Sam Mayo, Dave Martin, between 1950 and 1969
Resource TypeStill Images
Date of Creationbetween 1950 and 1969
Administrative/Biographical HistoryDave Martin became San Francisco's first photographer to specialize in male nude physique studies when he opened his Sacramento Street studio in San Francisco in 1952.
Extent & Medium1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; 8 x 10 in
Scope & ContentMartin's photos are of young men, indoors and out, including body builders, college athletes, military and law enforcement men. He refers to his photography genre in a recently published book as male physique photography, tracing the history of the genre back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Archival HistoryPhoto originally acquired by John Lillis [ October 5 2015 at 20:00 ] through an unknown third party. Donation to Bob Mizer Foundation occurred in 2018.