And they did it on a day when the temperature was below 10 degrees Celsius too.
On Monday atop a Prahran Woolies carpark, a total of 923 people aged 18 to 77 stripped nude amidst the cold weather to do a photoshoot with artist Spencer Tunick.
“Bloody freezing,” said one cold but happy participant.
The work, called Return of the Nude, saw the buck naked models posing with translucent red cloaks as Tunick directed their every move using a megaphone.
It comes just a day after the NYC-based artist, who has made a name for himself photographing masses of naked people, snapped 500 paint-covered nudes in Artists Lane in the suburb of Windsor.
Both projects were commissioned by Melbourne’s second annual PROVOCARE arts festival.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Tunick expressed his satisfaction with the results.
“The light wasn’t changing, there was a cloud cover – that’s perfect for me because I often fight against the sun,” he said. “I was very lucky to have that and I think I expressed myself … I think I got some beautiful artworks.”
This isn’t Tunick’s first time to shoot nudes in Australia. In 2001, he photographed 4,500 thousands of models by the banks of the Yarra, then in 2010, captured some 5,200 models standing on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
You can find out more about Spencer Tunick and his work here.