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Nudes play out bar scene for art
Nude volunteers at shoot
The volunteers played out a bar scene scenario
More than 30 people have bared all in a Glasgow bar.

The volunteers were posing in Bobar in the west end for Glasgow photographer Alistair Devine.

But instead of everyone being in the same position, as in photographer Spencer Tunick's pictures, each nude was given a bar scene role to play.

Event spokesman Oli Norman said: "There was no embarrassment. Everyone was incredibly comfortable. It looked totally natural."

A total of 33 people took part, aged from 20 to 66.

I just thought 'why not? Just go for it'. It's certainly different from a normal person's life experience
Mark, one of the volunteers

Mr Norman, managing director of the marketing agency Dada which commissioned the event with Mr Devine, told BBC Scotland's news website: "It's been absolutely incredible. The mix of people here is amazing.

"We have someone with an OBE, a firefighter, a manager, a dental nurse, a government official and an American tourist."

The volunteers were all given roles to play such as a customer at the bar or a couple having a lovers' tiff.

A dress rehearsal was held first where everyone wore bath robes before the instruction "let's get naked' was given.

The actual shot took about two and a half hours to set up.

Volunteers with Alistair Devine
Volunteers wore bath robes for the dress rehearsal

A small minority of those taking part were naturists but most had never done anything similar before.

"They just wanted to do something different," Mr Norman said. "And most of them just came along by themselves and had never met any of the others before."

One of the volunteers was a Scot called Mark who said: "When I read about it I thought it sounded quite tasteful.

"I just thought 'why not? Just go for it'. It's certainly different from a normal person's life experience."

American cycle tour operator Bill, who is a nudist, said: "I'm doing this partially to meet some naked Scots but in addition to being a nudist, I'm a figure model in the States so I'm paid to be naked in front of artists.

"It also enhances my body image. Nude is not lewd and I think it's important for people to know that no matter what shape, size or colour they are, they should be proud of their bodies."




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