Showcasing vintage male photography, mostly nude. You must be 18 years of age or older to visit this blog! If you hold a copyright on any material shown on this blog, notify me, and it will be removed immediately.
I've always wondered why some otherwise excellent photographers took shots (or cropped them) where the top of the model's head is cut off. While I find that mildly disconcerting, it doesn't keep me from enjoying and posting them, especially when they are a good as this one of Bill Griffin.
For the last day of January, I have a group of models for you to enjoy. Since one of you recently mentioned that he never gets tired of the St. Sebastian motif, we'll begin with this. The year was 1943, and the model was Guido Fabiani posing for Giovanni Colacicchi. The artist had evacuated with his family from Florence to the town of Vallombrosa which, despite being under German/Fascist occupation, was safer. Being tied to a rough tree for hours on end was so painful that Sr. Fabiani moaned and cried out at times, leading a passerby to think the Fascists were torturing somebody inside. Now that's what I call atmospheric authenticity for posing.
It's been an embarrassingly long time since I posted an item from the collection of classic physique magazines so generously donated (physically, no less) by Bill D. of Palm Springs. So today we will digitally thumb through Volume XXVII of Bob Mizer's Physique Pictorial from 1975. You will have seen some of these images before because they are among Mr. Mizer's best, having appeared here and on other blogs. I am not commenting on individual pages because I think Bob Mizer did that quite well enough in the original. (I scanned these at sufficient resolution that you should be able to enlarge them to read all the interesting text.) I will, however, reply to questions and tasteful comments as always. So sit back and enjoy an issue of Physique Pictorial that I think is among the very best.