A 'healthy body' looks and feels very different on each and every one of us. Sadly though, research conducted by Women's Health as part of our campaign, Project Body Love , found that three-quarters of British women don't feel confident in their own skin. The reality is, for most women, being naked is not a feel-good place to be. It's wanting to embrace the female form in all of its diverse glory that inspired Women's Health's very first Naked Issue back in , for which actress Zoe Saldana fronted the magazine's cover in the nude, with trainer Tracey Anderson and former reality star Millie Mackintosh going buff within the pages.
Please refresh the page and retry. You have to feel sorry for British naturists like myself. Personally I blame Sid James. In fact, all nude bathers really want to do is swim and soak up the sun without the encumbrance of a pair of shorts. And, somewhat unlike over here ask naked rambler Stephen Gough , the activity is totally legal. Those bare-bottomed backpackers were on a 13,ft 4,m mountain top.
The portraits are of women of a wide range of ages, shapes, sizes and nationalities, none of them professional models, all volunteers living in the York area. Born in Argentina, Jaroslavsky has been living in York since He was a piano teacher for 20 years and taught music in secondary schools before making a change of career. A self-taught figurative painter with a special interest in portraiture and the human form, three years ago he completed an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds College of Art.
Shot over a two-year period, it documents members of the British Naturist Society going about their lives within their community. It is a singing praise, a joyful proclamation of the frivolity of Britishness and being in the nude; reminding us to leave our insecurities behind and be grateful for all that we have. It helped me fully understand the psychology behind naturism and how it felt being totally at one with nature. When everyone is naked, there is such a liberating sense of equality and anonymity. I wanted to look at another social documentary that was a complete migration from fashion, so naturism, shooting people without clothes, really appealed.