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Men in This Town

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I met Giuseppe Santamaria, a men’s street style photographer, back in 2011 covering NYFW together. Since I’ve watched Giuseppe’s career and photography really grow into something very special in the men’s style realm. So special, in fact, that a book of his photographs was published this September called “Men in This Town“.  Giuseppe’s approach to photography, men’s fashion, and street style is quite romantic and not at all trendy or concerned with the “who’s who”. He really shoots from his heart. We sat down at our studio last week to catch up and ask him all about his first book~

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Above, a portrait of the photographer photographed on 4×5 black & white film

How did Men in this Town begin?

It started with a tweet. I had photographed my friend’s cookbook cover, and then I started following his publisher on Twitter. One day he said, “Done for 2013 books. Onto next year. Any ideas?” I jokingly tweeted back, “How about a Men in This Town book?” And a year later, it came out.

When did you first start photographing?

By trade I’m a graphic designer. I’ve been working with photos and amazing photographers my entire career. That’s where my eye was trained – not conventionally at all.

How did you learn photography?

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A New Class of Designers

CFDA Incubator // Behind the photo shoot from Ann Street Studio on Vimeo.

As you know, we love working with the CFDA. They work to support up-and-coming designers with the CFDA Incubator program, and this latest class of incredible designers happened to include two we’ve worked with before – the lovely Misha Nonoo and Katie Ermilio (Katie even designed my wedding dress!). So when we were asked to take the official portraits of the 2014 class of designers, we couldn’t wait. We created an entire portrait set up in our studio and the designers came in and out throughout the day (which you can see in the time lapse video above!).

It was so wonderful to meet all of you, CFDA Incubator class of 2014! Now tell us…

“What is fashion to you?”

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Misha Nonoo, NONOO

“Fashion is transformative.”

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Dana Arbib, Farah Mailk, Jesse Meighan, A PEACE TREATY

“Fashion is a universal language of self-expression.”

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Lucio Castro, LUCIO CASTRO

“Fashion is clothes plus feelings.” Continue reading…

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Danielle & Laura Kosann

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Sisters. Businesswomen. Entrepreneurs. Manhattanites. The Kosann sisters are everything I love about young, smart women today. They can walk into a room, or in our case, our studio, and fill the air with conversations about their newly launched site, their inspiring mother, their favorite designers to wear and chef’s tables to dine at. We chatted endlessly about The New Potato, an online foodie destination the sisters launched this past May where they interview chefs, restaurateurs, celebrities, models, editors, personalities, you name it about something we all have in common – FOOD. Good food. All kinds of food.  My favorite feature of the site is the cityguide… curated by the people who know where to go. I think this is amazing and so useful!

They were on this day our muses.

Working with LoveGold we pulled amazing gold jewelry collections from designers like H Stern, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Temple St. Clair and even their own mother, Monica Rich Kosann with her nostalgic jewelry designsHere is an intimate look at sisters carving a life into the new potato in black, white & GOLD.

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above and cover image: Danielle (left) wears LOLA hat, Donna Karan suit, Camilla Dietz Bergeron necklace, Slane ring; Laura wears Prabal Gurung dress, Temple St. Clair ring (index finger), H Stern Ring (middle finger), Camilla Dietz Bergeron earrings, Camilla Dietz Bergeron brooch

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above: Laura wears Donna Karan blazer, Zac Posen skirt, Camilla Dietz Bergeron choker, Monica Rich Kosann necklaces

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The Lucky Ones

Shot at Ann Street Studio on February 28, 2013 on Hasselblad 500C TMax 100, Tri-X 400 and Rollei 25

The first time I met John Jannuzzi was right before he took his current editorial job at Lucky Magazine; we shared a cab to the showrooms of Oscar de la Renta during NYFW and for the entirety of the drive he had me giggling with his snarky, sharp, cynical humor. It was love. John is one of those guys I wouldn’t mind running into no matter what mood I’m in, because I know he’ll be in a mood too and at least we can have a laugh about it.

Just follow his Twitter to see what I mean…

The editor on style:

“All I can tell you about fashion and style is this:

buy and wear what makes you happy.”

Above: Jacket by John Varvatos [similar], sweater by Acne

Above and below: knit cap by Jack Spade [similar], sweater by Acne, glasses by Warby Parker

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