Wednesday, September 25, 2013

VINTAGE treasure trail perfection: BOB MIZER

Thanks to Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland.  This collection of photos below is from Huntington Post article about an exhibit which runs from November 2, 2013 until January 26, 2014 at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in LA profiling photographer Mizer.
"Mizer opened up his own film studio, the Athletic Model Guild, where he worked for almost 50 years, capturing over 10,000 young men along the way. He also established "Physique Pictorial," the house publication for the studio. Whether snapping a scantily clad policeman, cowboy or leather enthusiast, Mizer was sure to capture the softer side of the male physique. Thanks to the Guild, Mizer was not only a subversive and kitschy force in the art world but also one of the first to instill an open, gay community before the concept even existed. Yet despite being an artistic and social revolutionary, Mizer always maintained an easy, breezy sense of playfulness in his work, making it truly addictive."
This excerpt is from the The Huntington Post article by Priscilla Frank, published 9/24/13, and  which is titled:  "Bob Mizer's Revolutionary Homoerotic Photography Heads To MOCA (NSFW)."   Click here to see the article.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the MOCA website here

Share the beauty when natural was the only way!

Copyright Bob Mizer Foundation, Inc .
The first dude sort of look's like Woody Harrelson!?

The second specimen looks like James Dean!?
Copyright Bob Mizer Foundation, Inc .

Copyright Bob Mizer Foundation, Inc .

If you live in LA, I encourage you to go and pay respect for this artist.  If you do......let me know what your observations are about the balance of naturally hairless models versus hairy models.

If someone reads who this is an historian (Greek/Roman/Egyptian?) I'd love to know the desired male grooming habits throughout the history of these civilization.

I was reading an article about male nudes from a multiple of genres that is appearing in France.    It included sculpture, art in every type of media.  The illustrations/photographs I saw often depicted the penis and testicles with no hair.  Was this a fashionable male grooming habit in previous cultures?  Or was the ideal a naturally non-hairy man.   Inform us please.


  1. Fascinating. Thank you for sharing this. Those photos are incredible. I love history. I read the Huffington Post all the time. - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

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