From John Martin Tilley’s article for Office:
It is the power of camp that is at play here — the over-the-top bliss in corny extravagance and unashamed sentimentality over an ideal state of being that makes the imagery at once cringe- and sigh-worthy. James Bidgood’s work is the femme answer to Tom of Finland, the softer side of the same coin. Both are camp at its absolute best, where it crosses into the lofty realm of art. Both art and camp contain a similar loftiness: the embodiment of an ideal at its most extreme, taken to heights previously unimaginable.