Mike Ruiz and his fiancé Martin Berusch hosted the “Pretty Masculine Book Launch party at the Red Bull Space.
“Pretty Masculine” features a collection of devastatingly beautiful male imagery.
Proceeds of the book will benefit GMHC, the oldest HIV/AIDS prevention, advocacy and care services provider in the country.
“Pretty Masculine” is the apogee of my latest effort to capture humanity out of context,” said Mike Ruiz. “It is the culmination of my desire to incorporate my hyper-stylized and fantasy-driven style of photography and reinterpret the male ideal from a new perspective. It has been my intention to open a forum of sorts and, in so doing, inspire thought and dialogue with respect to finding alternative ways of looking at the world around us. In this case, to look at masculinity beyond what might be considered the stereotypical man.”
Here are some images from the event. To purchase the book click HERE
Watch a sizzling behind the scenes video of the making of Mike Ruiz’s book “Pretty Masculine”
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