In a Manhattan basement, Scott Zieher discovered a pile of photographs among the effects of a recently deceased tennant. Presented for the first time, they offer an intimate portrait of a group of gay bikers and a touching snapshot of an entire generation of carefree zenith. Two series, 1962 and 1972, come together to create a pithy narrative. In 1962 the images reveal a hushed, simmering mileu, whilst by 1972, the images are more confident and newly-aware of the pride in homo-eroticism. This found cache of old-school, leather party snapshots holds great significance.
Scott Zieher is a poet, art dealer, and avid collector. He has scavenged and collected books, photographs, art, paper, archives, and ephemera since childhood. His recent poetry has appeared in Tin House, LAB MAG, The Sienese Shredder, and KNOCK. His first book, VIRGA, the first of a projected 13 sequential, book-length poems, was praised by Milton Welch in The Believer as doubly striking both a compelling long poem and an exciting first volume of poetry e will likely witness Zieher develop into a formidable poet. He lives and works in New York City where he is president and founding member of Emergency Press, and co-owner of the contemporary art gallery ZieherSmith with his wife, Andrea Smith.