Today’s Guardian has a piece in which Dr. Victoria Bateman, an economics professor at Cambridge University, discusses having posed for a nude painting. And rather delightful it is, too.
More to the point, she has proudly allowed her name to be added to it on the basis that it challenges pre-conceptions of nude models. Often, I guess, the assumption will be that they are airheads, people who pose merely for money and aren’t particularly clever. I guess we make the same assumptions about photographic models too. So does it mean we need to re-assess how we view art or nude photography? I think it does.
Let me invite you to Issuu, an online publishing site where I’ve uploaded a short copy of SL Naturist.
I’m not sure what you’ll think, or how it looks, but I’d certainly invite comments to see if this is a format you’d like to see us utilise in future.
I’ve not numbered it as part of the ongoing magazines, as it is an experiment, but if you think it works, let me know. There’s not a lot that’s new in there, just a brief excursion around some of SL’s best-known naturist locations and a brief introduction to the staff. Stuff you all probably know. But we’re keen to keep the magazine moving forward, hence this experiment in delivering the product in a different way.