From his series Sinners & Saints
Many of Anthony Gayton’s photos are digitally retouched and inspired by myths, characters or pictorial representations with male erotic connotations. He has reinterpreted paintings from Italian Renaissance, homoerotic myths as Ganymede, Icarus or Narcissus and religious icons as St. Sebastian, traditionally used by painters as a model of male beauty. Many of his images are clear homages to his favourite artists such as Caravaggio, Cocteau & Von Gloeden. His work ranges from fantasy mythologies and animal-like princes, heavenly virtues in photo novels, Victorian obsessions in timeless portraits, sinners and saints in the manner of and in homage to an iconography that spans time and covers dreamlike spaces and styles.