Queerty is better as a member
The interview asks:
“As a 26 year old, I look at your book and books like this, nostalgic books about the past… and think, I wish I was born then. Now sucks, comparatively! Was it really that great?”
Are you kidding me?! I am forever grateful THAT wasn’t my time. The pictures may look pretty, but what came next was a nightmare.
Figures it be Polaroids from 35 years ago, no way Queerty would be able to find let alone post pics of hairy gay guys in present day.
Pre-steroid bodies, for a change.
I can’t look at these pictures without great sadness, though, given what we know in hindsight about the nightmare that was stalking these men even then.
Behold how sexy a man still can be without pierced ears, lips, eyebrows, taints, scrotums, navels, tongues or a back, chest and limbs defaced permanently with embedded ink. It really was that way once.
@dvlaries: So right… these guys, including the hunky photographer himself in picture #1 are natural, beautiful men. I want to see more.
I had the priviledge of meeting him on my Atlantis Cruise back in the early 2000’s. He is such a nice guy; and true to form, was taking incredible pictures of lovely sexy men.. He actually asked if he could photograph me; he said he was in love with my green eyes, and he did so along with his models; I felt so honored to have been photographed by a man who’s photographic masterpieces adorned both my library and coffee tables in my home.
@erikwm: What came next was just another part of life, illness, caregiving, death. I survived it many didn’t and as a community we learned and grew. And yes it was fun, still is.
Thanks for the memories of a wonderful, special time and place.
Unless one happens to be one of the people on the photos, why in the world would anyone actually pay money to have a copy? As photographs, they are nothing to brag about having taken.
@PSPoolside: Silly me! I didn’t realize burying half your friends while in your 20’s and 30’s was “just another part of life.”
Nonetheless, I remain grateful it hasn’t been part of mine.
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