The erotic photography of Bruce of Los Angeles
Bruce Bellas was an influential photographer of the physique of nude males. Bellas was best-known by his pseudonym, Bruce of Los Angeles.
Bellas was born in 1909 in Nebraska and was a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles.
In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure.
His style of photography is seen as a major influence on the work of photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, and Bruce Weber.
Bellas died while on vacation in Canada in 1974.