Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gordon Hanson

I know little about Gordon Hanson, who looks incredible in this study of three photographs.

Unknown Model, Douglas of Detroit

This spectacular photograph is of an unknown model by Douglas of Detroit, who was a contemporary of Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild.

Tom Mathews

Tom Mathews is one of my favorite models. I have not been able to find that many photographs of him. He was a model for the Athletic Model Guild. I believe the one of him posing with a bow is by AMG.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Keith Stephan

Keith Stephan was clearly a massive bodybuilder. I first saw him in Bob Mizer's Physique Pictorial magazines.

Bob Mizer is considered the father of beefcake. He founded in Los Angeles in the 1940's the Athletic Model Guild, which first photographed male models to promote them to artists, photographers, etc. Later, the photographs were collected into the digest-sized Physique Pictorial, which also featured the work of other pioneering photographers and artists.

Tom of Finland's work debuted in these magazines.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Vic Seipke

Vic Seipke is another one of my favorite models. These photographs were taken by Spectrum.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Robert Fedell

Here are several photographs of one of my favorite beefcake models, Robert Fedell. Many of these photographs first appeared in Volume 24 of The Male Figure magazine by Bruce of Los Angeles.