From the article on James Bidgood for Physique Pictorial:
If the 1960s can be best described as the most colorful decade of the 20th century—both literally and figuratively—then James Bidgood was at its nucleus, creating a bold and exciting new vision of fantasy in one of the counterculture’s most visible burgs, New York City.
You likely recognize the Wisconsin-native Bidgood and his dreamy-eyed, hazy twinks from the photographs he shot during that period and the decades thereafter. They employ vibrant color, lavish costumes and even more detailed set pieces in evoking a feeling of playful, campy otherworldliness. Others still might know Bidgood from his 1971 film Pink Narcissus, which took an entire seven years to produce and was filmed in the artist’s own apartment.