Bond Street Station, St. Patricks Day 2011
In April of 2010, I shot an art nude near the Houses of Parliament in broad daylight. On my next London visit the following year, I was having dinner with a commercial photographer friend in based in London and an American model who was travelling with me. Peter asked if I was going to do anything that bold on this trip. He mentioned that he had always thought that it would be an interesting project to have several models disrobe on the platform of a busy Tube station and get the reaction of passers by.
The three of us stopped talking, looked at each other and said, "let's do this," and off we set to the hotel to get my kit. The model prepared by dressing in nothing other than a black coat and high heels.
Peter art directed the whole thing. He placed me so that the station badge for Bond Street was in the left of the shot, the moving train was in the right of the shot, and our model was standing like a statue on the platform. I once saw about a dozen women running naked through Hyde Park for some sort of film or TV production. I love how Europeans are so grown up about nudity. Americans seem puritanical by comparison.
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