Rink Foto – Harvey Milk Club/Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade

Rink Foto
Harvey Milk Democratic Club Contingent/Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade

Critiqued as a gay activist masquerading as a journalist, Rink Foto has photographed San Francisco’s LGBT community since 1969. His photographs have been published in more than 40 books and in three Academy Award winning films. Below is a photo of the Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club contingent in the 1982 Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade. The Milk Club is named in memory of Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay US politician, who was assassinated along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, in November 1979.

Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club contingent, 1982 Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade, Rink Foto, photograph, 1982. L. to r. holding flags, Bryan R. Monte and Paul Melbostad; in car, San Francisco City and County Supervisor Harry Britt, US Congressman Phil Burton and driver, Bob Ross; under banner in jacket, John Bardis; far right, Ron Huberman.

Bryan R. Monte – Two of My Favourite Places

Two of My Favourite Places
by Bryan R. Monte

Below are two of my favourite places for contemplation, one in Amsterdam and the other closer to home. The first is just a few canals east of the University of Amsterdam’s ancient gate on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. The Groenburgwal is a quiet, 17th century canal in Amsterdam with a view of the Zuiderkerk’s spire. The second photo is of the 19th century Beershoten-Willinkshof Park and Cupola in Driebergen-Rijnsburg, a place of rest for the eyes and soul not more than a few minutes walk from the neighbouring railway station.

Bryan R. Monte, Groenburgwal, Amsterdam, photograph, 2013.

 

Bryan R. Monte, Beerschoten-Willinkshof Park and Cupola, Driebergen-Rijnsburg, The Netherlands, photograph, 2011

Bryan R. Monte – Animals Close to Home

Animals Close to Home
by Bryan R. Monte

Although he is best known as a writer and an editor, Bryan R. Monte has a photography collection which covers nearly 50 years. It includes not only photos of San Franciscan artists and writers such as Jerome Caja as a young boy scout and Steve Abbott as a middle-aged man, but also landscapes of the many places he has lived. Two of these landscapes include animals close to home. The first is of a wild deer in the Cleveland, Ohio Metroparks, less than two miles from Monte’s former family home. The second is of a parking lot in Holmes County, Ohio with a line of horse-drawn Amish buggies, within a short drive of his father’s birthplace.

Bryan R. Monte, Deer, Cleveland, Ohio Metroparks, photo, 2016

Bryan R. Monte, Amish Parking Lot, Holmes County, Ohio, photo, 2015

Dianne Kellogg – Unusual Animals

Unusual Animals
by Dianne Kellogg

Dianne Kellogg is a rural, Northeastern Ohio photographer and artist, who enjoys capturing the sights of her area along with those from her annual winter migration to warmer climes. Below are four examples of her photography of animals from near and far that are both close and far away from home. In the third photo, the trumpeter swan has a red head due to the iron-rich water.

Dianne Kellogg, Cows in the Creek, Geauga County, Ohio, photograph, 2016

Dianne Kellogg,
Butterfly on a Beam, Costa Rica Exhibit, Cleveland Botanical Garden, photograph, 2016

Dianne Kellogg, Trumpeter Swan, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Ohio, photograph, 2016

Dianne Kellogg, Iguana, Costa Rica Exhibit, Cleveland Botanical Garden, photograph, 2016

Rink Foto & Bryan R. Monte – Photos of Harold Norse

Harold Norse was a seminal figure in San Francisco’s poetry scene from the early 1970s to his death in 2009. In New York in the 1940s he befriended W.H. Auden and William Carlos Williams. In the 1950s, he lived for five years in Italy. In the early 1960s, he worked with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs on his “cut-up” technique in Paris. He became engaged in the gay liberation scene in the late ’60s and early ’70s when he moved to San Francisco.

Norse’s most important books include Carnivorous Saints: Gay Poems 1941-1976 (Gay Sunshine Press, 1977), Beat Hotel, (Atticus Press, 1983), Memoirs of a Bastard Angel (William Morrow, 1989) and collected poems, In the Hub of the Fiery Force, Collected Poems of Harold Norse 1934-2003, (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2003).

Below are photos by Rink Foto and Bryan R. Monte which captured Norse in San Francisco at cafes and readings during the ’70 & ’80s.

Harold Norse 1917-2009. Portrait © Rink Foto. All rights reserved.

Harold Norse 1916-2009. Photo © Rink Foto. All rights reserved.

 

Gay Writers at Café Flore, San Francisco, April 1984. Left to right: Jim Holmes, Harold Norse, Phil Willkie, Bryan Monte & Steve Abbott. Photo copyright © 1984 by Rink Foto. All rights reserved.

