Paris Naked Restaurant Closes For Lack Of Customers (via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News)

The first nudist restaurant “O’Naturel”in the French capital is being forced to close because it cannot afford to keep customers despite its rave reviews

The first nudist restaurant in the French capital is being forced to close because it cannot put enough bums on seats.

“O’Naturel” will draw the curtain on nude fine dining in Paris in February after a little over a year despite rave reviews from diners who shed their clothes to slurp oysters and feast on snails, foie gras and asparagus.

But to avoid financial embarrassment, twins Mike and Stephane Saada said they were having to close.

“It is now or never,” they urged the curious “wanting to experience a last nude dinner in Paris” before they bring down the shutters on February 16.

Continue to source: https://t.guardian.ng/life/paris-naked-restaurant-closes-for-lack-of-customers/

The Secret Life of a Naturist Episode #50 “Over the Threshold”

If you are scratching your head after reading the current cartoon let me clarify afterwards.

Okay, here goes. Yes, you read correctly, the boys got married and are back home.

Now if you’re asking; “What happened to the wedding? Why didn’t we see it?”

Because the story is so involved, doing it in installments every week would have taken us well into the new year, even as far as April.

That being said, I am currently working on the wedding story but it will be through a publisher as a graphic novel.

You’ve probably heard the saying, starving artist? I can confirm that statement is true for many artists.

I am working in collaboration with someone in Montreal for the titles and lettering. As well, I am looking into sponsors or advertisers to help on the costs.

I have a growing audience on many social media platforms and a huge part of that is thanks to Clothesfreelife magazine.

This is just a mockup of the cover and I hope that once published and available online that my followers support my work.

Thank you and stay creative

Fabien

Facebook Censors Art Historian for Posting Nude Art, Then Boots Him from Platform (via Hyperallergic)

Ruben Cordova used his social media profile as an archive of his research, but his photos of the Met Breuer’s Like Life exhibition triggered Facebook’s censors, who then permanently disabled his profile.

Curator and art historian Ruben Cordova thought that Facebook was the perfect platform to archive the photographic materials equivalent to almost a decade’s worth of his research. He created a network of albums, links, commentaries, and comparanda online, sometimes using those resources for his lectures at universities and galleries. This abundance of scholarship even included materials necessary for Cordova’s forthcoming publication.

But disaster struck in the early morning of November 16. That day, Cordova received an upsetting message from Facebook: the social media company had permanently disabled his account due to an alleged violation of community standards banning sexually explicit content. And with that, Cordova lost access to 9 years’ worth of aggregated resources and materials.

Continue to source: https://hyperallergic.com/472706/facebook-censors-art-historian-for-posting-nude-art-then-boots-him-from-platform/

Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th (via The Verge)

The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with some exceptions.

Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions, the company tells The Verge. The new policy’s announcement comes just days after Tumblr was removed from Apple’s iOS App Store over a child pornography incident, but it extends far beyond that matter alone. “Adult content will no longer be allowed here,” the company flatly stated in a blog post published on Monday.

Continue to source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123752/tumblr-adult-content-porn-ban-date-explicit-changes-why-safe-mode

These Women Are Posing in Nothing but Glitter for a Surprisingly Powerful Reason (via Health.com)

Positively Glittered is an Instagram account that posts pictures of women posing in nothing but glitter. Find out more here.

Your body is uniquely yours, and that’s what makes it beautiful. One Instagram account, Positively Glittered (@positivelyglittered), has found a creative (and sparkly) way to showcase that. The page features naked women of all shapes and sizes covered in the colors of the rainbow with glitter.

If we’re being honest, most of us have dreamed of painting ourselves in shimmer from head to toe, and this account makes that dream a reality. It emphasizes the beauty of women with all body types, skin colors, and backgrounds and promotes the powerful message that all of us are beautiful, no matter what.

Continue to source: https://www.health.com/mind-body/positively-glittered

Spencer Tunick’s Social Media Censorship Blues (via Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

Daniel Maidman on the censoring of Spencer Tunick.

Spencer Tunick is an internationally-recognized artist-photographer, best known for his large-scale installations of nudes. Dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of volunteers gather in striking public locations, strip, and arrange themselves as he directs. To my eye, his photographs have an anxiety-inducing, vibrating double meaning. On the one hand, they are dazzlingly conceived and beautifully composed. Without prejudice or judgment, they invite participants and viewers of all shapes and sizes into their community. They celebrate without restraint the fleshly quality of human life on Earth. And on the other hand, the vast scale of Mr. Tunick’s installations has a frightening, totalitarian edge. His distant camera and giant cast of characters liquefies his people, in a sense, into an amorphous human paste. In his hands, the population of a city becomes a machine expressing the will of a single mind. This unresolved tension generates, for me, much of the strange, dangerous glamor of his work

Continue to source: https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/s-social-media-censorship-blues/4104

Felicity Palmateer Is Releasing a Nude Surf Film Called ‘Skin Deep’ (via The Inertia)

Making a nude surf film is a risky thing to do these days, but that’s what Australian surfer Felicity Palmateer is doing. The film is called Skin Deep.

Making a nude surf film is a risky thing to do these days, but that’s what Australian big wave enthusiast Felicity Palmateer is doing. The film is called Skin Deep, and she’s been working on it for three years. Filmed in Fiji, Hawaii, and all over Australia, the four-minute short is set for release in early December.

Continue to source: https://www.theinertia.com/music-art/felicity-palmateer-skin-deep-nude-surfing/

Cochise Stronghold and the Great Mushroom Hunt: Part III (via The Free Range Naturist)

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We are at Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains. We have a wonderful campsite and have hiked to the pass on the previous day. The story of that is in two parts is here:

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2018/11/02/cochise-stronghold-i/

And here:

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2018/11/12/cochise-stronghold-ii/

After a short sunrise wander, we wake again, just before the morning begins to warm. The tent is already heating up.

Continue to source: https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2018/11/25/cochise-stronghold-and-the-great-mushroom-hunt-part-iii/