From Morocco Day:
American photographer James Bidgood died earlier this week. If his name means nothing to you, he had a gigantic influence on culture, and not just American culture. James Bidgood belonged to this category of pioneer but forgotten artists. However, without him, not David La Chapelle, not the French duo Pierre et Gilles, not even Euphoria. Throughout his life, James Bidgood deviated from the visual codes of 1950s and 1960s cinema: instead of photographing women in the manner of a pin-up, he photographed men in the same way.