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Scared Of Being Naked Online

Scared Of Being Naked Online

My journey literally started in a small home studio with a random idea of trying different kind of photos, nude yoga ones. Setting up the Instagram account and choosing a name in about 5 minutes.

After seeing the first photos I thought that I could maybe publish them, I had asked my boyfriend several times and he told me they were artistic and really nice. They were completely nude but not that nude right!? I have a strong background in modeling but I've never taken photos nude and I still wouldn't. I'm a self-learned photographer. With the support of my boyfriend I got enough courage to start posting the photos. Suddenly people were following my account and commenting which was also nice. But after a week everything started growing. I started to get a little bit nervous about it all and very insecure about having nude photos online for everyone to see.

Suddenly I received one email from Susan Rinkunas, a journalist from The Cut magazine (New York Times).  She wanted to ask me some questions and I agreed to answer them via email. I thought the questions she sent me were really good and I was very happy to answer them. What happened next... I could NEVER have imagined.

the cut magazine nude yoga girl interview photo

As soon as Susan published the interview my account started to go viral worldwide. I never really imagined how powerful ''online'' could be before witnessing it myself. Followers were coming in from all over the world, tens of followers per each second. I was getting a lot of emails daily for interviews, enquiries to appear on TV and so on - it was really crazy.

The only thing that probably stopped me from completely deleting my account was the anonymity and my boyfriend's support. One day he even changed the password for a short while! To wait for me to calm down before making any rushed decisions. I was really scared and felt uncomfortable. No one knew apart from him about Nude Yoga Girl. How were people going to react? My family? Best friends? I had no idea and it terrified me. Was I going to tell someone about it? I'm the kind of person that can't hide their feelings, I'm open and I really care about the opinion of people closest to me. 

A whole two months, 81 posts and 200 000 followers reached before I told my family.

I still remember the insecure feeling I had when showing the photos and account to them, but thankfully they were very supportive and understanding. That meant a lot. Being nude online has always created quite a lot of negative tension generally which probably made me feel so scared. I still always thought from the beginning that the photos were artistic, minimalist and natural. They also supported my message "you are beautiful exactly the way you are" but the idea of being completely naked scared me.

The first two months were such an emotional roller coaster. I'm very grateful for the way people have reacted to my art and I have a lot to thank my followers for. So thank you for making me also feel comfortable in doing what I do and being part of my journey. :)

Nude yoga girl was scared of being naked online blog article



9 Responses

Paul
Paul

November 20, 2018

Your works are clean, simple in form, can be appropriately hung anywhere. Plus an inspiration to many, towards the benefits of yoga but also in keeping fit over time. So many have been taught that the human body is to be hidden and not to be viewed by anyone. Your works, might make them think differently. The difference one can make in the world is immeasurable. Enjoy the travels and all will enjoy the results of your efforts and conversation.

Clay McKelvy
Clay McKelvy

November 14, 2018

Your anonymity creates a wonderful sense of magic about your work and your digital presence. We are drawn to your secrets, the way we are drawn to fantastic creatures, and legends. For now, you are as a dream, because you are an ethereal being. A non-entity, entity. It is amazing. I don’t ever really want to know who you are. But, I do know who you are; you are a splendid person of fine character, as earthy as you are cryptic. You laugh from your navel, and run with your heart. A name and place would bring you back down to the ground. Today, you float between the angels and the rest of us, just above the ground. :)

Nude Yoga Girl
Nude Yoga Girl

November 12, 2018

BRIAN ‘’I love all your photos they just seem to get better and better. Do you think you could ever post a picture from the neck up?’’

ANSWER: I can’t say how I will feel in the future but at the moment I have no plans of doing so… :)

Brian
Brian

November 12, 2018

I love all your photos they just seem to get better and better. Do you think you could ever post a picture from the neck up?

Scott
Scott

November 12, 2018

You’ve come a long way from where you started, but (thankfully) it doesn’t seem to have changed WHO you are for the worse, it’s only made you grow and change for the better!

Nude Yoga Girl
Nude Yoga Girl

November 11, 2018

ROHIT BHAT: Hello, I have seen many of your great photographs and I feel the decision of not showing the face of the subject in a nude photograph really takes all the heat away from the lustful eye and forces the observer to look at the photograph and Since the photography has been so beautiful it brings out the work you guys have put on them.

ANSWER: That’s so nice to hear, thank you. :)

Nude Yoga Girl
Nude Yoga Girl

November 11, 2018

CLIQ ‘’Brave and supported I hope you have a long union because the support and the art you have both created is a beautiful thing.’’

ANSWER: Thank you!

cliq
cliq

November 11, 2018

Brave and supported I hope you have a long union because the support and the art you have both created is a beautiful thing.

Rohit Bhat
Rohit Bhat

November 11, 2018

Hello,
I have seen many of your great photographs and I feel the decision of not showing the face of the subject in a nude photograph really takes all the heat away from the lustful eye and forces the observer to look at the photograph and Since the photography has been so beautiful it brings out the work you guys have put on them.

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