Walter Kundzicz was born in the New Jersey suburbs of New York in 1925. He began photographing his friends in the nude as a teenager. After World War II, he met and learned from physique photographers Lon of New York and Al Urban. Kundzicz started his own Champion Studio in the late 1950′s. Like others who published male nudes at the time, Walter faced legal problems. His first encounter with the law in the 50′s resulted in a fine and mandatory treatment by a psychiatrist. Another in the early 60′s resulted in a possibly sympathetic judge requiring the police to prove that the models actually had real erections. When they couldn’t, Kundzicz walked away free.
Never forget those who struggled for our freedom.