Wanted: Naked Genealogists

30 Sep

I thought that would get your attention, but first let me make this clear from the start this is purely hypothetical, I am not asking for photos of naked genealogists, honest.

Last night I happened to see part of How To Look Good Naked on Channel 4, the presenter Gok Wan was trying to get people to join his Naked Army and have a photo taken of their group of friends or colleagues naked, in the style of The Calendar Girls. So basically people doing everyday things or taking part in their hobbies, with carefully placed items covering any private bits. There are a few examples on the How To Look Good Naked website. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what size or shape you are, or even what sex you are, just so long as you are prepared to show you are not ashamed of your body as it is.

This got me thinking, what if it was a calendar of genealogists? or geneabloggers?

Would you be prepared to do it? If so, how would you like to be photographed? Where would you be (provided you could get permission), what would you be doing? and what props would you use? Don’t worry I am not going to ask you to prove it (I have far too much to do already to organise a photo shoot and publish a calendar).

For my own part I know my body is not perfect, but I think it would be such fun to take part. I can see myself in a record office leaning over a large table, examining the detail of an early map with a magnifying glass.

Come on don’t be shy, let us know whether you would be brave enough to bare all!

3 Responses to “Wanted: Naked Genealogists”

  1. Thomas MacEntee September 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    LOL – I have to say this issue has come up before – usually once a year when Jasia of Creative Gene (http://creativegene.blogspot.com/) holds the annual swimsuit edition of the Carnival of Genealogy.

    We joked of a Calendar Girls type production or even a GeneaGirls Gone Wild video.

  2. Alex October 1, 2009 at 6:37 am #

    Haha! I’d like to see myself draped triumphantly atop a brick wall (get it?) but in practice may have to settle for the flattering illumination of the computer screen as I try to make out the more illegible portions of a will, or perhaps peeking out from behind my genealogical-to-do filing tray?

  3. John Gasson October 3, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    Good idea Alex, perhaps I will be seen emerging from the dust and rubble of a destroyed brick wall clutching a carefully placed document (and a sledge hammer)

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