Internet Reacts to Nude Photos of an Elderly Couple
A series of nude portraits showing an older, interracial couple is winning the hearts of many on Facebook.
The following image, which was taken by Arizona-based photographer Jade Beall, has been shared more than 15,000 times and racked up 21,000 likes on the social media platform. The people in the photo are 75-year-old Gerry and 70-year-old Darwin, “beloveds for over 20 years,” Beall wrote.
refuse to accept the wide spread (mostly Western) [sic] human belief system in regards to what is beautiful, especially when it comes to the sacred vessel we call our body,” wrote Beall, who is starting a new series on couples over the age of 60. “Why do we accept to believe that one thing must be more beautiful than another? Why cannot we embrace a million-billion definitions of beautiful?”
With so many female nudes featured in art museums, photographer Abigail Ekue is set to even out the score.
Originally inspired to simply add a few male nudes to her portfolio, Abigail has since put together a much-hyped book, Bare Men: A Male Nude Photo Series (coming out Fall 2016), and has already displayed her collection in a pop up at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn
Unless I am missing something, it’s not a crime to be a nudist and in this day and age it hardly seems scandalous.
It might prompt a giggle and a nudge nudge, but surely nothing a reasonable person has the time or inclination to be outraged about.
SST’s Garth McVicar appeared on Paul Henry’s show yesterday, where Henry openly spoke about about being a nudist.
McVicar argued that by having the photos taken down the judge had made it into an issue and could open himself up to blackmail.
Henry called the press release “ludicrous” and for the first and quite possibly only time, I agree with him.
Judges are people too and as long as they are not doing anything illegal in their spare time, or their hobbies don’t affect their ability to perform their function, then it’s no one’s business but their own.
The complaint is that the images of the district court judge adversely affect the standing of the judiciary and undermine public confidence “especially in the hearing of sex crimes, public indecency cases and the exposure of minors to pornography”.
The full-frontal nude pictures were publicly accessible on the Pineglades Naturist Club website. In one, the judge was posing on a lawn. In another he was playing petanque.
They were removed after inquiries from this newspaper and Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue said they were posted without the judge’s knowledge.
The Herald on Sunday has chosen not to name the judge.
The judge told the Herald on Sunday this week that he “understands the interest, given
Curator’s note: Furhter proof that it is too simplistic to just say everyone should be open about clothes free living. Each person’s circumstance is different as are the consequences of openly expressing clothes free life.
This week a company purportedly called License Compliance Services, Inc contacted the AANR office regarding a copyright infringement on a photograph on the AANR website. AANR’s in-house cyber detective quickly proved that it was nothing more than a ruse to frighten AANR into paying a “settlement” of $740 for using a copyrighted image.
If you have a website and if you have acquired ANY free downloadable photographs to place on your website, you are vulnerable. Do not fall for this scam.
If you have questions or want more information, contact Melissa Sigman at msigman-at-aanr.com, and she will share information or research your specific photograph to provide evidence that it is a scam.