More than 3,000 volunteers stripped totally naked and painted themselves blue Saturday morning for a massive photoshoot in the city of Hull in Yorkshire, England.
The project, called “Sea of Hull,” was the creation of New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick. The mass of bodies was meant to celebrate Hull’s relationship with the sea, as well as serve as a warning about climate change, the artist told the Guardian.
“It’s the idea that the bodies and humanity is flooding the streets,” he said. “So there are many ways you can think about it.”
The northern English city’s Ferens Art Gallery commissioned the project.
Tunick is known for his large-scale photoshoots involving crowds of nude people around the world. He recently called for 100 women to pose naked at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 17.