Sunday, December 16, 2018

George Platt Lynes (1907-1955, shown above in a photo by his friend Jared French) was a gay American photographer who made a good living photographing celebrities in the 1930's and 40's.  When he wasn't taking pictures of movie stars, artists, and writers, he indulged his real passion, photographing male nudes.  None of his nudes were published during his regrettably short life, but he had the foresight to donate them to the Kinsey Foundation of sexology fame.  Tonight I am featuring some of my favorite Lynes photos of men.


  1. I don't recall ever seeing a photo of George Platt Lynes, He had a very trim physique....

  2. Thank you so much for not throwing in the towel over Tumblr's stupidity. It is a joy to follow you here and continue to enjoy the work you put into your blog. All the best, my friend!

  3. Whenever I view this image it makes me think of the flow of positive energy. Weird.

    1. Not weird at all, Leroy. I understand completely. The sweep of the wood and its intersection with Lynes' body does suggest a flow.

  4. To think I can copy HIS photo with a casual flick of a finger!