Farmers asking visitors to stop taking nude photos in their sunflower field

Aug 23, 2023

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Farmers asking visitors to stop taking nude photos in their sunflower field

Aug 23, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When in bloom, sunflower fields attract more Instagrammers than insects. Some of them overstep their boundaries, so the owners of a sunflower farm in the UK recently had to issue an unusual request. They put up signs asking people not to take nude shots in their field.

The owners of Stoke Fruit Farm on Hayling Island noticed that more and more tourists get rid of their clothes to take photos among the bright yellow flowers. So, they turned to social media for the request that they stop doing it. “Reminder to all we are a family area and please keep your clothes on in the sunflowers,” the farm owners wrote in a Facebook post. We are having [an] increase of reports of naked photography taking place and this must not happen during our public sessions please!”

Sam Wilson, the farm’s co-owner, told CNN what had prompted him to issue the request. He said there had been about six public nudity incidents in less than a month! “We’ve always had people take risque pictures but this is the first year it’s been a problem, which is why we’ve put signs up,” he told this source. Wilson’s sister and the farm co-owner Nette Petley  added that “the site is huge and there are so many places that you can hide away without anyone finding you for over an hour.” However, she added that “these incidents were blatantly public.”

To make things worse, a couple of children stumbled upon these nude shoots, and this is when the owners decided to put the signs up. “We are a really free and happy farm but we just can’t have nudity in public view,” Wilson added.

Personally, I have nothing against nudity, but I believe there’s a time and place for everything. You can’t just take your clothes off in any public place and expect everyone around you to be cool with that. After all, it can sometimes get you into serious trouble and even have you arrested! So, the signs that the Stoke Fruit Farm owners put up are definitely the mildest possible way to let you know that no one wants to see you naked. It could get much worse.

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89 responses to “Farmers asking visitors to stop taking nude photos in their sunflower field”

  1. Nick Prezioso Avatar
    Nick Prezioso

    No.

  2. Guna Andersone Avatar
    Guna Andersone

    Great marketing / advertising activity

  3. Marie Ferguson Avatar
    Marie Ferguson

    Epic. I needed a new/nude business plan use with my 6 acres of private land. What do they say, “if you built it they will come”?

    1. Ravin White Avatar
      Ravin White

      Marie Ferguson …Got me thinking bout making a Corn field !!!

    2. Marie Ferguson Avatar
      Marie Ferguson

      Ravin White we have that too. And prairie

    3. Ravin White Avatar
      Ravin White

      Marie Ferguson … Fantastic, …have to come visit one day, …lol

    4. Andrew Siddells Avatar
      Andrew Siddells

      Marie Ferguson get planting. Lol. Your fortune is a season away

    5. Marie Ferguson Avatar
      Marie Ferguson

      Andrew Siddells have been. We have some grass is nearly 5 feet tall, indiscreetly placed in just the right places 🤣

    6. Andrew Siddells Avatar
      Andrew Siddells

      Marie Ferguson you could advertise your impending sunflower patch for nature loving photography hobbyists. Imagine it. They would flock in droves.

    7. Marie Ferguson Avatar
      Marie Ferguson

      Andrew Siddells that’s the plan. Instead of pumpkins. Sunflowers. Hope to add a 1950 rust bucket truck as a prop too-boot

    8. Andrew Siddells Avatar
      Andrew Siddells

      Marie Ferguson awesome

    9. Jaimie Doering Avatar
      Jaimie Doering

      After you build it do you really want them doing that on your land… ;)

  4. Gia Arson Avatar
    Gia Arson

    Well that is no fun

  5. John Tucker Avatar
    John Tucker

    It is private property. Farmers have the legal right to request.

  6. Ian Avatar
    Ian

    Nudity is not illegal in the UK unless there is intent to cause offence so you won’t get into serious trouble as the article says. However this is private land so respect the owners request.
    Perhaps they should organise a clothing optional day, might be popular!

