2020 finds photographer Michael Alago ditching his cameras and shooting hauntingly beautiful and seductive portraits once again with his trusty iPhone and the use of the Hipstamatic app.
Soon, the music executive-turned-photographer is releasing a selection of black-and-white portraits tentatively titled "Art in the Age of Coronavirus."
Alago, who is responsible for signing Metallica, White Zombie, and others, is the subject of the film Who The F*ck Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago, which explores his music career as well as the New York City downtown scene of the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
Alago is also an accomplished photographer having published books of gritty, in-your-face male erotica: Rough Gods, Brutal Truth and Beautiful Imperfections — all sought after books and all out-of-print. His new memoir, I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death, chronicles his life as a young Puerto Rican gay man in NYC amidst the backdrop of an AIDS diagnosis, drug addiction, and his path toward sobriety and wholeness.
Alago gave The Advocate an exclusive look into his latest collection. See them here.