Love To Be Doing This Right About Now…

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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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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Our Lady Of Mary Jane. Normally there are flowers, but today…

Our Lady Of Mary Jane. Normally there are flowers, but today somebody left bread. #phoneography #maryjanestateofmind #marystatue #compassionate #cupofjim #Photojimsf (at Mission Dolores Basilica)
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Mango Sorbet. With Chocolate Sauce. Dec. 2018. The strawberry…

Mango Sorbet. With Chocolate Sauce. Dec. 2018. The strawberry was accidental, but adds intensity to the piece. #phoneography #oilpaintapp #mangomania #cupofjim #photojimsf (at Surf Kitchen Jomtien)
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from Tumblr http://cupofjim.com/post/181723530869

A quick glimpse of the shimmer on the water. When the clouds…

A quick glimpse of the shimmer on the water. When the clouds moved, the shimmer disappeared. So much like life, if you wait, or hesitate, the opportunity disappears. But then there’s more around the corner. December 2018. #thailife #phoneography #2018moments #cupofjim #photojimsf (at Dongtan Beach)
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from Tumblr http://cupofjim.com/post/181654999904