|—||Sally Golan, on her “Naked Painting Party” (bodypainting) to be held in New York city this March.|
The weather was SO perfect this day, our intrepid photographer knew the camera and good supply of film were all she truly needed!
Whether photographing wildlife or life wildly were the goal, the essential equipment was the same!
Very unsure about it.
Never not perfect.
Just as an actor or actress does, we all put on different “roles” in life. Some roles last an hour, others eigth hours, a few for days and some for years.
Role-playing should never be regarded as permanent or “wrong”, it is how we discover different characters, explore ideas, blend personalities that appeal to us and become our current selves.
In social nudism, people often wonder why many nudists are older and I think it may because it takes time to explore different “naked roles” and to “burn through” the occasional overabundance of youthful zeal sexy nudity inspires.
Just as a actor, artist, photographer or musician matures in their talent, so do Naturists and Nudists in our understanding of the “powers” of nudity, its uses, functions and purpose in our lives.
~ Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living
Top photo: Sarah, Ayla, Nekky, Hannah and Noah Jamal and Catherine Skinner live under one roof in Niagara on the Lake, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Galit Rodan/The Globe and Mail
Last Sunday I was sent to Niagara on the Lake to shoot an assignment about a polyamorous family. I was told where to go and when to be there and the general gist of the subject matter but apart from that I had very little information. I had no idea what to expect and, undoubtedly, this family had no idea what to expect of me.
I was scheduled to be there from 10 a.m. to noon. I ended up leaving around four.
This isn’t my story but I will say that it’s been a long winter. Both literally and figuratively. The last months of 2013 and onward have been cold, dark and often emotionally taxing. My work, which I find solace and relief in when the inside of my head gets too busy, slowed almost to a standstill. I felt low too often and struggled to find a way to emerge from under the ice. Then I started doing yoga again and work picked up. I spent more time with people that made me feel like myself. And then I met this family.
As I walked up their long, rural driveway, I could hear sheep yelling away from the next property over and something about being in such a different environment was immediately uplifting.
It was probably a combination of things: The brightness of the home; the enchanting, gregarious children who sang songs for me (since when do 8-year-olds know how to harmonize?) as I ate pizza made from scratch that the family had all prepared together; the time I spent watching them play outdoors in the snow; the family’s incredible openness and willingness to go along with my ideas; the general feeling of love that pervaded their household.
I left that house feeling happy and lighter than I had in quite some time. It’s a gift - being given the chance to walk into the lives of people you would never otherwise meet. I’m not sure there’s any other job quite like it.
The formal portrait that I shot and that ended up running in the Globe was my favourite frame. My editor had suggested maybe doing a modern American Gothic and so I managed to capture this serious, quite dignified photo in between Ayla’s little fits of laughter. But I think those might have been the only serious moments of the day.
But as I said, this isn’t my story.
The Globe story here:
Catherine’s blog (and her thoughts on the story) here:
The cost of living is such that ordinary singles and couples WILL become a distant memory! Believe it!
Understanding our own reactions to clothing and improving the way people look at each other is a part of the goal of my version of Naturism.
Humanity learned to live with fire, so we can achieve a state of normal living even with everyday over-stimulation. There should be no reason to fear beauty of ANY kind. Even semi-erotic scenes are useful, important and acceptable; they simple touch the soul of what we are! Our evolution and existence have been achieved through these feekungs!
WASHINGTON (NP) - The public was completely stunned when America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled the successor to the recently retired Space Shuttle by moving it into a parking orbit between the Earth in the Moon.
President Barack Obama was quoted, “To the American people, I gives me great pleasure to present your government’s latest SUCCESSFUL investment in technology!”
Breaking News of the Near Future | Naturism as a Way of Living | 03.08.2014 | U.S.A.