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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...

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......

TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS FEATURE MIZER WORKS THROUGH LATE AUGUST

July 22, 2015
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Coming off of the heels of the successful #Rawhide exhibit at Venus Over Manhattan in New York, Bob Mizer's works have now gone up on the walls of two galleries on the other side of the country this month, completing a nationwide tour of......

WINNERS! of the 1ST ANNUAL BOB MIZER FOUNDATION EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION

April 01, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mizer Foundation announces winners of photo competition The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to recognize the winners of the First Annual Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition. Much......

What a CHAMPION – An Abridged Introduction to Walter Kundzicz

April 26, 2010
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Compiled from an autobiographical account of the photographer’s life appearing in Reed Massingill’s book, CHAMPION. “Have you gentlemen picked up any of these models to prove your contention that these guys have......

Bob’s World “Best Book of the Century”

December 11, 2009
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Since it’s release two months ago, Bob’s World has created an unprecedented buzz around Bob Mizer’s super saturated color photographs. Over the past week alone, it’s popped up on the front page of Out, hit number one......

Taschen Debuts Tom of Finland XXL

April 07, 2009
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As you might already know, Touko Laaksonen, otherwise known as Tom of Finland, got his start in the pages of Physique Pictorial, way back in 1956 – Bob Mizer even gave him his name, discarding Touko for the Americanized, Tom. Well,......

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......

Dinner with David

June 20, 2007
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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......

Character analysis revealed the core of Mizer's models

January 16, 2017
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To the uninitiated, the symbols may as well have well been Egyptian hieroglyphics – clusters of arrows, circles, squares, squiggly lines, and backward question marks that began to appear next to a pictured model in Bob Mizer’s Physique......

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. ...

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. ...

Images feature nude soldiers at play during WWII

April 11, 2017
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While Bob Mizer was scouting California’s Muscle Beach, in search for the pinnacle of grinning, flexing pictures of masculinity, there were other men an entire world away who were stripping down for another purpose.  ...

Artists' works brought masculinity out in full color

May 23, 2017
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In the same way that Bob Mizer was known for his use of props and costumes in his still images and films, so too are French duo Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard revered for their use of color, religious and mythical iconography,......

Venue brought AMG models to the silver screen

May 30, 2017
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Those AMG patrons who were fortunate enough to live in the Los Angeles area during the mid-1960s and early 1970s were likely familiar with the Park Theatre as the nucleus of gay cinema....

Bidgood’s cinematic seven-year itch finds new life, audiences

June 13, 2017
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In the early 1960s, just a few years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that nudity in art was not obscene, one artist’s career began with a literal splash....

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....

Update: A Look Inside the Growing Foundation

August 15, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation's acquisition of 920 Larkin St. in downtown San Francisco last year was just the beginning of the next chapter in the organization's history. Now, the Foundation is moving its operations to its new location, moving......