"As a teenager, my friends and I would go skinny dipping, in the 1970’s I would occasionally “hang a moon” at cars passing by..."


All human beings come into this world the same way- naked. As young children, we run around naked, giggling,uninhibited, not knowing any different. It seems that in the Western World, we are hung up with nudity, and we are taught that we need to cover up, especially if we are not model thin!


Personally, I have always been a bit of an exhibitionist. As a teenager, my friends and I would go skinny dipping, in the 1970’s I would occasionally “hang a moon” at cars passing by, and in the 1980’s when I went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, I was thrilled to “show them my tits” for the honour of collecting as many beads as possible.


I have always enjoyed being naked in my own home, so when I read about this project, I thought it was a natural progression of what I already do. What I wasn’t expecting, was to feel a  little unnerved when Joslyn started taking pictures. While I knew that I wasn’t being judged, and we chatted a lot, I must admit that as open minded and free-spirited as I thought I was, I felt a little self conscious. Perhaps, it was that little voice in my head telling me I wasn’t 20 anymore with a thin body. Nevertheless, I persevered, in order to prove a point, that nudity isn’t always about sexuality, and bodies come in all shapes and sizes and we should embrace and revere our bodies.


I chose to be photographed ironing naked, because out of all the domestic chores, I dislike ironing the most! I was also photographed with my dogs. People should be more like dogs - non judgmental! My dogs love me no matter what, as long as I give them biscuits!












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