It’s always tough when naked modes get arrested for taking nude photos in the midst of sacred and historical foreign landmarks. Your natural inclination is to root for the super attractive young naked Belgian woman standing amid the Egyptian pyramid ruins, yet you kind of want to give a modicum of respect to local laws and customs. We Americans are pretty judgmental when it comes to foreigners doing profane shit on our soil. Though we can do it ourselves, naturally.
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Marisa Papen makes a living waiting for phone calls from photographers asking, “Hey, let’s go to some country and take super cool naked photos of you.” In this case, Australian photographer Jesse Walker asked Paper to meet him in Egypt for some kinky naked Cleopatra homages.
The pair started at the Pyramids of Giza where they fumbled about bribing security guards to move far enough away to start dropping clothes and shooting some classical photos of Papen in various stages of wonders of the world undress.
More security guards showed up as they often do, probably after hearing about the bribe money going about:
“We tried to explain them that we were making art with the highest respect for Egyptian culture, but they could not see a connection between nudity and art. In their eyes it was porn, or something like that.”
Despite the porn evaluation, the guards took twenty bucks each to go away and allow the nude photography to continue.
Papen and Walker moved on to the Karnak pyramids in Luxor, where apparently it’s tougher to bribe the guards, and in the midst of their nude photoshoot, were arrested and hauled off to the local constabulary. Papen claims they were treated like dogs and thrown in among the limbless and bloody riffraff inmates.
Papen insists they were only released after managing to erase the photos from the SD photo card on Walker’s camera, leaving the authorities with no proof any lewd photos had been taken. They pair claim a judge let them go with a warning. Also that they were able to restore many photos from the wiped SD card once back at the hotel. The Egyptian government claims none of this ever happened. So take your pick as to who you believe.
There are two ways to look at this story. First, who clamps down on hot naked women from taking off their clothes in public? Silly Egyptians. Or, alternatively, it’s a Muslim nation and you kind of arrives and disrespected the heck out of their local laws and customs and acted put out when they got pissed about it. The two are not mutually exclusive so going with both is not a horrible option.
Lesson learned. Keep the naked photos to ancient Greek ruins where they belong.