Glittering drag queens and gay politics, Dan Nicoletta was at the heart of the throbbing lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender mecca that was 1970s San Francisco. We love this book with it’s powerful photographs documenting the journey of SF from the 1970s through the present —particularly his iconic images of Harvey Milk (he’s even portrayed in the film MILK) and Spank favorite Juanita More. LGBT: San Francisco is an essential gay history and a stunning photographic work that is not to be missed. You can scoop one up on Amazon.
Below are a few of our favorite images from this new release.
Dan Nicoletta at Castro Camera, by Denton Smith, Fall 1976SF LGBT Pride Celebration, June 26, 1988
Carmel Strelein at her Pink Tarantula Hair Salon, October 22, 1989
Harvey Milk In front of his Castro Street Camera Store, circa 1977
Harmodius and Hoti, Castro Street Fair, August, 1975
Scorchy’s Holster, SF LGBT Pride Celebration, June 28, 1992,
Juanita More, (Hair by Brent Haas, Styling by Todd Hartnett), October 8, 1996,