Chuck Renslow (Kris of Chicago) and Cliff Oettinger were both celebrated physique photographers working contemporaneously in the Windy City. Oettinger is remembered for his photographs of many models, most notably Glenn Bishop. The artist later retired in Los Angeles.

Glenn Bishop was one of the most photographed and celebrated physique models. Photographs were published regularly in magazines such as Tomorrow’s Man. However, during the height of his career in the late 1950s and early 1960s, photographs of Bishop were published by Adonis, Body Beautiful, Demi-Gods, Mr. America, Muscleboy, Popular Man, Strength and Health, Trim, and The Young Physique, among others.