The Nude Picture of 1000+ Words

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Then again maybe sometimes it’s actually worth more than a thousand words. I like to tell myself that that is the case with the picture here.

On an unrelated side note, I have to say that I really dislike using ‘that that’ together in a sentence. Although it is grammatically acceptable, I simply prefer not to use it. But that is another story, isn’t it?

Back to the point: the picture! It was taken during the month of June last year. When I look at it, I am reminded of the warm summer air, the beautiful blue sky, the birds and the bees as well as the trees and flowers that are so full of life. Summer truly is my favorite season – as I am sure is the case for most people – especially if you are a nudist like me.

Jade Sambrook taking walk in the woods while nude on a beautiful summer day.
Jade Sambrook taking a walk in the woods while nude on a beautiful summer day.

Here in eastern Canada where I live the winters are long and cold. Freezing cold. Did I say long too? Yes I did.

For a nudist like me winter feels like the enemy. It might not completely stop me from practicing my passion for nudism, but it is definitely nowhere near as good as summer. Of course during the winter months I can still be naked at home. And I might even go for a quick jog through the woods while bottomless – but again, winter will simply never beat summer.

I should mention though that I discovered that the white snow is great for tanning the legs and buttocks. It acts like one big reflector, equally dispersing the sun light onto any exposed skin. I learned this after spending much time outdoors – naked from the waist down – during a particular winter some years ago. Never had the skin on my legs and buttocks been so dark.

Now some folks may ask why bottomless and why not fully nude? The answer to that is that body heat is easily lost through both the nuque (back of the head & neck) and through the upper torso. So as long as you have a tuque on your head, a warm winter jacket on your upper body and a good pair of winter shoes or boots on your feet, then you can pretty much spend a great deal of time naked from the waist down out in the snow.

More on winter nudity? Read: The So-Called Victim of Montreal’s Mysterious Naked Jogger

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it’s ideal. I’m not saying that it should or can be done when the temperature is minus thirty degree Celsius. Nor am I saying that men wont suffer from a little bit of shrinkage, because they definitely will! All that I am saying is that there is a way to experience nudism in winter – albeit only partially naked – and even get a good tan on your legs and bum while you’re at it.

Jade Sambrook naked in the winter snow
Jade Sambrook naked in the winter snow.

Alright, back to the original picture now! It was taken during the summer – not during the winter – so I should stop talking about cold snow for crying out loud! The truth of the matter however is that like I was saying earlier, a picture speaks a thousand words, or more. And the words coming from the picture is that summer is such a great season for any true nudist.

During the summer nudists can go to the nude beach. We can justify not wearing clothes at home because of the heat waves. We can go for a nude walk in the woods – or more simply put – free hiking.

When I look at the picture I am reminded that nudism is liberating. It’s healthy. It’s therapeutic. It’s extremely comfortable. In fact, I use to leave the office after a day of work with feelings of major stress and anxiety. I would then go for a walk in the woods while nude and I would come out completely cured from that stress and anxiety.

That is why I believe medical practitioners should be able to prescribe nudism as a remedy for various ailments. I am convinced that nudism might just heal many folks without the need for them to use pharmaceuticals.

And if medical doctors could prescribe longer summers along with a heavy dose of nudism, then we would definitely be living in a Utopian world. One can always dream, right?

Jade Sambrook free hiking bottomless at the end of winter
Jade Sambrook free hiking bottomless at the end of winter.

In the meantime – as winter approaches – I will continue to look at that picture to remind myself that summer is right around the corner. Yes I’m optimistic! I will continue to remind myself that soon I will be on the beach, in the woods or wherever I so happen to be – fully naked – without a single piece of clothing on my body. No tuque, no warm winter jacket and no winter boots. Just a pair of walking shoes or sandals at the very most.

Those are the words that I am reading from that picture. Somehow though I feel like it’s telling me way more than a thousand words. They are good words. Naked words. Words that make a die-hard nudist like me happy. In the end I can only be grateful for such a great picture: a nude picture of 1000+ words.

The Dark, Trashy and Grainy Artistic Nude Photo Shoot by Jade Sambrook

For years now Jade Sambrook has been wanting to do an artistic nude photo shoot that would have a dark, trashy and grainy theme to it.

I’ve been constantly thinking that this could be done in the middle of the night, either in a back alley or even in the middle of an isolated street where a street lamp could be used for minimal lighting.

