I have been reading quite a bit about the use of the male nude in photography in the late 19th and early 20th century because it's a subject with which Frederick Rolfe was concerned and I'm editing some letters of his in which it is a regular topic of discussion. I recently published Rolfe's album of photos from Christchurch. In fact, photography was an adjunct to the lives of a number of my Victorian Queers: J A Symonds, John Gambril Nicholson, Gleeson White, Kains Jackson, etc. etc. they all had an active interest in the 'new' medium and particularly in its ability to let them oggle a good-looking young man!
So when I pulled two issues of Photograms of the Year from a box of books just bought, I was keen to discover any new photographers of the era for whom the male nude was a subject and the issues for 1907 and 1907 provided a number of good new leads [above] as well as a von Gloeden photograph that I've never seen before [below].