On July 31, famous New Yorker photographer Spencer Tunick, whose specialty is photographing crowds of naked people, was present during the fourth edition of Campus Party Mexico. At the event, which was held at San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Tunick showed off his lastest work. De10 shared that in the photos appeared groups of people posing in several iconic points of the city.
For his latest project, Tunick collaborated with singer Joseph Arthur, who helped him to set up the images that were displayed for the first time during his Campus Party Mexico presentation. The project will be on display in San Miguel starting on August 3.
During his presentation, the artist explained some of the steps he takes to capture his naked subjects, shared some of the challenges he's had to face when performing this kind of photography and talked about the emotions he goes through during his projects.
Tunick has done a number of nude photo projects around the world, while using some of the most iconic locations as background. He said that Mexico ranks on his list of future project locations and that he wants to photograph at the archaeological wonder of Teotihuacan. However, for this project, he wants to reduce the amount of participants, limiting the group to approximately 8,000 people.
The photographer also discussed the experiences he lived while working in Mexico City, where he photographed thousands of nude people at the Zocalo and at the blue home of Frida Kahlo, which represented one of the major moments of his career. He noted the great support from the Mexican people when making the calls for participation because they have been very excited.
Tunick said that one of the main problems he's faced has been organizing people that will be photographed and the legal issues he has faced due to the controversy surrounding his work. He also has suffered criticism from people who have labeled his work as immoral when he defines it not just a simple images but an artistic expression.
The project in Teotihuacan hasn't a set date yet.