Artist Spotlight Andrea Vecchiato
July 17 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Vecchiato

Albert Smith

When casting a shoot for a male nude exhibit, Vecchiato says he simply let his subjects come to him. The results cultivated honesty and raw human instinct.

Artist Spotlight Greg Endries
July 10 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Greg Endries

Albert Smith

Endries's work has been exhibited internationally in magazines ranging from Black Book to Black Inches. He likes pretty things, ugly places, and creative types that will let it rip.

Artist Spotlight Yves De Brabander
June 19 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Yves De Brabander

Albert Smith

A Belgian photographer likes to capture emotion, honesty, and grit in his minimalist photos.

Artist Spotlight Lope Navo
June 12 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Lope Navo

Albert Smith

Emerging photographer Lope Navo loves shooting landscapes, architecture, and muscly guys.

The Fearless Project
June 05 2010 4:00 AM ET

The Fearless Project

Albert Smith

A Polaroid camera and a bunch of men on the verge of orgasm set the stage for Justin Violini's "Fearless Project."

Artist Spotlight Mauricio Lemonk
May 29 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Mauricio Lemonk

Albert Smith

Lemonk plays with color, emotion, and texture, with a splash of sexiness, to create a surrealist world.

Museum Man Larry Wheeler
May 19 2010 4:40 PM ET

Night at the Museum

Advocate Contributors

North Carolina Museum of Art director Larry Wheeler managed an $80 million expansion in the middle of a recession and has gone head-to-head with Jesse Helms. No wonder he's widely considered the unofficial mayor of Raleigh.

Rashaad Newsome En Vogue
May 17 2010 7:35 PM ET

Rashaad Newsome, en Vogue

Jordan Hruska

Rashaad Newsome has mastered photography, video, and performance art — and now, with an exhibition at the Whitney Museum's Biennial, he tackles the art of vogue.

Artist Spotlight Syed Kazmi
May 15 2010 1:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Syed Kazmi

Advocate Contributors

What do you get when you mix fencing, blindfolds, and a blow-dryer? Step inside the imagination of photographer Syed Kazmi.

A Day in Gay America Starring You
May 10 2010 2:20 PM ET

A Day in Gay America (Starring You!) Editors

You took the pictures. Now, it's time for you to send them in to be included in The Advocate's A Day in Gay America. The deadline is Friday, May 28.

Artist Spotlight Michael Sharkey
May 08 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Michael Sharkey

Albert Smith

One New York-based photographer finds the understated beauty and glamour of being an LGBT teenager today.

Artist Spotlight Allison Michael Orenstein
May 01 2010 1:10 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Allison Orenstein

Albert Smith

For her series on on trans people and "creative types", Photographer Allison Michael Orenstein looked for models who could touch people on an emotional level.

Artist Spotlight Exterface
April 24 2010 4:35 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Exterface

Albert Smith

The creative duo behind Exterface call their photographs a combination of beauty and indecency ... with a little inspiration from Bruce Weber thrown in.