He closed his studio. As Lynes became more despondent with his career as a fashion photographer his private photographs of male nudes tend to take on a darker and sharper edge. Hot Shot Lens Culture: Brown This photograph [above] archives queer, illicit desire in Cold War America. One is a very popular gay porn star appearing in some great movies for the biggest studios in the world, the other is a gorgeous and buff male model showing off his hot body and impressive bulge for brands like Cocksox Lynes begins to destroy large portions of his negative and print archives. Last portrait sitting is June 16 with Monroe Wheeler.
The image comes from a series of 30 photographs of these three boys undressing and lying on a bed together.