Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jimmy Caruso, and Joe Weider

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On the left, holding the light meter, is famed bodybuilding photographer Jimmy Caruso. Caruso opened Caruso Gym on Notre Dame St. in Montreal in 1954 at age 29. That same year he came in second at the Most Muscular Montreal competition. The gym is now called Gym-Zone Decarie. Caruso was a bodybuilder himself, trainer of champion boxers and bodybuilders, as well as a plain old personal trainer.

Caruso聽began training at age 14 and was first inspired by a photo of Victor Nicoletti, a Mr. America competitor. In 1966 the IFBB gave Caruso a Recognition Award as the 鈥済reatest physique photographer.鈥 聽Caruso’s photography聽of bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Larry Scott, and Sergio Oliva have appeared in various publications as well as Joe Weider’s Muscle and Fitness, formerly Muscle Builder and Power.聽His famous photographs of Arnold against a black backdrop were taken in New York City in 1975. The photo below聽gives you a “behind the scenes” look.

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Jimmy Caruso, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Joe Weider

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