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

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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