Photographer J. Brian and publisher Bob Damron founded Calafran Studio in San Francisco in 1967 in the wake of the liberalization of U.S. obscenity laws. (Those of you of a certain age will no doubt remember the Damron guide book for all things gay across the U.S.A.) Calafran published magazines in a cheap 5 by 7 inch format, including Golden Boys and Times Square, and they also sold sets of photos early on. Although several archivists state that other photographers besides J. Brian worked for Calafran, I can't find any of photos credited to them by name. Today I am posting five pictures that are not labeled as J. Brian's and not obviously magazine pages.
We start with this rather sullen looking young man.