"I focus on the male figure in my work as a way try to understand my own same-sex attraction, as well as sexual attraction in the broader sense," photographer Ron Amato explains. "Why and who we are attracted to is one of life’s mysteries. Beside orientation, there is also individual tastes and predilections. I’m in constant pursuit of understanding my own attraction to men in general and to individual men specifically. The camera allows me to react immediately to the beauty I see and the editing process allows me to dwell on that beauty in a constant quest to understand my own attraction to it."
Anthony and Gabe, New York, NY ©Ron Amato
Read the full interview with photographer Ron Amato here.
"This work (the environmental nudes) has no end," says Amato. "While many of my other projects are self-contained, this pursuit of the environmental nude is open ended. It has recently evolved to include more architecture and fabricated elements outdoors, and in the most recent work (not seen yet), I started using some artificial light. However it’s the same body of work. It is a continuum and I plan to do it until I can’t anymore."