Since I got my first digital camera, that was a camera in my phone, my first and immediate intention was to take a nude photo of myself. I always wanted to look at myself from the outside and make up my mind about my appearance without clothes. Furthermore, I always believed that it is more natural to be naked than dressed. So I took the camera, took off everything with exception of the underpants, put on a hat and entered the balcony, the most sunny place in my apartments. There I nervously looked around and removed the last strategic piece of clothing. I stood exposed to the open air in a state of undress and it was a great feeling. The wind gently touched me. Every cell of my skin started to breathe. But suddenly I looked down from the balcony. I noticed that the barriers of the balcony were lower than I expected them to be, the windows were opened wide and I appeared standing absolutely naked outdoors. Somehow I fastened the phone at one end of the balcony, launched a timer and took a few steps to the other end. In such a way I’ve got my first images.
At first I was not going to share these private photos. But soon I understood that there was nothing disgraceful concerning nudity. I began to think about posting my images to Flickr. Finally I uploaded a few of them to my account (t-maker photography), flagged as ‘Restricted’ and ‘For Friends only’. Then I submitted one of the images to my favorite group called ‘The Relaxing and having fun wearing only your birthday suit’.
The image was rather naive and imperfect. The quality of the camera was not very high. The composition of the frame didn’t allow to see my sandals and the most of the floor space. But I liked the whole impression.
Next day I discovered that almost 60 members of the group viewed my image. I was completely satisfied with the result. In such a way I started cautiously my ‘nudism initiation’ program. This, in fact, was my first step towards choosing nudism as a lifestyle.