In the dead of winter, when Provincetown is usually deserted, photographer Ron Amato saw an opportunity to capture a different side of the town he loves. Together with his husband, Amato spent a month in the picturesque town, braving the cold and the stillness to create a new series of photographs.
For years, Amato has been capturing images of men in the secluded areas of Provincetown, but this latest series marked a departure from his previous work. This time, he wanted to create something more fantastical and whimsical, incorporating more styling and mixing natural light with artificial light. The result is a series of stunning images that showcase Provincetown’s townies in a new light.
Amato’s latest project captures the beauty of Provincetown in winter and the resilience of the town’s inhabitants. The men he photographed were a mix of long-time residents and those who relocated to the town during the pandemic. All of them braved the cold to bring Amato’s vision to life. The resulting images are a celebration of the human form and the beauty of the town that inspired them.
As a Professor of Photography and Related Media at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Amato’s work often centers on issues of sexual identity. His latest project is a departure from that, but still captures the essence of what makes his work so compelling. Through his lens, Amato captures the beauty of the world around us and the people who inhabit it. This latest series is a testament to his skill as a photographer and his love for Provincetown.