R.I.P.spect: DAVE MARTIN
Longtime San Francisco portrait photographer Dave Martin died in San Francisco May 4. He was 91. The death was confirmed by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office, which did not provide a cause.
Operating out of a Sacramento Street studio, which he ran by himself from 1952 through 1974, Mr. Martin was recognized as the first local cameraman to specialize in studies of the male nude physique. His work, originally published in muscle magazines of the time, was rediscovered by a new generation with the release of a retrospective book in 1996, the opening of a Canadian movie Beefcake in 1999, and a local showing in December 2006 of some of his art at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @ THE BAY AREA REPORTER
Thanks for the heads-up F.A.S.