Vintage Gay SF

“‘Black And White Nostalgia — Vintage Gay S.F.” is the working title for my upcoming photo exhibit; July 2019 at STRUT SF. Reception on Friday, July 12 from 8pm to 10pm.

Here’s a few teaser images, out of dozens under consideration for this show.

Castro Street Fair, 1990 ish. He was intimidating at first, but was happy to pose. I gave him my card, but never heard from him. A collector mentioned he may have made a few adult films. Anyone know who he is, leave a comment below?

The first ever “Up Your Alley” festival, on Ringold Alley, July 1985. These crazy queens were selling kisses and beer.

Consuela Del Rio, drag mother at the Black Rose, 1984. The Black Rose was a rough and tumble drag bar in the gritty Tenderloin. I felt safe because she took me under her wing, and nobody messed with Consuela.

I came across this historical gem, taken back in 1984. It’s Eric Pendigar, leather master and craftsman, alternative music dj, and a breathtaking example of manliness. This was at the first ever Folsom Street Fair.

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The Idol Garden

This is my delicious purple version of a Ganesha statue I ordered from Amazon. It’s presiding in a place of honor in my elephant shrine. Oh look! There’s a skinny old Santa lurking in the background on the left.

Thanks to the amazing Samsung Galaxy S4, I also created green, blue, and orange versions of the same original image. They’re the first group of images to appear in my new “Idol Garden” gallery on Smugmug. I’ll be featuring more images of Ganeshas, Buddhas, garden gnomes, gargoyles, cigar store Indians, and other mythical creatures I’ve encountered in my travels.

PS — More about Ganesha, Lord of pleasure and no worries, on Wikipedia.

PSS — There are affiliate links to Amazon, and Smugmug on this page.

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Azure Blue Sunflowers

2015-06-10 S4 742 Blue Urban Flowers sunflower framed

How’d they get that color? Probably the Blue Fairy. Gepetto and Pinocchio anyone?

Actually, these were a fiery orange-red, on sale out front at Urban Flowers in the Castro, SF CA. I was fiddling with the tint option in my photo editor and found this color gave it a magical feel.

Click on the picture, or on this link for more amazing floral photography at The Daily Flower, another of my internet blogging experiments.

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