Steven Tilotta approaches the male body with a wide variety of points of view. He loves his shadows, but his humor pokes through too. (The freshly killed Fruit Loops?) In this portfolio we have selected one slice of his vision, but stay tuned for other angles in his vision.
In 2013, Steven Tilotta, an already successful artist decided to trade in his paintbrush for a camera. It took him nearly twenty years to pick up a camera after being told by a professor in college that he would never be good at it because he questioned the rules. “When it comes to the arts I don’t believe in rules, imagine if Picasso had played by the rules.” Tilotta’s work is heavily influenced by his idols, Annie Leibovitz and Herb Ritts and cinematic color grading. “I love shadows I like to show a darker side, because I believe everyone has one. It is what we choose to do with it keep it suppressed, or show it to the world.
“I see beauty in everything. I find it in oil stains on cement — texture it is all around us.” Steven wants to change the way we look at the male form and the way we see ourselves. Like so many, he is tired of having someone dictate to us what is attractive, what is sexy, and what we should look like.
“I want to start a revolution a revolution where we can begin to heal and learn to accept ourselves as is. It is a long journey but I hope that we can begin to love ourselves.” Currently, he is working on a book entitled, AS IS, a collection of his work will be out late 2018 or early 2019.
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