If there is a better place for this thread, Moderators, please move it and accept my apologies, but I figure that this is the most traveled forum on the board, so.... As of late, I have been shooting a lot of nudes. 4 models over the last month have dropped trou for my camera. The shortest set was 7 rolls of 120 film, the longest was 16. These young ladies have entrusted me with their modesty. I have up til now had a rather cavalier attitude regarding nudes. I have been of the mind that with God being the greatest artist of them all and the creator of the human form, who are we to be ashamed of it. I have had this attitude only because I myself have not been on the other side of the lens wearing nothing but a smile. Who am I to display images of these beautiful women if I am not also willing to display images of myself in similar fashion? Am I not a hypocrite? I intend to rectify that situation. I have enlisted the aid of a fellow photographer to shoot more nudes....this time the subject will be yours truely. I also intend to shoot some self portraits in the buff. I can no longer think of myself as an artist unless I am willing to do this, and show myself to the world as I have shown others to the world. My personal challenge is this - if you shoot nudes of other people, and display them for others, do not shoot or display another nude until you have shot and displayed a nude of yourself. I am making this challenge before I even shoot my own (partially to keep myself from chickening out), but I also promise that I will not post another nude photo until I have posted one of myself. Now, forwarned is forarmed....I will tell you now that I am roughly 20lbs overweight, and I am a hairy ba$tard....without regard to how well composed these photos may or may not be, they will not be pretty. See you in a few hours.... Anyone else have the cajones to step up to the plate on this one?