Shooting guns in Charleston, South Carolina for one — in a pink, short-sleeved shirt, tie, and white belted grey slacks, no less and knocking back moonshine to steady his nerves. The gun scares the crap out of him. He fires again. The first of a part series went to air on Tuesday.
Five clay tablets depicting full-breasted naked ancient Egyptian women and a carved scarab have been unearthed by archaeologists digging at Rehob, a 3,year-old city in modern-day Israel. Mazar and Uri Davidovich are archaeological professors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and they detailed their new findings in a paper published recently in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, which you can read here on the University of Chicago website. We will return to these women momentarily. A carving found during excavations at Tel Rehov shows a fertility goddess. Returning to the naked women, their breasts are round and full and according to the archaeologists they represent fertility. But what does that actually mean? In their world, among the most prevalent social struggles, caused by diet and numerous environmental pressures, was getting and staying pregnant.
This time I had a much clearer idea of what I wanted, and that was to photograph them as feminine, sensual and beautiful without being sexualised or titillating. The results, which have subtle lighting, texture and tone, seem more like paintings than photographs. They will form the basis of an exhibition, Bare , due to begin in October, and an accompanying book. Inevitably the project raised questions of self-exposure, body image and attitudes to nakedness and vulnerability.
The real deal, it's like being washed by your Dad. Fairly clean and feels like an old world It is a small warm place, people are friendly but I think that it was a bit short and they forced This is a review of the women's baths.