‘Being [photographed] naked gives a person a different expression’

Photographer Daniella Midenge is known for her audaciously sensual nude portraits that walk a fine line between provocation and art. She traces the roots of her incredibly intimate vision in her first coffee-table book, \’Sex & Cigarettes\’… I just like how their faces look,” says Daniella Midenge, a photographer known for her audaciously sensual, vivid, high-contrast portraits of nude women\’s bodies.

Source: www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/the-edit/2018-01-04-being-photographed-naked-gives-a-person-a-different-expression/

Florence Pugh, 22, proudly bares all in Lady Macbeth after refusing to slim down for roles

EMERGING Brit star Florence Pugh, billed as the new Kate Winslet, is refusing to lose weight for Hollywood just like her idol. The Oxford-born born actress, who was on Thursday nominated for Bafta\’s prestigious EE Rising Star Award, revealed she was told to slim down for a role but told film bosses …

Source: www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5271951/florence-pugh-nominated-bafta-rising-star/

Nude sunbathers at Bruns beach cop $500 fines

A Byron shire woman and her friend were shocked to be fined $500 each after police confronted them as they sat naked sunbathing in an isolated part of Brunswick Heads beach recently. They said nude bathing or sunbathing in that area was \’very normal for Brunswick, it\’s part of what people here do\’. \’I have been doing this every day for five years. \’I thought I was safe well away from Tyagarah Beach [the shire\’s official clothes-optional beach] where the voyeurs and perverts tend to go, …

Source: www.echo.net.au/2018/01/nude-sunbathing-bruns-beach-draws-500-fines/

Genesee Community College spring arts lineup to feature improv, nude exhibit

“The Chromatic Nude,” by Michael Price, will grace the Roz Steiner Art Gallery. The exhibit focuses on the perception that our corporeality is an extension of a transcendent reality. Price\’s development and redefinition of nude translates the social concept of nudity to a refined expression of that reality.

Source: www.thelcn.com/lcn05/genesee-community-college-spring-arts-lineup-to-feature-improv-nude-exhibit-20180104

Stingl: Milwaukee Press Club banishes painting of nude woman that spent decades on the pub wall

It\’s yet another ripple from the #metoo movement against sexual assault and harassment, mostly of women by men in power. When Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki spoke at a newsmaker luncheon at the club in 2010, his people insisted that Emma be covered up, and she was. Years earlier, local sun worshipper and former Mr. Nude America Dick Bacon was photographed in Emma\’s same pose to quiet cries of sexism, …

Source: www.jsonline.com/story/news/columnists/jim-stingl/2018/01/04/stingl-milwaukee-press-club-banishes-painting-nude-woman-spent-decades-pub-wall/998306001/