Early German bodybuilder Eugen Sandow, photographed in 1893 by Benjamin J. Falk (my favourite portrait of this famous fellow dates from a year later, here)
- acrobat naked, profile view - anonymous, about 1889
A quite quite beautiful photograph of a remarkable feat of strength, balance, and flexibility - wonderfully lit to highlight the well-defined muscles and lovely fluid curves of his fine athletic build, and printed in a sepia tone which adds a pleasant warmth and softness to the image’s charms; an unusual, unforgettable portrait of an unknown young man.
Edith J - The walls run high, to veil a swelling tear - Minneapolis
© Rick Poston