The World: Fat But Nice

ON the time-honored principle that female nudity is an asset to any sales campaign, the West German subsidiary of Japanese Fuji Film wanted a naked woman to adorn one of their five ads in Stern, West Germany's second largest illustrated weekly (circ. 1,600,000). Admen Günther-Jürgen Bahr and Claus Harden of Düsseldorf winced. Nudes are so common in German magazines that Fuji's ad would look like any other page in Stern. How to get the reader to look twice? Bahr and Harden's answer: a nude with a difference—"fat but nice." They assigned the job of finding a model to Hamburg Photographer Christian...