Portlanders strip bare to pose in sea of red
PORTLAND residents Velia Terrance and Andrew Bryant were among 500 participants who stripped bare on the roof of a Melbourne Woolworths complex on Monday to take part in world-renowned photographer Spencer Tunick’s latest project.
The project is the latest edition of the American photographer’s large-scale nude shoots with his experience involving more than 75 human installations around the world.
Five hundred men and women were chosen to take part in the project with participants draped in sheer red material to pose as a sea of red in the Woolworths car park.
Ms Terrance had been a long time fan of the photographer and applied to take part in the shoot as a birthday present to herself, and convinced her partner, Mr Bryant, to come along.
“I’ve really loved Tunick’s work since his Selfridge shoot in 2003 and then when I heard he was coming to Melbourne I said to myself surely it’s meant to be for my birthday,” Ms Terrance said.
“I followed the ads and then had a look online and saw the registration so I registered myself and Andrew.”