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Naked Odyssey 2019

31 Dec 2019

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…

Fuerteventura in February and March

Jandía at the southern end of Fuerteventura was a base for naked hikes: 4.5 hours along beaches from Costa Calma to Jandía; 4.5-hour round trip to Pico de la Zarza; 6.5 hours around La Pared to Jandía; 4 hours from Punta Jandía to Morro Jable.

On the long walk south from Costa Calma – location map.

Pico de la Zarza (807m), the roof of Fuerteventura – location map.

Facing the winds on the west coast of La Pared – location map.

The middle of nowhere, west of Morro Jable – location map.

An early pause on the trek east from Punta Jandía – location map.

At the southwestern tip of Fuerteventura – location map.

Highlands in April

Esther and I used Wick as our main base for a week in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. We went north to Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and south to the Castle of Old Wick, as well as taking trips to Scrabster, Thurso and John o’ Groats.

On North Head, with Wick harbour and town behind me – location map.

At Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, north of Wick – location map.

Before the mighty ruined Castle of Old Wick – location map.

Laying with the Duncansby Stacks – location map.

Naked at John o’ Groats – location map.

Warrior at Scrabster Head – location map.

Vienna in May

A late May trip to Vienna started warm but ended awash with rain. While the weather was good, Esther and I visited the Danube island of Gänsehäufel for an afternoon in its FKK area. When the rain came, I sheltered under the iconic Hundertwasserhaus.

FKK at Gänsehäufel – location map.

Under the trees of Gänsehäufel – location map.

Under the arches of Hundertwasserhaus – location map.

Paris in August

At Espace Naturiste in Bois de Vincennes we found about fifty naked men and one heavily-pierced bald woman. When one chap started fellating another(!), she flew into a fury, yelling at them, at us, at everyone; even kicking a guy off his bike. So we left.

In Champ de Mars with the Eiffel Tower – location map.

Fleeing exhibitionism and insanity at Espace Naturiste – location map.

French interior at Arcueil – location map.

Lviv in September

In 2011, a trip to Ukraine without visiting Lviv had felt like unfinished business. Eight years later, I put that right with a 3-night stay in this attractive, youthful city. I enjoyed art, wine, endless pretty churches and even stumbled upon life drawing in session.

At an abandoned Maximilian Tower – location map.

Amongst the dead at Lychakiv Cemeterylocation map.

South Africa in November and December

For a final trip of 2019, Esther and I went to South Africa. Starting in Johannesburg, we took the Shosholoza Meyl sleeper train to Prince Albert then continued down to Cape Town a few days later. The settings were irresistible for poses.

On Melville Koppies, Johannesburg – location map.

‘Grand Bagnante No 7’ by Emilio Greco, Johannesburg Art Gallery – location map.

Overlooking Prince Albert – location map.

Swartberg Mountains backdrop – location map.

Art circles west of Prince Albert – location map.

On Signal Hill, Cape Town – location map.

Twelve Apostles Mountain Range behind Camps Bay – location map.

On Table Mountain, looking out to Robben Island – location map.

the odyssey will continue…


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