Everyday People- Spencer Tunick’s naked installations are coming to Manchester, get involved

Spencer Tunick is known for creating art installations involving hundreds of naked people and photographing them. He’s done them all over the world, and now he’s coming to Manchester and Salford. Sign up through the Lowry to take part in the two day event, Tunick’s first multi location shoot, which has been inspired by the art of L S Lowry himself.

Oh to be a Domai photographer

Warning– All the links in this post are to pictures of naked women. Depending upon where you work, you may not want to click through until you’re certain no-one’s looking.

I want to be a photographer for the Domai website. Not only do they get to photograph gorgeous women they get to do so in some incredible locations.

There’s a special offer on for the rest of the month, so you can get more of the gorgeousness for less if you’re quick.

Model call

I’m on the lookout for nude models again. I have an idea for a photo collage in the style of David Hockney’s polaroid pictures. The plan would be to do a 360 degree portrait of a standing nude or triptych of her in bed shot from the foot of the bed and either side.

This is just an idea, something I’d like to try some day, rather than a project for immediate completion. But if anyone’s up for it now, obviously I won’t say no.

If you're looking for my birthday present……..

Taschen produce loads of great books, thick volumes loaded with pictures and multilingual commentary. If you’d like to buy me a birthday present you could do worse than one of the volumes from their History of Men’s Magazines series. The Amazon link to the left is for volume 6: The Seventies under the counter. From Taschen’s bumpf about the series-

Open your notebooks, sharpen your pencils, and get ready for a history lesson like none you’ve ever experienced. You’re about to learn everything you could ever want to know about the world history of men’s magazines- not magazines about sports, not fashion, not hunting or fishing or how to build a birdhouse in ten easy steps, but those titillating periodicals embracing the subject dearest to all heterosexual men’s hearts and other body parts: the undraped female form. Former men’s magazine editor Dian Hanson traces its development from 1900 to 1980 in six massive and informative volumes.

via BoingBoing

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Money for something

I’m declaring this a value added week at Spinneyhead, as I try to up my earnings through as many methods as possible.

First up, the two services I’m already an affiliate of-
In Association with

Everyone knows what Amazon does. If you’re thinking of buying anything- books, DVDs, CDs, photography equipment- how about popping here first and clicking on the link to Amazon. It won’t cost you any more and I’ll make a little from it. You know it makes sense.

More fine art than dirty pictures, this site highlights top quality photography of nude models.

I’m in the process of signing up for another affiliates programme. Paid On Results is a clearing house for affiliate links, so I should be able to find sellers for some of the more obscure areas I cover.

And, of course, there are the Google Ads. I’ve been getting a steady rate of click throughs since starting with the ads, but nothing spectacular. I can’t directly influence what is advertised through them, but I can increase the use of certain keywords (photography, if you hadn’t guessed, is one I’m trying for at the moment) and see what effect it has.

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I see naked people

In response to my call for models feralmoggy (?) wants to know if the poses/ pictures will be tasteful.

Absolutely. I aspire to something like the gorgeous nudes of (gorgeous, but nude, so NSFW). I’m an affiliate now, so if you click through and sign up, you’ll be helping me out as well.

So far I have only asked one person if she’d pose naked for me. As it was her idea I figured she deserved the right of first refusal. She used it, which is a shame.

(The Sixth Sense Okay, I’m stretching a little for this particular cultural reference. There is a spoof called The Sexy 6th Sense, though.)

More nude grannies

The Sutler, a pub in Nashville, has been adorning its menu with Victorian era nude photographs for years. This is likely to end now they have been told the pictures contravene state licensing laws.

The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided Wednesday that only one photo showing a woman’s genital area was off-limits, but by then every nipple on the menus had been covered in black marker.

Happy Manets

I’m back to doing art for Deputised Experts, because I really ought to use the delay in webcomicsnation launching to build up a buffer of art. I always cheat with the art. My equivalent of pencilling is to pose and render scenes in Poser before composing the page and doing line art and shading in Photoshop (layers are a beautiful thing.) However, I haven’t had the patience to make clothes work properly in Poser yet. I find they billow out and give people odd padding, or don’t fill out properly and reveal the pointy bits underneath. So my characters are increasingly posing in the nude or semi nude- to get the proportions and poses right- giving the renders a sort of Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe vibe.


Today’s Doonesbury sees blogger Zip trolling for hits. Terrible behaviour. You’d never see me mentioning Britney Spears topless or Cameron Diaz nude or that in amongst the search terms that have found Spinneyhead in the last few days have been pictures of girls masturbating, Alyson Hannigan’s feet pics and kylie’s bottom

No, no, no, no. That would be below me.

Charlies Angels: Full Frontal

Cameron Diaz Topless! Again, this is just a tease, a sort of sequel to yesterday’s Britney Topless post.

Ms Diaz has gone to court to keep the pictures from being published, claiming the photographer forged her signature on the consent to publish forms.

[The judge] also ordered that a video – the contents of which neither side would discuss outside the court – should also remain out of the public domain.

Great way to get the rumour mill fired up, I bet there are a lot of “Cameron Diaz nude video” type searches going on in Kazaa at the moment.

My kind of protest

Animal rights activists staged a naked protest at the Pamplona bull run. Now, if the young ladies of Manchester would just stage a nude sit-in of my bedroom we could solve so many of the world’s problems.

Meanwhile, the protesters blocking Le Tour are probably part of a countrywide performing artists’ strike. Only in France would people go on strike for the right to culture.

Elsewhere in Europe, an Italian minister responsible for tourism has done a Howells and insulted German tourists, this as things were settling down after the concentration camp comments.

Breaking my Heart

Earlier this week, I posted a piece about songs in my life that were particularly meaningful to me. In it I briefly mentioned Amy Hunter, the girl I had the biggest crush on when I was 17. Imagine my horror yesterday when, checking my referrer logs, I found someone had come to me from a Google search for “Amy Hunter”+nude. I think (I hope) they were looking for a different Amy Hunter, because if I couldn’t get to see her nude then I don’t think anyone else should!

Small World

Following the link in this piece at BoingBoing, I found myself in a whole dolls house and miniatures subculture. A world where fantasy and accuracy collide in the same collection, full of twee anthropomorphic animals, incredibly detailed history, intricate tree houses and huge wizard’s colleges. Of course, being the dirty minded type, any house I built would be home to dolls that were a little more, well, nude.