Sunday, January 27, 2008
This is going to be my last post for a few weeks, as I am heading out on vacation tomorrow. I know I haven't been too regular with my posts, and for those of you who have been coming back regularly for new photos, I do apologize. At least now, you know not to bother for a bit! Please come back for a visit on Feb. 22, and we'll have some more fun poring over these funny old photos together again, okay?
Wishing you all the best,
I've enjoyed looking at Phil for quite a while now. His squinty smile/smirk reminds me of an old friend from high school... *sigh!* If only he hadn't been straight! (My friend, that is -- I don't know about Phil --!)
(A new scan from an original 8x10 -- thanks, B.!)
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tamotsu Yato, born circa 1928, died 1973, left behind three important but virtually forgotten books of photography -- "Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan" (1967), "Naked Festival: a photo essay" (1969) and his masterpiece, "Otoko: Photo-studies of the Young Japanese Male" (1972). While the first two books have a definite appeal with their barely-clad subjects, they are still rather straightforward presentations of their subjects. On the other hand, "Otoko" was very definitely the work of a gay man taking photographs meant to appeal to other gay men.
More to come from Mr. Yato soon...!
Three shots of Johnny from "Premiere" #1, published by DSI in 1968. By the time Johnny came along the posing pouch was history, but he still gives off an innocent air in these photos. Many thanks to Paul for these new scans!