About the Book
The Fairoaks Project is a bold and unapologetic celebration of gay male sexual culture featuring Polaroids taken at The Fairoaks Hotel in San Francisco by Frank Melleno in the spring and summer of 1978. During the late 1970's, the gay community in San Francisco was thriving, vibrant and sensual. There were numerous venues for gay men to congregate, such as bars, social clubs, political action groups and perhaps a half dozen bathhouses. Unique amongst these bathhouses was the Fairoaks Hotel which was located at the corner of Oak and Steiner in the Hayes Valley district.
drkrm editions has been established to produce limited-edition, high quality photobooks, art catalogs and monographs of classic, the esoteric, avant-garde, and political-social photography with occasional gallery 'pop-ups' to launch certain works.