The countless lenses focus on her naked form, prepped to capture all angles of her body, as she holds one still pose and patiently waits for further instruction. Every camera goes off in unison like lightning. The scene is immediately jarring: A global icon, whose career has been closely documented by cameras, sometimes against her will, and whose art has frequently centered on the violence of paparazzi culture, submitting herself to the same technology that's made — and challenged — her for the past 10 years. She calls for her longtime manager, Bobby Campbell , to play a song off her sixth studio album, and asks him to turn it up: "Louder, please. It's the only song played all day, and she requests for it to be queued back to back. In control of all of the cameras is Belgian artist Frederik Heyman , who needs every inch of her body 3D-scanned in order to later create a computer-generated Gaga avatar in various digitally constructed environments.
The pop star and actress surprised fans on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon August 28 when she uploaded a series of three nude and semi-nude photos. The grainy images, taken by photographer and cinematographer Eli Russell Linnetz, who directed Kanye West 's infamous "Famous" music video, feature Gaga pulling up pantyhose over her legs, as well as posing seemingly topless against a wall. She's actually wearing a nude stick-on strapless bra in the photo.
The year-old has never been one to keep it simple as she posed nude on the spring edition of the magazine's annual spring Transformation Issue. In the incredible shoot, Gaga appears as half-human and half-cyborg and was given a full-body scan by 3D cameras. An interview followed the creative shoot, in which the Born This Way singer would explain the themes explored with the pictures she had taken.