The Crazy News Guy

Hundreds Go Nude for Global Warming, Surfers Lap Up the Melting with Glacier Surfing.

In Art, europe, Glacier Surfing, Global Warming, News, Spencer Tunick, Surfing, Uncategorized, USA, video, World on August 20, 2007 at 5:29 pm

 Scroll down for Glacier Surfing, dude!

naked-beach-cp-3445922.jpg

Back in June it was all going off in Amsterdam, and this weekend it was a naked rendezvous with a glacier in Switzerland for famous photographer Spencer Tunick.

Otherwise known as ‘The Naked Photographer’. (He’s not really known as that, but I’m coining the term regardless, such is the power of The Crazy News)

About 600 volunteer nudes braved the Aletsch glacier in the Valais region in southern Switzerland in a photo shoot aimed at drawing attention to the effects of global warming on the world’s glaciers.

Tunick said his photographs were both works of art and political statements.

“I will try to treat the body on two levels. On an abstract level, as if they were flowers or stones.

“I want my images to go more than skin-deep. I want the viewers to feel the vulnerability of their existence and how it relates closely to the sensitivity of the world’s glaciers,” New York native Tunick told media.

glacier2g1908_468x311.jpg

Glacier Surfing!

But not everyone is unhappy with the melting of the world’s glaciers.

Totally gnarly thrill seekers are taking advantage of the massive waves created by chunks of glacier falling into the ocean.

Surfers Garrett McNamara and Kealii Mamala posted this epic video on youtube after waiting for several hours at the Child’s Glacier, in south-central Alaska, for a slice of the glacier to give way, with totally awesome consequences.

They even have their own web site GlacierSurfing.com, and they say the phenomenon was first discovered by a photographer in 1995 when filming for IMAX movie

Surfs Up!

Global Warming is totally awesome, man!

Go on, tell the world! AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Advertisements
  1. Why is it when they do stuff like this they always have ugly naked people? I want to see Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinscale go nude for global warming.

  2. Indeed.
    Now that would be something we can all warm to.

  3. Michael, do you have it in you to do anything like that? At least those people are sensitizing an issue. You…what are you doing?

  4. Hahahaha.. I often wondered that myself. Of course I have an awesome body but oh well. They didn’t call me for some reason.

  5. I’m looking foward to seeing you in the next Tunick shoot…
    Yeeha!

  6. Like they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

    I like Spencer Tunick’s concept…and admire his execution.

  7. “narziss
    Aug 21st, 2007 at 2:07 am

    Michael, do you have it in you to do anything like that? At least those people are sensitizing an issue. You…what are you doing?”

    Nothing.
    NOW GET TO WORK HIPPIE!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: