“The days of gratuitous boobie calenders are behind us. The time has come for chest hair and unbridled masculinity,” read the event page for the debut of photographer Michelle Ma’s Babes of Bushwick calendar.
And in Bushwick, the hipsterific and gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, what constitutes a calendar pinup is a little different than in most parts of the world. Bulging muscles? Not so much. A guy with a soft spot for kittens? Definitely.
Here are a few images from the calendar, which features all local baristas, artists, bartenders, etc.