In part, Spencer Tunick is famous for shooting 18,000 nudes in Mexico City’s Zocalo, one of the world’s largest city squares. What would he do on the more confined cobble-stoned streets of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato?
Arturo Manrique’s “Making Off” is a short film documenting Tunick’s early morning photo shoots in the two colonial cities, the production crew’s brushes with bemused locals and their run-ins with the constabulary. Caught in the act, will the police agree that Tunick’s nudes are indeed art?
The short premiered at the 2011 Guanajato International Film Festival.