Lancelin butcher’s risque photo shoot causes social media stir


A picture of a nude model in a Lancelin butcher’s fridge has generated social media debate. Picture: kymillman.com
A picture of a nude model in a Lancelin butcher’s fridge has generated social media debate. Picture: kymillman.com

A PHOTO of a naked woman in a Lancelin butcher’s shop has caused a stir on social media this week.

Photographer Kym Illman posted the picture he took in February on the Lancelin Facebook page on Thursday.

“The local butcher in Lancelin, Darren Gerrand, had this idea to do a shot of a model in the meat cabinet,” he said.

“I had brought a fine-art nude model from Sydney for four days and when I mentioned it to her she thought it was a great idea.”

Illman said the model suggested it would be interesting if the different cuts of meat were detailed on her body.

“The whole shoot took about 90 minutes one evening and involved six people,” he said.

“It was a very interesting social experiment posting it on the Lancelin Facebook page.

“It reached more than 40,000 people (by last night) and the comments were in the main, positive, amusing and sometimes hilarious.”

Facebook comments ranged from jokes to concerns about it portraying woman as meat or violating health regulations, but Illman said more than 92 per cent of people saw “the funny side”.

“It means whatever you want it to mean,” he said.