Author(s): James Bidgood (Photographer)
A stylistic precursor of Steven Arnold, Pierre et Gilles, and David La Chapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. Bidgood was the first to take the pulp and glamour aesthetic of the 40s and 50s and apply it to male erotic fantasies. From a midtown tenement during the 1960s, Bidgood completed the bulk of his creative output of photographs using vibrant colors and exaggerated props and costumes to celebrate homosexuality. His works were first published in underground magazines, and he was also the anonymous filmmaker of "Pink Narcissus" (1971), an explosion of colorful eroticism that has stood the test of time. This is the first calendar to feature the photographic works of James Bidgood.