Douglas of Detroit
A contemporary of Bob Mizer, Douglas specialized in photographing competitive bodybuilders from his own Great-Lakes region, such as Bob DelMonteque and Vic Seipke. Along with the work of Lon Hanagan, Douglas' images in particular helped set the standard for physique photography in professional publications like Strength & Health. His use of light and contrast are unparalleled among his contemporaries. For more information, please see the "Collector's Notes" below. Learn more about Douglas and Beefcake-era photography by visiting other web sites, reading book reviews and purchasing titles of interest from our Links & Books page.

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"Val Memecek"
circa 1950s
Douglas of Detroit
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"Don Olson"
circa 1950s  $1500
Douglas of Detroit
8x10" black & white

"Vic Siepke"
circa 1950s  $2500
Douglas of Detroit
8x10" black & white


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"Bob DelMonteque"
circa 1950s  $2900
Douglas of Detroit
Rare format: 11x14 sepia

"Bob DelMonteque en plain aire"
circa 1950s  $2900
Douglas of Detroit
Rare format: 11x14 sepia

"Seated Male Nude"
circa 1950s  $1250
Douglas of Detroit
8x10" black & white


Bob Delmonteque was not only a popular model, but a photographer in his own right.
Be sure to visit the Delmonteque gallery.

"Seated Figure with Curly Hair"
circa 1950
Douglas of Detroit
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"Reclining Model with Sword"
circa 1950s
Douglas of Detroit
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"Seated  Figure w Drape"
circa 1950, $1900
Douglas of Detroit
8X10 sepia


Collectors Notes:
Douglas did not often sign his photographs, but when he did he did it in several ways. Below are two examples of how he identified his work: a blind stamp at left and a signature printed in the negative at right.
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