Monday, October 24, 2022

Top Twelve American Physique Photographers

Dale H. from Odessa, Texas wrote in and asked me to do a series of my top 20 
American classic era physique photographers.  I said, "How about top ten?"  We 
compromised on the top 12.  (Yes, I'm a tough negotiator.)  They will be presented
 in alphabetical order so as not to imply that some are better than others, even though 
they may be.  We start with a color photo by AMG's Bob Mizer of Rick Early.
Oh, I almost forgot.  The Europeans will appear in a few days.



  1. The lighting brings out the male's body very well here. And I like the comfortable casualness of the pose.

  2. From the hairstyle, I hazard this was taken in anticipation of full frontal legalization and circulated later. Bob Mizer takes full advantage of it with this pose. I am now trying to identify which battle ship had garden furniture on the poop deck.

    1. I agree with your dating of the photo. Mizer's later color work, imo, tended to be more lurid in terms of both color saturation and theme.