Tag Archives: Leather Family

San Francisco Leather Marshal elected at new SF Eagle!

On the patio of the newly re-opened SF Eagle – Mr. Steve Gaynes, the freshly-elected male Leather Marshal for SF Pride, 2013 – with His boys Rob and Eric. Congratulations, Sir!
Photo: Gay Highwaymen

Power Runs in the Family…

Yes. It does. Sign seen on Market Street in San Francisco.

Leather Family Values

20110824-103948.jpgOne of the earliest and most popular uses of photography continues to be among the most common. Snap! This is a family photo. Here’s to chosen family! And to photography…the truths it reveals and the lies it tells. Sometimes, it is more important that a story be interesting than completely accurate….

Three Generations of Leather: Wet Plate Ambrotype Photo by Eric Robinson

Leather Family: Three Generations. photo: Eric Robinson

We learn from our elders and teach the young. And sometimes vice-versa. As a community that has collectively lost so many and so much in the last three decades, it is more important than ever that we pass on our best traditions to the generations coming up. It is equally important that we incorporate the fresh energy and ideas of youth into our clubs, institutions, dungeons and families. Make no mistake about it: this is a family photograph. It is a scan of a wet-plate ambrotype, a singular photo on black glass, a 19th century process turned towards 21st century subject matter. Taken by Eric Robinson as part of a project in which he made portraits of Leather families in San Francisco. July, 2010. For more on Eric, click here and here.