About the Artist
Rick Castro is an independent filmmaker, photographer
and curator. His work has been published in artist editions,
exhibitions and institutions worldwide. Castro's works are in
the permanent collections of The Alfred Kinsey Institute and
The Tom Of Finland Foundation. His photography has been featured
in Art in America, Flaunt, Attitude UK, DNA and Tetu
magazines. He was the west coast editor for Studio Magazines,
(Blue, Black & White) Australia from 2001 till 2007.
Castro co-wrote and co-directed the iconic film
Hustler White with Bruce La Bruce in 1996. Rick also
directed the infamous doco called Plushies & Furries
for MTV in 2001. He has created two books of his photography.
Castro, (1991) and 13 Years of Bondage, (2004).
Castro has lectured about his work at NYU, UCLA, UCSB, Track
16 Gallery, Bergamont Station, and 18th Street Arts Complex.
On November 11th, 2005, Rick founded Antebellum
Gallery in Hollywood. Rick considers Antebellum the only fetish
art gallery in America, and perhaps the world.
Rick Castro has lived and worked in Los Angeles his entire