"What if someone I know sees these pictures. What if a co-worker sees this and makes a big deal about it, or if someone I care about thinks less of me."


Nervous. That has been all I could think about leading up to this project. I'm still feeling nervous some 48 hours after the shoot. What if someone I know sees these pictures. What if a co-worker sees this and makes a big deal about it, or if someone I care about thinks less of me. In the world of celebrities posing nude it's no big deal. It happens in movies, magazines, wardrobe malfunctions etc. 


I have always hated having my picture taken. There are only three pictures that hang where I live. Two were taken by surprise and show my passion. The other I was living my dream. Being Naked....... Forget about it. I change in the washroom stall at the gym, the only time I am naked is when I am showering. Very few people have seen me naked. I don't even think my doctor has. It's not that I am ashamed of my body, I know that I could lose a few extra pounds. The question I have to ask myself I why did I do this?


I still don't know why I did it. Was it to get over my fear, prove that I don't wear a XXXL shirt.


What I got out of this is that nudity is seen as something that is sexualized. It shouldn't been seen as that. I see nudity that is something that is pure. There is nothing that can define you. You can't tell if you are rich or poor, successful or a failure. It doesn't lead to these labels that can be put on you.

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