Volunteers strip off for artist's nude landscape



Scores of volunteers have stripped off in London to pose nude for a photoshoot.

Artist Spencer Tunick staged the event with the aid of 160 naked volunteers yards from Parliament.
Tunick, 35, has created nude landscapes in cities around the world, posing his figures to fit in with their surroundings.

He arranged his models on a terrace overlooking the River Thames at dusk, to coincide with the opening of the nearby Saatchi Gallery.

Celebrities attending the launch of the multi-million pound art gallery included Saatchi's partner - Nigella

Lawson - Sophie Anderton, Jemma Kidd, Martine McCutcheon and Stephen Fry.

Tunick jetted in from New York to take his pictures after first recruiting his nudes through an advert.

Tourists on the London Eye were in prime position to get a grandstand view of the photoshoot outside County Hall, which is separated from the Houses Of Parliament by Westminster Bridge.

Tunick has been photographing and filming nudes in public places since 1992, organising more than 50 group performances.

He believes the bodies "extend into and upon the landscape like a substance".

The artist has been arrested a number of times during his events.