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I asked Katie a few weeks ago if I could join a nude-model photography group. Her response was “Nudie pics!” which I assumed meant consent. My rationale was I thought it would be an interesting way to learn portraiture. After putting my application in and being accepted to the group, however, I realized many of the events seemed to be more about the nudity than the photography. To each their own, but that’s not my bag, so withdrew my membership. 

But speaking of nudity this nude bronze, titled “Emma,” is a favorite of mine. Perhaps because it’s a nude bronze next to a parking lot — context is everything here. I first encountered it, fittingly enough, while riding in the Naked Bike Ride last year. I didn’t, ahem, participate fully in that ride but the event is for promoting cyclist visibility, and I’m a cyclist that likes to be visible, so I wanted to support it.

Unfortunately, I don’t recall the artist’s name — and after spending 15-fruitless minutes searching combinations of Emma-bathing-nude-and-St. Louis on the web I’m fine not crediting the work for now. 

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  1. Steph & Brian

    Shame about the class not being about how to take good portraiture…though we probably would’ve found the nudity more appealing anyway! 🙂 It is an interesing place for an interesting statue…

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