“The series considers naturism as a cultural and political movement. Naturism takes various forms of being practiced: individually, within a family, socially or in public; this series attempted to include all of these realms at one time within the narrative of the imagery” – Bex Day

The Naturists

This fashion series shot by Bex Day for Twin Magazine is based on naturists in a documentary setting. Inspired by feeling limitless and comfortable nude, she was keen to explore the realms of England’s nudist beaches. Day was inspired by the factors that naturism addresses and challenges including the ego, vanity, personal space, human sexuality, objectification and exploitation to name a few. Styled by Sara Gilmour and modelled by Kerrie Addy, as well as the main protagonists Sharon Smithers and Richard Worrall, the photographs were shot in Brighton on the nudist beach in the month of August.

The series considers naturism as a cultural and political movement. Naturism takes various forms of being practiced: individually, within a family, socially or in public; this series attempted to include all of these realms at one time within the narrative of the imagery. Kerrie is pictured as in her own family with her parents being nudists and her learning more about it throughout the shoot and coming to terms with it and then finally joining in in her journey of self acceptance.

All images are courtesy of Bex Day. 

Bex Day was kindly recommended by Chiara Bardelli, Photo editor at Vogue Italia. 

Credits:

Photography: Bex Day

Stylist: Sara Gilmour

Art director: Becky Smith

Models: Kerrie Addy, Sharon Smithers, Richard Worrall

Make-up: Siddartha Bekers
Hair: Johnnie Biles

Photo assistance: Glauco Canalis and Marlooes Haarmans

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