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      In some countries, you will get in serious trouble. I linked two articles that talk about it, precisely in Egypt. :)

  7. Stephen Jenner Avatar
    Stephen Jenner

    This subject ‘pops up’ every so often, and I don’t understand the problem.
    I remember once arriving at Rosslare on the car ferry, from Fishguard, and commenting to a first timer to Ireland, (our Japanese student) that “nothing ever happens in Ireland”. A few minutes later we were crossing the big bridge in Wexford, and walking towards us, were two naked men, adorned with rucksacks and nothing else… not a stitch.
    We just laughed and carried on to our destination.
    After all, it is not as if they hadn’t got anything that around 50% of humans have! Including our kids, who were both under 10 years old, who laughed heartily. Now grown up. married with kids of their own, and completely unscathed by the experience.

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      I personally don’t mind, as I mentioned. Just like you… But I understand that many people do. :) Your story made me remember a dude who stripped in the middle of a crowded club, standing there casually, drinking beer with his friends. None of us minded hahaha :)

  8. My Hawaii Avatar
    My Hawaii

    I did a photoshoot for a surf mag, the owners had arranged with a friend of a friend to use their beachfront backyard that had a really cool treehouse loft. The shoot got cut short when the house owners wife went ballistic on the husband for watching the bikini clad girls from the kitchen, apparently he kept leaving the living room to “get more water” and the wife got sus at how thirsty he was! 😂 I was in the tree house getting great shots as we got the news we were leaving “In a hurry!” and relocated to the beach.

    1. Mason Mcmillan Avatar
      Mason Mcmillan

      My Hawaiisooper karen

  9. Sasha L Avatar
    Sasha L

    Now I really wanna do that

  10. Donovan Wilcox Avatar
    Donovan Wilcox

    Absolutely reasonable request as it seems the shooters and subjects are not being considerate of the community around where they’re shooting. Also, in many areas, there is a requirement that public indecency only occurs if someone complains about it. Well someone is complaining about it.

    Unless your intent is to capture something like a crowd reaction as part of the shot, nudity may be whatever to us as artists, but especially when using someone’s private land, be considerate of the folks you can reasonably expect to encounter and take 5 extra minutes to get the shots you want without upsetting the neighbors. It’s just common courtesy and decency.

    With that being said, I’m spending part of tomorrow looking to see if sunflowers are grow in FL. 😉

  11. Troy Gossman Avatar
    Troy Gossman

    That depends on the visitor

  12. Peter Lincoln Avatar
    Peter Lincoln

    Maybe I should plant some sunflowers…

  13. CM Lopez Avatar
    CM Lopez

    Please don’t show your pasty ass and bits to the kids out in public.

  14. Robert Bray Avatar
    Robert Bray

    That farmer sounds like a prude.

    1. Dolly Llama Avatar
      Dolly Llama

      Robert Bray Are you being serious?

    2. Robert Bray Avatar
      Robert Bray

      👍

    3. John Tucker Avatar
      John Tucker

      Robert Bray Regardless, it is private property, and they have the right to set the rules. Photographers do not have a special entitlement. Don’t like it? Go somewhere else.

    4. Robert Bray Avatar
      Robert Bray

      John Tucker is a prude!

  15. Jack Kitts Avatar
    Jack Kitts

    Hell I’d be happy to watch. Ron White said it best see one set of hooters you want to see them all

  16. Janne Rentola Avatar
    Janne Rentola

    I can understand if they are harming the flowers, but not accepting people just without clothes on is just sad and narrow-minded.

    1. Dolly Llama Avatar
      Dolly Llama

      Janne Rentola You’re joking, right?

    2. John Tucker Avatar
      John Tucker

      Janne Rentola It’s private property. They have a right to set the rules.

    3. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      John Tucker What shall I say? So what? They might have a right, but they don’t need to be stupid for that.

    4. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Dolly Llama In which way am I joking? Do you really think that seeing naked people could harm somebody?

    5. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Zenith Anais Walker No huh huh itsellesi vain.

