Darryl Powers was said to have been flattered when Walter Kundzicz of Champion studio recruited him as a model, but hesitant to pose nude. He got over that quickly enough, though. A lot of his early work appears in "legimate" nudist magazines of the mid-1960s, and that's where this photo comes from. Those publications were a dodge for the obscenity laws and postal regulations because the courts had ruled that male frontal nudity was legal in that format but not in exclusively beefcake ones. (It was also noteworthy that females were often included for additional legal cover.) There are conflicting indications as to whether Champion and Darryl had legal problems. Calorman's research found a reference to at least one case, but no less an authority than the Bob Mizer Foundation says that all of Kundzicz's legal problems were in relation to his New York based work. In any case, it would have been very rare for a model to have been actually prosecuted.