Hosted by Mark I. Chester, an institution in the San Francisco gay art scene for a long time now. Best known as a photographer, Chester is also an underground artist who opens his SOMA studio to regular life-drawing sessions, including the monthly Hot Draw! – Devoted to fans of kinky gay male erotica. Themes of power, control, submission, fetish, gear, S/m and kink galore dominate at these events. Pictured here is Dan Becker’s quick sketch of artist Richard Bolingbroke’s sub bear paul on all fours. That would be Bolingbroke’s boot: good bear! More on Hot Draw! here. Interested in getting your hot self in front of Chester’s hot camera lens? That can happen, too. Information here.
Posted in ANIMALS: Human and otherwise..., Art and Artists, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Leather, Men, North America, Photography, Richard Bolingbroke, San Francisco, Subcultures
Tagged Art, BDSM, Bear, Boots, Culture, Dan Becker, Erotic, Gay, Homoerotic, Hot Draw!, Kink, Leather, Male, Mark I. Chester, Photography, Richard Bolingbroke, San Francisco, Sexy, sub bear
What do you get the Bootman who has Everything…including a Santa fetish? Rocket Buster Custom Boots in El Paso, Texas makes these and can make just about anything else you might think up for boots. Wild! They also make leather X-mas stockings…stuff That!
Hot Boots, Real Hot Meat and The Best Wheel Monitor Ever! For more sights seen at Pride click these BIG slideshows: The Leather Contingent
, Hot Boys
and Big Sexy Cameras
. All photos: Gay Highwaymen.
Posted in Photography, San Francisco, Sexy Holidays
Tagged Boots, Culture, Food, Gay, Meat, Photography, San Francisco, Sexy, SF Pride, Slide Show, Wheel Chair, Wheel Monitor
He got onto his horse and he rode into the city. Hat, boots, bandana, duster, even spurs: this dude’s got it all. No event. He’s just riding through town. A sight seen in Willits, California. Hippies, cowboys, farmers, bikers in a Far West mix. In Mendocino County, a town with 5 stoplights qualifies as a city. Seriously. This is NorCal. Not LA. You know what they say…save a horse. Ride a cowboy!
Posted in ANIMALS: Human and otherwise..., Leather, Men, Mendocino County, Northern California, Photography, Subcultures, Surveillance
Tagged Boots, Cowboy, Horse, Leather, Photography, Sexy, Spurs, Willits
This is new from JoJo Mendoco. “XV.1″ 2011. Mixed media on paper. Based on a drawing from 1989 by “Les” for the 15 Association, San Francisco. Influenced by Japanese Manga forms and European and American 20th century gay erotic artists. Want more? For a red-headed bukake boy, click here; for a hot two-on-one: here.
Posted in Collecting, Comics, JoJo Mendoco, Leather
Tagged Art, Bara, BDSM, Boots, CBT, Comics, Culture, Gai Comi, Gay, Gloves, JoJo Mendoco, Kink, Leather, Les, Manga, Sexy, Tattoo, The 15 Association
It measures about 5′ x5′ and used to hang in the Jackhammer, an old Leather bar in San Francisco. The Jackhammer has been closed since 1996 and this painting now hangs in a private home. It is signed “Palmer” in the lower right corner. A quick consultation trip to Brand X antiques in the Castro district secured a last name, a look at a couple of prints on sale for a couple of thousand dollars each, and an awful story. The proprietor told us that the artist’s first name was Michael. He had quite an extensive body of work, most of which he held in his studio. When he died in the middle of the plague years, his mother, horrified by her little boy’s adult proclivities, destroyed everything.
This sort of thing happens too often. Wonderful Willie Walker, friend of this site, and founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, used to dumpster-dive the estates of deceased gay men whose “families” would throw away their collections in shame. Walker – a hero to gay historians and a legend among archivists of any stripe. We miss you, you little weirdo.
Western art is built on the bodies of naked ladies. They call it “The Nude.” The ancients understood the beauty of the male body. We understand it. But – and this is for artists and collectors especially – the folks might not. Make wills, make bequests, make sure your lover has power of attorney, give gifts to the young gays and make sure the good stuff gets into good hands. Generations coming up will need their history. We are making it now and it is our responsibility to make sure it survives.
Meantime, any information on Michael Palmer, gay artist living in San Francisco in the 1980’s would be much appreciated.
For a bit on Chicago-based artist Etienne, click here.
Posted in Art and Artists, Collecting, History, Leather, San Francisco
Tagged Art, BDSM, Boots, BrandX, Culture, Gay, Gay Artist, History, Homoerotic, Kink, Leather, Michael Palmer, Palmer, San Francisco, Sexy, SOMA, Whip, Willie Walker
Boots. What other item of foot ware pulls such partisan support, draws such devotees, fosters such fans? Polished, dirty, engineer, cowboy, motorcycle. Leather. Boots. These boots were made for walking. These boots were made for licking. These boots were made for dancing on the head of a pin. Got Boots? Post Pics in GH comments!
Posted in Leather, Photography, Subcultures
Tagged BDSM, Boots, Culture, Dore Alley, Kink, Leather, LGBT, Photography, San Francisco, Sexy, Up Your Alley Fair