Coffee table books hold a lot of power. They are the catalyst for interesting questions, stimulating conversation, and thought provoking art. Angel Gitano: The Men of Flamenco by Ruven Afanador will do all those things and more in households across the world. The new photo book by the contemporary photography centers around and celebrates the male dancers of the classic art form. Many people, including me, always associate flamenco dancing with women. Angel Gitano: The Men of Flamenco dispels the myth of flamenco female connotations and shows the art in all its glory with men.
The photos range from dynamic to soft…masculine to feminine…funny to serious. All jokes aside, a reader could easily open a bottle of red wine while listening to classic flamenco music and be transported to a Spanish world of dance.
Ruven Afanador shoots for major fashion magazines and he is a highly sought after portrait photographer for celebrities. But Angel Gitano: The Men of Flamenco truly shows where Afanador’s passion lies. A real, uncensored, and honest image of the undiscovered world around us is the root of that passion and this new book is the key to unlocking it all.