Rare vintage photo attributed to Galaxy, but there's no studio stamp. Just a great pose, brilliant lighting, and a champion bodybuilder coming together in a magic moment.
4" x 5" silver gelatin print is in excellent condition but please note minor spotting (see scan).
John Barrington (AKA Galaxy) began photographing male nudes in 1939 while a student at St. Martin's School of Art in London. He photographed models with naturally developed physiques in natural settings and produced several magazines including Formosus, Man-ifique, and Man to Man Quorum.
He had frequent legal problems owing to the strict obscenity laws in the UK, however continued to operate his studio until his death in 1991. He also produced works under the name of John Paignton and Jean-Paul David.