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Nude island calendar aids charity

Nudes on Shetland [Pic: Ivan Hawick Photography]
Photographer Ivan Hawick has been capturing nudes on camera

A calendar featuring mystery nudes in scenes of Shetland life is set to raise £20,000 for charity.

Island photographer Ivan Hawick has persuaded anonymous locals to strip off to help the Clan (Cancer Link Aberdeen and North) 123 appeal.

He is already selling black and white postcards of island nudes to raise money, and is taking a daring new selection of colour images to use.

Orders are now being taken for a 2010 charity calendar.

Mr Hawick told the BBC Scotland news website: "A lot of people are affected by cancer and I have always liked the idea of helping. I thought a bit of nudity would help.

It is a stealth mission getting some of the shots, early in the morning when daylight is just coming in, so the models are not seen
Ivan Hawick
Photographer

"I just asked local people and it was amazing how many people were willing to help.

"Part of the appeal of the calendar will be trying to guess who the people are, as they are in lovely scenery but without showing any faces."

He explained: "It is a stealth mission getting some of the shots, early in the morning when daylight is just coming in, so the models are not seen."

The overall fundraising aim is to raise £3m to build a new cancer support centre.

Further information on the CLAN 123 fundraising, and details of how to order the £10 calendar, can be found at www.shetlandclanappeal.org.uk/



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