#Walter-Kundzicz

What a CHAMPION – An Abridged Introduction to Walter Kundzicz

April 26, 2010
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Compiled from an autobiographical account of the photographer’s life appearing in Reed Massingill’s book, CHAMPION. “Have you gentlemen picked up any of these models to prove your contention that these guys have......

Vivienne Westwood, Leonard Peltier & Bob Mizer?

February 19, 2010
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It should come as no surprise that the fashion industry has once again mined the visual language of physique photography’s past to sell over-priced goods in an over-sexed consumer market. Likewise,......

John Davidson: Everyone's Favorite Model

December 02, 2016
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John “Butchie” Davidson was born in Bronxville, NY in 1945 and grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland. No one called him John. Butchie was already in the US Marine Corp when he started physique posing in 1965, first......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, Part I

March 21, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio Like nearly all other male physique photographers in the mid-20th century, Walter Kundzicz’s life was equal parts beauty and struggle. The......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, part II

March 28, 2017
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Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio and its founder, Walter Kundzicz. ...