NSFW! Vintage nude male photographer Arax of Paris


Born in Armenia, Gregor Arax fled Turkey for Paris in 1922. A photojournalist, he became famous for his images of bodybuilders which subsequently led to a career as a vintage nude male photographer.

The career of Arax of Paris stretched over four decades of the mid-twentieth century.

He enjoyed the custom of a wealthy patron, Lucien Bacquemane. The French poet was considered the most important collector of bodybuilding photographs in France, if not the world. He commissioned Arax to photograph bodybuilders onstage and off. Many of the bodybuilders agreed to pose naked. Lucien Bacquemane’s collection comprised at least 7,500 stamped, dated and captioned bodybuilding photographs, most of them in bound albums.

Arax also sold his vintage nude male photos to collectors in the US. To defeat the notorious US postal inspectors, he covered the genitals in waterpaint figleaves which his buyers could remove with a little water.

Charles Kassapian

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Bodybuilder and movie actor Charles Kassapian was a favourite model of Arax of Paris.

NSFW! Click Here: Charles Kassapian full-frontal nude.

Helmut Riedmeier

arax vintage nude male photographer

Twice Mr Universe, 5 times Mr Europe and runner-up to a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Europe 1966, the prolific nude model also posed for English vintage nude male photographer John S Barrington.

NSFW! Click Here: Helmut Riedmeier full-frontal nude.

Hubert Thomas

arax vintage nude male photographer

After posing for Arax in Paris, Hubert Thomas from Swansea in Wales went on to become Mr Britain 1951.

NSFW! Click Here: Hubert Thomas full-frontal nude.

NSFW! Click Here: More full-frontal Arax nudes — clockwise: Gerard Olivier, Marcel Rouel, Henri Moolenaar, Marcel Guillou, Jean-Paul Bernier & Art Zeller.

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1 Comment

  1. James Moody
    28 May 2024
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    Love these images from the past
    Especially fond of the natural look
    Sparks the best look for gorgeous men

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