Get it straight: Jay Jorgensen is not a homosexual photographer. He’s a photographer who happens to be homosexual. It may sound like the same thing, but there’s a big difference. Instead of classifying people by their sexual orientation, Jorgensen uses his camera to tell stories that cannot be expressed through words alone.

In his newest exhibit, the photographer known for his photos of the male nude will delve into leather life in Los Angeles. Although fetish, bondage and S/M subcultures will be explored, Jorgensen made it a mission to expose the truth behind the myth that leather men are just a bunch of guys with nothing but sex on their mind. "In [Leather in L.A.], I try not only to show the sexiness of this diverse group, but also show the fellowship that exists there," says Jorgensen.

Photos on display showcase everything from submissive isolation to portraits of former Mr. Leather titleholders. But you have to act fast for your chance to meet Jorgensen and his models at Leather in L.A.’s opening reception Dec. 8 from 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

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