Vintage photo male nude Dave Martin photograph athlete dated 1956 8×10

Vintage photo male nude Dave Martin photograph athlete dated 1956 8x10

Vintage photo male nude Dave Martin photograph athlete dated 1956 8x10

Vintage photo male nude Dave Martin photograph athlete dated 1956 8x10

Vintage photo male nude Dave Martin photograph athlete dated 1956 8x10

Original 8″ x 10″ Dave Martin photograph of college athlete Glen Wolf dated 1956 on heavy paper. Dave Martin, a friend of mine, signed this photograph at my request in 2009. During the photoshoot in 1956, Glenn told Dave that, as a Freshman at San Jose State, he was not doing well in school and was thinking about dropping out. Dave, who liked to follow up on the progress of his models, had no additional information about Glen. Dave made additional prints from his negatives in the 1990s and this photo. Some of the models who posed for Dave Martin were college athletes. Glenn Wolf was a freshman at San Jose State in 1956 when this photograph was taken. Stanford University houses a collection of Dave’s work. Glen Wolf’s photos are found in Box #11 in the Stanford collection. Information from the Stanford University archives is as follows. Title: Dave Martin Photographs of male nudes. Collection number: Mss Photo 217. Extent: 12.5 linear ft. 21 manuscript boxes, 3 flat boxes ca. Of Special Collections and University Archives. Abstract: Martin’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. Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use. Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. Dave Martin Photographs of male nudes, Mss Photo 217. Of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif. Gift of Dave Martin, 2003. Biography / Administrative History. Dave 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. Martin was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In the 1940s he met Lon Hanagan of New York and was inspired by his photographic skills. At that point in time, Hanagan was acknowledged to be the best photographer of the male form in the United States. Determined to create his own portfolio of physique photographs of young men, Martin became a self-taught photographer of reknown. He controlled all aspects of his photograpy, from posing his models, processing film and doing his own darkroom printing. His preferred media was black &white film; he started with a 4×5 Super D Graflex, a camera made famous in the 1920s, then later switched to a 4×5 Crown Graphic with electronic flash. Most sessions were 60 shots made on Super Pan Press film, some of which utilized filters for dramatic effect. He controlled his photographic process every step of the way. Dave quickly became known for his darkroom proficiency and the very high quality prints he produced. Dave Martin photographed all-American young men indoors and out, and was the first to use San Francisco’s landmark Golden Gate Bridge, in the 50s as a backdrop for his nudes. While some of Martin’s models were young bodybuilders, many were college athletes, men in military service and others came from law enforcement. Of interest to Stanford researchers is the fact that many of his models were student athletes from Stanford University. Martin’s physique photographs were published in men’s muscle magazines of the period. They appeared in Strength &Health, Tomorrow’s Man, Vim, Body Beautiful, and others. His career was at its peak between 1951 and 1974. He currently resides in San Francisco. Scope and Content of Collection. The collection contains ca. 2,600 original photographs by Martin of young men in both indoor studio settings and outdoor locations, including body builders, college athletes, military and law enforcement men. The collection is arranged into 8 series, the first of which are original Dave Martin photographs. Series 1: Caucasian Athletes is comprised of images of caucasian athletes and models. Series 2: Black athletes is comprised of images of African American athletes and models. Series 3: Mixed Athletes is comprised of images of European- and African-American athletes and models. Series 4: Back poses are also a mixture of images of European- and African-American athletes and models. Within each of the boxes containing original photography of nude males by Dave Martin, the photographs are arranged alphabetically by model, following the original arrangement scheme employed by Dave Martin. The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog. Male nude in art. Photography, Erotic–San Francisco Calif. Photography of the nude. Several books were removed from the collection and cataloged as part of the Rare Books Division. They can be located by using Stanford’s Online Catalog, Socrates, and searching using the keyword search “Dave Martin Photographs of Male Nudes”. The item “Vintage photo male nude Dave Martin photograph athlete dated 1956 8×10″ is in sale since Sunday, September 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Risqué\Contemporary (1940-Now)”. The seller is “ankor-2008″ and is located in US . This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: 8″ x 10″
  • Date of Creation: 1956
  • Color: Black & White
  • Subject: Nudes
  • Modification Description: signed by photographer
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

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