Michael Alago deserves some credit. He turned an interest in photography into a passion and with the likes of his “Rough Gods,” used that passion to pack an Atlanta gallery on Friday. Or it could have been the ginger hunk dressed only in football pants.

Alago was in Atlanta for a show of his photography that makes up the book “Rough Gods.” A packed crowd at i.d. Lab in West Midtown showed their appreciation. Joining Alago were two of the book’s subjects, Seth Fornea (top photo) and Tim Adonis, as well as DJ Chris Griswold, who cranked out the music.