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Toronto photographers want to shoot you naked

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / August 19, 2013

Naked TorontoTwo Toronto photographers are looking to help people get more comfortable in their own skins, and make a little art while they're at it. A new project called Fully Disclothed will capture Torontonians going about their day-to-day lives and engaging in routine activities like work, meditation, reading, cooking and cycling - only they'll be ass-naked while they do it.

"The point is to invite people to step outside of their comfort zones and do something they never thought they'd do, and express themselves in the process," says Kailie Ridsdale, one of the artists working on the project. "The point is to give up what we've been hiding, on a physical level, and on a personal level." The project targets people who are afraid to pose naked, nudging them out of that fear so that they can "know themselves as someone with enough guts to be naked on the internet."

Participants will be given three images of their birthday suit-clad selves, as well as an opportunity to write a piece detailing what they gained (or lost) from the experience.

See the naked truth (or sign up to have your photo taken) on the project's website.

Discussion

24 Comments

Lamdba / August 19, 2013 at 10:57 am
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Oh, for goodness' sake. It's a butt; we all have them. Is censorship really necessary?

It does sound like a cool project, though.
Danni / August 19, 2013 at 11:04 am
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Very cool project! Love to see more.
Robin / August 19, 2013 at 11:08 am
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Beautiful!! Well done!
Isabella / August 19, 2013 at 11:10 am
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Sounds like an awesome project!
jeff replying to a comment from Lamdba / August 19, 2013 at 11:50 am
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Some people view this site at work :)
Jake / August 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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Idea is good, but the photographer not so much.
Stephen / August 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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There is a place to get comfortable with your body very close to Toronto, look up Bare Oaks, great place, we have been members for the last year, only wished we checked it out years ago!
John / August 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm
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"routine activities like... meditation" ???

Ohhhh Toronto urban left wing elite, you don't even know are are doing it, do you?
Dan Mc / August 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm
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So BlogTO articles and comments are laced with profanity, but when it comes to an ass, this site turns PG-13? Pussies.
allan luba / August 19, 2013 at 02:09 pm
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Nice , we need someone in ST LOUIS MO to do that also. Should be done in all states. Be a nice book. I want % for saying it first.
allan luba / August 19, 2013 at 02:09 pm
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Nice , we need someone in ST LOUIS MO to do that also. Should be done in all states. Be a nice book. I want % for saying it first.
Roxanne replying to a comment from Jake / August 19, 2013 at 02:17 pm
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I agree with Jake. It's a good concept/idea but could be executed better.. the photographer is just not that good.
Lowell Barnes / August 19, 2013 at 02:32 pm
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"Ass-naked"? Really? Why must so many people be so juvenile when talking about nudity?
Al replying to a comment from John / August 19, 2013 at 09:15 pm
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I'm sorry, what?
CW replying to a comment from Dave / August 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm
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Its a clothing optional beach, not a nude beach.
Kailie / August 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm
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The tweets!: @FullyDisclothed
Simon Tarses / August 20, 2013 at 01:42 am
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Too bad that this can't be pictures of people barefoot-I'd love to be a participant in that (as the one taking the pictures.)
Monica / August 20, 2013 at 07:45 am
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i like this!!!!!
Jason / August 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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This is very cool project. If I can be naked in public and take such photos without worrying being arrested, definitely I will be in.

Speaking of Hanlan's Point beach, now more and more clothed people are occupying the beach. It is not a good sign. Nudists should take some actions, such as the beach is nudity only, and the whole Hanlan's Point park is clothes optional. So people who dislike sands or heat still can enjoy BBQ naked in grass. What do you guys think?
Simon's Mom replying to a comment from Simon Tarses / August 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm
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Simon, what did we talk about? No chatting about your foot fetish in public!
Moneesha replying to a comment from Simon's Mom / August 20, 2013 at 01:22 pm
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Simon's always seemed a little creepy.
James Strach / August 21, 2013 at 11:09 am
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I think it is a great thing you're doing, if I were a Torontonian I might just volunteer. That sort of thing has been on my bucket list for years !
dave / September 12, 2013 at 02:32 am
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great project would love to do this may be on my bike or at my gym but alas I am down here in new Zealand and such things are unlikely
Kev / September 25, 2013 at 07:28 pm
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Having recently participated in the project I found it a very positive and enlightening project.

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