A medieval English market town was stripped of its modesty when a number of women stripped for a NUDE photoshoot in broad daylight.
Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is famous for its historic abbey, timber-framed buildings and pretty little shops.
But the High Street has been brought to a standstill by snapper Rob Golding, 45, who takes artistic naked shots of girlfriend Pixie, 29, and a number of other female models.
They have been photographed next to the town’s 12th century abbey – Britain’s second largest church – a well-known alley and, most recently, outside a BAKERY.
Each time the women have been entirely naked – although in most occasions they are holding a knee-length mack if they need to cover up and make a quick getaway.
The photographs have been met with a mixed reception around town with one resident branding them “disgusting at best”.
Writing on a website, the local fumed: “These types of vile displays of disrespect and ill regard is what makes Tewkesbury an trap of ill repute.
“Some of us live in homes overlooking the high street with our children.
“We do not need to explain indecency to them over our evening meal because some have a lack of common sense.”
But many people criticised the angry local for their views, leaping to the defence of Mr Golding.
The arty snapper, who also covers weddings, has defended the photographs and said the attitudes of those calling it disgusting are “Victorian”.
Mr Golding said: “The bakery photograph was just a bit of fun, a quick snap. We did it because we have a friend with the surname ‘Parsons’.
“We made sure there were no children around and there were only two men and they didn’t mind, although one did trip over a kerb when he saw it.
“The guys normally love it, I’ve done this sort of thing outside the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall.
“I hang around with people who view this sort of thing as natural and I don’t want to offend or upset anyone but if some people don’t like it then I don’t care.”
Mr Golding also revealed he was considering putting an exhibition on of the photographs.