Sneak Peek: AMG & Taschen’s “Bob’s World”

Posted September 15, 2009 12:26 AM by with 0 comments


I’ve been a big fan of the quirky, rough-trade world of found in AMG founder Bob Mizer’s photos for years, so I was naturally excited to find out his work was getting a glossy coffee table treatment by high-brow German publisher Taschen.

The first critical retrospective of the photographic work of one of the true pioneers of gay porn, flipping through “Bob’s World: The Life and Boys of AMG’s Bob Mizer”, you really get a feel for how strongly he influenced not just several generations of pornographers but also several generations of “fine” artists like David Hockney, Eric Fischl, Terry Richardson, David LaChapelle and many others.

Edited by noted sexual historian Dian Hanson (who also gave us the excellent “Big Penis Book”), “Bob’s World” contains over 250 photos and includes a one-hour DVD on Bob’s life made especially for this edition. Go to or for ordering info, but first check out this photo gallery after the jump to see why I’m such a big fan of Bob’s.


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