Spencer Tunick was born in New York, America in 1967. He began photographing nudes during his college years, and has continued to build on his craft over the years. At first, Tunick’s nude photography contained only a single subjects, or a handful of people, but as time passed, Tunick added more and more flesh to his art. These days, many of Tunick’s art installations consist of thousands of nude volunteers, bare to the flesh or covered in body paint. The photographer groups his nude subjects according to height, skin color and hair color, creating contrast in his photographs with the different shapes, sizes and colors of human beings.
Spencer Tunick’s photographs are a comment on humanity. Often the photographer will pose his nudes to make a statement about how people treat one another in social settings. The larger the group, the more apparent it becomes that beneath our clothing, we are all essentially the same – human. Tunick’s photographs remind us that each person is a part of a much larger society, that we share the same worries, hopes and experiences. If you’d like to sign up for one of Spencer Tunick’s photo shoots, fill in the application form. To view more photographs by this artist, take a look at Spencer Tunick’s website.