Saturday, 3 March 2012
A while ago, my picture 'My Sunshine: Stephen At Age Seventeen' was used as the cover to the French translation of Edmund White's novel 'Hotel de Dream'. This year, two new Polish translations of White novels will be published, also with my images. Thanks to Biuro Literackie for the permission to use the covers on my blog. More precise info to follow.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Mein Schwules Auge is a German-produced gay anthology series, which has now reached its eighth volume. This small-format book, is packed with writings and images from gay artists all over the world, and is a serious exploration of contemporary gay expression beyond the mainstream.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
I can now reveal that the 'secret celebrity' I shot (for GT magazine) is British ex-cage fighter, actor, and well-known man-about-town, Alex Reid. Having only (relatively) recently returned to England, I didn't know of Alex until informed of the shoot. It was probably just as well, as I had no preconceived ideas about either him or his image. The magazine should now be out (in Britain at least) and the accompanying article/interview by Jack Cullen perfectly sums up the general mood of the shoot, and our gut response to Mr. Reid. What an absolute charmer and joy to photograph the man is!
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
PREF (known originally as Préférences) magazine in France has sadly come to end. PREF was a breath of fresh air in the increasingly bland world of gay media, and not only filled a much-needed intellectual gap, but showcased some of the most creative gay artists in the world. Every issue was a visual treat, from the amazing layout and printing quality, to the great features, illustration and photography.
Almost every major story I’ve ever shot was featured within its covers over the past decade, and above are a sample of the openers from several of those stories.
PREF you will be sorely missed. Merci Jacques.
© Anthony Gayton / www.anthonygayton.com / Pref Magazine
A morality tale in five (brand-newly-retouched) images. I've included my original sketches, to show how the images develop. The sixth sketched image ‘Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained’ was never shot, but did somehow influence the image ‘Happy Ending’ from my story ‘Behold The Man’, also to be found on this blog.
© Anthony Gayton / www.anthonygayton.com
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Here finally is the complete fashion spread I shot with Austrian top model Philipp Bierbaum for Schaufenster (Die Presse). This was probably one of the most complicated productions I’ve ever shot. Not only did I want Philipp to appear in a different location in every image (though actually shot in the studio), but always positioned in front of or behind glass in which the location (rather than myself) was reflected. Still, I love nothing if not a good old technical challenge, and the resulting images are so satisfyingly simple.
© Anthony Gayton / www.anthonygayton.com / www.diepresse.com