It's no surprise when you come across a talented artist who happens to be apart of the LGBT community given the level of creativity that most of are born with, but every now and then you're fortunate to witness the work of an emerging talent. One particular artist that caught my attention a while ago before I even knew his name was New York photographer Ricky Day.
Fans of New York performance artist and Beyonce Knowles choreographer Jonte' have Ricky Day to thank for the eye-popping images and smooth transition of this fierce performers on stage persona to digital (as seen in the photo above).
Believing that "art has the power to enrich and transform our lives", in addition to showing his work in major art galleries in New York City, Day has created Urban Pop Life.net, a blog he uses not only to show his work but to share news of openings and exhibits in the fine art world.
"I don't really believe in this notion of "high" and low culture, it's all just culture and should be available to and shared with everyone", says Day.
As you can see from the images above Day has a flair for capturing the beauty of the African-American male body. I definitely think that's something we can all appreciate.
Check out the rest of Ricky Day's amazing work at UrbanPopLife.net.