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(New York, NY) September 28, 2016–For respected New York photographer Ron Amato, thinking inside the box has proven to be very sexy. "The Box," in this case, is the title of Amato's forthcoming monograph of gorgeously sensual male nudes, for which he has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover final production and printing costs.
In return for pledging to the ongoing Kickstarter campaign (ends Oct 20), Amato is offering donors a handful of seductive rewards, including copies of "The Box," limited edition 24" x 24" prints and a private photo shoot for two.
Focused on themes of isolation, desire, conflict and empowerment, Ron Amato uses a series of boxes to create visual metaphors, echoing his development from adolescence to adulthood through over 100 color, and black and white photographs. (See many more photos on the Kickstarter page).
“Most of my artwork explores issues of sexuality. The enigma of attraction has been an ongoing question," says Amato. "With 'The Box' I was able to explore those themes more deeply, helping me develop a better understanding of myself as a gay man and the larger gay universe.”
Over thirty men, reflecting a diversity of ages, cultures, races and lifestyles–a thread that runs throughout Amato’s work–were photographed for “The Box.”
Ron Amato is currently an Associate Professor and the Chairperson of the Photography department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. He has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally, been published in a number of anthologies and photographed for fitness and sports magazines, including Men's Health, Men's Fitness and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband Seth and their two Fox Terriers, Ben and Zeb.
Visit Amato's classy, but NSFW website at www.ronamato.com
Donate to "The Box" Kickstarter campaign at:
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Photo credit for all: Ron Amato