Dave Martin of San Francisco
Fire chiefs, college jocks, delivery men —somehow Dave Martin got them all to take their clothes of for his camera. A master of shadows and light, Dave posed Bay Area athletes and common men as classical characters. Martin and his work were featured extensively in the 1999 movie "Beefcake" which traced the lives of the male nude photographers of the mid-20th Century. Recently, after many years away from print, Dave Martin has made a welcome return to the darkroom. The photographs in our collection are vintage prints from the 1950s. Quality and clarity of photos are excellent unless otherwise indicated. For more information see the "Collector's Notes" below. Learn more about Dave Martin and Beefcake-era photography by visiting other sites, reading book reviews and purchasing titles of interest from our Links & Books page.

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"Bud Counts"
circa 1950, $1900
Dave Martin
8X10" black & white

"Zarro Rossi"
circa 1950, $950
Dave Martin
8X10" black & white
"Nude Athlete"
circa 1950, $750
Dave Martin
8X10" black & white

"Ed Siemens"
Stanford Student
circa 1950, $750
Dave Martin
8X10" black & white

"Model with Hand on Hip"
circa 1950
Dave Martin
8X10" black & white
Sorry, this photograph has sold.

"Jim Warren"
Gymnast UC Berkeley
circa 1950, $750
Dave Martin
8X10" black & white


Collectors Notes:
Please note that Dave Martin has recently made a welcome return to the darkroom and is producing wonderful new signed prints from his original negatives. Like most of the prints he made in the 1950s, our VINTAGE prints from the 1950s are UNSIGNED. Please be aware that signed photographs by Dave Martin were most-likely printed in the last decade, and while they are quality prints of value, we would never identify them as "vintage". The above photographs are all vintage prints.
Click here to see the complete list of Collector's Notes or return to the top of the page.

To Purchase An Item:
If you are interested in purchasing any of the above photographs, please contact us at theguys@bigkugels.com.
Refer to the item name in the subject header of your e-mail and state in the body of the message that you are of legal age and residence to purchase adult items.
Please remember that these are one-of-a-kind items and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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