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(New York, NY) February 6. 2017–For respected New York photographer Ron Amato, and professor of photography at FIT (the Fashion Institute of Technology), thinking inside "The Box" has proven to be very sexy.
"The Box," in this case, is the title of Amato's monograph of gorgeously sensual male nudes, for which he ran an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign last Fall to help cover final production and printing costs.
At 112 pages, in a smart 10”x10” format, "The Box" is currently being printed in Italy and will be available worldwide May 1, 2017.
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.
“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.”
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Amato is an full-time Associate Professor of Photography at New York City's FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology), where he has been for the last 12 years, 6 of which as the Chairperson of the Photography Department
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 •
"The Box" press page is here.
Photos available on request.
By Ron Amato
Publisher: Bruno Gmuender (Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram)
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
US/CAN Price: $60.00
Trim Size: 10 x 10”
Page count: 112
Illustrations: 108 color and black-and-white photographs
Available in fine bookstores worldwide and
Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Brazil, Amazon China, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Italy, Amazon Mexico, Amazon Spain, and Bruno Gmuender