SINCE THE GRANDDADDY OF LEATHER PUBLICATIONS- DRUMMER MAGAZINE,
I HAVE CREATED BDSML IMAGES.
WAY BACK IN 1988 I SENT A PACKAGE OF MY FIRST PHOTOS TO DRUMMER.
I GOT BACK A HANDWRITTEN REJECTION LETTER STATING-
“ALTHOUGH HOT, YOUR IMAGES ARE TOO ARTY FOR US.”
TWO YEARS LATER I RECEIVED ANOTHER HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM DRUMMER.
THIS TIME FROM THE NEW EDITOR- JOSEPH BEAN-
“IF YOU WOULD SEND US ANYTHING, WE WOULD CONSIDER IT AN HONOR TO PUBLISH.”
BOY HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED, AS HAS THE LEATHER LIFESTYLE.
I PRESENT MY VIEW OF LEATHERMEN2018-
ALL AGES, ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS;
TOPS, BOTTOMS & SIDEWAYS. LEATHERMEN WILL CONTINUE TO REINVENT THEMSELVES.
I WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE IMAGES.
RICK CASTRO- BIO
photographer, filmmaker, curator, writer and blogger lives in Los Angeles since birth,
Rick co-directed and wrote the cult-classic film Hustler White, (1996)
and directed & co-produced the documentary Plushies & Furries for MTV, (2001).
Rick has two books of his photography- Castro, (1990) and 13 Years of Bondage, (2004).
Rick has created editorial for Christian Dior Homme, Cartier and Channel. He shoots on a regular bases for Rick Owens.
Rick has created portraits for Gore Vidal, Peter Berlin, Kenneth Anger, and the 14th Dalai Lama.
Rick’s work is archived at the Alfred Kinsey Institute,(Bloomington, IN) the Tom of Finland Foundation, (Echo Park , CA)
the Leather Museum, (Chicago, IL) and the Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC.
Rick’s films are archived at the Legacy Project, (UCLA, Westwood, CA)
His goal for 2018- work, romance, reinvention, recreation and restitution.
not necessarily in that order.