Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hubert Thomas Photographed by Arax Studio

Happy 2020, everyone!

I hope that this post finds you well. In 1949, Arax Studio took this photograph of Hubert Thomas.

Thank you for all the emails you've sent to me over the last year or so. I love the artwork you've included that you wrote was inspired by the images you've seen here. Frankly, that's the main reason I post images to this blog. I have no doubt that a central motivation of the vintage beefcake photographers was for viewers of the male beauty they captured on film to be similarly inspired.

Since I've stepped away from this blog, some of you have asked about my health. I'm doing well, but I've become very busy writing my second novel. As of today, it is 134,000+ words long, and I still have four or so chapters to go in this first book in a three-book series. I think I will have it published by July of this year, at which point I hope to have time to return to my favorite hobby. While I'm not posting images to the blog, I am still collecting them, so I have a lot of photos to add once I have the opportunity.

Today, I chose this photo of Thomas because he looks great in every shot I've seen, but also to point out an error that I've repeated over the years. His name is Hubert Thomas. I'd had it reversed. So, today, I updated the names of his images and corrected the posts featuring him throughout the blog.

As the years pass, I've learned a lot about the models and photographers, so there are other updates to be made to the blog. All in due course....

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Robert Deckard Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Robert Deckard.

George Eiferman

I don't know who took this photograph of massive George Eiferman.

Artie Zeller and Joe Weider Photographed by Russ Warner

Russ Warner took this photograph of Artie Zeller and Joe Weider.

If you're not only into bodybuilders, but bodybuilding, then you likely know Weider was one of the pioneers of the sport.

The film,  BIGGER: The Joe Weider Story, chronicles his and his brother's contribution to the competitive bodybuilding.