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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Arax of Paris, Part 1 - Nudes



Our Wednesday double feature focuses on the work of Arax of Paris, a studio active from the 1930's into the 70's.  This is the third Arax photo of American model Bill Grant I have posted over the years. and I'd love to know the story behind what appears to have been a single photo session.  Despite several searches, I haven't been able to learn if Arax went to America or Grant went to Europe.  Bill looks young here, and shows more body hair than in some of his work.  He also modeled for AMG, Dave Martin, Bruce of LA, and probably Pat Milo.  Busy man, but easy to see why.

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  1. Hello Jerry , it seems common knowledge here in Europe that Arax at a certain period (I was at best a baby then) spent some time in the US but I have no dates nor any further indormation . Sorry . Jean .

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    1. Don't apologize, Jean, because that's helpful information. I have learned that he photographed a few Americans at international bodybuilding competitions in Europe, but Bill Grant didn't seem the type for that. Thanks!

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  2. It's always good to see Bill again. And he does look younger and more hirsute than we ordinarily see him. (but just as delicious!) But I noticed that the bottom of the photograph looks as if it was trimmed. In all the Arax studio shots I've seen the models full body, from head to toe, is included.

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    1. You have a good eye! That does indeed set this one apart. I have four Arax photos of Bill, and the others show more of his feet.

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