FANCY getting naked for Huddersfield’s biggest charity calendar?
That’s the question Newsome photographer Gary Brown is asking as he bids to snap 1,000 town folk in the buff for his Calendar Girls style project.
Gary’s plan is to launch a huge website where people can create their own custom calendars using the pictures.
The theme of the calendar is “Huddersfield” and models hold props related to their connection, such as their job or hobby, to cover their dignity.
All the money raised is set to go to cancer research and any Huddersfield charities that sign up to the project.
Gary’s ambition to create Huddersfield’s biggest charity calendar comes after he lost his own mother to cancer four-years-ago.
He said: “I’ve had loads of people over time say they’d like to do a calendar but we need to sell hundreds to make a profit.”
Gary has already signed up 176 volunteers through Facebook and on Tuesday he headed down to Huddersfield University to look for more willing subjects.
And anyone a who is a little bit shy should take note of Gary’s model Kim Edwards who has already done her bit.
He said: “Before the shoot she was quite nervous about it but once she did it she developed an amazing amount of confidence.
“She then volunteered to come down to the university to help me do this.
“A few more people have signed up but it’s still coming together.
“I’ve now photographed 85 people so the signs are promising.
“The Joseph Salmon Trust and Kirkwood Hospice have now confirmed they’d like to be involved, so that’s good.
“I’m giving myself until August to give me the time to photograph all the people and hopefully the calendar will be out by October.”
If you are interested in joining the project please send an email with the subject title ‘calendar shoot’, giving your contact number and availability to email@example.com
Willing subjects would need to be over 18, have a Huddersfield connection and pose nude.
Contact: 07845 520325