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.”
“People often react that they will never pose naked,” Leon Schröder knows from experience. He is a photographer, teacher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, creator of the book Naked Rotterdam and busy with the making of Naked The Hague. “People are afraid it would be bad for your reputation. But how cool is it when, for example, an alderman or anyone else poses proudly, vulnerable and naked. That’s quite a statement!”
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.
A collection of links to newspaper and magazine articles on body image and self-acceptance.
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.