Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it is the most recent work by New York photographer Spencer Tunick which attracted over 1,800 people, wearing their birthday suits in Austria’s Happel Stadium on Sunday. The stadium will host seven of the Euro 2008 soccer championship matches being staged by Austria and Switzerland, including the June 29 final.
As you can imagine it is not easy to give advice and take control of so many people at once, but using a bull-horn helps! Tunick’s instructions to his subjects: “Stay very still, don’t move.”
Tunick has made a name for himself with his works featuring hundreds of naked people at unusual venues. He described Sunday’s shooting on his website as combining “the spirit of sports, the grand sweeping waves of stadium architecture and the abstract relation of the human form to modern structures. See I knew there was an easy way to see naked chicks!