From Lara Delmage’s article for METAL regarding the exhibition “James Bidgood: Reveries” at the Museum of Sex:
Bidgood delved into the thriving and yet persecuted New York underworld of drag and pornography when he was only 18 and made the subculture his home. Literally speaking, as he even lived in his sets – his wonderful imagery was shot in his tiny apartment. He would make his own props and utilise his clever eye to transform his dingy dwelling into anything from a satin laden underwater kingdom to Greek God Pan’s luscious realm of promiscuity. The photographs are tender and tasteful in Bidgood’s use allegorical setting and design; a true creative legacy. Each shot has a peaceful air to it, interesting considering the political nature of the imagery.