THE POLAROID – Daddy´s Home

A KALTBLUT exclusive by Berlin based photographer Daniel M. Schmude. Models are Darius Bridges and Charles Leslie. “On my last trip to NYC, I had the opportunity to photograph the New York based model Darius Bridges. At the famous apartment of Charles Leslie in Soho. Charles Leslie is the founder of the first museum of gay and lesbian art, the Leslie Lohman Museum in NYC. Together with his deceased partner, Fritz Lohman, he collected homoerotic art over decades, which ultimately led from a gallery to a museum. He is in possession of the largest homoerotic art collection and his is the meeting place of many international artists, who at home “lovingly call” The Penis palast “. Charles is, so to speak, the daddy of homoerotic art.


Model: Darius Bridges/ NYC
 Charles Leslie
Location: Charles Leslie Apartment in Soho, NYC, “The Penis Palace”
Photographer: Daniel M. Schmude/ Berlin IG: @danielmschmudephotography