Born and bred in NYC kevin Amato began his career as a fine art lifestyle and fashion photographer. Photographing for publications such as I-D, COMPLEX, DAZED AND CONFUSED, OUT, INTERVIEW, CLASH, ROLLING STONE, ESPN, NYLON, XXL, 032C  TO NAME A FEW. And commercial clients such as NIKE, ADIDAS, SONY, DIESEL, CONVERSE, HOOD BY AIR, FEAR OF GOD, SSENSE, OPENING CEREMONY, PACSUN to name a few.

    Most notable are Amato's collaborations with underground and emerging fashion designers globally. As well as his Photographic series of Bronx youth subcultures and Travis Scott's "RODEO" album cover and artwork.

    Using the same lifestyle and reportage approach in his photographs, Amato began photographing and casting for fashion brand Hood By Air in 2007. Later becoming the brands's visual and brand director. 

Breaking the barriers of traditional marketing and casting direction.. 

Representing the underrepresented.

"A conduit between the runway and the real world: both divining rod and den mother"  

New york times

Amato has casted campaigns and runway shows for  NIKE, MTV, KITH, BAND OF OUTSIDERS, VFILES, JOYRICH, LUAR ZEPOL, HOOD BY AIR, BARNEYS, ADIDAS to name a few. 

    Throughout his career Amato has been credited with discovering and developing emerging talent such as Actor/Model Luka Sabot, Influencer/Stylist Bloody Osiris Photographer RaysCorruptedMind and Model/Actress Hari Nef to name a few.

 

Amato's work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

He has published two books of his photographic work.

 

KEVIN AMATO / 2014/ COZY

Self published with the support 

of Shayne Oliver and Virgil Abloh.

 

KEVIN AMATO/2016/ THE IMPORTANTS

Published by Phaidon Publishing 

Words by Rick Owens 

   & Alix Browne

 

Amato currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY  CLIENTS INCLUDE, COCA COLA, REEBOK, NIKE, DIESEL, OPENING CEREMONY, HOOD BY AIR, EN NOIR, MTV  AND SAMSUNG  // EDITORIAL CLIENTS INCLUDE      COMPLEX, DAZED+CONFUSED, ROLLING STONE, FLAUNT, THE GUARDIAN, OUT, CLASH, GQ STYLE, THE ADVOCATE, INTERVIEW, DUST, WONDERLAND, VIBE, THE SOURCE, TETU, TOKION, ELLE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER PUBLICATIONS //                                                                                       

CASTING   DIRECTION CLIENTS INCLUDE HOOD BY AIR, STYLE.COM, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, HBO, MTV / MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, JOYRICH, BOBBY ABLEY, PACIFIC SUNWEAR, RICHARD KERN, NICOLA FORMICHETTI, MILEY CYRUS, KATHLEEN KYE, SHOW STUDIOS + EN NOIR TO NAME A FEW.