Gerald Oglesby photographed by Bob Mizer for the Athletic Model Guild Los Angeles CA 1977
found conflicting reports regarding this model. One gives his date of
birth as 13 March 1952, while another source has him born in 1955. He
appears to be still alive, still living in LA and the recent photos I’ve
found of him show him to be healthy and very handsome. However, there
is no public interest in his current life, as there is in what he was up
to forty years ago, posing for Bob Mizer and a few other photographers
he befriended. Most of the stories concerning Gerald paint him as a
troublesome, coke addicted hustler who played the bongos. According to
Mizer’s recently deciphered notations he was married, willing to top and
bottom, fun loving and occasionally violent. What comes through in the
photographs is a sorrowful beauty that will continue to pierce and
haunt the souls of viewers for as long as folk remain interested in
Mizer’s often astounding work.
The short essays and the images I post to this blog tend to reflect my present interests and work. Occasionally I will present my own work in drawing or painting, but more often what one finds there are the sources for that work.