Vulnerable nudity against perfection’ is the message behind
Naked The Hague. Following in the footsteps of Rotterdam, photo –
grapher Leon Schröder (59) now people in The Hague who
want to expose themselves literally and figuratively. To show
what normal bodies look like. No Filters. From young to
Den Haag Nude – Den Haag in the nude
For a news item at Omroep West, Leon Schröder was interviewed about his new project Naked The Hague. Naked The Hague is a photo project with the theme ‘body image.
THE HAGUE – Photographer Leon Schröder is looking for 250 residents of The Hague who want to pose naked for a new book. He is looking for all kind of people. ‘Bodies that do not meet the standard of perfection as we are imposed’, he explains. “We’ve become so insecure and unhappy with the way we look that we think we’re not normal.”
Photographer Leon Schröder is looking for residents of The Hague who want to undress for his book ‘Naked The Hague’. “Everyone has to be perfect these days, but that’s totally
impossible”. Den Haag bloot
During the radio program ‘West Wordt Wakker’, presented by Tjeerd Spoor and Jorinda Teeuwen, Leon Schröder was interviewed about his new project Naked The Hague. Naked The Hague is a photo project with the theme ‘body image.
Nude photos vulgar? “Not in this case, on the contrary!” says Leon Schröder. He made a – sometimes emotional – statement in 2017 with his photo series Naked Rotterdam, and now it is The Hague’s turn to go naked, literally. At ‘Bob Staat Op’, the photographer tells how a graduation project grew into a serious mission about self-acceptance.
At There I was, 9 AM, sitting at the table with Bob at the Spui in the library. He was clearly interested in the subject and was very happy with the book by Naked Rotterdam that I gave him as a present. In a relatively short time I was able to tell my story and point the listeners to the address of the website. Bob indicated that, later in the project, he would like to speak with me again in order to follow the project. It goes without saying that I thought that was a good idea too. In short, ‘to be continued!’.
165 Rotterdammers naked in The Hague this weekend: ‘This is me!’
Exhibition 165 ordinary Rotterdammers undressed en masse for a special photo book. The photos will be exhibited this weekend in The Hague.