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As Michael Musto recently explained:
"In between making adult films like Nights in Black Leather (1973) and That Boy (1974), Berlin took penetrating photos--of the gay sex scene in New York, of interesting friends and collaborators, and mainly of himself. There are photos of him in leather, denim, or nothing but an ascot, with lots of flashing flesh and sultry 'tude. There's even a shot with two Peter Berlins--one a sneering master and the other his plaintive servant, waiting to take orders. All that work culminates with the ClampArt gallery show in New York, "WANTED: Peter Berlin" (starting September 10), about which his friend/handler Eric Smith said, "He was the photographer, stylist, clothing designer and model. He specialized in the original selfie, before the advent of digital photography."
More NSFW images at ClampArt.com
Copyright Peter Berlin, "Self Portrait in Black Leather," c. 1970s, Hand-painted vintage gelatin silver print, Courtesy ClampArt, New York City