Sensual, dramatic and sometimes haunting, the work of Italian-born photographer Victor Arimondi (November 8, 1942 — July 24, 2001) captures the energy and freewheeling sexuality of the 1960s and 1970s when he worked first as a fashion model and then as a photographer in Europe. After moving to New York in 1979 and to San Francisco two years later, this passionate artist continued to photograph the male nudes for which he become known, as well as create portraits and shoot for fashion clients. Arimondi eventually turned to social documentary, photographing construction workers and homeless citizens on the streets. His final work featured his own photographs as artifacts in still-lifes he composed and photographed to document the impact of AIDS on his community. From his earliest work to his last, Arimondi’s images show a range and a modern sensibility that makes them still relevant and striking today.