In the spirit of an artist's statement..

 

Gymnos Alitheia is my super-hero mask, my nom de guerre. The arena is the field of digital social media; the persona born in the womb of human desire with the seed of digital expression. What started as an email handle, NakedGuyNYC, became a Flickr account, which in turn needed an avatar. When Facebook arrived, the requirement for a first and last name morphed the identity from nickname status to cultural persona.. and so Gymnos was created. The naked guy now has a name, and the name presents as well on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and even Grinder and OKCupid. Gymnos Alitheia is alive with every flicker of the camera, with every upload to the world wide web, with every keystroke.

 

The proper shields of cult personality and camera in place, my desire for being free, both naked and expressive, drives me to the precipice of social appropriateness. There is even the extent to which a consensual social interaction is challenged, yet I'm surely seeking a kind of social permission whether it be the central square or the online forum. Veiled is only the source of the desire, and perhaps some specific channel of kink that may be celebrated, but not participated in. At the same time the anonymity of the fake name is not some kind of mental abstraction. It is about slowly revealing the truth of my body: from head to foot, from inside on out. My pseudonym's purposes are many things at once: to overcome the shame for what pleasures my body, to make good from the being that I am (beyond the shame), to gently reveal as an open secret the sources of my identity. It is about being accepted in my most unadorned state, as a product of society as much as I am an autonomous being.

 

Stated another way, seeking unspoken permission is as much a desire for legitimacy as a formal artistic expressiveness: I seek legitimacy that my sex is no less human, regardless that it is more freakish than so many others. -- My capacity to relate to other human beings was compromised so long ago, that a lifetime full of anxieties and social maladaptation has taken it's course. This is one more step in that river's course.

 

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NakedGuyNYC LOVE all your pictures and your sense of humor and wonderful sharing!! I especially love and get turned on my the pictures of your naked self while others are fully clothed!!! They are simply the best -- wish I could have an experience like that - maybe sometime!! Sissy naked Stephie

May 18, 2013
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November 18, 2015
Breakable Cars (deleted)

Him pics is so sexy and so hot He have nice body and nice cock

August 10, 2008
gigantic window (deleted)

NakedGuyNYC has an amazing set of pics. Very artistic, well composed and in good taste. He has a wonderful yound and firm body and knows where to put his body to make a unique pic. One can see that he is comfortable with his body and his nudity. I salute you!

December 15, 2008
Good Slip (deleted)

I can't add anything more to what everyone else has said about Paul. In all my years of doing this, Paul is the only other person I have known who understands the art of public nudity. The internet has proved that public nudity is NOT taboo. There are MANY patrons to the art of professional exhibitionism. Paul ha… Read more

I can't add anything more to what everyone else has said about Paul. In all my years of doing this, Paul is the only other person I have known who understands the art of public nudity. The internet has proved that public nudity is NOT taboo. There are MANY patrons to the art of professional exhibitionism. Paul has satisfied their needs. Keep rockin', Paul. NYC NEEDS YOU!!

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April 20, 2009

I have just spent an absolutely exciting moment watching the photos of Brklyn Paul. I never felt such an emotion : his shots are not only immediate images of an Exhibitionist in unusual or improper places. So comfortable with his body in the subway, in the streets of NY, at home or in studio, he likes showing himself a… Read more

I have just spent an absolutely exciting moment watching the photos of Brklyn Paul. I never felt such an emotion : his shots are not only immediate images of an Exhibitionist in unusual or improper places. So comfortable with his body in the subway, in the streets of NY, at home or in studio, he likes showing himself and comes to light funnily and with sensualism and with a jubilant and communicative pleasure. For your eyes only, he so brings up his favourite activity to the rank of Art. I am already an ardent supporter and I'm looking forward to discover all his new photos and his next challenges.

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April 26, 2009
ewell39 says:

NakedGuyNYC, is a true phenomenon in the world of public artistic nudity. He is totally exposed naked but it is not obscene. It is exciting and has an almost desire to replicate quality by wishing you as a viewer might sometime in your future fulfill that same need. I congratulate "NakedGuy" on the dedication to hi… Read more

NakedGuyNYC, is a true phenomenon in the world of public artistic nudity. He is totally exposed naked but it is not obscene. It is exciting and has an almost desire to replicate quality by wishing you as a viewer might sometime in your future fulfill that same need. I congratulate "NakedGuy" on the dedication to his total work of nude expression. Hopefully, we will all see much more of his future explorations.

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May 14, 2008
Typical Amusement (deleted)

NakedGuyNYC is out there, making a political statement while he's creating art. Someones gotta do it -- strike out in favor of nudity among other freedoms. Meanwhile, his photographs are quite artful. And how hard is it to do self-portaits, I ask you?

