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Sunday, July 25, 2021

FKK Day, Part 1 - the Photographic Art of Gerhard Riebicke


Thanks to the generosity of viewer adamskostum I recently obtained a large number of scans of photos of the Frei Körper Kultur  (Free Body Culture) movement of 20th Century Germany.  These folks engaged in open air nudity, exercise, and sunbathing.  Gerhard Riebicke was a professional photographer who took some amazing images of FKK, mostly in the early 1930s.  The first half of today's FKK double features showcases some of those works, starting with this splendid javelin thrower.  The quality of these would be even better were they not scans from magazines.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely. Jerry, was the FKK all male? Mind, this is not a complaint. I admire them, and like the idea of an all male movement like that.

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    1. No, women were quite welcome. There are lots of photos of them as well as mixed groups. I just don't post them here for obvious reasons, although you may see more mixed groups in the future. Some of those mixed gender pictures are very good.

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    2. Don't post them for me! I get nothing out of pictures of naked females. I like VMM because it's all male.

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    3. I'm not talking about a massive influx of mixed gender photos, but there are some in which the men look so good that it might be worth it. I have been known to crop out females, but it's not always practical.

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  2. Wow, stunning, almost a graphic quality.

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  3. A fabulous photo. What a physique!

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