This unique book, eight years in the making, presents Harvey’s photographs of nudes in public places. Lots of naked people — women and men, young and old. But there’s a twist: right next to them are unsuspecting clothed people. The result may be hilarious or look impossible — but it’s real.
The photos are completely unaltered. Yes, that naked man really is leaving a store with a pocket watch. Yes, those two naked women really are walking past a police station. And yes indeed, there are nearly two dozen naked people lounging on an outdoor terrace in lots of clothed company!
From New York to Los Angeles, New Orleans to Madison, Harvey has captured an incredible variety of scenes, including mighty famous landmarks, all with naked people right there.
The nudity is simple and natural: no hiding of body parts, no streaking or flashing, no teasing or flaunting. These naked people behave just like anyone else while ordering a meal, buying flowers, sitting on a bench, or hailing a cab.
Over 130 large photos fill this amazing book, with lively stories about all the scenes. Plus a preface where Harvey explains his art, and an introduction by an international expert on nudity, Paul Rapoport.
Suitable for viewing by adults and children of any age, THE SPIRIT OF LADY GODIVA will astound you with its humor, honesty, imagination, and wonderful attitude towards nudity.
THE SPIRIT OF LADY GODIVA
12" x 9", 280 pp., b&w, high quality paper
Anecdote Productions, 2002
[now Heureka Productions]
(Yes, it’s FULL and BIG — a large format coffee-table book, weighing nearly 2 kg (4 lbs.)!)
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