Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The naked truth


Back in this post, I noted meeting David Lee Morgan, a local sports writer and author of a number of books including LeBron James: The Rise of a Star. David and I were seated next to each other for a book fair back in April. The day-long event might have dragged, but we ended up laughing our heads off.

I quickly learned David is far from a one-dimensional man. Case in point: he participated in Spencer Tunick's 2004 installation here in Cleveland and wrote about the experience for the Akron Beacon Journal.

When I first blogged about David, I was unable to find his writings about the Tunick event online. He has since forwarded me his article with permission to post it, which some readers had asked about. Here are links to high resolution copies with more photos and complete text:

David Lee Morgan on Spencer Tunick part one


David Lee Morgan on Spencer Tunick part two


I just love the picture above taken by Bob DeMay for the Journal, which accompanied David's article. Dig the expressions on everyone's faces. They're just regular guys, only naked, which according to David, was pretty much the way it was that day. After a while, he told me, people pretty much forget about being naked.

Hm. Maybe we should all go buff right now.

Thanks, David!

16 comments:

hoosierboy said...
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Erin O'Brien said...

Sorry, hoose, but I just can't let you steal David's show. For starters, he's hot and naked. If you are also hot and naked, please send me a pic and I'll post it along with your link and we can talk about that all day.

Kelly and José said...

Very interesting!

Erin O'Brien said...

oooh you make me mad, hoose! I HATE to delete comments.

Okay, I will publish your comment in it's very own post later this week. Promise.

Big Mark 243 said...

Too funny! I am talking about the struggle you are apparently dealing with Hoosier Boy's comment, and not wanting to censor his comment!

I have wondered about folks who either say hateful stuff, or want to make the entry all about them and their P.O.V. I will be watching how you deal with it.

This is something I think I would do. I mean, I have a nice bod, and think that it would be fun. Since I am not messing with no bulls (uh, I have no desire to tempt great bodily harm ... FOR FREE), I think I can jog lightly naked.

I say 'jog' because running with your family jewels a-dangle can lead to injury. Anywho, later luv!

hoosierboy said...

No, I did not want to take away from the post either, that is why I said to delete it. I should have sent it via email. did not think of it until too late.

No need to respond, I just wanted to poke at you in good fun.

A naked pic of this old boy would make your readers vomit.

hoosierboy said...

Just to be clear, and I think you will agree, Erin, there was nothing hateful there.

Zen Wizard said...

I think I LOST a half point on the Kinsey Scale looking at that picture.

I am down to 1.5. If you just post two more pictures, I will be John Wayne.

Mr. L said...

My band plays at a nudist camp a couple of times a year (they are naked, we are not). It's true...after awhile you don't even notice anymore.

Erin O'Brien said...

The comment sections on this blog never cease to astonish me.

Glass Houses said...

Does your friend David know anything about the tattooed gentleman in the top left with the wolverine beard and the squint??

Clothed or otherwise....I'd like to buy that man a beer and make eyes at him for a while.

Zen Wizard said...

I don't know much about art--but I know what I like.

And that picture ain't exactly dogs playing poker. Or a "poodle wife" grabbing a dog by the ear and pulling him away from a pool table...or...what else do I like? Oh, yeah, dogs playing golf dressed like Scotsmen in kilts and stuff...

philbilly said...

GH, I went back and looked at your squinty tattooed wolverine, and remembered a great Gahan Wilson cartoon;

Two bartenders are looking out from the bar, and behind them is a stain glass window making it obvious that they're in Trader Vic's.

One says to the other, "I don't like the looks of our clientele lately" as they survey a room full of hipster werewolves drinking and hobnobbing.

Thanks for the chuckle.

DogsDontPurr said...

I would so love to be in one of these photo events. I can't imagine how he pulls it all together and has it seem effortless....especially considering the number of people involved. Like, where does everybody put their clothes?

Anyway, I think it is such a great concept. I so admire people who are living large and not afraid to dive in and make things happen. And that goes for everyone involved in these projects...not just Spencer. They are all artists. Love it!

Zen Wizard said...

This would be a good ad for Mitchum Deodorant...or Certain Dry...or any other deodorant that has the maximum antiperspirant allowed by the FDA and the Department of Homeland Security...

Mone said...

Spencer Tunick, a name I'll remember.

That is a very good picture, I like it a lot.

Have a nice summer Erin :)