Models needed, but not their clothes
A multiple-award-winning photographer is giving people the chance to be the art on display in Te Manawa with his latest mass nude photo shoot.
Binh Trinh is holding a photo shoot at the museum's main gallery at 7.30am on Sunday and is looking for ordinary people to take part.
The Palmerston North artist has been taking mass nude shots for several years, though this will be the first time he has done one either indoors or in Palmerston North.
"Nothing has been done like this before in the Manawatu," he said.
Te Manawa's gallery will be between exhibitions, giving Trinh bare white walls to work with. He plans to use his models as if they were art installations in the gallery.
"For me the naked people are the artwork in this space."
Trinh then hopes to exhibit at the gallery. So far about 30 people had indicated they would attend on the event's Facebook page, though Trinh said he would work with what he had.
"If they want to retain their anonymity they can easily hide their face; they can turn their backs towards me or curl up."
He said it was quite surreal to be naked with a group of people, but the atmosphere was normally lighthearted and models quickly relaxed.
Those wanting to take part have to be over 18, will need to bring ID and will need to sign a model release form.