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Naked Odyssey 2018

31 December 2018

Inspired by my participation in nude outdoor photo shoots for Spencer Tunick, Matt Granger and Natansky – some pre-organised, others guerilla-style – I resolved that, from 2016, impromptu naked photography would be a part of all my world travels…

Cork in February

From our base in Cork on the south coast of Ireland, Esther and I walked the Ring of Mahon, then visited Cobh, Kinsale and Killarney, and finished by hiking from Leap to Rosscarbery via Glandore and the evocative ancient Drombeg stone circle.


On the waterfront at Cobh – location map.


Emerging from freezing Lough Leane near Killarney – location map.


Glance to the snow-capped peaks over Lough Leane – location map.


At the heart of Drombeg stone circle – location map.


On the western stone at Drombeg – location map.


At the heart of a Drombeg hut – location map.

Hamburg in April

Snow fell on the Saturday of Easter weekend when Esther and I stayed with our friend Sabine in Hamburg, Germany. Next day we restored our warmth by luxuriating in the steamy heat of eucalyptus, fruit and menthol sauna ceremonies at Kaifu-Bad baths.


Our John and Yoko ‘Two Virgins‘ pose at Kaifu-Bad – location map.

Lithuania in May

In Lithuania we started at the capital Vilnius, visited nearby Trakai, then spent a few days at the little town of Molėtai before finishing at Kaunas. Temperatures rose from the mid-20s to about 31°C by the end. Never was it more desirable to be naked.


Trakai castle panorama – location map.


Luokesai lake, south of Molėtai – location map.


Dūriai lake, north of Molėtai – location map.


Pastovis lake, at the heart of Molėtai – location map.


On the stump at Kaunas lagoon near Pažaislis monastery – location map.


Dusk at J. Naugardo gatvė in central Kaunas – location map.

Aarhus in September

In Aarhus, Denmark, I seemed to spot nakedness everywhere: a looped film trailer on the airport bus; sculptures, street art; the Women’s Museum; ARoS; nudists at Den Permanente; the Rådhus giant mural; GENDERhouse Festival. One has to join in!


On the sea defences, north of Aarhus marina – location map.


At Ballehage beach, south of Aarhus – location map.


By the Dome of Visions, central Aarhus – location map.

Ghana in October and November

From Accra we ventured east, following the coast to Ada on the River Volta estuary. After a few days we headed north to the village of Wli on the border with Togo, before returning at last via Akosombo to the capital. Such wonder! Truly we loved Ghana.


On a sand spit at the mouth of the River Volta, near Ada – location map.


At our riverfront cabin near the Volta Estuary, in Ada – location map.


Shimmering under the billowing mist of mighty Wli Waterfall – location map.


Reconnecting the rainbow at Wli Waterfall – location map.


By the River Volta at Adi Lake Resort, Akosombo – location map.


On the roof of The Sleepy Hippo Hotel, Accra – location map.

Marrakech in December

We concluded our year of travel spending Christmas in Marrakech, Morocco. Nudity in public is not commonplace here – to say the least – so opportunities to liberate our bodies were few. We took care to make sure those moments showed no disrespect.


On a roof terrace, with the great Koutoubia Mosque just visible – location map.


A short walk north from les Jardins de l’Agdal – location map.


The Ochre City at sunset – location map.

the odyssey will continue…
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One Comment
  1. Excellent Steve; an interesting project by you and Esther

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