Sunday, October 4, 2020

Obscure Studio - David of Cleveland

We don't usually think of Cleveland in terms of physique photography, but there was at least one photographer based there.  David of Cleveland appeared on the scene in the mid-1960s, and disappeared rather quickly.  Most of his work that I can find straddles the end of the posing strap era, and biographical information is just not out there.  Anyway, today I am featuring 10 of what I think are the best of my 22 piece collection, and that 10 includes all five of my fully nude shots.



  1. My first romance was with model from Cleveland. He modeled under the name Richard Hanick. Many years ago I had some of the prints from the photographer who took them. I now longer have them but check this site to see if they turn up. I suspect it was David of Cleveland who took them although I never met him. I met the model while attending university in Michigan.

    1. Thank you for posting this very interesting personal experience. Perhaps your model friend is among the David of Cleveland photos I didn't yet post. If you would like to see them, use the contact form at upper left to send me a note, and I will be happy to forward them to you. This would be completely private, btw.