It turns out the government ISN’T force-marching people out to the Opera House and making them strip, like we heard.
“Guess we can turn on the lights and move this heavy table away from the front door now…”
Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House, March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate 5,200 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne