Roy Blakey currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he works as a commercial photographer and shares a studio space with his niece, photographer Keri Pickett. His first book of photographs, HE, was a landmark collection of male nudes which he self-published in 1972.
He is a former professional figure skater and the founder and curator of The IceStage Archive, the preeminent private collection of rare and important ephemera and memorabilia documenting the colorful worldwide history of theatrical skating. He is also an avid collector of Asian art and antiquities with a particular love of the cultures of Thailand and Japan.
He is eager to extend his heartfelt thanks to all who have given so generously of their time, talent, imagination, guidance, and encouragement to make his long-held dream of this book a reality.