Male Exposure: Capturing Broadway's Sexy Side

Alec Varcas. | ROBERT ARAUJO


There are no shortage of attractive male models in New York City, and surely more than enough photographers who are very willing to shoot them. Roberto Araujo is one such photographer — but you would be mistaken not to view him a step ahead of much of his competition. Looking at his work, it’s clear that Araujo has an eye for narration lacking in many of his contemporaries.

Emanuel Abruzzo. | ROBERT ARAUJO

Emanuel Abruzzo. | ROBERTO ARAUJO

In his latest exhibit, a 22-piece series on display at G Lounge and Gallery in Chelsea (225 West 19th Street;, Araujo presents “Male Exposure — B Side.” Don’t be fooled by the name though — for in this collection, B Side stands for Broadway Side, focusing on intimate portraits of some of New York’s finest actors and dancers.

And what a sexy side of Broadway it is, including portraits of Alan Cumming (“Cabaret”), Callan Bergmann (“Pippin”), Alec Varcas (above, “50 Shades! The Musical”), and Emanuel Abruzzo (right, “Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project”), to name a few. A working actor himself, the photographer is captured himself in this exhibit in the love of theater he and his subjects share.

“Male Exposure — B Side” is on display through August 8. Roberto Araujo is based in New York, and his photography work includes head shots, artistic portraits, as well as fashion photography. For more of his work, visit