New York Politician: Nude Photos Were For An Art Class
Monroe Democratic legislator C. Stephen Eckel, running for reelection, says he has nothing to be ashamed of.
There is no doubting that the photos are presented as art and Eckel confirmed that they are of him and were part of a class project he worked on eleven years ago while pursuing a Master’s of Fine Arts degree.
“I invite people to look at it and judge for themselves,” Eckel said in an interview with 13WHAM News hours after this was brought to his attention. “This is art. This is my art. This is my work and as a professor of photography that’s what they want to see if they’re evaluating me for a position.”
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