San Francisco Body Painting Day 2016-10-23
On Sunday October 23rd, a group of talented artists painted 25 nude models outside Ferry Building. Bodypainting Day is organized and founded by NYC artist Andy Golub who has been painting bodies in the public streets of NYC since 2007. read more
Nude Summer of Love Parade, San Francisco 2016-08-07
Around 11:30 am the crew arrived, i.e. Gypsy Taub and her family, plus a couple of helpers. As usual they set up posters and got folding chairs in a line so the nudes could stand up on them and better be seen. read more
Body Freedom Lovers Nudist Contingent at the Gay Pride Parade, San Francisco 2016-06-26
Despite the pronounced readiness time at 12 noon, the group of nudists didn't materialize till 12:30p.m. when organizer Gypsy showed up with her family on Main Street in San Francisco. read more
Bay to Breakers, San Francisco 2016-05-15
Sunday morning early the sun showed its welcome face, and within the hour warmth was permeating the race course. read more
Nude Women's Parade, San Francisco 2016-04-03
Seeing the "Nude Women" in the promotions, a good crowd gathered early in Jane Warner Plaza, with a scattering of nude and semi-nude male Castro area resident. read more
The Valentine's Nude Love Parade, San Francisco 2016-02-13
About a quarter to 12:00 noon Gypsy Taub's group showed up with posters and started the usual set-up on Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro district. read more
International "Go Topless" Day Celebration, Dolores Park, S.F. 2015-08-23
This minor event was advertised in FunCheap, and in the good weather the park was crowded by sunbathers., picnicking with food and drinks, and many playing their boomboxes. read more
Nude Protest Against SB277, the Forced Vaccination Bill, 2015-09-05
Jane Warner Plaza, S.F. Arriving shortly before 12 noon, I saw the team bringing in posters proclaiming the cons of the Senate Bill. read more
Video: Protest agains the San Francisco nudity ban
Protest against the San Francisco nudity ban on February 1, 2015 - second anniversary of the ban. Speeches were made by George Davis, Rusty Mills, Jaymz Smith and Gypsy Taub. read more
Emergency Protest, San Francisco, 2015-08-06
One of the leading SanFrancisco body freedom activitis George Davis is facing 3 months in jail for making a nude speech in Washington DC. read more
12th World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco, 2015-06-13
The riders at this latest San Francisco WNBR were meeting at a very limited space, congested with locals and tourists, as well as passengers from harbor ferries. Persons and bicycles competed for space between a busy sidewalk and the harbor fence. read more
Bay to Breakers Race, San Francisco, 2015-05-17
Just three days before the largest footrace in the world was to begin in San Francisco, the Bay Area got hit by a storm that drenched communities north, south and east of the city. Rare thunder and lightening scared many people. But San Francisco sits like a pearl in the center, and Mother Nature protected us… not a single drop of rain fell on the city. read more
5th Annual Earth Day World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco, 2015-04-18
On Saturday morning the half of San Francisco was fogged in, not boding well for the WNBR. However, around 10 am the inner Sunset district started to lighten up, so perhaps not everything is bad, I thought, as Justin Herman Plaza at Market and Embarcadero is as eastward as you get before going into the S.F. Bay. By 10:30 am nobody had arrived, and a cool breeze – coming from the western fog belt – read more
San Francisco Nudity Ban Protest, Feb 1, 2015
On Feb 1, 2015 Gypsy Taub, her husband James, George Davis the perennial candidate for office, and Rusty Mills also joined the party, while Ray had his traditional seat at the side. Lloyd was among the crowd, as usual. read more
Protest of Anti-Nude Ban, Harvey Milk Plaza, San Francisco
The core group of activists arrived about 12 noon and started setting up their posters, slowly but steadily getting ready by 1 p.m. read more
“Malaysian Nude Beach Games”, Baker Beach, San Francisco
In glorious warm weather of a Saturday, with lots of people on the beach, mostly textiles but also nudes in the eastern end, George Davis and a few helpers had set up pretty close to where nudes are more frequent. read more
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco 2014
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco, 21 September 2014. All photos by Leif Heilberg. The Folsom Street Fair is an annual leather and clothing optional street fair held in September in San Francisco's South of Market district. read more
Up Your Alley Fair, San Francisco
