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WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

April 07, 2017
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Smiling faces. Glistening bodies. Loaded posing pouches. Bob Mizer’s camera turned common boys into stars. But life at AMG wasn’t always idyllic. Some of those stars were “trade”. Some were AWOL. Some were petty criminals......

Reclusive artist created images of beauty, humor

April 04, 2017
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If it weren’t for Bob Mizer, Harry Bush’s immense talent – and the bitterness and anger boiling underneath the hand that created stunning images of muscled men – may never have been realized. Bush – his real name, as he so often......

AMG Fun Facts

March 31, 2017
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Direct from the pages of Physique Pictorial, fun facts about life and times in the AMG Studios compound with details about the models and people who were part of daily life at 1834 West 11th Street. Every other Friday we’ll......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, part II

March 28, 2017
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Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio and its founder, Walter Kundzicz. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

March 24, 2017
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This week: David O'Boyle - “The day after he did his second set of pictures, he used burglary tools to enter the studio office and rifle the stamp and petty cash drawers. He was agile enough to avoid capture, though he......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, Part I

March 21, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio Like nearly all other male physique photographers in the mid-20th century, Walter Kundzicz’s life was equal parts beauty and struggle. The......

AMG FUN FACTS

March 17, 2017
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This week: The model who was contemplating a silicon injection for his member."When last we heard of Paul Blake, he was contemplating a silicon injection for his member, even though it was already far larger than would normally be......

Focus on: Photographer Warren Giddarie

March 14, 2017
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Like the other male physique photographers who came before him, Warren Giddarie appreciates a perfect body and handsome face. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

March 10, 2017
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Smiling faces. Glistening bodies. Loaded posing pouches. Bob Mizer’s camera turned common boys into stars. But life at AMG wasn’t always idyllic. Some of those stars were “trade”. Some were AWOL. Some were petty criminals......

Palatinus one of many photogs who drew ire of 1950s law enforcement

March 07, 2017
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It was a situation all too familiar to his contemporaries in years past. And now, it was happening to him. ...

So what is experimental photography, anyway?

February 28, 2017
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Experimental photography is as old as the medium of photography itself. But the concept might be confusing for some who are new to the art. ...

To Mizer, Taylor was much more than just a model

February 21, 2017
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Bob Mizer counted many people among his friends and acquaintances. His compound -- especially in the later years of his career -- was always buzzing with activity, day or night. ...