On several occasions I spoke of this project to some of my photographer friends, and of course while they were open to the idea, it would always end up on the back burner.

Recently I purchased a Nova Bluetooth off-camera flash for iPhone, which provides the opportunity to place the flash away from the iPhone camera and therefore get better quality photos. The Nova flash also allows for more artistic photography compared to what would be achieved using the on-board flash of the smartphone.

Armed with my iPhone 6 and the Nova flash, I decided to finally try out my dark, trashy and grainy artistic nude photo shoot so that I could at least see the results. And of course any excuse to be naked works for me, especially if it’s outdoors.

At about midnight I headed to an isolated back alley wearing my kilt, since it is quite easy to remove and I am already naked underneath. Unfortunately at this time of the year it is still a little too cold in the middle of the night to take everything off, so I settled on simply removing the kilt and I ended up taking the photos wearing my kilt hose, a t-shirt, a vest and a tuque. In my opinion this was even better than if I were 100% naked, as it added an element of style to the photos.

While I was not completely naked, I definitely did feel naked considering that cold middle of the night breeze. Now obviously in regular circumstances a cold middle of the night breeze would not be considered a good thing for a nude male model, but for me any ”shrinkage factor” was of no concern. Again, I just wanted to see how successful I could be at getting a series of dark, trashy and grainy photos while nude, or in this case, semi-nude.

Now most likely the results from using a high resolution DSLR camera would be quite different, maybe even offering better quality. However, by taking photos in the dark, the iPhone 6 camera was able to add that grainy look that I was seeking.

In the end I am quite pleased with the results, and I am particularly happy with the flexibility offered by the Nova off-camera flash. I am definitely going to attempt another photo shoot of the sort, especially as summer approaches and the cold breeze disappears. Maybe then I’ll be able to take off more than just the kilt, although I might have to find something else for an added element of style.

In the meantime, if you are a professional photographer and would be willing to help me accomplish this project in the future, I would certainly not decline.

Photo of Jade Sambrook without his kilt in a trashy dark back alley from the Trashy Dark Naked Alley Photo Series.

Photo of Jade Sambrook without his kilt in a trashy dark back alley from the Trashy Dark Naked Alley Photo Series.

Photo of Jade Sambrook without his kilt in a trashy dark back alley from the Trashy Dark Naked Alley Photo Series.

Photo of Jade Sambrook without his kilt in a trashy dark back alley from the Trashy Dark Naked Alley Photo Series.

Photo: The Tyranny of Pants is No Friend to a Devout Nudist

After a long day at the office the pants need to come off. For Jade Sambrook bifurcation is an aggravating factor. Working all day surrounded by four walls with no windows, under pressure and dealing with the added discomfort of wearing trousers, the first thing towards obtaining a moment of freedom and liberation is for him to lose any textile below the waist. Only then is he truly free. Only then is he truly himself. It’s a bottomless reality – the tyranny of pants is no friend to a devout nudist.

Jade Sambrook not wearing any pants after a day at the office

What camera settings were used to take this photo?

Focal Length: 26mm
Exposure: 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO-400
Metering: Spot
Flash: Yes

Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro

Aren’t you embarrassed that people can see you naked, or that they can see your penis?

Absolutely not! I am not ashamed of my body, nor am I worried if somebody can see my flaccid penis. After all it’s just a piece of skin. It’s a part of the body like any other part of the body. To me a penis is like an elbow or a knee. It really is no big deal. Again, it’s just a part of the body. Honestly, we see things everyday on TV that are much worse than my naked body or my penis. I’m a devout nudist and I don’t subscribe to what mainstream society had previously taught me. I don’t believe in being ashamed of who I am or what I am. I rip my clothes off the minute I get home from work. And if I could, I would simply go to work without wearing any clothes to begin with. Some people choose to wear a certain coloured shirt while others choose to wear pants with stripes or polka dots. And for me, well, I would like to be able to choose to wear nothing but my skin.

Nude-in-Public: Taking the conservative out of Ottawa at the Cirque du Bizarre

It was Friday August 24, 2012. I went with two of my girl friends to the ByTowne Cinema in downtown Ottawa to watch ‘Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present’. After the movie we went for dinner in the ByWard Market. The evening was suppose to end there, but instead we decided to head over to the recently opened Mugshots Bar at the HI Jail Hostel so that we could have one last drink before heading our separate ways. Continue reading