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Naked Odyssey 2016

14 Jan 2018

Inspired by my participation in nude outdoor photo shoots for Spencer Tunick, Matt Granger and Natansky – some pre-organised, others guerilla-style – I resolved that, from 2016, impromptu naked photography would be a part of all my world travels…

Venice in February

In February, Esther and I travelled to Italy for the first of three visits to Venice. This trip was for a vacation. We were based on the island of Giudecca, but it was at Lido di Venezia that we disrobed for freezing photos in flurries of fine rain.


On the beach at Lido di Venezia – location map.


On the beach at Lido di Venezia – location map.


On the beach at Lido di Venezia – location map.


On the beach at Lido di Venezia – location map.

Venice in April and May

Our second trip to Venice – late April, early May – came when Esther was invited to perform Girl in Suitcase at Palazzo Cà Zanardi. The weather was greatly improved, as we captured nude poses on outlying islands but still not yet in central Venice.


Back on the beach at Lido di Venezia – location map.


Back on the beach at Lido di Venezia – location map.


At the east side of Sant’Erasmolocation map.


At the east side of Sant’Erasmolocation map.

Venice in August

Summer saw our third and final Venice visit, once more for performance, and again with vaporetto excursions around the lagoon. Crucially this time, on our last evening, I finally got my nude shots in front of the iconic Doge’s Palace and Campanile.


On the island of Vignolelocation map.


On the island of Vignolelocation map.


In the Arsenale shipyardlocation map.


In the Arsenale shipyardlocation map.


San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk – location map.


San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk – location map.

Edinburgh in August

Now somewhere different. A chance for Esther to bring Spirited Bodies life modelling to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe saw us visiting Scotland for a long weekend. We hiked to Arthur’s Seat, where I risked Scotland’s strict anti-nudity laws on the crag.


Pausing on the way down from Arthur’s Seat – location map.


Pausing on the way down from Arthur’s Seat – location map.

Lake Bohinj in September

Late summer we spent two weeks by beautiful Lake Bohinj among the mountains of Slovenia – one of my favourite countries. In a warm climate and icy waters, we whiled away a day at the north side’s naturist beach, and visited many other wonderful sites.


On the north shore of Lake Bohinj – location map.


On the north shore of Lake Bohinj – location map.


On the north shore of Lake Bohinj – location map.


On the north shore of Lake Bohinj – location map.


On the north shore of Lake Bohinj – location map.


At the end of Mostnica Gorgelocation map.

Brussels in December

Our final trip of 2016 was by Eurostar to Belgium, where the ‘From here to eternity‘ exhibition in Brussels featured magical works by Angelo Musco. Lack of opportunity plus little warmth meant we took only one nude photo – in our flat’s Hobbit bedroom!


A low ceiling but a comfortable bed, in Rue Keyenveld – location map.

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