#Focus-On

FOCUS ON : Photographer Korey Watkins

April 06, 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......

FOCUS ON Photographer Ben McNutt

December 15, 2015
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Ben McNutt is a young photographer who focuses his camera on one of Bob's favorite subjects, wrestling. As a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ben presented his thesis in the form of a photography show that paired his......

Michael Stokes: Photographer’s lens captures beauty of wounded heroes

November 06, 2015
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One L.A.-based photographer has literally stripped bare the stigma of injured veterans who return home from the battlefront. The more recent subjects of Michael Stokes are strong, scarred and sensuous, embodied in the poses of......

FOCUS ON Experimental Photographer Steven Chandler

May 30, 2015
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Steven Chandler says of his series "Unfound," "When you delete images from your digital camera the files are lost forever, not so with film. The mistakes, wrong decisions or bad memories continue to exist somewhere albeit as unwanted......

FOCUS ON Experimental Photographer Joni Sternbach

September 27, 2014
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Another look at experimental photography, another way to stay creative in an ever-digital photo world where everything is "created" for you at the touch of a digital button on your phone. Another inspiration for the 1st......

FOCUS ON Experimental Photographer Chris Keeney

September 18, 2014
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Bob Mizer tirelessly experimented with almost every format of photography that existed in his lifetime. Sure, he's famous for his commercial work, but as we know, his skill and interest went far beyond that. He worked......

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......

Discovering Bob Mizer’s Portraits

March 10, 2009
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In the implementation of our new archiving system, we are constantly reminded of just how prolific Bob Mizer truly was. He produced new images almost daily, and while most of his photographs focus on the male body, Mizer did in......

State of The Archive: June 2016

June 17, 2016
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I've been wanting to write this post for quite awhile now. It should have been a simple update to our current project cataloging about 700,000 photographic slides shot by Bob Mizer over several decades. The problem is, myself and my team......

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......

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......

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......

Film Archive: AMG Audio Commentaries

December 23, 2016
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The Foundation is actively exploring the possibility of launching Beefcake TV, a streaming video channel featuring a selection of Bob Mizer's 3,000 short films. This channel would be available through Apple TV, Roku, IOS and Android. As......

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. ...

Physique Pictorial was a visual feast -- with a message

May 16, 2017
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If the first issue of the upcoming Physique Pictorial relaunch is your introduction to Bob Mizer’s pocket-sized ode to beefcake, don’t worry – it’s never too late to learn about the history behind one of male physique......

He might be a hunk, but he's only human

June 06, 2017
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I’ve always been a trusting, naïve person by nature. When you admit this to someone in almost any scenario you encounter in life, it’s because, for one reason or another, you’ve let your guard down. You’ve inadvertently......

Props, costumes added unique touch to Mizer's photos, films (Part I)

June 20, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series detailing some of the props used by Bob Mizer in his movies throughout the years. Part II will run on our blog on Tuesday, June 27....