London: Antonio Banderas is now trying to make his mark as a professional photographer - the Spanish actor recently unveiled a collection of his photos in New York.
Banderas, 49, has been snapping pics for years, but he decided to go public with his photos only after the suggestion was made during discussions for the promotion of his new men``s fragrance, The Secret.
Bosses at perfume house PUIG convinced Banderas to go public with his photos, which show varying aspects of Spanish culture and emphasise women``s powers of seduction.
And finally Banderas launched the Secrets on Black collection at Instituto Cervantes in Manhattan earlier this week, reports the Daily Express.
The proceeds from the sale of the snaps, which are currently up for grabs, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a cause Banderas has been championing for the last five years.
The travelling Secrets on Black exhibition will be displayed in galleries across the globe throughout 2010.