Byron Newman is a world renowned ex-Playboy photographer and male. Aphrodite Papadatou is a staggeringly talented artist and female. Both artists take transgenders as their subject matter, yet through startlingly different approaches they reveal captivating views of this fascinating and current topic.
Byron uses the medium of photography to deliver intimate, seductive and exciting portraiture. His work defines an era in the '80s when transgender lifestyle was the visceral pulse of the underground.
Aphrodite works with canvas and mix-media. Her paintings and prints are magnificent contemporary explorations of this beguiling phenomenon, at once striking mix of fashion, zeitgeist and sexuality.
Blending and exhibiting these two as a dynamic combination transcends age, period, sex, religion, media and, ultimately, identity.
Ultimate Angels is a testament to transgender.