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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Don Whitman of Western Photography Guild


In my years of reading about physique photographers, one thing comes up repeatedly in relation to Don Whitman in addition to his consummate skills as a photographer.  During his many years running Western Photography Guild, he was always known as a kind and generous gentleman.  He never pressured his models to go beyond their comfort level, much less to have sex.  He founded a regional bodybuilding competition in Denver and sponsored several of his models so they could get a good career start.  When Mr. Whitman passed away in 1998 at age 81 more than a dozen of his former models attended his funeral, many bringing their wives and children.  He was that respected.

 

2 comments:

  1. Sincere thanks, Mr Whitman, for helping me through adolescence. R.I.P.

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    1. He was a true gentleman and a consummate professional.

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