Naked New York by Greg FriedlerNaked New York by Greg Friedler

Naked New York

byGreg Friedler

Paperback | April 1, 1997

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Here we see all types of people, men and women of all shapes, ages, colors, and classes: investment banker, junkie, bookseller, closet queen, unemployed pregnant woman, actor, cashier, Harvard grad student, retired salesman, nanny, and security guard, among them. As diverse and unique as these individuals are, one can't help but be struck by the realization that the banker and the junkie are not all that different after all. On a basic level, we're all the same, human and vulnerable.

Unlike traditional nude photography, these lack any overtly erotic or sexual quality; they are simply real people who reveal both their public (clothed) selves and their private (naked) selves. Friedler's approach is akin to the anthropologist. His work as a documentary photographer is an investigation into humanity, a survey and study of people. If clothing is a voluntary choice, unclothed we see people in an involuntary state—we see their bodies as we see their faces, unmasked. At once deeply intimate and surprisingly matter of fact, these images reveal more of our commonality than our differences.

About The Author

Greg Friedler is a commercial and fine-art photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Nerve, and The New Nude. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
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Title:Naked New YorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.5 × 7.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393316467

ISBN - 13:9780393316469

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Excellent Look Into the Human Condition I am a 24 year old anthropology student who has alway been fascinated by the human condition. If you buy this book for erotic or pornographic content you will be disappointed! Every day we unknowingly throw up barriers that shield us from one another and the world in general. This book knocks down those defensive barriers and lets us see the subjects as humans, as they were always meant to be.
Date published: 2000-06-05

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This unique and startling collection of photographic diptychs presents average New Yorkers fully clothed, then completely naked. Unlike traditional nude photography, these photographs lack any overtly erotic or sexual quality; they are simply real people who reveal both their public and private selves. 75 photos