50 Photos of Contemporary Beefcake by Jeremy Lucido
By Jeremy Lucido Photography
"I've been interested in mid-century beefcake images for a long time," says Jeremy. Read more below.
These portraits of men photographed by Los Angeles-based artist Jeremy Lucido harken back to the fabled days of oiled-up sailors and hitchhikers that peopled the pages of Physique Pictorial, Male Fizeek, and Vim. The baby oil and Brylcreem have been replaced with tattoos and beards. Posing straps give way to designer underpants. But the joy of photographing these guys, and our excitement in perusing them is just as delightful in 2017 as it was for the men of 1957.
"I've been interested in mid-century beefcake images for a long time," says Jeremy. "Without the same restrictions, legally and socially, faced by the artists of the beefcake era, The New Beefcake collection is erotic, contemporary, raw, and free of facade." (And the models are undraped.)
Jeremy is an artist, photographer, and zine publisher located in downtown Los Angeles. Born in a suburb of St, Louis, Lucido was encouraged to follow his interest in art at an early age. However, it wasn't until enrolling in a high school journalism class that he discovered his love for photography. At the age of 21 he moved to L.A. to attend Otis College of Art and Design and receive a BFA in photography.
In 2005, shortly after graduating college, he accepted a job as a video editor for an online adult production company. He quickly rose within the industry and became the lead photographer as well as director for several films. His 10 years in the adult industry helped shape his love for portrait work and define his raw, erotic style.