Native Texans, collectors Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell are arts professional currently living in New York City. Their collection has grown over a period of 20 years to include over 2700 images.
"Some images, taken under umbrellas, speak to the secret code used in the mid 1800s up until the late 1920s - posing beneath meant the two men were involved with one another." -- Emma tucker - Creative Review; "There is something that transcends time periods, nationalities and social standing: the look of love. And it was these glances and gazes that led couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell to amass a singular photographic trove of men in love that spans 100 years." -- Dusica Sue Malesevic - Daily Mail; "A new book collects photographs of male romance over the course of a century - with many images taken secretively so the lovers didn't get caught." -- Mee-Lai Stone - The Guardian; "They may seem like simple images now, and nothing out of the ordinary, but in fact they show incredible acts of bravery." - Faima Bakar, Metro UK; "The captivating gazes and embracing poses reveal a world entirely different from the one we live in today." -- Liucija Adomaite and Justinas Keturka, Bored Panda; "In a press release to Upworthy, the authors described it as a "visual narrative of astonishing sensitivity"" -- Jisha Joseph, Upworthy; "...a collection of previously unpublished vernacular photography depicting romantic love between men that powerfully and movingly reasserts both that love is love and that we've always been here." -- James Kleinmann, The Queer Review; "Love between men was forbidden, but still some adventurous wanted to perpetuate their relationship: Stunning historical images show the splendor of a man in love." - Laura Airola, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland;