Sometimes I feel like I am an explorer,

sometimes I feel like I am a criminal,

sometimes I feel like I am an artist.

I create my work under very stressful conditions.

While a lot of work done by contemporary artists

is very controversial,

I feel that my nudes are not controversial.

The controversy lies in the fact that

I am using the city as my landscape.

The conditions in which I create my work

are tense, crazed and unpredictable.

My models are urban adventurers.

I assist them in seeing the world in a different way.

I create dreams and I create memories

that they will hold with them forever.

Spencer Tunick

May 30, 1997