I was so lucky to get a full length shot of this celestial creature, Wigstock was so crowded that year, 1994. It took more than 20 clicks before I got one that wasn’t obscured by 200,000 queens in wigs.
Should it be included in my up-coming show “Black And White Nostalgia” at STRUT SF in July? It’s a photographic romp through gay San Francisco from the late 70’s to the late 90’s. Yet this image is from New York City.
Hasn’t every gay man in SF been to our bigger, used to be more expensive sister city at least — a hundred times? I’m leaning towards pairing this vintage moment with dozens more local classic must-sees from the same era.
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I’m happy as a dog with two tails to be included in this big group art show. I have two vintage black and white photographs from 1979 in the exhibit, they’re for sale. Would you like a sneak peak? Click here to see, with an option to sign up for my e-newsletter:
The show is up for a full month starting June 22, the date of the reception. Director Dave Christensen knows how to throw a good art opening, and everyone who’s anyone will be there, including you!
Stonewall-50 Years — 2019 Art+Pride Exhibit
Exhibition Dates: June 22-July 21, 2019 Opening Reception: June 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St. San Francisco
In honoring the Stonewall riots 50 years ago, Harvey Milk Photo Center proudly present you the Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art Exhibit. This exhibit is intended for local artists to showcase their best contemporary artworks focusing on celebrating LGBTQ community.
Dave Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, Entertainment Producer Illustration by Gordon Silveria
Today it got above 90 degrees F in San Francisco, a town where people melt on the sidewalks and call in sick if it gets above 78.
So here’s a fun little flashback, no, splashback to last spring at the Jomtien Complex. It’s an enclave of gay bars and cabarets in the town of Jomtien Beach, Thailand. It’s also during the Thai new year holiday of Songkran, a crazy water festival.
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