Most nude photos of females feature unrealistic images of the female body. To add more variety, Minneapolis photographer, Matt Bunn, started The Nu Project.
The project is a collection of nude photographs that feature “real women.”
“When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post. “The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones.”
The women in the photographs were all volunteers. Many of the photos were taken in the women’s home where they can feel more comfortable about being nude.
To this date, the Nu Project’s website has six galleries of nude women that were shot in North America and South America.
-THE NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN
Blum says he wants to encourage women to feel good about themselves and their bodies. He hopes that this project would inspire women.
“It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
-THE SOUTH AMERICAN WOMEN
Do you think The Nu Project will encourage women to feel better about themselves?
A teacher at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado has been suspended from her job after it was discovered that she posted half-naked photos of herself on Twitter and joked about using drugs at school.
Carly McKinney, 23, was a math teacher at the high school. She was placed on administrative leave after she admitted to creating a Twitter account CarlyCrunkBear (@crunk_bear) where she posted explicit images of herself and posting about smoking marijuana on school grounds.
The page has since been taken down.
The allegations surfaced when 9News received a tip about the Twitter account by one of their viewers. McKinney admitted to the TV station that she was, in fact, behind the tweets along with another friend.
Tweets like the ones below were just some of the posts that were written by crunk_bear.
“Naked. Wet. Stoned”
“Such an easy day… Can’t wait to roll up after school.”
Another post read: “Watching a drug bust go down in the parking lot. It’s funny cuz I have weed in my car in the staff parking lot.”
McKinney and her friend told 9News that the Twitter account was supposed to be a parody.
She claims that she was unaware of the provocative posts her friend was making on the Twitter account. She told 9News that she never had drugs on school property.
Check out crunk_bear’s photos that were posted on Twitter:
Photographer Yossi Loloi took photos of obese women in the nude to challenge traditional images of beauty.
The project that’s entitled Full Beauty features women in the nude who are 420 pounds and larger.
VISIT WEBSITE: Full Beauty
Loloi intended to show that the history of the female in the nude is limited to skinny women. It is rare that obese women are acknowledged in advertising, entertainment or contemporary art.
The 36-year-old photographer believes that showcasing women that are 600 pounds can show the softness and beauty to a body type that’s often overlooked.
“I believe we own ‘freedom of taste’ and one shouldn’t be reluctant of expression his inclination towards it. Limiting this freedom is living in a dictatorship of aesthetics.”
What do you think of Loloi’s photographs?
Bar Rafaeli strips down for bathroom photo shoot.
In the black and white video, Bar strips down to nothing, but strategically covers some parts of herself from a bathroom mirror shot. She stands sideways in front of a bathroom sink where her arms cover part of her breasts.
The video is part of an ad for her Under.Me range.
Check out some of the photos here:
Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio poses nude on the beach.
The Victoria Secret model covers her boobs with her arms, but allows peek of her cleavage. Her booty can be seen from the shoot, where she reveals a small tattoo. The black and white photo shows Ambrosio in a seductive pose on the beach.
The sexy photos were taken for the issue of Made In Brazil magazine.
In one of the photos, the mother-of-two is surrounded by male models. Another photo shows Ambrosio wears a white bikini whiles undressing a male model.
The supermodel just gave birth to her second child six months ago, but these photos make it seem like she never had a baby at all. Her strict diet and regular pilates classes have gotten her back into shape.
She said, “Maintaining a healthy diet is a huge part of the battle when it comes to bouncing back after a baby.”
Society still has trouble viewing one of the most natural forms woman can offer – the pregnant body. The painting is incredibly realistic showcasing Miller’s body against a grey background. Artist Jonathan Yeo has painted Sienna Miller in the nude and pregnant with oil paint. The painting, amongst others, is displayed at Circleculture Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
Yeo says, “society has become almost completely desensitized to the daily exposure to people who have surgically distorted their appearance for artificial reasons”. His aim is to make society more comfortable with natural forms.
The Royal family are facing another dilemma of naked photos being leaked.
A French magazine recently published topless photos of Kate Middleton in their magazine.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly angered by the alleged invasion of privacy. The royal couple have instructed officials to investigate and are said to be seeking legal counsel.
According to reports, the pictures were taken while Kate and William were on holidays in France. They were staying in Provence at a chateau owned by the Queen’s nephew.
The images were captioned with the words: “The Duchess of Cambridge topless on the terrace of a guest house in the Luberon!” and “OMG!” (Oh My God!).
The blurb on Closer’s website says:
“Discover the incredible pictures of the future Queen of England as you’ve never seen her before….. and as you will never see her again!”
The pictures show the couple applying sun screen on their bodies and lounging poolside.
A source from the royals told MailOnline that the Duke and Duchess were told about the publication at breakfast. The source said the couple “are saddened and disappointed if they are genuine as they believe they have a right to privacy – particularly on holiday.’
There was a backlash from Twitter users about the naked photos. Tweets slammed the French magazine for invading the couple’s privacy. Many believe the magazine should be sued for their actions.
One Twitter user said:
“Not a royalist, but for grief’s sake give Kate Middleton some privacy. No person should have to face such photos being published.”
“If you stalk someone and use a long-lense camera to take nude photos, which you then sell to the media, isn’t that an arrestable offence?”
What do you think of Closer magazine’s publication of Kate’s naked photos? Do you think they went too far?
Most nude celebrity photos are leaked by someone else, but Alison did it the “unconventional way” by posting a nude photo of herself to 14,000 users on twitter.
Some say she that she may have posted the photo for Jay Baruchel’s viewing pleasure. He is her fiancé after all.
When she realized what happened, she quickly deleted the photos.
“Yep. That picture happened. Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet…. Apologies.”
Unfortunately, it was too late. Gawker got a hold of the photos and posted on their website for everyone to see.
Alison Pill is best known for her role in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and her recent stint on The Newsroom.
Alison Pill’s nude photo posted on Twitter:
Why are we not surprised.
There’s been a lot of buzz going on after the Royal wild child’s nude photos leaked on the internet this week.
Now, Playgirl wants to get in on the action.
They’re offering Prince Harry $1 million to post nude for their magazine. Although the magazine doesn’t expect a response from Harry nor representatives from the Royal Family, they just wanted to put the offer out there.
Playgirl publisher Vincent Stevens told E! that they knew right away that they wanted to get Harry to pose nude after seeing the photos. The question is how much do you offer someone who has everything.
“I think what we all started to decide right away was just how much money the offers would go out for him,” said Vincent. “There’s no way in the world that he would ever consider this but you’re talking about numbers in the six figures right off the bat.”
“He’s a wild party guy,” Vincent added. “He’s appealing to a lot of people because, although he’s from the royal family, there’s sort of this untamed nature to him. I think that’s something that’s really attractive to our readers and to the general public. He can’t be contained by the royal family. He’s just a free spirit.”
Watch out Lady Gaga, Prince Harry may not be done yet.