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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    as long as you are naked it is a criminal offense. whether you are arrested for it is a different thing altogether.

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    Gahmen say wan.

    PENAL CODE (CAP. 224)
    Sale of obscene books, etc.

    292. —(1) Whoever —

    (a) sells, lets to hire, distributes, transmits by electronic means, publicly exhibits or in any manner puts into circulation, or for purposes of sale, hire, distribution, transmission, public exhibition or circulation, makes, produces, or has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure, or any other obscene object whatsoever;

    (b) imports, exports, transmits by electronic means or conveys any obscene object for any of the purposes aforesaid, or knowing or having reason to believe that such object will be sold, let to hire, distributed or publicly exhibited, or in any manner put into circulation;

    ...

    (e) offers or attempts to do any act which is an offence under this section,

    shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 months, or with fine, or with both.
    [51/2007]

    (2) For the purposes of this section, “object” includes data stored in a computer disc, or by other electronic means, that is capable of conversion to images, writing or any other form of representation.
    [51/2007]
    Therefore, if nudity is obscene, then it is an offence to:-

    i. offer to take photo (cannot even offer!)
    ii. attempt to take photo (cannot even try!)
    iii. be in possession of photo

    possession includes holding physical photo or computer RAW/jpg file. if u have it in your hard disk or sandisk or camera, you will kenna also.

    Therefore, if u take nude photo, both the nude model and the photographer are at risk. Might both kenna.

    dun pray pray, singapore law very power.
    Last edited by artspraken; 21st May 2010 at 04:41 PM.

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    that why singapore dont have this installation

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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    I think the only area where we can appear nude is our bathroom. No wonder most of the nude shots are in the bathroom.
    But you won't be able to take your camera out of the bathroom. Maybe can bring wireless computer in. But cannot upload also coz once it's out...


    they can still arrest you even though you camp in bathroom

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    The Penal Code (Cap 224) is so power, even if u do it in bathroom you kenna committing offence.

    Dun believe u ask police. U cannot hide from Singapore Law by entering bathroom wan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupi Guy View Post
    that why singapore dont have this installation

    http://www.spencertunick.com/
    omg that scene is wow...i wonder how that project came about
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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    I just wonder: to stretch the argument a little further, what if a well known photographer took a nude picture and display the artistic photo in his gallery.........a policeman happen to go and view the gallery and came across the photo which is taken in a well known public place of interest......he saw it and make a complaint against the photographer for violating the penal code for indecent exposure.....

    Question: will the case still stands against him, with every other considerations taken into account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tungtong View Post
    Hi!

    Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    & where can we to do nude photography in Singapore ?

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    It's illegal...but if you still insist on doing so...do pm the time and location...I go there support you
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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    this exhibition is in Singapore...

    Madonna in Nude Sessions
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    http://www.odetoart.com/publications...,madonna_nude1

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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    But you won't be able to take your camera out of the bathroom. Maybe can bring wireless computer in. But cannot upload also coz once it's out...


    they can still arrest you even though you camp in bathroom
    Then I have to bathe with clothes on.
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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    If you read the quote carefully.. there is no mention of the word "nude" in any part of the code.

    It only mentioned "obscene". And nude is not equal to obscene.


    Quote Originally Posted by artspraken View Post
    Gahmen say wan.

    Therefore, if u take nude photo, both the nude model and the photographer are at risk. Might both kenna.

    dun pray pray, singapore law very power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    It only mentioned "obscene". And nude is not equal to obscene.
    Fine line.

    As social norms evolve over time, the line will shift.

    For the photographer, there is no certainty. Nude photography is therefore inherently risky in Singapore, particularly if xmm turns hostile.

    Dun pray pray hor.

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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    If you read the quote carefully.. there is no mention of the word "nude" in any part of the code.

    It only mentioned "obscene". And nude is not equal to obscene.



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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by tungtong View Post
    this exhibition is in Singapore...

    Madonna in Nude Sessions
    Martin Hm Schreiber

    http://www.odetoart.com/publications...,madonna_nude1

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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    If you read the quote carefully.. there is no mention of the word "nude" in any part of the code.

    It only mentioned "obscene". And nude is not equal to obscene.
    Except when walking around without clothes within my own house

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    Default Re: Hi ! Is it illegal to do nude photography in public?

    It is ok though to have a pink Michelangelo's David statue complete in the nude on display at the National Art Gallery of Singapore.
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    Can shoot in public nude, no problem, so long don get caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Cute cat
    i want to be the cat...meow....
    Objection !!!

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    yes, nudity is not necessarily obscene.

    but singapore is still conservative. i know that i don't really derive much pleasure from viewing nude works, nor do i comprehend the reasons behind it. the appreciation of the female beauty, to me, involves little skin, nor the act of revealing more than usual.. so in that sense, i guess i'm conservative too.

    there is a thin fine line between nude art and pornography - that's for sure. do you think what terry richardson does is art? a lot of people do, i look at it and i feel nothing. but i guess it's fine with me that people are shooting nudes as long as it doesn't involve anyone close to me, at most just don't see.

    just sharing my thoughts.

    as for the law, it states clearly what it states.

    家有家规,国有国法, as much as no ill intention is meant when shooting nudes, there is no point to invite trouble by doing so. right?

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    nude is sabee naked.

    obscene is nightmare naked.

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