Bam! “Rough Gods” Photographer Michael Alago is Back with His New Book “Brutal Truth,”
TUESDAY APRIL 26 NYC
GALLERY SHOW & BOOK SIGNING
Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation Gallery
26 Wooster St
Book Signing 6:00 p.m. â€“ 8:00 p.m.
Over the last ten years, Manhattan-based photographer Michael Alago has developed and curated his own unique brand of â€œRough Godsâ€ photography. Instantly recognizable by fans the world over, Alago’s images pack a powerful, muscular, tattooed punch.
â€œBrutal Truth,â€ Alago’s provocative new 260-page book of photographsâ€”the follow-up to his 2005 sold-out book “Rough Godsâ€â€”is out this April via sexy German publishing house Bruno GmÃ¼nder. In it friends, models and bodybuilders swagger before Alago’s lens to pose in various settings, stages of undress and arousal. Breathtakingly virile and often photographed in decayed urban settings, the solitary men of â€œBrutal Truthâ€ radiate raw, in-your-face, roughneck machismo. Complimented by shots of urban grit, flowers and prefaced by one of Alago’s own poems, the effect is at once frankly visceral, sensual and quietly personal.
Passionate about music, art and literature, photographer Michael Alago is the quintessential New Yorker with an â€œonly in New Yorkâ€ career. From booking bands at the legendary Eighties East Village rock club the Ritz (now Webster Hall) to famously signing metal gods Metallica and A&Ring Nina Simone’s final album to shooting some of the hottest roughnecks on the planet, Alago’s story is driven by creativity, instinct and guts. For more about Michael Alago please visit www.roughgods.com
Michael Alago’s â€œBrutal Truthâ€ is available on Amazon.com and at select bookstores worldwide.