Spencer Tunick

American photographer

Spencer Tunick (born January 1, 1967) is an American photographer best known for organizing large-scale nude shoots. Since 1994 he has photographed over 75 human installations around the world.

Spencer Tunick, 2007.
Spencer Tunick nude installation at Eastnor Castle.


  • I make installations and the final result is a video projection and the photograph. If I didn’t make video projections, then call me one thing; if I didn’t make photos, then call me another. I’m in between an installation artist, video artist and photographer. And when you work with nude bodies, you’re immediately called a pornographer or a fashion photographer.
    • Spencer Tunick in: "Interview Spencer Tunick," at coolcleveland.com, 2004.

Over 1,700 men and women strip naked in square in Germany.. and not a sun lounger in sight, 2012Edit

Martin Newman, "Over 1,700 men and women strip naked in square in Germany.. and not a sun lounger in sight," in: mirror.co.uk, 23 June 2012.

  • For me, the nude body is like a raw material.. another artist might use oil or clay. I love the fact that, en masse, it can be turned into an infinite number of shapes or abstractions, while the setting I choose.. rural, urban, indoors or out.. is like a canvas.
  • My work's an attempt to challenge notions about nudity in a public space and how the body is represented in our culture.
  • When you see 300 people naked in Grand Central Station, or a river of flesh flowing through the beauty aisles of Selfridges department store, it makes you think about all sorts of social and political issues.

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