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Enigma’s music video for Sadeness (Part II)

“All your life /
You’ve been waiting to be free /
Trade your pride for ecstasy /
That’ll make you /
Reach the sky” – Sadeness (Part II)

Last August I acted in a music video for the band Enigma‘s new song Sadeness (Part II). The song was released in October.

What do you think? …I’ve noticed both the song and the music video have had mixed reactions from hardcore fans. I don’t know how to to talk about music, so I won’t say anything about the song. Some fans have asked if there’s a version of the video without pixelated-private-parts. Well I haven’t come across one. I guess I could start claiming that that’s actually just what I look like naked.

The story in the music video has two characters – a dark, brooding monk and a mysterious seductive woman. You’ll notice that I played the latter. At first the mysterious woman is a luring temptress.

The monk takes her to his decadent den of dark desires.

Now the woman is a prisoner.

There is some inevitable running away and chasing.

And an ultimate fight between good and evil.

And in the end, it turns out…well, I shouldn’t spoil it. So I guess you should just watch the video.

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The dead end of “culturally appropriate” art

These two things are important to remember. The logical conclusion of ‘cultural appropriation’ is solipsism. And talent isn’t fair.

Nick Cohen: Writing from London

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Can there be a culturally appropriate art? There is no shortage of activists arguing for one, and they are arguing for something new and sinister, in free societies at least.

Let me be clear about the stakes. Artists reflect the ideas of their times, and nearly all Western novels and dramas now treat, say, gays and lesbians sympathetically. They are a world away from the thrillers of the 1970s in which the lisping homosexual was invariably the villain. Such stereotypes are not the issue today. Nor is the argument about whether a male novelist can create convincing female characters or vice versa or a white novelist create a convincing black character or vice versa. Readers have always been able to complain that a novelist has produced inauthentic work. Rather than an argument about what is said, we have an argument about what right artists have to speak…

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Share a shoot / ‘A walk around Bristol with Rebecca Tun’ / PurplePort →

‘A walk around Bristol with Rebecca Tun’

photographer Tym a.k.a.

TiNY Images

writes:
“the plan was simple, just walk around the centre of Bristol and react and shoot what we find. […] Rebecca is a truly awesome model to work with, i just love her looks, she always look like she has something to say and you want to listen.”

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Another Photo in PHOTO

Dave has had a photo published in the French magazine PHOTO, and here is his nice detailed account of our gorgeously icy adventures.

Figures of Grace

Nude, Iceland, 2014 Nude, Iceland, 2014

A few months ago, I posted some photos from the beginning of my trip to Iceland last summer.  I really hadn’t planned on posting any more from that trip until I had finished posting more photos from my trip to Iceland in 2013 (and I do indeed have more).
However, I will break with that plan today to post and write about another photo from the 2014 trip.  That’s because I found out today that one of them (yes, the one at the top here) has just been published by the French magazine PHOTO in its annual contest issue.  You may recall that I wrote about a year ago (here) that one of my photos had been included in the contest issue after a six year absence, so it’s gratifying that I was able to get in a second year in a row, and for…

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DJ Red Viking of The Wasp Factory interviews Model, Photographer & Artist – Rebecca Tun

…a few months ago, someone asked me on Tumblr if there were any recording of my voice, and I said there was going to be an recorded interview coming up. Well, here it is! I’m not going to listen to it, but you can.

DJ Red Viking of The Wasp Factory interviews Model, Photographer & Artist – Rebecca Tun

“Rebecca discusses acknowledging and embracing the sexual aspects of her imagery, nude and fetish modeling, collaborating with model Gestalta, wanting to be a character actor, short films and music videos as a revealing medium of self-expression, the unique perspective she brings to her photography, body awareness and modeling outdoors.”


I did an interview a few months ago for a website called Street Voice.

I did an interview a few months ago for a website called Street Voice. Since this is my long format blog, I’ll copy the text of the interview into this post. So you can read it here or on their website, where there are more pictures 🙂

Street Voice Introduction: Sometimes I come across bands, models and photographers I want to feature in Street Voice. Rebecca Tun is one of those people! After reading what Rebecca is all about I knew she’d feature well in the Street Voice pages. A stunning model and an equally brilliant photographer. A few questions were sent off to Rebecca and this is what she had to say for herself!

Street Voice: First off Rebecca can you tell our readers a little about yourself please?

I’m a model, photographer, all-round travelling arty freak, geek and ex-philosopher.

Street Voice: How come you decided that being a nude model was going to be the right path for you?

I fell into it after modeling for some art classes while I was a student. The nudity went without saying because it would have been odd not to use my whole body for modeling. And while I didn’t go into nude modeling with political motives (I didn’t come from a context where having no clothes on was a big deal), I’ve since learned that not everyone in the world has or feels the same freedom that I do; so I’ve gone from being neutral about it to feeling proud about sharing my nudity. Continue reading