Western Photography Guild

Celebrating the Artistry
of Don Whitman

distinctive Vintage
male photography

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Our Story

Over 70 years of history

Western Photography Guild is a physique photography studio in Denver, Colorado, USA. It was originally established in 1947 by photographer Don Whitman, one of the original founders of the Mr. Colorado Body Building Contest, along with Lester Workman and Phil Dewald. This contest created a showcase for male physical culture in the Rocky Mountain region.

Today the Guild is operated by Don Whitman's nephew, Andy Dimler, his daughter Myra, and Don's niece Elisa Townsend. While models are no longer photographed, the Guild still produces fine art prints from Don’s original negatives.

Don Whitman

Don Whitman