Charles MacFarland

Photographer, Visual Artist


Who is Charles MacFarland?

Charles MacFarland is an Australian videographer, photographer, and producer who makes films through his company Synetech Video featuring naked people in social settings. Locations include naturist resorts and beaches all over the world, including France, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Synetech also has videos about yoga, recreation, family nudity at home, body painting, and naked parties.

His films aim to challenge existing laws on nudity in public places and rethink some traditional moral views on the unclothed human body and sexuality. One of the unique approaches MacFarland has used is interviewing people on the street who witness his film subjects go naked in public. He also has shot his subjects at a distance to see if removing the camera from the film shoot would affect how people respond to the unexpected nudity without knowing the subject is being filmed or they are being filmed. This approach was also used in the Allen Funt film What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?.

Charles MacFarland received a B.S. in Physics at MIT and taught Physics in the Peace Corps in Malaysia.

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science

on July 23, 2013


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