Get Naked For The TreeSpirit Art Project by Jack Gescheidt

| March 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Get Naked And Climb A Tree!

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Get Naked – I came across something I think is pretty cool. It’s called “The TreeSpirit Project.” A photographer in San Francisco named Jack Gescheidt photographs nude people among trees. He explains his whole philosophy and love of trees and nature here on his website.

But here is what us naturists may be most interested in from the FAQs:

Why are the people always naked? (Isn’t this really just to get attention?) Many other reasons for the nudity came first, before I knew TreeSpirit would get any attention. When naked, people are:

* more “present” in the meditative sense of this word, meaning in the present moment instead of thinking about the past (worry) or future (planning);
* therefore more vulnerable and have greater, more conscious awareness, more feeling, and therefore move and behave more freely and genuinely;
* more harmless to trees and other species. We humans often harm as a collective, but not when stripped of our habitual and protective layers of clothing, tools and technology;
* more timeless, without the many cultural and historical cues clothing provide;
* unified as a mass of humanity rather than seen as the individual personalities to which we are so attached. This is especially true in the group TreeSpirit photos;
* and, yes, more attention-getting. One of goals of the TreeSpirit Project is to deliver its message of our interdependence with nature. The more people ready to take this to heart, the better.”

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Interesting philosophy! Do you guys think being naked really has all this meaning? Do you feel more connected to nature when nude in the woods / beach / natural settings? If I lived in San Francisco, I’d totally go to one of these. But I did sign up for Angelo Musco‘s shoot this weekend, so I suppose I will have to settle for a studio. (Registration for this photo shoot is still possible at Should be an experience!

One of Jack Gescheidt’s TreeSpirit Naked Tree Spirit photos seen above

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  • MateuszKasperek1

    Wow ! Great Site!

  • Allnudist

    Wouldn't they look rather silly with clothes on? As it is, the bodies flow with the curves and turns of the tree; with clothes they'd look like Christmas tree ornaments!

    And as nudists, aren't we always finding ourselve asking, why DO they have clothes on, not why DON'T they!

    Clothes can be fun and decorative, flattering and sexy; and that's just fine. They can also be used to establish social order and status; that's not so fine, but sometimes necessary.

    The rest of the time? Who needs clothes?

  • Alan

    I do feel more connected to nature when nude in it. I like to freehike AKA nude hiking. While I am out there alone hiking in my skin I feel a spiritual connection to the natural world a true feeling of being a port of the natural world that I can't seem to get when I am clothed. It's like my body can breath and I am more in tune with nature. It's the deepest spritual feeling I've ever had. Walking through the woods with nothing on is like being in eden all over again.