I wonder if Leonard Nimoy is a fan of the Smiths, because he understands the fact that some girls are bigger than others. In his latest photography book, "Full Body Project," (check out the interview with Stephen Colbert up top) the former Dr. Spock cherishes said bigger girls with a collection of provocative nudes. Models from Nimoy's book are scheduled to appear at the next Suite Jesus at 111 Minna Gallery on Aug. 22, if you'd like your book signed. Click 'More' for more information. --Oscar Pascual
special book signing event
In conjunction with ArtNowSF and Juxtapoz magazine,
Last Gasp Books presents the models from
The Full Body Project
In his provocative new book, photographer and actor Leonard Nimoy captures images of full-bodied women, some of whom are involved in what is known as the "fat acceptance" movement. "The average American woman," Nimoy writes, "weighs 25 percent more than the models selling the clothes. There is a huge industry built up around selling women ways to get their bodies closer to the fantasy ideal. Pills, diets, surgery, workout programs. . . .The message is 'You don't look right. If you buy our product, you can get there.'"
"They are fleshy and proud, celebrating their girth, reveling in it.
It is, Mr. Nimoy says, a direct response to the pressure women
face to conform to a Size 2."
-New York Times
"Society has agreed what beautiful is:
blonde, thin, big tits. This is questioning
what society has agreed upon…an incredible book!
The photography is beautiful."
Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
""The Full Body Project," is an arresting collection of black-and-white nude photographs featuring full-bodied women who stare into the camera, practically daring us to judge them on their nakedness or their size."
The Full Body Project has received a multitude of media coverage, including recent television programming:
Wednesday, July 23rd: Daily Comedy's LateNet program aired an interview with Leonard Nimoy about The Full Body Project.
Friday, August 1st: EXTRA TV aired an exclusive interview with Lady Monster and Leonard Nimoy at his home in Beverly Hills regarding The Full Body Project.
Suite Jesus! is a monthly party presented by ArtNowSF and Juxtapoz magazine.
Last Gasp Books presents the models from Leonard Nimoy's Full Body Project for a special book signing event not to be missed!
There were three photo shoots using different sets of models - this is the first time that the models will have all gathered together.
Friday, August 22nd
111 Minna Gallery,111 Minna Street (between Howard and Mission @ 2nd Street)
Downtown San Francisco
Art reception: 9pm - 11pm
(book signing during reception)
Dance party: 11pm - 2am
Admission is $5 before 11pm, $10 after 11pm
Models are available for interview.
Lady Monster is a burlesque dancer, writer, model, actress, speaker, performer/singer, sex-positive educator and producer.
Jukie Sunshine has her MFA from CIIS. She is a burlesque dancer, model, actress and San Francisco's "It Girl".
Roni Gallimore is a classically trained vocalist, including performing for the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall with her college choir from Arizona, with Big Burlesque & The Fat Bottom Revue, Candye Kane and a model in The Full Body Project.
Ginger Virago is a burlesque dancer, model, and advocate for HIV knowledge and sex worker rights, including extensive work with the St. James' Infirmary.
Chavé Alexander has a featured role in Beach Blanket Babylon as just one of her many theatrical credits. She is also a burlesque dancer with Margaret Cho's The Sensuous Woman and Harlem Shake Burlesque.
Pam Dore is an award-winning cinematographer, editor and director, including the highly acclaimed eXposed documentary. She has an extensive list of film credits.
Kat is a burlesque dancer including with Big Burlesque, Big Moves and now the artistic director for the troupe, Dangerous Curves.
Shyly is a highly sought full-figure model based in the LA area, including featured in the documentary, The Beauty Project by Steve Gatlin.
Heather MacAllister (1968-2007) was the leader of Big Burlesque & The Fat Bottom Revue, among many other credentials. She was a leader for many, and her voice continues to be heard in the hearts of all that had a chance to be in her presence.
"Any time there is a fat person onstage as anything besides the butt of a joke, it's political. Add physical movement, then dance, then sexuality and you have a revolutionary act." -- Heather MacAllister.