Text by
Felix Burrichter
Photography by
Bob Mizer

In BUTT 26, über-collector Vince Aletti confided that he was a great fan of vintage AMG images. The Athletic Model Guild was a studio founded by photographer and pornography pioneer Bob Mizer in Los Angeles. Since its launch in 1945 Mizer (who died in 1992) photographed thousands of handsome men, preferably with huge cocks, first in black and white, later in full-on technicolor, often with hilariously camp studio backdrops.

For someone like Vince Aletti, who collects lots and lots and lots of gay art and vintage queer publications, to be fond of AMG doesn’t really come as a surprise. What caught my interest though was the fact that it’s much harder to come by images of Mizer’s models fully dressed, rather than the usual cock-and-ass-in-your-face shots. We contacted AMG seeking these rare, fully-clothed hunks and selected our favorites.

It might be the first time you’ll actually spend some time looking at these guys’ faces and amazing outfits, rather than their juicy dicks and asses.

If you’d like to check out AMG in full printed glory, head on down to the bookstores ASAP, if not sooner — there is a new book that just came out: 288 pages full of amazing, re-edited images for your viewing and wanking pleasure.

Published on 30 September 2009