Photos by Allan Amato
Introduction by David Mac
Includes unique personal work by 55 artists: BARRON STOREY, KENT WILLIAMS, SOEY MILK, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, DAVE MCKEAN, DAVID MACK, KYLE STECKER, REBECCA GUAY, MATT KENNEDY, SHAUN BERKE, JENSINE ECKWALL, SCOTT FISCHER, DAN QUINTANA, HUEMAN, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, YOU JUNG BYUN, KOZYNDAN, GAIL POTOCKI, COOP, KELLESIMONE WAITS, JOHN MALLOY, JENNA GIBSON, DON GYUN LEE, JASMINE WORTH, DORIAN ITEN, JUNKO MIZUNO, BRIAN THIES, JIM MAHFOOD, KURT HUGGINS, NICOLE MALOOF, JON BURGERMAN, KAREN HSIAO, ROMAN DIRGE, THERESA FISCHER, MARC SCHEFF, DENYS COWAN, CHRISTIANE SHILLITO, KEN GARDUNO, DANNI SHINYA, VINCENT CASTIGLIA, SATINE PHOENIX, JEFFREY VINCENT PARISE, JUSTIN VOLZ, MEGAN HUTCHINSON, MATTHEW LEVIN, STEPHANIE INAGAKI, ZELDA DEVON, J.A.W. COOPER, MARK BUCKINGHAM, CHRISTINE WU, DADU SHIN, MOLLY CRABAPPLE, GREG RUTH, ROVINA CAI
Allan Amato’s Temple of Art project invited dozens of professional artists to customize photographic portraits of themselves. This book showcases the process through presentation of the personality-centric back and white photos by Allan Amoto juxtaposed with the individual artists’ reworking of each photo into a personal statement about who they are. Mini essays about each participant accompany the art.
“Since early 2012 I have been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium. An artist’s work can act as both bridge and barrier; at once deeply personal and highly distorted; the lens through which we present our perception of the world, and the world that in turn interprets us.” – Allan Amato
Hardcover. 9 x 13. 232 Pages.