    6. Lisa Partridge Avatar
      Lisa Partridge

      Janne Rentola you are just asking for nude people to show up at your doorstep

    7. Morgan Robinette Avatar
      Morgan Robinette

      Janne Rentola western women do it for TikTok and validation. Just like these idiots filming themselves at concerts like they’ll be “the star” some day.

    8. Dolly Llama Avatar
      Dolly Llama

      Janne Rentola Oh, I see. You’re an idiot. No point talking to you.

    9. Michael Fleming Avatar
      Michael Fleming

      Janne Rentola huh?

    10. Rosemary English Avatar
      Rosemary English

      Janne Rentola, seeing naked people is not the problem.
      Trespassers are the problem.
      You have difficulty understanding the rights of landowners?

    11. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Rosemary English Yes, I do. You see, in some civilized countries there is such thing as everyman’s right or freedom to roam. But here the problem is not trespassing, but nudity.

    12. Kakashi Kagë Avatar
      Kakashi Kagë

      Janne Rentola sad & narrow minded cause they don’t wanna see people nude in their damn property? Maybe people like you need to get over themselves and have respect for other people and their property instead of thinking everything revolves around you. That’s sad & small minded

    13. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Kakashi Kagë I do have respect for other people, which you apparently do not have. I do not have respect for property, that would be absurd.

    14. Kakashi Kagë Avatar
      Kakashi Kagë

      Janne Rentola having respect for someone property is also facing respect for the people… which own that property. Get some brains before you speak again

    15. Lawrence King Avatar
      Lawrence King

      Janne Rentola because the public are given invitation to the sunflower fields are considered a family area, hence they don’t want people just getting their kit off willy-nilly, it’s that simple.

    16. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Kakashi Kagë Why so aggressive? Perhaps you have never seen a naked person and would like to? You have a pervert view to both nudity and property.

    17. Kakashi Kagë Avatar
      Kakashi Kagë

      Janne Rentola Aggressive? For putting you in your place ? Oh, I’m sorry I hurt your feelings. My wife would disagree 😃😃 but let’s get back on topic about how you avoided what I said because you know you couldn’t debate what I said. So, of course , like any triggered snowflake, the insults come right after. Like I said, get a brain before you speak, you’re making yourself look worse everytime you comment 😂

    18. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Kakashi Kagë Exactly how did you “put me in my place”? I am not hurt in any way, and I am not debating with you, just telling how things are. Greetings to your imaginary wife.

    19. Kakashi Kagë Avatar
      Kakashi Kagë

      Janne Rentola bruh, you in NO place to be talking about anyone. You look like a 80yo virgin that be tryna hop in high schoolers DMs 😂🤣 I’d stop talking if I was you.

      & yeah, you hurt bruh, there’s no point in lying. Hiding behind a keyboard and projecting yourself onto others won’t help your situation man lol.
      Media: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=810423444122253&set=p.810423444122253&type=3

    20. Janne Rentola Avatar
      Janne Rentola

      Kakashi Kagë Yes, I’d stop writing. Your pitiful writing just reflects your miserability in every way.

  17. Bruno Gomez Avatar
    Bruno Gomez

    That’s horrible. Where ?

    1. Ashford Photographic Society Avatar
      Ashford Photographic Society

      Bruno Gomez For research purposes only, when you find out, let me know.

  18. Jonathan Knight Avatar
    Jonathan Knight

    Photographers today have no respect for property or the profession of photography… y’all act like it’s a quick cash grab and 99% suck at it… all of these covid photographers need to go back to what they were doing before…

  19. Al De Marco Avatar
    Al De Marco

    As a public access venue.. little Bobby or Chanise shouldn’t really have to happen upon someone naked.
    Photographers and models might be able to book privately?

  20. Michael Franken Avatar
    Michael Franken

    That’s the same reason I was asked to leave the garden center at a Home Depot.

