TOM’s FOUNDATION + MIKE RUIZ’s EYE: Teams Up + Gears Up Exhibition

18th June 2022, 10:00 am

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Date(s) - 18th Jun 2022 - 2nd Jul 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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TOM House

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To kick off Daddy’s Day weekend celebrations, Tom of Finland Foundation presents an exciting photography exhibition by world famous fashion photographer Mike Ruiz at TOM House. TOM’s FOUNDATION + MIKE RUIZ’s EYE: Teams Up + Gears Up features selected images from his on-going portrait series of the Leather community.  These stunning images celebrate the continuing history of this community in all its glory, aiming to help keep its traditions alive for future generations. 

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OPENING PHOTOS BY
MIGUEL ANGEL REYES

And to add to all the fun, Mike is setting up shop at TOM’s Bar the following day for VIP photo sessions for Leather enthusiasts to be a part of his upcoming book. 


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  About the Weekend Exhibition TOM’s Bar Tickets Social Media Announcements Gallery About the Weekend The theme for the year is “Tom Unites”, a celebration of the community coming together after a strenuous two years with a global pandemic. To kick off the Daddy’s Day weekend celebrations in June’s Pride Month,  Tom of Finland Foundation… View Article

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Published: 18th June 2022

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