Artist, Writer, Publisher

About

Biography and CV

Amos Mac lives and works in Los Angeles as a writer, photographer, producer and publisher. He is a founder of Original Plumbing.


Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Amos Mac is featured in the 2016 HBO documentary The Trans List, has been honored on the OUT 100, TRANS 100, and was named one of 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art by Huffington Post.

Mac's photographic images have been featured in The New York Times, Interview, Vogue Italia, BUTT Magazine, Capricious, Dazed and Confused and OUT, amongst other publications. As a writer Mac has contributed to his self-published titles (Original Plumbing and Translady Fanzine), as well as to Candy, The Printed Dog, i-D and The Huffington Post. Amos Mac's work has been featured in group shows at venues including Daniel Cooney Fine Art (NY), The San Francisco Public Library, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Gensler San Francisco and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NY).

In 2009 Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos co-founded Original Plumbing; the seminal quarterly publication documenting the culture of transgender men. Informational and entertaining at once, OP has featured interviews with, and portraits of Janet Mock, Geo Wyeth, Margaret Cho, Ian Harvie, Kate Bornstein, Silas Howard and many others. In addition to editing and publishing, Mac has photographed the majority of Original Plumbing's content.

Other notable projects include work for fashion and a collaborative art series, shooting the groundbreaking Fall '15 campaign for Swedish fashion brand & Other Stories, featuring an all trans cast and crew. Some of Mac's most iconic collaborative work was created with Los Angeles-based artist Zackary Drucker on a series of portraits taken in Drucker’s Upstate New York childhood home, which formed the content of his publication Translady Fanzine. An alternative selection of the images was exhibited in 2011 as Distance is Where the Heart is, Home is Where you Hang Your Heart, at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

In 2016, he started to work behind the scenes as a producer for various documentary and unscripted television programs, including season two of Gaycation, the Emmy-nominated VICELAND show hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. His IMDb page can be found here.