    1. Diana Mae Gerry Avatar
      Diana Mae Gerry

      Michael Franken 😂🤣

  21. Joe Brantley Avatar
    Joe Brantley

    It depends on what they look like

  22. Russell Pruitt Avatar
    Russell Pruitt

    Anybody who walks onto another person’s property and starts doing pretty much anything without asking for and receiving permission is a selfish, dim-witted jerk who likely deserves the consequences.

  23. JC Justin Clark Avatar
    JC Justin Clark

    Said no farmer ever!

  24. Molly Van Roekel Avatar
    Molly Van Roekel

    Damn I need to start planting some sunflowers.

  25. Lisa Papp Avatar
    Lisa Papp

    #TrailCams + #LiveFeed Social media posts 😏

  26. Oleg Shpak Avatar
    Oleg Shpak

    I had a well doing friend who permitted me to do a nude photoshoot on her very nice property. Timing was weird because we did this session when a lot of maintenance workers were around for pool cleaning, some repairs to house, cleaning and trimming outside. But everybody kept their cool and was busy with their tasks, and it was a nice memorable event for all 🙂

  27. Boblupo Avatar
    Boblupo

    It’s called trespassing. Nudity isnt the problem.

  28. Charlie Pirtle Avatar
    Charlie Pirtle

    Shut up and give me the binoculars!

  29. Landin McCarthy Avatar
    Landin McCarthy

    Why???? Do y’all not like nude women?!!!?

  30. Morgan Robinette Avatar
    Morgan Robinette

    Let’s be honest here, WOMEN, quit taking nude selfies in farmers’ sunflower fields.

  31. Austin Baca Avatar
    Austin Baca

    Thems farmers is party poopers

  32. Anita Thompson Avatar
    Anita Thompson

    Beautiful picture thank you lord no nudes

  33. Tuazon Rei Avatar
    Tuazon Rei

    Capitalize, charge them fees.

  34. Vincent L Dupire Avatar
    Vincent L Dupire

    DIYPhotography We need some examples of this so we know what to avoid doing, just for reference, of course

  35. Kaarlo Moran Avatar
    Kaarlo Moran

    Wait till he releases his hounds…

  36. Paul Bullock Avatar
    Paul Bullock

    #photosoritdidnthappen please

  37. Richard Harris Avatar
    Richard Harris

    Then why even have a sunflower field?

    1. Jules Coe Avatar
      Jules Coe

      Richard Harris sunflower oil. 🙄

  38. Kakashi Kagë Avatar
    Kakashi Kagë

    To anyone that needs to hear this.. FARMERS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO TELL YOU TO STOP DOING THIS 👏🏽

    Why tf are you taking nude pics in someone’s field anyway? Simple answer is attention & trends, of course 🙄, no matter the dumb excuse you’ll make up, the world doesn’t revolve around you, get over yourselves and go do that on your own property. Thanks 😃🖕🏽

  39. John Lin Avatar
    John Lin

    I thought this was a headline from The Onion 😂

  40. Andrew Siddells Avatar
    Andrew Siddells

    So what did Adam and eve wear. Lol. Get over yourselves

  41. Dominique Fontaine Avatar
    Dominique Fontaine

    I will install a lot of trail cam

  42. Brett Anthony Avatar
    Brett Anthony

    Good news ladies my nude sunflower field will be ready in about a month

  43. Brett Anthony Avatar
    Brett Anthony

    Pictures or it never happened

  44. Ben Srokosz Avatar
    Ben Srokosz

    Too bad. You plant sunflowers…..that’s just what you get

  45. Kevie Dee Avatar
    Kevie Dee

    A little rock salt never hurt anyone!

  46. Brandon Sedgewick Avatar
    Brandon Sedgewick

    I’d set up some cameras and make some extra money lol

  47. Reinhardt Photography Avatar
    Reinhardt Photography

    Good thing it’s legal to be topless in my province…lol

  48. Alaska Herrins Avatar
    Alaska Herrins

    Set up the binoculars and spotting scope and enjoy the show!

  49. ChrisThe Real Hooson Avatar
    ChrisThe Real Hooson

    Just charge them a copy of each photo taken start your own Only Fans page 😊