''I thought it could be a bit awkward at first, to dress down and have people looking at you. But when you're naked and everybody else is naked, you feel like you're dressed up because everybody else looks the same.... It's really a weird experience. You could think there would be something sexual behind, but there's not.''
A male participant of an event organized by famed photographer Spencer Tunick speaking with ITN. Over 5,000 people were photographed in the nude outside of the Sydney Opera House. The event coincided with the city's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras celebration, but the well-publicized event brought in many participatns who were not gay, too. Tunick tells the Associated Press that for the hugging photo, it was difficult to get the straight and gay people to embrace. Tunick tells ITN that though he has done many similar artistic pieces in other locations, but has only had a few opportunities to work with more than 3,000 people. (AP) (YouTube)