Monday, March 31, 2008
Classic muscle posing to close out the night (and the month!).
These two 4x5's recently sold at eBay auction for $68 a piece without any kind of identification from the seller. They sure look like Steve Reeves to me, and I'm putting my further two cents in and attribute them to Russ Warner.
Foto Grafo was a studio based in Sweden and was fairly prolific in the early/mid-60s. The unknown man behind the camera had a thing for sailors (or, at least, men in sailor drag). The two best known models from the studio were Tore Lind and Per Taboldy. A hallmark of the Foto Grafo studio was that most of the photos were nudes -- remember, it was from Europe that the "nudist" craze (and magazines) came from, which would help to finally make nude images in the US legal...
The back of these two photos had the studio's address as well as the model's name stamped on it. Would any Swedish visitors know what the "P." would be short for?