Bob Mizer, the photographer behind the first magazine unambiguously dedicated to the gay male community ― Physique Pictorial ―is being honored with the release of a new book that chronicles his life, work and legacy.
Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory is a two-volume collection that features a massive amount of the models and iconic images showcased throughout the course of Mizer’s career, accompanied by biographical information about many of the models.
Mizer, who was born in 1922 and died in 1992, was known for pushing societal expectations, understandings and conceptions of masculinity and sexuality in the 1940s and ‘50s and is cited as a major influence on later legendary artists like Robert Mapplethorpe and David Hockney.
Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory is limited to 7,500 copies and includes a bonus hour-long DVD featuring 18 of hours of film.
Check out a selection of images from the book below and head here for more information.