Celebrating the female form
In his book "The Full Body Project", actor and long-life photographer Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in "Star Trek", captures images of the voluptuous women of the Fat Bottom revue, a plus-size burlesque troop, involved in the "fat liberation" or "fat acceptance" movement.
This book and the years of work he put into it, makes Leornard Nimoy a champion of the fat acceptance movement. He said this book is a direct answer to the unbearable pressure society puts on women today to fit skinny beauty standards.
“The average American woman, according to articles I’ve read, weighs 25 percent more than the models who are showing the clothes they are being sold,” Mr. Nimoy said. “So, most women will not be able to look like those models. But they’re being presented with clothes, cosmetics, surgery, diet pills, diet programs, therapy, with the idea that they can aspire to look like those people. It’s a big, big industry. Billions of dollars. And the cruelest part of it is that these women are being told, ‘You don’t look right.’ ”
I admire so much the women on the pictures. They are fleshy, proud, brave and defiant women, celebrating their plus size figures with love and feminine community, choosing to fearlessly expose their nudity.
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So thank you Mr Nimoy, for such an admirable controversial and politically charged work. It is artists like you that can widen definitions of physical beauty.
So what do you think ? Don't you find Nimoy's book inspiring ?
Publisher: Five Ties Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Sales rank: 501,174
Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)
The book can be bought here for 25,40EUR: