Artist Spotlight Ross Watson
December 04 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Ross Watson

Albert Smith

Making art is an all-consuming passion for this Melbourne artist inspired by Caravaggio and Vermeer.

Artist Spotlight Traver Rains
November 13 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Traver Rains

Albert Smith

Rains takes care of all the elements himself — from sets and props to makeup and hair. It all adds up to a highly individual look.

Artists Spotlight Tomoaki Hata
November 06 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Tomoaki Hata

Albert Smith

The photographer tells us, "I really did not choose drag queens as subjects, they chose me."

Artist Spotlight Tom Atwood
October 30 2010 3:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Tom Atwood

Albert Smith

It is the commonplace, everyday world that fascinates Atwood — what’s in someone’s garbage, how someone uses the products in their bathroom. He has an eye for the most arcane of details, and that ultimately informs his photography.

Artist Spotlight Scott G Brooks
October 23 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Scott G. Brooks

Albert Smith

Scott G. Brooks takes social, psychological, and political issues and injects them with a dark sense of humor in the distorted reality of his artwork.

Artist Spotlight Bruce Sargeant
October 16 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Bruce Sargeant

Mark Beard

Sargeant's paintings idealize and celebrate the beauty of the male form. His oeuvre remained hidden for years and is only now being brought to light, with works still being discovered.

Artist Spotlight Alek Steph
October 09 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Alek & Steph

Albert Smith

Alek & Steph make the perfect team, creating magic as they take images simultaneously with two different cameras and work together on the postproduction.

Artist Spotlight Scott Hoover
October 02 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Scott Hoover

Albert Smith

His photography was originally a weekend hobby. His talent and great eye made it a full-time occupation.

Artist Spotlight Fred Othero
September 25 2010 1:30 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Fred Othero

Albert Smith

Realizing that photography was his one true passion gave Othero the courage to devote his life to his craft.

Artist Spotlight Thomas Synnamon
September 18 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight

Albert Smith

Photographer Thomas Synnamon says it's all about the men — and instant gratification.

Artist Spotlight Marco Ovando
September 11 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Marco Ovando

Albert Smith

Photographer Marco Ovando says the perfect phrase to describe his graphic but tasteful work is "porn chic." Check it out here.

After 8
September 10 2010 4:00 AM ET

After 8

Advocate Contributors

California celebrates the defeat of Proposition 8, and though the party was short-lived, the enthusiasm captured in these images will certainly help fuel the continued battle for marriage equality.

Artist Spotlight Brian Kaminski
September 04 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Brian Kaminski

Albert Smith

'I am truly a voyeur and I love to watch people, so if I can get paid doing something I love, something I do anyways, why not!'