Michael Denison’s blog Male Models Vintage Beefcake is really fun to get lost in. The blog is “dedicated to photographs of our favorite vintage beefcake photographers and models” and Denison does not dissapoint. Their is plenty of penis there too, so be careful as you click from work.
What I find most remarkable about the blog is not its images. Yeah, they’re awesome. And they’re so art directed and stylized. They capture not only what was considered sexy back in the day, but also their homoerotic subtexts. But the images are not new to most. What is is Denison’s knowledge of the subjects themselves. No longer are we gazing at hunky bods and exposed penises. They and their photographers now have names and a history.
I can only dream of the blog’s companion coffee table book someday.