Bio
 
I've been doing sexual photography in San Francisco since 1977. My photos have encompassed a wide range of styles: stark and grainy nude landscapes; impressionistic, gritty, cinema verité images of S/M sex scenes; sharply focused, elegantly composed, studio sexual portraits involving S/M, erotic piercings, gender play and what I call non-standard penetration. The latest work comprises soft and romantic images of explicit sex that challenge the concept of pornography.

I've self-published high quality fine art printed books of my work: "Sexual Magic: the S/M Photographs" in 1986, "Sexual Portraits: Photographs of Radical Sexuality" in 1990, and "Sexual Art: Photographs That Test the Limits" in 1994. These books have sold more than 10,000 copies. "Lust & Romance: Rated X Fine Art Photographs", was published by Last Gasp of San Francisco in October, 1998. I published my latest, Vanilla Sex: Explicit Fine Art Photographs, in 2007 as a free downloadable PDF document and in 2009 as a high quality paperback. "Lust & Romance", "Sexual Art", "Sexual Portraits" and "Sexual Magic" are now also available as free downloadable PDFs.

I've had numerous solo and group shows and my photographs have been showcased in many magazines.

Check out these reviews of me and my work, available online:
San Francisco Weekly in 2011;
San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2011;
Carnal Nation in 2010;
San Francisco Chronicle in 2001.

I photograph real people, not models, and am always looking for individuals, couples or groups — of all genders, races, ages and persuasions — who want to share their sexual energy — from the vanilla-ish to the outrageous — with my camera.

My formal CV:

