Zach Hyman Takes Nude Photos of Jocelyn Saldana on Subway
It’s a new kind of subway flasher: baring it all for art. New York Photographer Zach Hyman, 22, has been known to take photos of nude models in Times Square and Chinatown, and The Huffington Post reports that now he’s trying the subway. He spends about 30 seconds and takes 10 shots of the models, his latest one being Jocelyn Saldana. Her photo for Zach’s Chair and Maiden Gallery showing is one of 14 images on display in a photography exhibition that opens tonight in New York.
Hyman insists that his photos are not pornography; he says that our nether regions are “one of the unifying aspects of being human.” Still, he always keeps bail money on hand, watches out for police and keeps his lawyer on speed-dial in case he gets arrested. The response from other subway riders varies; during a recent shoot, a woman screamed and an elderly man started shaking – but most people were apathetic. Just another crazy on the subway…
According to The New York Post, Alex Reisner, a 20 year-old Columbia student, is one of Zach’s models who stripped down on the street in Chinatown. When she jumped into the air and Zach took her picture, the crowd burst into applause. ”There was so much adrenaline,” she said. “I was bouncing around for the rest of the day. I told him I want to pose nude every weekend.”
Something tells me the men of New York would be okay with that.