Richard Yates Opens in the Guest Artist Gallery

Leather Archives & Museum

CHICAGO – On July 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM, the Leather Archives & Museum will welcome artist Richard Yates to the Guest Artist Gallery.

A photographer with over 25 years of combined experience, Richard is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work includes portraits, weddings, commercial product, advertising and marketing, with a specialty in male erotic photography. His work can be found on the covers and inside many of Minneapolis’ GLBT community magazines. Over the past two years he has focused on men within the Gay community, specifically men in Leather/Kink/Fetish wear.

He has successfully captured the images of numerous current and past various Leather titleholders, including the current International Mr. Leather, with plans to capture even more in the coming year. Richard was recently awarded “Best of Show” in the BDSM Art Show at CLAW 11, 2012. Richard’s work can be seen on his website as well as his Facebook page. The Archives is pleased to welcome back Ashland Arms as a sponsor for this exhibit.

Please join us on July 6 at 7:00 PM for the exhibit’s opening reception, and a chance to meet Richard Yates in person. The reception is free of charge for any that attend.