An U/W shot from Ikaria in TSDR Calendar 2016



«Dive with me» by Peggy Zouti on The Skinny Dipping Calendar 2016~

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Hello…
I sulk in Ikaria I’ve made this post together with Eleni who always keeps an eye on me and doesn’t let’s me sulk. The story is that an amazing underwater picture taken by a Greek girl in Ikaria in 2015 appears in this year’s edition of the renowned, New York based, Skinny Dipping Report Calendar! One for every month, the locations included are: 1) Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA USA, 2) Cheaspeake Bay, Maryland USA, 3) Still Creek, Rhododendron, Oregon, USA, 4) Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain, 5) Boranup Beach, Boranup, Western Australia, 6) Munds Springs, Sedona, Arizona, 7) Cala Llamp,
Andtratx, Mallorca, Ballearic islands, Spain, 8) Cozalandia Falls, San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, 9) Noosa, Queensland, Australia, 10) Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA, 11) Nas beach, Ikaria island, Greece, 12) Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. If that was not enough, the 11th picture was chosen for the cover!
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All 12 SD pictures in TSDR Calendar 2016
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These are the facts. As for the impressions, I will be as thrifty with words as Peggy Zouti, the maker of this picture. That’s all she said  about her little triumph on her wall in facebook
few days ago:
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«THE SKINNY DIPPING REPORT: The World’s Leading Authority on Swimming Naked and Doing it Well. For all those who LOVE swimming naked this is a calendar and a guide to swimming naked in beautiful post around the world, with real people and real stories. My real story is on November at Nas beach, Ikaria island, Greece and also the cover of the calendar!» ^^’

Peggy Zouti’s post on facebook about her picture.
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Peggy is a Flickr friend, younger, more daring and 100% more photographer than I am. Below is her original photo, the «Dive with me» (under the same sky) from Ikaria in her page on Flickr. Click on it to see it and let her see her page views rise! Perhaps after that she will tell us the story that goes with the picture!
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Original «Dive with me» from the set: «Under the same sky» by Peggy Zouti on Flickr~

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Quotes, sources and resources about TSDR and SD in general:
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«In the 21st century, we
TSDR on tumblrare witnessing the blurring of the dichotomy between photographer and subject. As the camera lens ceases to subjugate as it once did, a third category of nude imagery is emerging that is neither porn nor advertising but social erotica. To be sure, there is still a transaction at play but the currency is far more social than it is monetary.»
— The Skinny Dipping Report (tumblr)


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«WHY SKINNY DIPPING?
TSDR on instagramSkinny-dipping is the world’s most universally recognized erotic social experience. For many, it was our first time being naked outdoors, even our first time being naked with someone else. Our first skinny dip may have been an act of rebellion, perhaps from parents, friends, or simply our own fears. We reassured ourselves and maybe each other with the promise that darkness TSDR on instagramand water would conceal our naked bodies, when secretly we knew there was plenty of light to see. It was a good excuse to subvert our own fears of being naked together.
In skinny-dipping – the memory, the idea, and the feeling – there is much to explore.»
— The Skinny Dipping Report (instagram)


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«WHY NOW?
TSDR on FlickrThe Internet has democratized cultural production in all conceivable media and genres. It should come as no surprise that has also fundamentally altered the production and sharing of nude imagery, both in practice and intent. TSDR on Flickr What inspires women to submit their naked photos online? The short answer is – Control. The ability to show yourself on your terms, how you’d like to be seen, free from the distortion of someone else’s viewpoint and the sanitizing of Photoshop. For some contributors this is an exposition of pure art. For others it’s a rebellious gesture, erotic expression, a desire to be desired, or a cathartic process. And for everyone, as we’re told every day, it’s just hugely fun. In the 8 years since we began collecting folios we’ve amassed around one million raw images from over 5 thousand contributors in nearly 8000 folios (not all are online, yet). We get more visitors than the Guggenheim, we have a larger collection than the Louvre and track the zeitgeist like the Tate cannot.»
— The Skinny Dipping Report (Flickr)
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That’s all.
To be honest, as far as I am concerned, I am out of words. From Ikaria Greece, through Valencia Spain, to New York USA! Out here in this little island of rocks I will never allow myself to sulk any more!

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  1. Eleni said

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    What I didn’t tell you as I was I waiting for you to complete editing, was that among many things -which, trying to be as thrifty as your friend, I will abstain to write about- all around the world LOVE makes the difference! This is why Peggy’s wonderful picture made the cover!

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    Dive with me

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    I like very much some parts of the quotes about SD but this is not the point. The point is that everybody is curious to know the story behind the picture from Ikaria! The other ones in the Calendar look believable enough…

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    Skinny Dipping in Maryland USA

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    😳 😉

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    Eleni!!!!! ❤ 😀

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    I wonder which quotes you liked Elina. As for the story, we don’t have too few stories of social nudity, my love…
    I didn’t bother to hack the Calendar’s site for Peggy’s. How can that be different than ours?..

    Nas Ikaria

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    Agrimi, the concept here is more advanced and at the same time SO similar to your previous post only that’s more about salt water! And this makes me ask the same question I asked on the swimming holes: WHY IKARIA?
    I know it’s «something« but now my question is: this «something« was always there or was it created by all you in the course of time? Google doesn’t say…

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    wild+swimming+ikaria on Google Image Search

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    ☺ ☺ ☺

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  5. angelosk said

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    I like the reference to democracy. My favorite quote is:

    «What inspires women to submit their naked photos online? The short answer is – Control. The ability to show yourself on your terms, how you’d like to be seen, free from the distortion of someone else’s viewpoint and the sanitizing of Photoshop. For some contributors this is an exposition of pure art. For others it’s a rebellious gesture, erotic expression, a desire to be desired, or a cathartic process. And for everyone, as we’re told every day, it’s just hugely fun…»

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    Αφιερωμένο στην Αθηνά και σε κανέναν άλλον!

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  6. […] The last one won a good place in a famous calendar. I blogged about that quiet victory in my «An U/W shot from Ikaria in TSDR Calendar 2016». […]

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    October:
    
    
    
    Back to land, near the sea, inside the sea,
    hidden paths, hidden places...

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  7. Greg said

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    It’s a terrific shot, but I don’t need to know the story behind it. What’s left unsaid is sometimes better than the explanation. I’ll let the picture tell the story.

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      Nas Ikaria Neither do I need to know anything. The picture has a value in itself. It’s just that I am a villager and I am curious to know what people in the big Cosmopolis read about our favorite sports & spots. 😀

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  8. Eleni said

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    Funny thing…
    Another Greek girl features in the Skinny Dipping Report Calendar of 2017!

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    the Skinny Dipping Report Calendar 2017

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    Neither location nor concept are as good as Peggy’s picture in Nas, so it hasn’t made the cover but it’s a Greek picture, alright! Here it is, featuring in the photographer’s own page on Flickr!

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    '..//..//..//' by Peny Giannakou on Flickr

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