Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wally Schillcutt by AMG

An iconic AMG image, scanned large and beautiful by "Daddy" (who also did the two previous images...)

Ray Liedtke by Russ Warner

A new pose by this Warner beauty -- with many red-faced thanks to Rick for ID'ing him for me!

Friday, August 22, 2008

John Leonard by Vulcan

Too good to wait -- I just found this image and had to share it with my buds!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Reclining nude, circa 1920-1930

Good night, fellas!

All-time classic pose...

Another Bruce Beauty!


Beautiful smile!

Continuing the Night of the Unknown Model...

"Outstanding in his field..."

Sorry, couldn't help myself...

No ID on this one, for either model or artist. Any input welcome!

unknown blondie on a bench

Everyone wants big photos, so here you go --

This is a scan from a photo in my personal collection. I have no idea who the model is, but I believe it to be by Bruce of LA. Anyone recognize him?

Jack Conant by AMG

By all accounts, the classic 4x5 AMG photos were taken on 4x5 film. In effect, the photos sold by mail were actually first-generation contact prints. When Bob Mizer created these 4x5 catalog pages, he was taking 4x5 photos (sometimes cropped), laying them out on a large piece of cardboard, and then photographing that collection once again. Here's an example of such a catalog page, featuring the very popular Jack Conant.

Harry Domec by Bruce of LA

Back on line -- finally...

On July 19th I was locked out of my blog because the Blogger spy robots flagged me as being a "spam blog" -- apparently providing links to sites that my readers might find interesting was too much for the Blogger robots to take. It has taken two whole weeks, but I (and, apparently, a great many other blogs) found this message when we tried to log into our sites --

August 02, 2008
You Are Not Spam
You knew that already, and now we do too. We have now restored all accounts that were mistakenly marked as spam yesterday. (See: Spam Fridays)

We want to offer our sincerest apologies to affected bloggers and their readers. We’ve tracked down the problem to a bug in our data processing code that locked blogs even when our algorithms concluded they were not spam. We are adding additional monitoring and process checks to ensure that bugs of this magnitude are caught before they can affect your data.

At Blogger, we strongly believe that you own and should control your posts and other data. We understand that you trust us to store and serve your blog, and incidents like this one are a betrayal of that trust. In the spirit of ensuring that you always have access to your data, we have been working on importing and exporting tools to make it easier to back up your posts. If you'd like a sneak peek at the Import / Export tool, you can try it out on Blogger in Draft.

Our restoration today was of all blogs that were mistakenly marked as spam due to Friday's bug. Because spam fighting inherently runs the risk of false positives, your blog may have been mis-classified as spam for other reasons. If you are still unable to post to your blog today you can request a review by clicking Request Unlock Review on your Dashboard.

Funny how they claim it was a one-day only mistake when I have waited two weeks for them to clear me of being labelled "spam." At any rate, let's hope this doesn't happen again.

Onward and upward, right?