Res­i­dents bare all for 2016

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ Tom Price lo­cals have gone full monty for a nude photo shoot which will pin them in the flesh on fel­low res­i­dents’ walls and in their of­fices next year.

The 2016 taste­ful nude cal­en­dar fea­tures sev­eral res­i­dents stripped bare and cov­er­ing their pri­vate parts with items such as bus doors, foot­balls and mo­tor­bikes.

They were made as a fun way to raise money for a dis­abled uni­sex bath­room and par­ent­ing room at the Moun­tain View Sports Club.

More than $7000 was raised on the launch evening late last month and a fur­ther $7500 will be added to the to­tal if all 500 cal­en­dars are sold.

Co-or­gan­iser Peta-Ma­ree Moy said a few of the cal­en­dar’s par­tic­i­pants were happy to soak in their new­found fame at the launch night.

“Some of our mod­els were a bit shy or un­avail­able on the night, but some were happy to stand up and be ac­knowl­edged as well,” she said. “It was quite en­ter­tain­ing. “There were plenty of cheers and laughs go­ing on.

“We have sold two-thirds al­ready so if we need to or­der more, we will.”

It was a first for pho­tog­ra­pher Elly Lukale as well, who vol­un­teered her ser­vices to take the pic­tures.

“I wasn’t ex­pect­ing to be asked to do it and had to think for a bit first, but I fig­ured it would be fun,” she said.

“The footy and golf guys were the most fun to work with be­cause they all knew and were com­fort­able around each other.

“A lot of the mod­els were a bit hes­i­tant at first, but once we get out and set up, ev­ery­one re­laxed.”

Ms Lukale said she would be happy to shoot a sim­i­lar cal­en­dar again next year.

Any­one who wants a copy of nude Tom Price men and women on their walls next year can con­tact the Moun­tain View Sports Club.

Pic­ture: Marg Bertling, Pil­bara Site Pics

Ellen Grochowski leads Zum­bat­hon dancers through some moves.

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