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This show is not on for a while but we rather liked the photograph and wanted to share it with Cassone readers.
An evocative celebration of the men of gypsy flamenco culture, from a gifted contemporary photographer, is to be on show in New York in the autumn and available in a new book.
Known for his edgy photographs, Ruven Afanador has produced a collection of images that he hopes will seduce and delight. Following up on Mil Besos – which focused on the women of flamenco – Afanador turns to the men of flamenco, with startling results, as our image here shows.
Photographed in Andalusian Spain, these images present a universe inhabited by gypsies, musicians, and most of all the male flamenco dancers, full of beauty and bravado. Captured in arranged poses or in mid-dance, the dancers embody the wild, youthful passion inherent in the musical world of flamenco.
As likely to be in gorgeous costumes as in the nude, these men exude gritty glamour, innate classicism, and a singularly charged eroticism. Combining the surreal glamour of fashion with documentary photography, these striking black-and-white images shoud appeal to both the fashion crowd and the serious art photography audience.
Throckmorton Fine Arts in New York will host the first exhibition of photographs from a new book of extraordinary images from 6 November 2014 to 10 January 2015.
Angel Gitano: The Men of Flamenco
By fashion and celebrity photographer Ruven Afanador
Book to be published by RIZZOLI, October, 2014 with a foreword by Diane Keaton
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