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

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".

Here is Wikipedia's entry on the Athletic Model Guild.

(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.)

1 comment:

  1. These nudes have something of the prewar Men’s physique magazines but also share a bit of inspiration from photographers such as Frantisek Drtikol or Horst with their use of light and shadow.