Mike Ruiz with TOM

18th May 2022, 7:31 am

Exhibition at TOM House through 2nd July.

Mike Ruiz Exhibition Poster



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

18th Jun 2022 – 2nd Jul 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –         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 […]
Mike Ruiz Exhibition

TOM’s Bar 2022

19th Jun 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm –                                           Tom of Finland Foundation is back with our biggest TOM’s Bar in history! The festivities for the rousing “Daddy’s Day” party for Tom take place at a new partnering venue, The Avalon & Bardot […]

Exclusive Interview: Mike Ruiz embraces his inner Leatherman with new photography project “it’s been an epiphany for me”

    Celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz, whose career spans over 30 years, has turned his lens to an ongoing portrait series focusing on the beauty and diversity 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… View Article

Empowering portraits of Mike Ruiz’s Leathermen

    Mike Ruiz is into leather. The celebrity photographer — also known for his reality TV appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race and The A-List: New York — has turned his lens on Leathermen for a photo series celebrating the queer subculture. For Ruiz, photography has always been a means of connecting with people and places — and his leathermen series is… View Article
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MIKE RUIZ “Leathermen”

  Images of Leather Folk  
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Photos of “The Leathermen” (in and out of gear) shot by Mike Ruiz

  Anyone who has even tangentially come in touch with the LGBTQ+ community on a regular basis has likely had at least some exposure to imagery related to the Leather community. Now, that community finds itself at the center of the lenses of Mike Ruiz’s cameras. Known for his appearances on America’s and Canada’s Next Top Model as well… View Article
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