Saturday, June 25, 2022

Alvin Baltrop - Gay, African American, Photogrpher

Just came across an amazing body of work by Alvin Baltrop. Incredibly creative, he expertly documented the dilapidated pier area of New York City as well as the cruising scene that was happening there. Images masterfully capture exquisite erotic scenes. Wikipedia provides the following brief summary:

Alvin Baltrop (December 11, 1948 – February 1, 2004) was an American photographer. Baltrop's work focused on the dilapidated Hudson River piers and gay men during the 1970s and 1980s prior to the AIDS crisis.

I aspire to what he has created in my own work!


  1. Interesting images! I particularly like the second one, the guy peeking through the window.

  2. Luke, somehow we "lost each other in the shuffle" Hope you are doing ok. I am fine. I had surgery on my left eye. Called Droopey eye lid. It was succesful. I will see surgeon in November this year. Still living in same place. I just happen to find your old blog. Please let me now your latest. Tony.

    1. Checking out to see if this works…will also email you Tony