1970 Mr. Japan - Takemoto Nobuo, 1971Gelatin Silver Print /...

1970 Mr. Japan - Takemoto Nobuo, 1971
Gelatin Silver Print / Vintage Print
by Tamotsu Yato

Bodybuilders were one of Yato’s primary subjects through the course of his career. Around 40 vintage prints of portraits of bodybuilding champions can be found today, though their whereabouts are often very hard to locate. This portrait of bodybuilding champion Takemoto Nobuo, taken outside the gym, vividly expresses Yato’s keen obsession towards the male structure.

via Gallery Naruyama