Item #1572 The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles. Bruce Bellas, Bruce of Los Angeles.
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles

The Naked Heartland: The Itinerant Photography of Bruce of Los Angeles

Documenting Bruce Bellas' (Bruce of Los Angeles) more "raw" nude male photography prior to his West Coast fame and the stylized physique model photos. These images were taken largely in Nebraska in the late 1930s, many of the models being military men or hitchhikers. He would photograph them in hotel rooms or outdoors, and develop the prints himself.

Bellas went on to become Bruce of Los Angeles, shooting male physique and bodybuilder photographs, working for the magazines that began appearing in the 1940s-'50s of male physique photos, often with homoerotic allure. He eventually set up his own studio in his garage photographing male models and creating a personal style of eroticism combined with midwestern wholesomeness. Bellas died while travelling in Canda in 1974.

Photos in black and white. Out of print/rare, and in fine condition. Must be 18 or older to purchase. Item #1572.

Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket.

Photobook
Janssen Publishers
9" x 11.25"
128 pages
Hardcover with dust jacket
Simons Town, South Africa: 2001
ISBN: 9783925443886

Price: $400.00

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