Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Otto





Ach Otto Otto! Du Schoene Mann!

The picture is from a 1931 picture book Der Maenliche Koerper that I own. It's 59 pictures by one Professor Eugen Matthias of a single athlete all shot in kunstliche Art Deco lighting. I don't know if his name was Otto, but I think Siegfried Arno was singing to someone like him. The text of the book is quotations from Nietzche and banging on about ancient Greece. What the book is really about is a hot young guy willing to drop his skivvies and pose for the professor's camera. Oh Baby!


Here are some other boys named Otto:










It's been one of those days.

6 comments:

susan s. said...

This is currently my favorite Otto .

JCF said...

1931 picture book Der Maenliche Koerper that I own. It's 59 pictures by one Professor Eugen Matthias of a single athlete all shot in kunstliche Art Deco lighting . . . What the book is really about is a hot young guy willing to drop his skivvies and pose for the professor's camera. Oh Baby!

*I* should hardly have to be the one to remind you to make about 58 more posts on this subject then, should I? ;-X

Counterlight said...

Is that a request JCF? I'm surprised.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Sometimes I forget about romantic longing (thanks for the reminder).

David G. said...

My father's name was Otto, and so was his father. Thankfully my brother and I escaped being named Otto.

JCF said...

Hey, just cuz I don't necessarily wanna DO yon "Otto", doesn't mean I don't wanna look now, does it? ;-p [Oy, you Kinsey 6s and your {ahem} rigidity! :-X]