Gay Writers at Café Flore, San Francisco, April 1984. Left to right: Jim Holmes, Harold Norse, Phil Willkie, Bryan R. Monte & Steve Abbott. Photo copyright © 1984 by Rink Foto. All rights reserved.

 

Five men at Café Flore, San Francisco, April 1984. Left to right: Phil Willkie, Jim Holmes, unidentified man, Steve Abbott and Harold Norse. Photo © 1984 by Bryan R. Monte. All rights reserved.

Five men at Café Flore, San Francisco, April 1984. Left to right: Phil Willkie, Jim Holmes, unidentified man, Steve Abbott and Harold Norse. Photo copyright © 1984 by Bryan R. Monte. All rights reserved.

 

No Apologies #2 Reading, Newspace, San Francisco, May 1984. Harold Norse, front, Steve Abbott, left front. Photo copyright © 1984 by Bryan R. Monte. All rights reserved.

No Apologies #2 Reading, Newspace, San Francisco, May 1984. Harold Norse, front, Steve Abbott, left front. Photo copyright © 1984 by Bryan R. Monte. All rights reserved.

Dianne Kellogg – Summer Landscapes

Summer Landscapes
by Dianne Kellogg

Dianne Kellogg has a B.A. from Hiram College. She studied watercolour under Florian Lawton and has worked as a muralist and interior decorator. She lives on a farm in Northeastern Ohio. For AQ16 her photography zooms in and out to capture such diverse images as lichen bloom on a dead stump, a Geauga County harness race and seascapes along New England’s and Florida’s coasts.

Dianne Kellogg, Fungus Flower, photograph, 2015

Dianne Kellogg, Fungus Flower, photograph, 2015

 

Dianne Kellogg, New Order, photograph, 2015

Dianne Kellogg, New Order, photograph, 2015

 

Dianne Kellogg, Harbour at Mackinac Island, photograph, 2015

Dianne Kellogg, Harbour at Mackinac Island, photograph, 2015

 

Dianne Kellogg, Follow the Leader, photograph, 2015

Dianne Kellogg, Follow the Leader, photograph, 2015

Rink Foto – Three Golden Gate Gardens

Three Golden Gate Gardens
by Rink Foto

Rink Foto has photographed San Francisco since 1969. For AQ16’s theme of interiors, gardens, landscapes and music, he submitted photos of three gardens in Golden Gate Park. In the first photo below are views of the Academy of Sciences’ rooftop garden (background) and part of the garden in front of the Speckel’s Temple of Music. The second photo below is of the wooden entrance gate of the Japanese Tea Garden.

Academy of Sciences' rooftop garden (background) and Spreckel's Temple of Music Garden (foreground), © 2016 by Rink Foto, photograph, 2016

Academy of Sciences’ rooftop garden (background) and Spreckel’s Temple of Music Garden (foreground), © 2016 by Rink Foto, photograph, 2016

 

Entrance gate, Japanese Tea Garden, © 2016 by Rink Foto, photo, 2016

Entrance gate, Japanese Tea Garden, © 2016 by Rink Foto, photograph, 2016

Dianne Kellogg – Fall Through the Screen

Dianne Kellogg, Fall Through the Screen, photograph, 2014

Dianne Kellogg, Fall Through the Screen, photograph, 2014

Dianne Kellogg – Gothic/Romantic Photographs

Gothic/Romantic Photographs

Dianne Kellogg is an Ohio native who married a “country boy.” She has spent the last forty-eight years in Ohio’s rural northeast snowbelt. Her photographic philosophy can be summarised as follows: “‘The best camera is the one you have with you,’ and now that the world is armed with smart phones, photography has exploded. I stop my car and pull over on a regular basis – what used to be the shot that got away is now recorded! I am always looking for great contrast, a leading line that moves the eye, balance or more exactly “off balance” and enough negative space to make it interesting.”

Spring Wheel by Dianne Kellogg, photograph, 2015

Spring Wheel by Dianne Kellogg, photograph, 2015

Bath Abbey by Dianne Kellogg, photograph 2014

Bath Abbey by Dianne Kellogg, photograph, 2014

Storm at the Courthouse by Dianne Kellogg, 2015

Storm at the Courthouse by Dianne Kellogg, photograph, 2015

Graveyard at Sunrise by Dianne Kellogg, photograph, 2014

Graveyard at Sunrise by Dianne Kellogg, photograph, 2014

Dianne Kellogg – Riverview

Riverview
by Dianne Kellogg

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