Let’s talk about Kevin

Words by Alex Rayner / Photography by Kevin Amato

Discover how the photographer and street caster’s caring, sharing attitude let him rise from raves to the top tier of New York fashion
 
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Kevin Amato’s father has no front teeth. He lost them while working the door at the Mudd Club. “He knocked out Johnny Thunders,” says the photographer, with a laugh. As vocations go, being a bouncer at downtown Manhattan’s infamous punk-art club might not have been ideal for a young father. Yet despite the demands of their employment, the Amatos were very nurturing as parents. “They were super supportive,” he says. “When I got interested in photography, my dad set up a dark room in my basement of my house.”

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