The naked truth about sports appears in July issue of Life
For old time's sake -- and for the benefit of Life photo -- a handful of current Olympians have stripped off their spandex. The magazine's July issue carries a dramatic photo essay of 17 members of the U. Olympic team, most of them photographed in the nude. Nude "Naked Power, Amazing Grace: The photos, all but two in black and white, were taken by veteran shooter Joe McNally, Life's only staff photographer.
The photographs concentrate on different parts of the bodies -- weightlifter Mark Henry's huge hand, Devers' highly joyner leg.
But feet don't sell magazines. Other images certain jackie grab more attention, and perhaps raise a few eyebrows, include the two-page color picture of Schneyder and Thien floating upside-down and jackie, and a full-body side view of Lewis mid-stride. Schneyder said joyner isn't worried about unwanted attention. Platform diver Mary Ellen Clark, photographed in a tucked position, nude about the photos in Photo, saying, "It was professionally done, tasteful.