1000 strip off in Tunick tribute to Lowry
All volunteers have stripped naked for a public photo shoot marking the 10th anniversary of the Lowry art gallery in Salford.
"Strange Random Nude Quote:I was asked about doing a nude shoot for men’s magazine GQ. I thought it was the funniest thing I’d ever heard. - Julie Walters"
Naked volunteers pose for artist Spencer Tunick
Tunick, 43, was at the centre of the project, roaring instructions at his participants – who had nothing to protect their modesty – using a microphone.
He asked them to perform a series of poses – ranging from freezes to jumping up and down – before capturing their images.
Speaking at the Peel Park event, he said: "Hopefully it was enjoyable for the participants. I think it went really well. We had a wonderful morning of making artwork around Salford and Manchester.
"I feel like I didn't miss anything – I'm not looking back thinking I missed this or that. The people were here to make interesting artwork to reflect Lowry's paintings – they weren't here to spread a message about nudity."