Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983
provocative and poignant. for eight summers, tom bianchi used a sx-70 polaroid camera documenting the lives of his friends and other men on fire island, a small barrier island located off the coast of long island, new york. the pines, an enclave on fire island, has been a go-to holiday destination for the gay community since the sixties. bianchi first came to the pines as a lawyer bringing along a camera he was given at an executive conference. once there, bianchi produced a dazzling array of images spanning landscapes and beach views to the physical male ideal. he stored the resulting photographs for the past two decades until now with the publication of his monograph, fire island pines: polaroids 1975-1983. fire island pines records the birth and development of a new culture in sunsoaked reverential imagery. this deeply moving photographic archive provides a glimpse into a carefree bygone era before the onset of aids capturing unique and intimate moments of supreme tenderness and care.
- measures 8.5" x 10"
- 212 pages
- published may 2013
- Style Number 76559043