Douglas of Detroit: American Photography of the Male Nude 1940-1970, Vol. 4
Call NumberTR 647.D68 1997
Statement of ResponsibilityBob Mizer Foundation, Inc.
SummaryDouglas of Detroit shows this artist's considerable talent photographing the human physique. Early on he took courses in painting, anatomy, design, and composition. Douglas had an interest in photography and eventually took a job working in a darkroom. One day, the opportunity arose to take some photos of a bodybuilder. The photos were successful and it soon became apparent that he was uniquely qualified for photographing the human figure. His art training fused with his professional photography experience resulting in a new style of physique photography. He began submitting prints of his best models to muscle magazines, making a number of covers, and his reputation flourished. He is considered a master of the use of lighting and shadows. He is also the only physique photographer to double expose. What follows is a compilation of Douglas's work, where he and his models take us on an unforgettable artistic journey.
Physical Description 128 pages
RecognitionGifted by Trent Dunphy and Robert Mainardi of The Magazine