Special book signing event
In conjunction with ArtNowSF,
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
RSVP here: http://sanfrancisco.going.com/augsj to receive free entry prior to 10:30pm.
Models are available for interview.
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/fullbodyproject
Added by Lady_Monster on August 5, 2008