As Time reports the town of Hull in Britain hosted over 3,000 nude people painted in blue for a project inspired by photographer Spencer Tunick. The “good cause” was to raise awareness of the rising sea levels brought on by climate change. “Its’s the idea that the bodies and humanity are flooding the streets”, Tunick said.
Although I do think that the blue crowd photographs looks intriguing I fail to see the photographers vision on how this brings new, different and proactive awareness to the issue of global warming. It is not providing solutions nor is it making us any more aware of something we didn’t already know.
Rather than BS’ing us by saying it is a “good cause”, Mr. Tunick should have left this as what it is, a creative photography project. Because i truly do not comprehend how any of this is doing any good towards the issue at hand. The great aspect that this undertaking showcases is that countries in Europe allow these nude projects since they are a more socially progressive society. Over-sexualized and prudish attitudes towards nudity in America wouldn’t permit these works to go forward in such a conspicuous place like a downtown.