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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Ralph Kelly Day


Ralph Kelly was a physique photographer active from about 1948 through 1958, and my only complaint about him is that there isn't more of his work that I can find.  We start today's series with this interesting photo of Bob Cutlass holding a photo of what appears to be another nude man.  Or is that himself?  I can't find the photo he's holding anywhere in my Kelly collection.

 

5 comments:

  1. The man in the pic looks to be blond, and way too developed to be Bob himself. This in no way detracts from Bob's low-hanging handsomeness. Nor the good looks of the man in the photo, for that matter.

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  2. Every single phot is exceptional. I have to agree with you that I wish he'd done more.

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    1. Yes, with some of the less prolific photographers, I struggle to find enough good photos for a 10 picture series, particularly if I'm including non-nudes. Not this guy.

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    2. In studying this photo, I began to wonder if maybe this model was holding a photo to demonstrate what he wished to accomplish through his body-building.

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    3. Now that does make sense, but the model looks good already. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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