Letting it all hang out, the morbidly obese glamour models posing nude in the name of art

December 20, 2012 | by | 39 Comments

It is said that the camera adds ten pounds – but that wouldn’t make a difference to these morbidly obese glamour models.

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.

One of the obese models used by Italian photographer Yossi Loloi, 36, for his collection of images of bigger women

One of the obese models used by Italian photographer Yossi Loloi, 36, for his collection of images of bigger women

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.

His fascination with women of size led him to New York’s underground ‘fat acceptance’ scene in 2006 where he began taking these provocative images of women, known as SSBBW (Super-sized Big Beautiful Women).

Every woman in the collection, including this one laid out on a sofa, weighs at least 30 stone

Every woman in the collection, including this one laid out on a sofa, weighs at least 30 stone

A super-sized women poses in all her glory for the sake of art

A super-sized women poses in all her glory for the sake of art

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.

“I wanted to show that beauty isn’t owned by skinny people alone,” said Yossi.

“To this end the project had to be provocative, but at the same time reassuring, so I focussed on their fullness and femininity as a form of protest against discrimination.

A very curvy blonde woman

A very curvy blonde woman

A round brunette model

A round brunette model

This morbidly obese model lets it all hang out on the couch

This morbidly obese model lets it all hang out on the couch


Another overweight model poses at the top of the stairs

Another overweight model poses at the top of the stairs

“My intention was to show women of size in a way that would be hard for people to criticise. So I shot them in settings that weren’t instantly recognizable.

“This way, the subjects would be taken out of context and viewed in their own intimacy, creating a sense of liberation and serenity.

“I was more interested in shooting these women for what they represent and not necessarily who they are in real life – to me they are human sculptures.”

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.

“It saddens me sometimes when people stop ‘at the gates’ of the ‘health issue’ rather than stepping inside the image and trying to understand it.

“It shows how we are spoiled culturally and so it is my job as an artist to ‘awaken’ feelings in others, be it outrage or marvel.

“With FullBeauty I am trying to underline that we all have the right to be appreciated the way we are and that there should be no dictatorship on taste.”

FullBeauty can be viewed in all its NSFW glory at www.fullbeautyproject.com

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  1. Nasty says:

    Instant and unrelenting vomit.

  2. Say it isn't so says:

    Thing is, there are still dudes looking to plant their flags in that territory.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am 62 and i definately would plant what i could. I have a fettish for the obese it is just more to hug and they need the rod once in a while.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I puked a little in my mouth.

  4. Roch says:

    I’m not being funny but should something so unhealthy even attempt to be glamourised….. whether it’s obese or skinny :/

    • cat Itworx says:

      Im not sure its about glamuorizing a certaim type Its about not being prejudice just because someone isn’t as thin as someone else,and no one should be ridiculed about size ,worry about ones self instead of worrying what you think others should be doing At least that s way I perceieve it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    fat nacker

  6. Anonymous says:

    slappers come in all shapes and sizes ……disgrace

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think I’ve seen all these girls at my local Wal-Mart.

  8. Anonymous says:

    they are very beautiful sexy women

    • cat itworx says:

      Yes they are But you shouldn’t hide that you like heavy women,there isn’t anything wrong with it,some men prefer skinny or some womaen prefer big or short or tall Its ok

  9. Anonymous says:

    wow every model weights at least 30 stone. mmm id take any 1 of them anytime

  10. Anonymous says:

    They r sexy they just make me horny

  11. Anonymous says:

    I know it isn’t healthy to be that overweight, however I still find these ladies incredibly sexy

  12. Anonymous says:

    Whereas I of course understand that it is not healthy to be this large, I still think these ladies are very beautiful and sexy. Please keep up the good work and give us more!

  13. Anonymous says:

    lovely, sexy women come in all shapes and sizes, think on you size 8 lovers , who will never aspire your dreams .
    the song says it all and goes like this.
    Girls i like em fat, i like em tall, some skinny, some tall.I`ve got to get to know them all,
    The Moments And Whotnots 1970s

  14. Anonymous says:

    this is rediculas

  15. Anonymous says:

    Anyone confident enough to pose nude for publically viewable art has to be due some respect for having the stones to do so. 😀

  16. Jran says:

    Disgusting. Keeps me appreciative that I am not that.

  17. Anonymous says:

    anorexic or obese its promoting and early grave, its both discusting

  18. Anonymous says:

    these are the most sexist women in the world once you try fat you never looback

  19. Anonymous says:

    For those who say look in the mirror when I do I can see my whole reflection
    not just part of it

    • cat itworx says:

      Look at your soul,if you don’t like heavy that’s fine but it doesn’t mean they should be criticized or ridiculed because you or someone else doesn’t like it!

  20. Bellyluv says:

    I would passionately make love to any one of them for 2-3 hours of bliss. They are my kind of super-models. Bumping and grinding with the skinny type is exactly as sexy as sleeping with a bicycle. Guess I ought to move to the middle-east where the bigger the woman the bigger the dowry. People who know my taste always ask “Doesn’t it all get in the way? That’s like asking a swimmer “Doesn’t all that water get in the way”? Sure! Half the pleasure is moving the heavenly plush to get where you want to go. The other half is all the exciting things that happen when you get there! Gads, I’m getting hard just writing this…..!

  21. Anonymous says:

    sheer and utterly beautiful. I love them all.

  22. Cass says:

    Ok, fine. I don’t discriminate against “big love” or obesity. But this is perpetuating an extremely healthy trend across Europe and United States. Most of these women will be dead in five years.

    • Cass says:

      * UNHEALTHY broken iPod=lookin stupid

    • cat itworx says:

      No they wont,Fat does not equal unhealthy ,this is promoting loving yourself.Why should anybody hate on them or why should they think less of themselves just because they aren’t thin..beauty is in all sizes colors and forums,race whatever!

  23. Anonymous says:

    All the faux concern for the health of these women is disgusting. If you are going to disparage someone because you are a judgmental dolt at least has the courage not to stand behind the health issue. The reality is you people could care less about the health of these models all you want to do is point a disapproving finger at them and in the process feel better about yourselves. So stop the bullshit.

    These women are beautiful because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. It’s a super simple concept but unfortunately most of you are too narcissistic and dare I say stupid to understand it.

  24. kewac01 says:

    Love the pictures. Think they are stunning. Unfortunately medical care is almost nonexistant in practice, and helps to increase morbidity and mortality. Discrimination is pervasive as witnessed by some of the posts on this website.

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