February 10, 2008

A dedication testimonial for and to NakedGuyNYC(Paul) BECOME WILLING When you become willing to hide nothing, you will not only be willing to enter into nudity but will also understand peace and joy. Imay be tempted to keep some secrets today. I will remember that sharing them(like naturalism) will relieve me of… Read more

A dedication testimonial for and to NakedGuyNYC(Paul) BECOME WILLING When you become willing to hide nothing, you will not only be willing to enter into nudity but will also understand peace and joy. Imay be tempted to keep some secrets today. I will remember that sharing them(like naturalism) will relieve me of a burden that weighs me down. So,become willing! WHAT I NEED To exspect life to be tailored to our specification is to invite nudisiam What life offers,natural nudisiam is what i need--------- No matter what others may think! NATURAL HABITATE I am creature of habit The power is mine to create positive habits I will live my life in total nudity,naturality BODY ACCEPTANCE I apreciate my gift of choice today of total nakedness. And linger in the past only as it benifits the better part of the present. by TGrey MacNeil, macneilofscotland Actor,Writer, Dancer,and natural nudist

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January 30, 2008

Hey, Guy! "A picture is worth a thousand words." After many great pictures, and several thousand words, I just want to tell you that you are my newest Hero and Inspiration! This screwed up nation of ours is in desperate need of many more "Slaughterers of Sacred Cows" to fend off the insurgent "Slaughterers of sacred … Read more

Hey, Guy! "A picture is worth a thousand words." After many great pictures, and several thousand words, I just want to tell you that you are my newest Hero and Inspiration! This screwed up nation of ours is in desperate need of many more "Slaughterers of Sacred Cows" to fend off the insurgent "Slaughterers of sacred Freedoms." Genesis 2:25 The two of them were naked, ... yet they felt no shame. (TANAKH) I keep a file of pictures, My Heroes, for Desktop background - you are there, and will time share to remind me that the world still has heroes. Thank you, Friend!

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December 7, 2007

I realy enjoy most of your pics in outdoor location in so amazing ambiance! I like these dare in subway or in winter

September 20, 2007
Curious Cloth (deleted)

Amazing conversations of the nude and its environment. NakedGuyNYC arrives and delivers unabashedly honest nude self portraitures. The dialog is worth contemplating and listening to. Thought provoking pieces in the backdrop of the eastern "Moloch" that is NYC. A must for aspiring photographers of the male nude. … Read more

Amazing conversations of the nude and its environment. NakedGuyNYC arrives and delivers unabashedly honest nude self portraitures. The dialog is worth contemplating and listening to. Thought provoking pieces in the backdrop of the eastern "Moloch" that is NYC. A must for aspiring photographers of the male nude. Bravo!

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August 12, 2007

Aside from the fact that he looks great in front of the camera, NakedGuy has a message. He is asking why the sight of a naked man stir up different assumptions than if they were pictures of a woman. If you were in a park and came around a corner and saw him posing, would you be fearful? I know the man and know that … Read more

Aside from the fact that he looks great in front of the camera, NakedGuy has a message. He is asking why the sight of a naked man stir up different assumptions than if they were pictures of a woman. If you were in a park and came around a corner and saw him posing, would you be fearful? I know the man and know that violence and coersion are the totally alien to him, but you don't - does the mere appearance of a naked man have you thinking rapist or pervert? Thoughts you would never have if you came across a naked woman posing. If art is meant to make you challenge your assumptions, then NakedGuy has succeeded. Long may he wave!

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April 6, 2007

The Naked Guy is saying something; are you listening? He's saying the human body is not dirty, that in fact it's perfectly natural. He's saying sex and sexual desire and sexual exploitation and sexual dominance are not the only reasons for us to see each other nude. He's saying if the naked body has become criminalized… Read more

The Naked Guy is saying something; are you listening? He's saying the human body is not dirty, that in fact it's perfectly natural. He's saying sex and sexual desire and sexual exploitation and sexual dominance are not the only reasons for us to see each other nude. He's saying if the naked body has become criminalized and shamed and commodified, our values have been misplaced or misdirected, our culture has taken a wrong turn. The Naked Guy is speaking volumes with his unclothed flesh. Are you listening?

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January 15, 2007
pricey trend (deleted)

J'adore regarder tes photos. Au début, je me dis, bon, c'est un mec qui est à poil, ok, ensuite en regardant mieux, je m'aperçois que c'est toujours dans des situations inatendues et cocasses. Continue mec, tu m'éclates ! I love you.

December 27, 2006
Plastic Pollution (deleted)

pics shown here are not really my cup of tea, but even i have to admit your photos have great backgrounds and you have portrayed that a naked male body can still be artful without being rude or crude about it. you have done a great job at portraying the nude male as art, without being vulgar. hats off to you

November 1, 2006