Monday, 25 November 2013

Freakishly Good Books

Two quite different books have recently been published, both including images from the series 'Beautiful Freaks'. Directly below is the image 'Pseudohermaphrodite' from this series, which was based on scientific attitudes in Germany to 'abnormalities' around the turn of the 20th century. 

The first book is 'Eyemazing - The new collectible art photography' published by Thames & Hudson. This is a huge book, and brings together the best of the work published in the magazine Eyemazing over the last few years. Eyemazing has remained at the forefront of contemporary art photography, and this book is a visual treat.

The second is 'Beards - An unshaved history' by Kevin Clarke, published by Bruno Gmuender Verlag. This must be the most interesting, informative and entertaining book to be published by Gmuender since their reprint of L'Amour Bleu back in 1988. 

Both books can be bought worldwide at any good bookstore, or easily ordered online through Amazon etc.

© Anthony Gayton / Eyemazing / Thames & Hudson / Bruno Gmuender Verlag

Saturday, 3 March 2012

A Paler Shade of White

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.

© Anthony Gayton /

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A different Gay perspective

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.
This is the second time my work has been featured (the first was in MSA 3), and once again this volume contains several previously unpublished images of mine.

Mein Schwules Auge 8 is being presented this week at the Frankfurter Book Fair, and will then be available to purchase on, on the publisher's own website ( or from any good book store in Germany.

The attached article (featuring my image 'Dead Edwardians') is from the current issue of German gay mag DU & ICH.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Alex Reid - Up Close And Real

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 spent most of my adult life in Vienna, Austria, 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!

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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Toy Boy

Here is a new picture I shot recently, which may or may not become part of a larger series, entitled quite simply 'Toy Boy'.

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Friday, 25 March 2011

The Passing Of Preferences

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 / / Pref Magazine

Child's Play

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.

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