Rick Castro is an American photographer, director, stylist, and curator whose work explores forms of bondage and sado-masochistic sex. Born in Los Angeles, Castro began his career as a fashion stylist; his styling has appeared in Interview, GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and I-D magazines. Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin bought Castro his first camera in 1986, and by 1989, Castro debuted his first solo photography exhibition at A Different Light Bookstore in Los Angeles. In 1994, Castro filmed interviews with hustlers. Bruce LaBruce saw the footage, reached out to Castro, and the two co-wrote and directed Hustler White. Castro owns and runs Antebellum Gallery, a fetish art gallery in Los Angeles, and his work has been collected by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. Castro’s work appeared in the SPEW/New York series “Revenge of Our Fanzine Friends” at The Kitchen in 1993.
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