Friday, May 13, 2011

Pippa NUDE? She's not the first...

"Buckingham Palace Nude" by Jan Murphy

The Duchess of Cambridge's family should not have upset the Queen with their embarrassing photographs of James and Pippa.  These images of the Royal relatives just this week appeared on the Internet in the United States in various states of undress.

Carrie Leigh’s NUDE magazine exposed the Royal Family long before the Royals exposed themselves.  The Queen was home and didn't say a word.  The nude was photographed in front of Buckingham Palace with the police in the background watching.

Why is everyone up in arms now?

The Spring 2010 issue of Carrie Leigh's NUDE magazine features an exhibit of female nudes shot on Royal Ground by London photographer Jan Murphy as a statement of artistic freedom. Ms. Murphy shows her nude model wearing white gloves for presentation to the Queen, who was inside the Palace at the time as the flag is flying.

According to Carrie Leigh,  "I wish I had the opportunity to do what Jan Murphy did. It makes quite a statement to shoot nudes with a world landmark like Buckingham Palace as a backdrop."

In conjunction with Carrie Leigh's NUDE, Murphy and her nude models elected to shoot at
some of London's historic sites, including Buckingham Palace as the Royal Flag flew, the Tate Museum of Art, and the GLA building.

Long before all this, Queen Victoria had a passion for nude art that is now the subject of Victoria & Albert: Art & Love, an exhibit at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace that opened March 19.

The Spring 2010 issue of Carrie Leigh's NUDE is available for sale here.  Order your Royal Nudes today!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Mother's Day Message from Carrie Leigh

Carrie Leigh as a model

Everyone knows that everything changes in life.

Once I was a model who had the opportunity to work with some great photographers. Now I am a photographer who has the opportunity to work with great models.  When I was a model I loved to be published in print;  now I am a print publisher.  Once I was single; now I am married with children.

My history reflects change, but one thing that has never changed is that I have one and only one mother.
The common denominator among everyone in the world is that we all have a mother.  Times change, and people change, but today is the day to spend time with your mother or, if you can't be with her, reflect on what she means to you.