One guy in Australia created a nude calendar for his fiancée—and it sparked an incredibly popular Instagram account.
Brendan Jones made a joke nude calendar for his then-girlfriend in 2015 for Christmas. Some of his friends suggested that he put the pics on Instagram, and in June 2016 he launched the account Get Naked Australia.
‘Get Naked Australia started from what was a bit of a joke for my fiancée,’ Brendan said.
An Sydney man who created a joke nude calendar for his girlfriend is now sent hundreds of naked snaps weekly after launching a cheeky social media bum-baring craze
Brendan Jones, 27, and his friends regularly pose for barely-there snaps while out hiking – and their body positivity stunts have racked up thousands of fans and imitators
The healthcare professional is now inundated with up to 20 photos of scantily clad walkers posing in front of stunning Australian landscapes every single day
‘I wanted to get her a funny present so thought it would be hilarious to stand on a mountain naked and have a picture taken.
‘I got together 12 images and made them into a calendar for her Christmas present at the end of 2015.
‘A couple of mates said I should put the photos on Instagram and in June 2016 the page was born.
‘We started using the hashtag #nakedinnature and within weeks people were saying how much they loved the idea and were asking if they could submit their photos.
‘Now I get 20 emails a day from people wanting to be featured. I never expected it to become this big – it was meant to be a bit of fun but has had an amazing impact.’
The Instagram account Get Naked Australia was launched in June 2016 after he posed for 12 nude snaps for a tongue-in-cheek calendar for his fiancée’s Christmas present in 2015.
He now uses the profile Get Naked Australia website as a platform for Aussies from all over the country to share their best nude posing.
He gets up to 20 emails a day from people wanting to get involved in the craze and sharing the photos, and his page has more than 200,000 followers.
Brendan said a couple of friends convinced him to post some of his naked calendar snaps on Instagram and his page Get Naked Australia was born
Brendan launched Instagram account Get Naked Australia in June 2016
He now uses the profile and his new Get Naked Australia website as a platform for Aussies from all over the country to share their best nude posing
The account has grown enormously to more than 205,000 followers
It shares stunning snaps of hikers from all shapes and sizes and all walks of life posing in the buff in front of mountains, waterfalls and beaches
The page shares stunning pictures of hikers from all shapes and sizes and all walks of life – including teachers and doctors – posing in the buff in front of mountains, waterfalls and beaches.
He said that the craze has also been praised by individuals with low self-esteem and body image worries who say it makes them feel confident in their own skin.
Brendan said: ‘Get Naked Australia was never originally intended to be a body positivity movement, but people started telling us how much it had helped them step out of their comfort zone.
‘The whole nudity thing is seen as such a big deal. Everyone is so uptight and embarrassed, we all think ‘no one can see me naked’.
‘If it is helping people with their body issues and to step out of their comfort zones then that can only be a good thing.
‘It’s also a chance for people to get outside and see some of the amazing locations Australia has to offer.
‘Our society is so mediated – the only naked bodies we see apart from our partners or families are ones on TV and in the media and they are not accurate representations of real bodies.
‘Get Naked Australia was never originally intended to be a body positivity movement, but people started telling us how much it had helped them step out of their comfort zone’
‘It’s not about exhibitionism and there is nothing sexual about it, it’s just getting in touch with nature and having a bit of fun’
Jones said the craze urges people to get out into the abundance of nature Australia has to offer
The 27-year-old said society is ‘mediated’ and that the only bodies we see other than our own or our partner’s is unrealistic celebrities
‘If the page is helping remove the stigma that being nude is wrong and must be sexual that can only be a good thing’
‘We are very quick to be ashamed and embarrassed and feel we have to cover up.
‘So if the page is helping remove the stigma that being nude is wrong and must be sexual that can only be a good thing.’
Every few weeks Brendan and his friends hike in the stunning landscapes around Sydney and now are sure to strip off for cheeky snaps whenever the coast is clear.
He said Get Naked Australia’s contributors are mainly people aged between 18 and 35 and the page is helping to change perceptions of nudism.
Brendan said: ‘We don’t take pictures if there are ever other people around – we wait until we have the place to ourselves.
‘It’s not about exhibitionism and there is nothing sexual about it, it’s just getting in touch with nature and having a bit of fun.
‘People have a perception of nudists being old men, but for the younger generation there was definitely something which made a lot of people want to get involved.
‘Most of the people who submit images to the page are millennials or Gen Y – aged 18 to 35. They are people from all walks of life.
‘We want to share photos of people of all shapes and from all walks of life – not just ‘nice-looking’ bodies in the traditional sense.’
Get Naked Australia’s contributors are mainly people aged between 18 and 35