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To All the Boys We've Loved Before: Foundation staff members discuss their favorite models

December 06, 2016
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The difference between a mere appreciation of a Bob Mizer model and one that catches your eye every time you see him splashed across a page is all in the details....

Beverly Hills Taschen Book Signing Photos

December 02, 2016
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Bob Mizer Foundation volunteer Art Adams shot these photos at the recent 1000 Model Directory book signing in Beverly Hills. Those pictured include Bob Mizer Foundation president Dennis Bell. photographer Michael Stokes, Scotty Bowers......

John Davidson: Everyone's Favorite Model

December 02, 2016
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John “Butchie” Davidson was born in Bronxville, NY in 1945 and grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland. No one called him John. Butchie was already in the US Marine Corp when he started physique posing in 1965, first......

Setting the record straight on 'Beefcake'

November 29, 2016
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There's plenty to enjoy about the very first full-length film about Bob Mizer -- but there's plenty of misinformation to address, too. Loyal followers and supporters of the Bob Mizer Foundation are likely familiar with......

Focus on: Photographer Mark Christopher

November 18, 2016
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The Bob Mizer regularly profiles experimental photographers in order to fulfill part of its mission statement. This week, we feature a Q&A with Bay Area photographer Mark Christopher, who cites Mizer himself among his artistic......

Book & Building Launch - Amazing show of Support

November 07, 2016
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We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support and love from SF at last night's book release party. Thank you very much for coming to the event! Please enjoy the gallery of event photos below, taken by our volunteer Mark......

FOCUS ON Western Photography Guild

October 11, 2016
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While serving in World War II, Don Whitman developed a friendship with a fellow sailor who related his experiences of modeling and posing for photographers. While the model’s name is lost to history, it’s believed this chance meeting......

The Obsessive Photographer Behind America's First Gay Magazine

September 22, 2016
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Daniel Wenger of the New Yorker magazine writes:...

Focus On: Photographer Mikel Marton

September 08, 2016
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The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and promoting artists from all walks of life and in all disciplines, and we place a special emphasis on experimental photographers. If you know of any photographers or artists who might......

Reed Phippen – Handsome Slave Master

September 01, 2016
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Kenneth Reed Phippen was born in 1937 in Logan, Utah. He was the only son in a family of four children. The family moved to Kaysville, on the shores of the Great Salt Lake before he entered high school. In high school......

State of the Archive: Scanning the Mizer Estate

July 07, 2016
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A concerned member of the Foundation wrote us in regard to the scanning of the Mizer negatives. He was thinking that these negatives must be scanned NOW. My response shows why that is impossible currently, and that they must be......

NEW BOOK! BOB MIZER: AMG's 1000 MODEL DIRECTORY

June 22, 2016
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It’s Raining Men: Two volumes and two decades of top physique models...