James Bidgood, Pan, Bobby Kendall
James Bidgood, Blue Boy, Bobby Kendall, Pink Narcissus
Blue Boy
James Bidgood, Valentine
James Bidgood, Double Image, Bobby Kendall
Double Image, Test Shots
James Bidgood, Smoking, Bobby Kendall, Jay Garvin
Smoking, Sandcastles
James Bidgood, At Cave Opening, Bobby Kendall, Jay Garvin
At Cave Opening, Sandcastles
James Bidgood, Slave before the Emperor
Slave Before the Emperor
James Bidgood, Statues and Slave
Statues and Slave
James Bidgood, Pink Flowers, Jay Garvin
Pink Flowers, Water Colors
James Bidgood, Trunk, Jay Garvin
Trunk, Water Colors
James Bidgood, Lobsters, Jay Garvin
Lobster, Water Colors
James Bidgood, Pearl, Jay Garvin
Pearl, Water Colors
James Bidgood, Hanging Off Bed, Bobby Kendall
Hanging Off Bed
James Bidgood, Bullfighter, Bobby Kendall, Pink Narcissus
James Bidgood, Willow Tree, Bruce Kirkman
Willow Tree
James Bidgood, Shuttered Window, Bobby Kendall
Bobby Looking Out Shuttered Window
James Bidgood, Huck Finn, Tommy Coombs
Huck Finn
James Bidgood, White Boot, Bobby Kendall
Setting Down White Boot, First Cover
James Bidgood, Harem Boy, Pink Narcissus
Harem Boy in Front of Peacock
James Bidgood, Field of Blue Flowers (Bruce Kirkman)
Field of Blue Flowers
James Bidgood, Cadet, Pink Narcissus
James Bidgood, Bobby Kendall Seated in Chair
Bobby Kendall Seated in Chair Holding Phone
James Bidgood, Leaning Against Urinal, Pink Narcissus, Trate Farell
Leaning Against Urinal
James Bidgood, Cyclist Sprawled on Tiles in Front of Urinals
Cyclist Sprawled on Tiles in Front of Urinals
James Bidgood, Apache, Tommy Coombs
James Bidgood, Mythical Woodland, Snake Silhouetted by Moon, Blue Moon
Mythical Woodland, Snake Silhouetted by Moon (Blue Moon)
James Bidgood, Pan from Behind
Pan from Behind
James Bidgood, Street Scene
Street Scene

A stylistic precursor of such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, 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 cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment in the 1960s, artist James Bidgood was amazingly able to complete the bulk of his creative output – – photographs which employ vibrant colors and exaggerated props and costumes to celebrate the male form.

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