SMOKE + MIRRORS: Visions of Modern Drag is a window into the vibrant nightlife of San Francisco’s diverse drag community as seen through the lens of ubiquitous nightlife photographer Gooch. Gooch captures a spectrum of performances by drag queens, drag kings, faux queens, and club kids of diverse genders. All photographs were taken either in performance or on the sidelines of performances, rather than in studio.

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ABOUT GOOCH

Born in the UK, Gooch attended the prestigious Newport College of Art and Design where he studied under British photographer David Hurn,
of the Magnum Photos collaborative. He worked in London for two decades, first apprenticing with important photography studios and later having his own firm.

The focus of his work in the last few years has been documenting the disenfranchised sub-cultures of our time: the dynamism of street art and the artists who create it; the recent LGBT political struggle with marriage equality; and, as in this exhibition, the LGBT performing arts community. By doing this, he memorializes these fragments of society in what can be a very transitory culture.

Readers of the Bay Area Reporter voted Gooch ‘Best Nightlife Photographer 2017’. His work can regularly be seen in that publication, as well as in LEFT magazine, an independent LGBT publication. His monthly column in LEFT, ‘Out and About with Gooch’, is a selection of images of the latest happenings in San Franciscan nightlife. He is resident photographer at many weekly and monthly club nights including: Big Top Sundays at Beaux – featuring stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race; Vivvy’s Grand Opening at the Stud; Go Bang! at the Stud; The Monster Show at the Edge; and Glamcocks. He is also the official photographer of the SF Gay Men’s Chorus.

SPECIAL THANKS

Publicity by Lawrence Helman PR.
Mike and Sal Evans-Tovar, Celeste Conowitch and all the staff at Ravot.
My husband William Bulkley for supporting me over the years without question.
Danny Nicolletta for being my source of inspiration, love and constructive criticism.
David Helton.
Jeff Kaluzmy at LEFT magazine for their love and support for my work and I over the last three years.
Huge thanks to Jim Provenzano at the Bay Area Reporter.
#RESIST

Featured Prints

Currently displayed on the gallery’s main walls, the below works are printed in editions of 25 at 48″ x 36″ on aluminum. These prints are also available in smaller sizes on metal and paper, framed and unframed. Click an image for further details.

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Profundity by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Vera Newman by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Farrah Moan by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00
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Lachrymose by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Cunty by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Juanita More! by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Terri Twatwaffle by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Abominatrix by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Grace Towers by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Stanley Frank by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Strobe by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Shangela by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Honey Mahogany by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

U-Phoria by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Punky Pebbles by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Kimora Blac by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Mathu Anderson by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Heklina by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00
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Featured Prints

Johnny Rockitt by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Erika Klash by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Sue Casa by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

Featured Prints

Ambrosia Salad by Gooch

$150.00$1,400.00

The Salon Wall

Currently displayed on the gallery’s right wall in the lounge area, The Salon Wall works are a collection of 12″ x 16″ and 16″ x 20″ archival prints. These prints are also available in larger sizes on metal and paper, framed and unframed. Click an image for further details.

Gareth Gooch

Strobe

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Putanesca

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Madd Dogg 20-20

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Dulce de Leche

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Sugah Betes

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Sue Casa

$150.00$1,400.00
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$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Jean-Paul Jones

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Beatrix Carr

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

U-Phoria

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Dylan Peet

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Raya Light

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Hollow Eve

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Gia Maica

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00
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Gareth Gooch

Glamamore

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Scarlett Letters

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Qween

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Putanesca

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Heklina

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Sharon Needles

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

U-Phoria

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Juanita More

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Juanita More

$150.00$1,400.00
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Gareth Gooch

Jillian Gnarling

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Scarlett Letters

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Bianca Del Rio

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Fauxnique

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Jillian Gnarling

$150.00$1,400.00
$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Roxy-Cotten Candy

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Voodonna Black

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Cash Monet

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Beatrix Carr

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Cassandra Cass

$150.00$1,400.00

Gareth Gooch

Yves Saint Croissant

$150.00$1,400.00

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