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DNA Magazine - - CONTENT #209 -

THE BOX by Ron Amato Fo­cussing on themes of iso­la­tion, de­sire, con­flict and em­pow­er­ment, pho­tog­ra­pher Amato uses a se­ries of boxes to cre­ate visual metaphors, echo­ing his de­vel­op­ment from ado­les­cence to adult­hood, through over 100 colour and black-and­white im­ages.

Amato is a pro­fes­sor of pho­tog­ra­phy at the Fash­ion In­sti­tute Of Tech­nol­ogy, New York. This mono­graph of sen­sual male nudes is 112 pages in a clever 10-by-10-inch for­mat. Amato ran a suc­cess­ful Kick­starter cam­paign to help cover fi­nal pro­duc­tion and print­ing costs.

“Most of my art­work ex­plores is­sues of sex­u­al­ity,” says the pho­tog­ra­pher. “The enigma of at­trac­tion has been an on­go­ing ques­tion. With The Box I’ve been able to ex­plore th­ese themes more deeply, help­ing me de­velop a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of my­self as a gay man and the larger gay uni­verse.” The book is avail­able world­wide from June 1.

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