L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wayne Hunt and Jerry Jensen, photographs by the Athletic Model Guild, date unknown
The Athletic Model Guild - or AMG - was founded by Bob Mizer in 1945, to produce and distribute photographs of young male "physique" models. At the time, censorship laws in the United States prohibited images of full male nudity. And until those laws were changed in 1968, the industry was forced to be very creative in how they went about showing as much as they could while still managing to avoid any glimpse of the "offending articles".
(Today's post is in response to Blogger's decision not to implement their own planned censorship of any "adult material", which would have been devastating to countless blogs. Thank you, Blogger; you did the right thing.)
Stephen O'Donnell, painter and singer/performer. A mid-career fine artist, I have been showing professionally since 1995. Married to author and graphic designer Gigi Little, with whom I occasionally perform a mother and daughter singing act, Madeleine and Penny Prévert.