Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bud Counts

For obvious reasons, Bud Counts was one of the most photographed beefcake models of the 1950's.

I believe it was Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild who photographed Bud seated on the draping.

I especially like the one of him with his fists on his hips, the water rippling behind him.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jack Conant

Here are three nice photographs of Jack Conant.

I don't know who the photographer was.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dale Curry Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Dale Curry, who certainly plays his part well in this overly ornate production.

Eugene Meyer by Kovert of Hollywood

Kovert of Hollywood was photographing male nudes almost as early as Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild.

While most early physique photographers required their models to be meticulously groomed and posed them in classical settings, Kovert dispensed with the Roman columns, chest plates, bows and arrows, etc. to photograph his male nudes with their body hair unshaven and in settings that were plain or verging on the unusually theatrical.

Eugene Meyer is one of my favorite beefcake models.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ricky Alboni by John S. Barrington

Here are three great photographs of Ricky Alboni by John Barrington, a British photographer who worked with male nudes from 1948 into the 1990's. It was Barrington who built from the ground up the market for beefcake photography in Great Britain.

I know nothing about the model, Ricky Alboni.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ray Liedtke by Russ Warner

Ray Liedtke is another of my favorite beefcake models. This photograph was taken by Russ Warner, who in the 1950's was able to photograph many of the most popular beefcake models, including the famous pairing of Jack LaLanne and Jack Thomas.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kip Behar by Pat Milo

Pat Milo took these photographs of Kip Behar, who was a popular beefcake model of the 1950's. Bruce of Los Angeles featured Kip in a sprawling spread in Volume 9 of The Male Figure. There's even a great photograph of Kip strolling down Hollywood's Walk of Fame.