A bound volume with 105 photographs from Studio Arax centered on bodybuilders. Including artful portraits exposing bulging muscles, group portraits of men as well as competition stills taken during international contests, such as Mr. Universe Contest 1952. Silver prints, the images each measuring 229x165 mm; 9x6 1/2 inches, the sheets slightly larger, and the reverse, each with Bacquemane's extensive notations identifying the musclemen, location, date, and competition details in ink, in French, and the Studio Arax Paris and Collection Lucien Bacquemane stamps, on verso. 4to, green leather-backed boards over marbled paper. 1951-1953.
From the Collection of Lucien Bacquemane, who was considered the greatest collector of male physique photography, and engaged the photography studio Arax to produce images of his favorite male specimens.