This piece was part of a collective exhibition that happened in Madrid back in 2006, as part of the 160th anniversary of Loewe brand. Framis proposed this series of images of 17 naked men to criticize the use and abuse of the feminine figure in advertising. The brand at first congratulated the artist, but few hours later, the piece was removed from the exhibition. 8 de junio libran las modelos, 8th june the female models are free, Madrid 2005 from Alicia Framis on Vimeo.
Time lapse test of Shungaboy at a Men's Naked Drawing Group session held in a private residence in New York City. This is a test of taking videos of heimself drawing. The model for this 15-minute pose was "Pierce." Join the group on Meetup. meetup.com/Mens-Naked-Drawing-Group-NY/ Naked Drawing Time Lapse from Shungaboy on Vimeo.
Shungaboy wants to paint, but even more so, he wants to be naked. The Men’s Naked Drawing Group, which Shungaboy founded, is a group of like-minded nudists who want a place to explore their art without judgment. In a small studio in SoHo, they do just that, meeting every two weeks to rediscover their naked selves. A New York resident who does not like to reveal his name, Shungaboy’s adopted moniker is borrowed from “Shunga,” the erotic art form of seventeenth-century Japan that inspires him. “The natural body is actually more attractive than the chiseled hunk,” Shungaboy says, which may as well be the motto of this accepting group of painters. Why This Band of NYC Men Love Painting Each Other in the Nude from Narratively on Vimeo.
Got the January blues? Try taking off all your clothes. At least that’s what one scientist suggests after discovering that humans feel more content when completely naked. Researchers led by Dr Keon West (University of London Department of Psychology) investigated the associations between naturist activity and psychological well-being, as well as the immediate effects of two real naturist events on participants’ life-satisfaction. The first study - an online survey of some 850 British people of a variety of ages, ethnicities and religions — found that those who spent time naked or partially naked around others (e.g. topless sunbathing or taking part in World Naked Cycle Rides), also liked their own bodies more, thought better of themselves, and were more satisfied with their lives overall. ...
One of my favorite spots in Palm Springs is InnDulge, mostly because the owners are so nice. This French couple went and did a number of videos about their experience. Yes, InnDulge is a bit more frisky than some places there and it does attract a slightly younger crowd than most. Naked in the pool at Inndulge from arthusetnico on Vimeo.