Tuesday, May 19, 2009

modern photographers - Michael Alago

Imagine my surprise to receive an email from Michael Alago at the old v-m-p.org site -- I had purchased his first book, "Rough Gods," about a year previously and loved it! My taste in men has "matured" over the years and his aesthetic certainly jibes with mine.

Michael is relatively new to the field of professional photography -- previously, he spent more than 20 years in the music industry, working with artists as disparate as Metallica and Nina Simone. "Rough Gods" was his first, self-published book (still available from the artist at his website) and a second "Rough Gods" is due out later this year. Roy Dean is a favorite artist of Michael's, which is how we connected, and can give you an idea of the kind of men he likes to photograph.

Several interviews and articles on his work can be found throughout the internet, but you can start here and here as well as at the artist's homepage.

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