Up Your Alley Fair, San Francisco, 27 July 2014. Normally I would go to this type of fair just when they open, usually at 11am, and stay at most an hour or an hour and a half, when the place becomes oppressively crowded, hard to walk through, and harder to get enough space to take any pictures. read more
St. Francis Nudity Ban Protest
St. Francis Nudity Ban Protest, 26 June 2014. All photos by Leif Heilberg. Jeff Wheeler invited us to World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco’s event: 11th Annual World Naked Bike Ride – 2014 Northern Hemisphere Edition Pt. read more
WNBR, San Francisco, 2014
Jeff Wheeler invited us to World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco’s event: 11th Annual World Naked Bike Ride – 2014 Northern Hemisphere Edition Pt. 1 Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10:30am – 5:30pm at Justin Herman Plaza. read more
Bay to Breakers race, San Francisco
18 May 2014. Overcast skies and a cold wind threatened the race this year, and a hooligan interference by skateboarders downtown delayed the run for about half an hour. But then the masses did come, something like half a hundred thousand, with all the costumes as seen in the past. read more
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco
Any excuse for some nudity. Rather few people showed up for this event, perhaps a couple of dozen, and most came somewhat late. Then there was one single woman among the men, and that was it. read more
5th Annual World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco
8th March 2014 - The event was advertised by postings on the Internet, and a few new people showed up, beside the regulars. Although folks were advised to show up at 11:00 a. m. , there was hardly a soul around at that time. read more
New York Magazine shoot in San Francisco
Arriving at Jane Warner Plaza about 10:45 a.m., there were only a couple of semi-nude men around, and another couple came within the next fifteen minutes. However, we wondered where the main activist Gypsy was, and possibly others to join her in the day’s event, namely a shoot destined for New York Magazine. read more
Nudity Ban Protest: 1-Year Anniversary
Scheduled for 12 noon at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco, the protesters started setting up around 11:45 a. m. , with posters galore as usual. Gypsy and Jaymz were busy fixing the “stage” for their one hour protest while the San Francisco SS watched them carefully, to see if anyone sneaked in nudity early in the presentation. read more
Gypsy Taub and Jaymz Smith’s nude wedding at San Francisco City Hall
Gypsy Taub and Jaymz Smith’s nude wedding at San Francisco City Hall, 19th December 2013. All photos by Leif Heilberg. The Norwegian TV crew hands over to Inti (Gypsy’s daughter) a bouquet of fragrant white flowers, for bride Gypsy. read more
Nudity Ban Protest, Jane Warner Plaza, S.F. 2013-12-15
Nudity Ban Protest, Jane Warner Plaza, San Francisco, 15th December 2013. All photos by Leif Heilberg. The 3-man TV crew were Norwegians from Oslo and they kept busy doing their work from 12 noon read more
Nudity Ban Protest, Jane Warner Plaza, S.F. 2013-11-17
Nudity Ban Protest, Jane Warner Plaza, San Francisco, 17th November 2013. All photos by Leif Heilberg. Gypsy Taub, the local activist, had planned a protest against the nudity ban, for 12 o’clock noon at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco. read more
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco 2013
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco, 29th September 2013. All photos by Leif Heilberg. read more
Protest Against Nudity Ban
Protest Against Nudity Ban, Body Freedom Parade, 20th July 2013, Jane Warner Plaza, San Francisco. All photos by Leif Heilberg. read more
Protest Against Nudity Ban
Protest Against Nudity Ban, June 20th San Francisco read more
WNBR, San Francisco
World Naked Bike Ride in San Francisco, 8th June 2013. All photos by Leif Heilberg. read more
Bay to Breakers 2013
Bay to Breakers in San Francisco on 19th June 2013. Photos by Leif Heilberg. read more
Protest against the Nudity Ban
On Friday, March 15th nudists resubmitted their com-plaint against the nudity ban in San Francisco to Judge Chen, as well as filing a complaint against the SFPD for illegal arrests of nudists. Attorney Christina DiEdoardo represented 5 nudist activists in a federal class action lawsuit against the City of San Francisco on the grounds that the nudity ban is unconstitutional. read more
WNBR Southern Hemisphere solidarity bike ride
On Saturday, March 9th the 4th annual WNBR Southern Hemisphere solidarity bike ride took place in San Francisco in brilliant sunshine with crowds gathering on Justin Herman Plaza shortly before noon. read more
Another nude performance in Castro, San Francisco
