The year-old has his own website where he appears in nude and semi-nude positions and he's even posed for these pics to become a calendar boy. The financial consultant is so proud of his voluptuous body he has been selling his calendars for It was very liberating actually," said Mikey, who appears as an angry bull May , and with a Christmas hat December. Although Mikey, who is homosexual, is no Johnny Depp he's not short of admirers in the "chubby chaser" community - men who are attracted to overweight people. If someone says something mean I just ignore them and don't let it bother me. Mikey, who lives with his mother Lill, 57, maintains his figure with fry-ups and big dinners - but insists he's not unhealthy. I've always been large but it's not because I eat three pizzas in one go. Mikey does stretches and swims almost every day and believes that despite his size he's physically fit. He believes everyone should be proud of who they are and not play up to unrealistic media stereotypes. And he is already working on a Calendar which will feature him in various sexy poses as well as others in the Chubby Chaser community.
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Italian photographer Yossi Loloi is fascinated by obese women. He finds their bodies, their faces, their vulnerability appealing. He has created the Full Beauty project specifically to challenge our idea of beauty, sex, size and femininity. Here's how I feel when I look at these pictures: I just want to give these women a hug, wrap them in a robe and send them home before anyone says anything nasty to them. But clearly I'm too late. Why do women have to pose nude to prove they are beautiful? Loloi began his project in It took a while to convince some of the women to pose. I like the serenity of the models I portrayed and to me their shapes are the most interesting thing I have seen in my life. These women weigh between and kilos and range in age from 23 to
While most photographers dream of getting stick-thin supermodels to pose in front of their lens, Italian photographer Yossi Loloi , 36, has gone in an opposite direction. He has produced these shocking images of super-sized women — in all their naked glory — for the sake of art. Each woman in the project weighs at least 30 stone — with the heaviest pushing 43 stone — and hides nothing from the intrusive glare of the lens. Yossi went on to produce FullBeauty, a project of full nudes that turns the notion of beauty and form, fashion and attraction on its head. While the photographs in his project will be judged by most on their artistic merit, Yossi accepts that they will be taken the wrong way by some viewers. Go and look at British artist Jenny Saville..
Substantia Jones started the Adipositivity project in June Since then, she's photographed several hundred happy naked women of larger proportions, a handful of big men, and about 40 couples, she thinks. The project essentially includes photos of "fat" people, as Substantia describes them, posing naked, most of the time. She describes the project as "part fat, part feminism, part 'fuck you'". We talked to Substantia about body positivity and the ins and outs of her photographic practice. VICE : How do you find your models?