Joe Mazza has spent much of his life observing and photographing the human experience. While living in Los Angeles, he worked as an actor, director and freelance photographer. Joe’s work in front of the camera on dozens of films, television shows and commercial photo shoots have all contributed to his creative eye and technique. For the past thirteen years, he has been a part of the community in San Francisco where he’s been able to combine his passion for photography and visual arts with his love of both the human experience and form. Joe’s work includes intimate portraits, artistic photo essays, commercial print and wedding photojournalism and his portfolio features many local models, including a few past and present Bare Chest Calendar men. As a past Calendar Man himself, Joe is thrilled to shoot the 2010 calendar and is looking forward to adding his experience and creativity to an amazing and dedicated team.
Rich Stadtmiller is the force behind RichTrove.com. In late 1994, Rich put aside 30 years in software development to work full time to record a slice of the Bay Area GLBTQ community.
Rich has been a member of SF Defenders (leather spirituality group) since 1992 and is a member of Mama's Leather Family.
Rich also organized and financially backed the Hayward Pride Street Festival in 2005 and 2006 and was a major supporter of Leather Levi Weekend from 2001-2005.
Rich has also been a presenter on leather spirituality at Leather Leadership Conference 12 and other venues, and presented at Leather Discussion Group and LLC 12 on the importance of preserving memories.
Since 2007 Rich has sponsored an annual Healing Party to reclaim them the memories of the HIV era and to celebrate its everyday heroes, for which he has been recognized by the City of San Francisco and the State Assembly.
Rich has had credited images in the Leather Journal, Bay Area Reporter, Bay Times and Gloss and has been a paid staff photographer for A Bear's Life Magazine.
He has been an official phtographer for the SF Leather Pride Contingent, Mr SF Leather, International Ms Leather and Leather Levi Weekend.
Rich has received the Leather Community Service Award in 2006 and was sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in 2007. Rich was made an honorary member of Alameda County Leather Corps, and recently received the President's Award from the Pantheon of Leather.
Rich has also been titled by San Francisco Ducal Court, and is a San Francisco Imperial Prince of the Realm.
Rich has been a resident of the Bay area since 1994 with Patrick Miller, his lover of 23 years.
RIch's alter ego, Santa Cruise is often featured Leather holiday events.
Rich's alter alter ego, Rich T (not his real initial) is the founder of VoluNon.org, an ostensibly mythical organization that supports those who volunteer too much. He is also the author of the VoluNon Black and Blue Book, a guise for those with Voluntitis.