On Wednesday, February 27th Gypsy Taub and friends held a nude dance performance at the Jane Warner Plaza in Castro, San Francisco. Getting arrested was another case that proved that the nudity ban imposed by the city is unconstitutional as it is also a ban on artistic expression. read more
Nudity still happening in San Francisco
On Sunday 17th February NakedSword.com shot a “porn parody” about the San Francisco nudity ban. Filming for the “rally” scenes took place at 18th and Castro and because this was a legitimate location film shoot nudity was allowed even under the new regulations. read more
Protest against San Francisco nudity ban
On Friday, February 1, 2013 the nudity ban in San Francisco came into effect. A number of body freedom activists held a protest outside City Hall to mark the occasion and 4 were arrested. Gypsy Taub, who hosts a local cable program devoted to the nudist cause, said “No matter what, we're going to continue practicing body freedom. read more
Rally for Urban Nudism
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Noon, a Rally for Urban Nudity took place on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, (across from Civic Center on Carlton B. Goodlett Place). Clothed, nude or anywhere in between people gathered to support the right to choose your own form of attire without government interference! read more
Nudity protest in San Francisco
On October 30th a protest was held outside the City Hall in San Francisco to object to District 8 Supervisor, Scott Weiner’s attempts to outlaw the naked human body in San Francisco. Currently nudity is legal in San Francisco the only limitations are sexual conduct (regardless of whether you are clothed or not) and keeping a barrier between the butt and public furniture. read more
Folsom St Fair, San Francisco 2011
The Folsom Street Fair is an annual leather and clothing optional street fair held on the last Sunday in September in San Francisco's South of Market district. The event started in 1984 and is California's third largest spectator event and the world's largest clothing optional leather event and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for charity. read more
Folsom St Fair, San Francisco 2010
The Folsom Street Fair is an annual leather and clothing optional street fair held on the last Sunday in September in San Francisco's South of Market district. The event started in 1984 and is California's third largest spectator event and the world's largest clothing optional leather event and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for charity. read more
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco 2010
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco 2010. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography Inc., vikingphoto@earthlink.net. read more
Bay to Breakers, 2010
Bay to Breakers 2010. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography Inc. , vikingphoto@earthlink. net. read more
Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace which takes place in San Francisco, California. The race starts at the northeast end of the downtown area close to San Francisco Bay to near where the Breakers crash on the near pacific coast. read more
Southern Hemisphere Solidarity Ride, San Francisco
The Southern Hemisphere Solidarity Ride was held in San Francisco on 13th March 2010 in solidarity with the people in the southern hemisphere who were on the World Naked Bike Ride on the same day. read more
World Naked Bike Ride - San Francisco
Each year some of the people of San Francisco protest against our dependence on fossil fuels by riding their bikes across San Francisco. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg. read more
Baker Beach Nude Olympics
Baker Beach in San Francisco is the home of the Nude Beach Olympics, organised by George Davis - a former nudist mayoral candidate. The games were inspired by the original Olympics which, as most people know, were performed in the nude for around 1200 years during the Hellenic and Roman Golden Ages. read more
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco 2009
World Naked Bike Ride, San Francisco 2009. read more
Bay to Breakers 2009
Bay to Breakers 2009. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography Inc. read more
Bay to Breakers 2008
Bay to Breakers 2008. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography read more
Bay to Breakers 2007
Bay to Breakers 2007. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography. read more
Bay to Breakers 2006
Bay to Breakers 2006. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography. read more
Bay to Breakers 2005
Bay to Breakers 2005. All photographs taken by Leif Heilberg, Viking Photography. read more