Book Talk – “Loving” with Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell

17th June 2021, 7:00 pm

Date(s) - 17th Jun 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fotografiska New York







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Loving: A Photographic History shines a new light on the most written about, dramatized, or filmed emotions – love. The pages of our book portray love, but also courage – the courage that it took to memorialize that unmistakable look that occurs between two people in love. This book celebrates a loving past – a past that points towards the future.  It’s message is for everyone. It’s universal.

A talk on the photographic history of men in love

In celebration of Pride join Fotografiska for a visual presentation of the recently published book, Loving, with Authors Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell. In the late 1990s Hugh and Neal started collecting photographs purely by accident.  The first photograph came from an antique store in Dallas. The photograph was of two men in a loving… View Article

“TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom”

30th Apr 2021 – 19th Aug 2021 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – Visitors to New York City museums, art fairs, and art galleries will now be required to show proof of vaccination starting 17th August 2021.     The exhibition consists of photographic portraits which served as reference images for his famed homoerotic drawings. These photographs were confined to Tom of Finland’s home studio and darkroom, displaying […]

Tom and Veli

“This is Tom’s portrait of his partner Veli from 1965. A rare, soft vintage print by the artist himself.” -Berndt Arell, Curator, The Darkroom

“He was no model type with great muscles and I wasn’t the prince of his dreams. We had our fights. I guess I was jealous, too. He was young and still needed his freedom. He left me. Twice. I learned not to ask for explanations. I never liked the word ‘lover’ anyway.”

-Tom, Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero.


Veli, a boy, then a man, was Tom’s significant partner for twenty eight years. Veli was Tom’s junior by over a decade. They met one night coming home from the bars, crossing paths in the park adjacent to where Tom lived. Few words were shared but Tom took him home that
night, Veli stayed over, then there was breakfast. Tom went about his drawing the next day and Veli made himself useful, so he just stayed. It felt good and there was no reason for him not to continue to be there. “Well, why not?” was something that often came from Tom’s lips when explaining the reason for things happening. With Veli, it just felt right, he continued to stay and they set up house together.



Published: 17th June 2021

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