Spencer Tunick was at it again this week in Ireland. A few days ago an installation, photo-shoot, was organised on the grounds of Blarney Castle in Cork and today one is being done at the Dublin docks. Tunick, famous for his photographs of large groups of naked volunteers, made his Irish debut Wednesday at the castle with 1200 enthusiastic participants.
Braving the chill early morning Irish mists the models were asked to strip off and follow instructions for four different scenes around the castle including clutching roses, standing in the cold water holding gold coins, and "mooning" the camera.
Usually public displays of nudity are against the law here in Ireland but the members of the Cork Midsummer Festival were granted special permission to hold the event to coincide with the celebrations.
This video shows the crowd following Tunick’s direction, notice the big coats and wooly hats in the beginning! Brave souls indeed, all in the name of art!