Once again photographer Spencer Tunick is looking for some nudes to shoot. The picture taking provocateur is putting out a call for submissions, hoping to shoot 100 naked ladies come July 17th, in Cleveland, for the 2016 Republican National Convention.
As he has said in interviews in the past, Tunick shoots his nudes en masse hoping the close proximity of the naked flesh will become a wholly new shape in his lens, less individual naked folk, morphing into some other form. From the distance he shoots, Tunick certainly captures the effects he is after-at least with these large group pictures, he does shoot individual nudes as well-with his large groups resembling fleshy mountain ranges or waves.
Since the 1990’s Tunick has managed over seventy such big groupings, from a 2010 Sydney Opera House moment that boasted 5,200 people, to two years later painting 1,700 volunteers both gold and red for a shoot in Munich, to a stunning bunch of naked folk posing on the frigid Aletsch glacier in 2007. Arrested five times at the beginning of his career while trying to work outside in New York City, Tunick took his adventuring abroad to avoid arrest.
The picture he hopes to capture for the 2016 Republican National Convention, is something he’s titling: “Everything She Says Means Everything”. Tunick hopes to get his 100 ladies to hold aloft large mirror discs that, according to his website, would be, “reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of ‘Mother Nature’.”
“The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman,” Tunick says, adding that this particular photo will be a statement against what he calls Donald Trump’s “reprehensible comments” and “treatment of women.”
Ladies interested in participating can submit a photo to Tunick’s website.