Honors
2014     Society of Janus Hall of Fame, San Francisco
    Acker Award, "For Achievement In The Avant Garde"
2012     Master of Erotic Art, Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Permanent Collections
    The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, Indiana
    The Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco
    The Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago
    The Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas
    The Leslie-Lohman Foundation, New York City
    The Bancroft Museum, Berkeley
    The International Center for Photography (ICP), New York City
Published Books
2016     Sexual Magic: the S/M Photographs (Shaynew Press, SF) - online PDF
2013     Sexual Portraits: Photographs of Radical Sexuality (Shaynew Press, SF) - online PDF
2010     Sexual Art: Photographs That Test the Limits (Shaynew Press, SF) - online PDF
2009     Lust & Romance: Rated X Fine Art Photographs (Shaynew Press, SF) - online PDF
    Vanilla Sex: Explicit Fine Art Photographs (Shaynew Press, SF) - print version
2007     Vanilla Sex: Explicit Fine Art Photographs (Shaynew Press, SF) - online PDF
1998     Lust & Romance: Rated X Fine Art Photographs (Last Gasp of SF)
Sexual Art: Photographs That Test the Limits (Alixe, Paris)
1994 Sexual Art: Photographs That Test the Limits (Shaynew Press, SF)
1990 Sexual Portraits: Photographs of Radical Sexuality (Shaynew Press, SF)
1986 Sexual Magic: the S/M Photographs (Shaynew Press, SF)
Awards
2016 Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
2015 Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
2014 Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
2013 Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
2012 Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
Workshop Presenter, Society of Janus, San Francisco
2011 Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
2010 Workshop Presenter, Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Awardee, Folsom Street Fair Artists’ Booth, San Francisco
Workshop Presenter, Society of Janus, San Francisco
2009 Workshop Presenter, Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco
2008 Workshop Presenter, Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco
2007 Workshop Presenter, Seattle Erotic Art Festival
2005 Lecturer, Wardell Pomeroy Basic Lecture Series, Institute For Advanced
Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco
2000 Nominee, Erotic Oscar, London
1997 Venus Award, Good Vibrations, San Francisco
One- and two- person shows
2014 Slow Dance, Salana Gallery, San Francisco
2012 Dirty Secrets (vintage prints), Leslie-Lohman Basement Gallery, NYC
Dirty Secrets (vintage prints), The Kymara Gallery, Biddeford, ME
2011 Contact Sheet Sexual Portraits, Center for Sex & Culture, SF
2009 Leather Men, Mr. S Leather, San Francisco
2008 Vanilla Sex - 2008, Good Vibrations (Polk Street), San Francisco
2007 San Francisco Open Studios, Shaynew Studio, San Francisco
2005 Vanilla Sex - 2005, Center For Sex & Culture, San Francisco
Sexual Magic, The Citadel, San Francisco
2002 25 Years of Sexual Art, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
Lust & Romance, art@large, New York
2001 San Francisco Open Studios, Shaynew Studio, San Francisco
Lust & Romance, Stormy Leather, San Francisco
2000 Lust & Romance, Passion Flower, Piedmont, CA
1999 Lust & Romance, Good Vibrations, San Francisco
1998 Lust & Romance, 848 Community Space, San Francisco
1996 San Francisco Open Studios, Shaynew Studio, San Francisco
1995 Sexual Art, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
Sexual Art, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
1994 Good Vibrations, San Francisco
1991 Stormy Leather, San Francisco
1989 Visible Spectrum, San Francisco
1988 Sexual Portraits, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
1987 Two jewish boys photograph sex South-of-Market, Mark I. Chester Gallery, SF
1985 Himovitz/Salomon Gallery, Sacramento
1984 Inside/Outside: Two views of Radical Sexuality, Mark I. Chester Gallery, SF
Nathan Hart Gallery, San Francisco
1983 Exposé, San Francisco
University of Denver, Denver
1982 Simon Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
Silver Image Gallery, Laramie, Wyoming
Mind's Eye Gallery, Pocatello, Idaho
Selected Group Shows
2017 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
On The Edge 7, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
2016 For Love Or Money, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
On The Edge 6, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
2015 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
On The Edge 5, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
2014 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
On The Edge 4, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
2013 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
Puss 'n Boots, Amelia Hyde Gallery, San Francisco
XXX, Leslie-Lohman Basement Gallery, New York
Dirty Show Fourteen, Detroit, invited artist
On The Edge 3, Gallery 4N5, San Francisco
2012 GalleriErotica, Masquerotica, San Francisco
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Master of Erotic Art
The Dick Show, Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco
On The Edge 2, Gallery 4N5, San Francisco
2011 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
Shibari Relief Benefit, Wicked Grounds, San Francisco
On The Edge, Artists Alley Gallery, San Francisco
We Out Here, Big Umbrella Gallery, San Francisco
Fear No Art, Mark I. Chester Studio, San Francisco
2010 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
Last Gasp 40th Anniversary Show, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
True Art, The Warehouse Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Dirty Show, Detroit, invited artist
Shape of Us, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Nature & Nurture, Kinsey Institute Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2009 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, invited artist
Cupido 25th Anniversary Show, Fotografiens Hus, Oslo (poster image)
The Dirty Show, Detroit, invited artist
Juried Erotic Art Show, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
La Petite Mort....a collection of Erotica, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
ARTundressed, Erotic Signature tour, Miami and other cities
2008 Waking Dream, Ultimate Eye Foundation, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA
VoyeuriS/M, Stormy Leather, San Francisco
Juried Erotic Art Show, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
2007 SEXICON, Living Room Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Expressive Bodies, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Seattle Erotic Art Festival
2006 Juried Erotic Art Show, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
The Erotic Show, City Art Gallery, San Francisco
The Dirty Show, Detroit
Seattle Erotic Art Festival
2005 The Erotic Show, City Art Gallery, San Francisco
The Dirty Show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit
Seattle Erotic Art Festival
2004 Six On Sex, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
The Dirty Show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit
Seattle Erotic Art Festival
2003 Assorted Flavors, Sacred Profanities Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Photo Sex, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
SF Open Studios, Six on Sex, Mark I. Chester Studio, SF
2002 Group Sex II, art@large, NYC
Erotic Art Fair, Leslie Lohman Center, NYC
2001 Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography, Greely Square Gallery, NYC
1999 Edge: 20 years of BD/SM Photography, Sacred Body Art Gallery, NYC
1998 L A Nude VI, Photo Impact, Hollywood
Celebration of Diversity, Raven Gallery, San Francisco
Uniforms, David Aden Gallery, Venice, CA
Queer and Kinky Danger, GLHS, San Francisco
Next Show, Raven Gallery, San Francisco
1997 Sex and Subversion, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
1996 Gender Affects, Indiana Univ. Fine Arts Gallery, Bloomington
Kinky Sex, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
Erotic Art Fair, Tom of Finland, Los Angeles
Vanilla Sex, Differences, San Francisco
1995 Sex Sells, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
The VulvArt Show, 848 Community Space, San Francisco
Sex For Sale, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
SEXART 4, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
Art of the Corset, 111 Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco
1994 Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
The Erotica Show, Photographic Image Gallery, Portland
Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York(Libido Magazine)
The Scott O’Hara Show, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
1993 The Dick Show, 848 Community Space, San Francisco
The XXX-Rated Show, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
SEXART 3, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
Crossing the Line: Gender Transgressions, Aru Gallery, San Francisco
Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York
Art, Sex & Theater, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
Erotic Photo Show, Dressing For Pleasure, Upper Montclair, NJ
1992 Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York
SEXART 2, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
The Fear of Human Survival, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
Un-Chain My Heart, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego
1991 Woman as Subject, S. F. State University Art Gallery
SEXART, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
Five on the Edge, Shaynew Gallery, San Francisco
Art and the Forbidden, S. F. State University Art Gallery
1990 Liquid Eyeliner, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
The Nude: Classsic and Erotic, Silver Image Gallery, Seattle
Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York
1989 Erotic by Nature, Dancing Man Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Eroticism: West Coast Expression, Gallery 601, San Francisco
Group ... Sex Photo Show, Mark I. Chester Gallery, San Francisco
1987 Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York
1983 Nathan Hart Gallery, San Francisco
Simon Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
1982 Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York
The Finished Print, Farmington, CT
SoHo Gallery, New York
Books by Other Persons That Include My Photographs
2011 Femalia, Last Gasp of San Francisco
2009 Erotic Signature, World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today - Volume III
2003 Photo Sex, Down There Press, San Francisco (cover)
2001 Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica, Carroll and Graf, New York
2000 L’encyclopédie du Sadomasochisme, La Musardine, Paris
Still Doing It, Down There Press, San Francisco (cover)
1999 Orgies, Ipso Facto Publishers, Paris
1998 Uniforms, FotoFactory Press, Santa Monica, CA
1997 I Am My Lover, Down There Press, San Francisco
Return of the Tribal, Park Street Press, Rochester, VT
Fiction Intl #30 (Pain), San Diego State Universary Press (cover)
1996 Becoming-Woman, Camilla Griggers, Univ of Minnesota Press
1995 Sex and Love, Takarajima Books, Tokyo
1994 Sex Wars: Photography on the Frontlines, Society for Photographic Education
1993 Femalia, Down There Press, San Francisco
1990 Erotic by Nature, Shakti Press, Santa Cruz, CA
Selected Magazine Portfolios
Bear EIDOS PFIQ Spectator
Black Sheets Libido Powerplay Taboo
Cupido On Our Backs Prometheus Taste of Latex
Drummer Paramour SandMutopia Guardian Yellow Silk