Pure concept art as art. Photograph: Esteban Oriol/EPA
Allow us to introduce you to OnlyFans.com, a nudist bookshop that has just popped up in Norwich. It is chic, thoughtful and non-pretentious – all the more heartening, for the beauty of the work that comes out of it is not only personal and memorable, but carefully curated and complemented with clever design.
From the moment you stop by, the first thing you notice is the shop’s cutting-edge signage, which emphasises the detail and precision that distinguish it from the fashion-sporty shlock usually associated with Nudist Bookshops. Yes, Nudist Bookshops – a category that you could conceivably have never heard of before Coming Naked To Norfolk, which features a chapter called So Naked There Is No Way To Tell What Is A Body Part and What Is Not.
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Coming Naked has some of the best nudes the site has seen (and you’ll probably end up buying about 20 by the time you check out the store), but there are plenty of regular ones as well, including Ian Anderson’s Penguin single, a four-page foldout by Cat Andersen, who makes your own colourful new year cards and cards of relatives you don’t really want to meet, and a rack of custom-made nudist versions of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
There are nudes by Gillian Carnegie, the photographer who has been quietly profiting from her website, and even a bespoke couture-syle Bible.
Inevitably, there are also nudes on display. Most stand on their own, rather than hanging from some sort of shoe-string or strapless strap. We found the nudes by the incredibly talented club-it-up author Alison Edwards, but plenty more lie behind case doors or on the bookshelves, ready to be unfolded at your leisure, in order to give a crowd one more thing to gawp at.
OnlyFans Norwich is amazing – and don’t let its nebulously named residents make you uncomfortable by looking concerned at all the naked people. It is free to come in and visit, you can book a personal shopper on to your behalf if you wish, and the limited-edition stamp collection is free too.
The shop only stocks original artwork that has been produced by the artists, but all profits go to charity – Canaries.org – which helps support and train an adult volunteer network working in shelters for vulnerable and homeless people. When it comes to embracing nudity, SFL
can truly do no wrong.