I'm ending the Walt Needham series with this very impressive magazine shot by the great Chuck Renslow of Kris Studio. It's only appropriate that a fine model and human being like Walt Needham was photographed by the best in the business such as Mr. Renslow, Bruce Bellas, and Dave Martin. From the high school Latin Club to the cover of Today's Man to a position on the faculty at Yale, Walt Needham was one of the most outstanding men to grace the pages of this blog.
Photo used by permission of copyright holder, Leather Archives and Museum of Chicago.
It is utterly astounding that a man could achieve so much and do so much in his one lifetime. On top of that, he seems relaxed and even proud to pose full-frontal my naked. That's self-confidence! You'd think, being so accomplished, he would do like Lalane and try to hide his posing naked, but it seems like he was not worried.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's astounding. Some well known physique models who had successful post-modeling careers don't like to talk about those early days. As you say, Mr. Needham was not worried, nor were his survivors. Speaking of which, he had a son and grandson who are fortunate to look like carbon copies.Delete
Thanks for the damn fine series about a dude from Utah! By the way, the Great Salt Lake is mostly gone.ReplyDelete
You're more than welcome! It was a great pleasure to put this one together, UJ, and I do know about the sad shrinking of Great Salt Lake.Delete
A man of body as well as mind - who fed the spirit. What a fascinating and enjoyable series. Very many thanks for your efforts.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Julian!Delete
Thank you, Jerry, for this fascinating series. Walt Needham was a beautiful (in every sense) and inspiring gentleman. It's nice to hear that he was relaxed about his bodybuilding and modelling career too.ReplyDelete
I thought you would enjoy this series, Peter. Dr. Needham was indeed inspiring.ReplyDelete