I had the pleasure of collaborating with Kwame Banks (aka Blackkat), who was (the first African American) Mr. American Leatherman 2005 on this photoshoot for his latest project SAFER + SANER. Shot on location at the Eagle Club in Chelsea, NYC over the course of two days, this shoot proved to be groundbreaking. I don't think there was ever a time before where men of color in the leather and fetish community got together for a photoshoot. 12 men in total all posing for the cause! :-) A lot of work and sweat went into making this shoot a spectacular success! though this is not my particular 'scene', i think it's important to document ALL aspects of the black sgl community without judgement! Visit the new website for SAFER + SANER (www.safersaner.org) as it is choc full of information (and my photos :-)) for brothas in the leather community. With over 400 photos taken during the shoot, I've provide a limited sampling below. Images will be published, shown in galleries and museums, and I'm sure will make a great impact on the community in the months and year ahead. This is also in preperation for the very first NYC Leather Pride coming in 2007! Enjoy!
Blackkat strikes a pose. Mr. American Leather Man 2005 is also the founder of SAFER + SANER (among many other projects), and is a true pioneer in the African American Leather Community!
Christophe, Mr. Eagle NYC 2006
Chrispohe, Mr. Eagle NYC 2006
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