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!'

Artist Spotlight Roger Erickson
August 28 2010 2:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Roger Erickson

Albert Smith

Roger Erickson's work captures celebrity in its most intimate moments. Check out portraits of Wanda Sykes, Chris Evans, Mark Wahlberg and more.

Artist Spotlight Lyle Ashton Harris
August 14 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Lyle Ashton Harris

Albert Smith

Going back and forth between his residences in New York and Ghana, photographer Lyle Ashton Harris captures stark portraits of people along the way, including key figures in gay history and culture.

Artist Spotlight Dan Nicoletta
August 07 2010 4:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Dan Nicoletta

Albert Smith

Photographer Dan Nicoletta began his career working in Harvey Milk's camera shop — and he hasn't stopped capturing history on film since.  

Artist Spotlight Joe Lally
July 31 2010 5:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Joe Lally

Albert Smith

Photographer Joe Lally has a knack for finding men in all the right places.

PHOTOS: The Fairoaks Project
July 24 2010 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Fairoaks Project

Mark Thompson

Photographer Frank Melleno must have intuited the once-in-a-lifetime magic of the moment when he took these candid Polaroid pictures at the Fairoaks Hotel.

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.