Tom of Finland’s Death Anniversary Week Celebration, November 7 – 13, 2022 @dollphotostudio

We celebrate the second day of Tom of Finland’s Death Anniversary Week with “Reading Is for Lovers.”

This photograph, inspired by Tom’s piece from 1987, showcases a fully clothed Takeshi while Manuel, his boyfriend, is completely nude.

We’re also highlighting works by my favorite gay artists and writers. These miniature books are best enjoyed with a cup of your favorite beverage and some cakes and pastries.

Are You My Mother? (Alison Bechdel)
J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist (Laurence S.
Cutler, Judy Goffman Cutler)
Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics
Tom of Finland XXL (Dian Hanson)
The Male Nude (David Leddick)
The Gay Kama Sutra (Colin Spencer)
Men Without Ties (Gianni Versace)
Bruce! (Bruce Vilanch)
States of Desire (Edmund White)
Quaintance (George Quaintance)

Apart from uniform and leather, another dominant theme in Tom’s work is Clothed Make Nude Male (CMNM). This specific fetish falls within the power play category as the nude party is exposed and therefore more vulnerable than his clothed partner.

We see this in various pieces including Kake comics where he’s been both the clothed (“The Intruder”) and the nude (“Horny Holiday”).

Dollsexposed showcases queer erotica, kink, fetish, and activism through twelve-inch doll photography.

Their adventures in the doll world began in 2011 before establishing a home on eleven years later.

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