TOM BIANCHI

Artist / Photographer / Writer - Here you can see a preview of exclusive images from the Members Area at www.TomBianchi.com ...and other images I choose to share



I first shot Victor ten years ago when he was an active duty marine - so we kept him anonymous. But now, as perfect as he was back when, he returns free of those concerns.  

Palm Springs | 2013

Members Area | Bianchi Men | Victor | Chapters 275 - 278

Palm Springs | 2011

Members Area | Nick Bound | Deep Sex | Chapters 182 - 186

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I was complimented some years ago for including feet in my pictures.  I’d not focused on the issue, but when I learned their were a lot of men, other than myself who found feet hot, I paid more attention to the fetish and began making more pictures with our foot friends in mind. 

San Francisco | 2000

Members Area | On The Couch | Will and Able | Chapters 182 - 186

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How do we evaluate the images we see? A suggestion - if you look at an image and there is nothing in it that you would not like to lick - then the picture is in good taste.
Bo and Kevin - On The Couch - Chapters 304 - 308
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How do we evaluate the images we see? A suggestion - if you look at an image and there is nothing in it that you would not like to lick - then the picture is in good taste.

Bo and Kevin - On The Couch - Chapters 304 - 308

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@stevenmsole and his brother Mike went on the hike with us yesterday. I noted that they had great calf genes. “Came from Mom”, Mike said.  “And Steven used to walk around a lot on his tip toes when he was a kid.” “Like in pretend high heels?” I asked. “Exactly”, Mike smiled. #pretendhighheels (at Tahquitz Canyon)

@stevenmsole and his brother Mike went on the hike with us yesterday. I noted that they had great calf genes. “Came from Mom”, Mike said. “And Steven used to walk around a lot on his tip toes when he was a kid.” “Like in pretend high heels?” I asked. “Exactly”, Mike smiled. #pretendhighheels (at Tahquitz Canyon)

These drawings based on photos in my books Out of the Studio and Extraordinary Friends were in my show. Check out my blog -Facebook Censorship at TomBianchi.com. Facebook needs a lesson in art appreciation and the law of free speech.
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These drawings based on photos in my books Out of the Studio and Extraordinary Friends were in my show. Check out my blog -Facebook Censorship at TomBianchi.com. Facebook needs a lesson in art appreciation and the law of free speech.

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FACEBOOK ART CENSORSHIP

The shoot began with Allen and Brett bound to one another back to back - and proceeded from that provocative premise.  Brett and Allen - On The Couch Chapters 151 - 153.  San Francisco 2003

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Ben and I wish you a Horny Happy New Year. A New Year resolution :  Every day take hold of someone you love and let them know how much you love them.  
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Ben and I wish you a Horny Happy New Year. A New Year resolution :  Every day take hold of someone you love and let them know how much you love them.  

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Polaroids by Tom Bianchi—Courtesy of Demiani; Book Photographed by Carolyn Griffin for TIME
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Above: Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975-1983 by Tom Bianchi, published by Damiani, selected by Vince Aletti, photography critic, The New Yorker. 

"A collection of SX-70 Polaroids made between 1975 and 1983, Fire Island Pines is a fraught and fascinating period piece: a dazzling view of Eden before the Fall. Bianchi’s particular paradise — a famously hedonistic summer enclave populated almost exclusively by handsome, buffed gay men — looks like a soft-core porn fantasy or a Calvin Klein photo shoot. In a brief introductory note, Edmund White calls this “one version of gay happiness,” and Bianchi anticipates the familiar criticism. He knows the Pines clique was often dismissed as “Too body obsessed. Too fashion obsessed. Too shallow. Too sleazy. Too wild.” But these were his friends and lovers, and in his photographs they’re splendid and seductive and terrifically alive. We know how this story ends; not long after Bianchi stopped taking pictures on Fire Island, many of his subjects had succumbed to AIDS. Looking back is painful; liberation can look like heedlessness in retrospect. But Bianchi’s photographs are also about gay camaraderie—the brotherly love that later turned a crisis into a crusade.”

timelightbox:

Polaroids by Tom Bianchi—Courtesy of Demiani; Book Photographed by Carolyn Griffin for TIME

For last-minute holiday shopping ideas, visit TIME’s Photobooks We Love in 2013 on LightBox.

Above: Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975-1983 by Tom Bianchi, published by Damiani, selected by Vince Aletti, photography critic, The New Yorker.

"A collection of SX-70 Polaroids made between 1975 and 1983, Fire Island Pines is a fraught and fascinating period piece: a dazzling view of Eden before the Fall. Bianchi’s particular paradise — a famously hedonistic summer enclave populated almost exclusively by handsome, buffed gay men — looks like a soft-core porn fantasy or a Calvin Klein photo shoot. In a brief introductory note, Edmund White calls this “one version of gay happiness,” and Bianchi anticipates the familiar criticism. He knows the Pines clique was often dismissed as “Too body obsessed. Too fashion obsessed. Too shallow. Too sleazy. Too wild.” But these were his friends and lovers, and in his photographs they’re splendid and seductive and terrifically alive. We know how this story ends; not long after Bianchi stopped taking pictures on Fire Island, many of his subjects had succumbed to AIDS. Looking back is painful; liberation can look like heedlessness in retrospect. But Bianchi’s photographs are also about gay camaraderie—the brotherly love that later turned a crisis into a crusade.”

A little over ten years ago I was asked to assemble a group of guys for a shoot for a Canadian documentary film called Modern Adonis.  We wound up on the cutting room floor when the producer decided to make the film around the story of a single model aspirant. Never the less - we had a great day - fun on the beach - and got some pictures that take me back to that day.

Modern Adonis in the Journal -  Chapters 10 and 11 -  at TomBianchi.com 

On the second day before Christmas, my true love gave to me …

On the second day before Christmas, my true love gave to me …