Portrait Session

Portrait Session

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Men In This Town presents ‘Portrait Session’ — a …
S5 E12: Amy Tong
Oct 13 • 23 min
In the final episode of this season, I connected with a friend of Men In This Town, Amy Tong. As a regular writer in MITT magazine since issue 5, Amy has been bringing the stories of men from Australia and around the world to life with her wonderful…
S5 E11: Damien Woolnough
Sep 30 • 31 min
This week I connected with Damien Woolnough, an Australian fashion journalist originally from Melbourne who has called Sydney home for the past several years. With a career that includes helping launch Vogue.com.au and Elle magazine in the Australian…
S5 E10: Ali Asghar Shah
Sep 15 • 52 min
This week I connected with Ali Asghar Shah, a name you might be familiar with if you’ve read the last 4 issues of MITT magazine or attended one our talks featuring the fashion enthusiast. When I first met Ali a few years ago, his love and deep knowledge…
S5 E9: Stephen Grace
Sep 2 • 43 min
This week I connected with Stephen Grace — a graphic designer hailing from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. After a move to Adelaide for a change of pace from the sleepy town he grew up in, Stephen eventually found himself in Sydney. Starting fresh…
S5 E8: Timothy Nicol-Ford
Aug 18 • 47 min
This week I connected with Timothy Nicol-Ford, the Fashion Programme Manager at the Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas in Sydney and one half of demi-couture ethical fashion label Nicol & Ford. It was only a few months ago when a friend of mine shared…
S5 E7: Leo Greenfield
Aug 4 • 39 min
In this episode, I connected with Leo Greenfield — an artist whose work has brought him around the world, having collaborated with brands including Vogue and Gucci. His street style illustrations originally caught my attention on Instagram — his way of…
Off The Cuff with Ali: Imagination
Jul 21 • 38 min
This week, we’re taking a mid-season break from the ‘Portrait Session’ podcast and instead presenting you with a bonus episode of ‘Off the Cuff with Ali’. The event took place a couple weeks ago as part of the ‘Reigning Men’ exhibition at the Museum of…
S5 E6: Albert Tse
Jul 8 • 24 min
In this episode, I connected with Albert Tse — an adventurer and treasure hunter at heart, Albert was looking for an outlet to create something with his hands, which eventually led him to study the art of jewellery making in Florence, Italy. With a unique…
S5 E5: Jimmy Niggles
Jun 23 • 35 min
In this episode, I connected with Jimmy Niggles — the founder of Beard Season, an organisation that aims to raise awareness about skin cancer and specifically, melanoma. The idea behind it is to encourage men to grow a beard for three months over winter,…
S5 E4: Kevin Hunter
Jun 9 • 31 min
In this episode, I connected with Kevin Hunter — a New York expat currently calling Sydney home. His love and appreciation for fashion has led him into a world of creating beautiful images as a stylist, inspired by the magazines he use to flip through as…
S5 E3: Cesar Cueva & Daniel Narvaez
May 26 • 49 min
In this episode, I connected with Cesar Cueva and Daniel Narvaez — two life long friends with a common urge to make things. Their shared creative drive has kept them in each other’s faces for over a decade, whether they’ve liked it or not. Now with their…
S5 E2: Dan Brophy
May 12 • 44 min
In this episode, I connected with Dan Brophy — a film maker and content creator based here in Sydney. We met while working on a project together and hit it off right away. His positive lens on life and how he makes it work for him is a breathe of fresh…
S5 E1: Carlo van den Broeck
Apr 26 • 35 min
This week, I connected with Carlo van den Broeck — a leather maker who recently setup shop in the same building as my studio. His laid back yet classic Italian style caught my eye when he moved into the building a couple months ago and the fact that he…
Off The Cuff with Ali: A Class in Classics
Jul 8, 2017 • 61 min
This podcast is the first in a new series called Off The Cuff with Ali, based off of Ali Asghar Shah’s new column in MITT magazine. A month after a new issue is released, we will host a book club of sorts at the Men In This Town HQ at Fine Fellow, where…
S4 E5: Jé Hooper
May 8, 2017 • 17 min
Today’s portrait session happened by chance after meeting Jé Hooper here at Fine Fellow. Him and his friends were visiting from New York City for few days and popped in to browse around the shop. His personal style caught my eye right away but it was…
S4 E4: Richard Aloisio
Mar 12, 2017 • 49 min
This portrait session coincides with launch of MITT magazine issue 6, which features a former art director of The New York Times, Richard Aloisio, as we celebrate his wonderful Instagram selfies in the illustrated form. You can pick-up a copy at…
S4 E3: Johnny Li
Jan 28, 2017 • 16 min
This week’s Portrait Session was with Johnny Li, founder of the Sydney based accessories line Dappertude. When it comes to hashtags, Johnny is the embodiment of the #menswear movement here in Australia. Although his personal style isn’t just for show,…
S4 E2: Peter Leto
Dec 4, 2016 • 26 min
I have a new portrait session for you this week and probably the last for the year. I first met American expat Peter Leto a couple months ago. He had just moved to Australia, hailing from Florida, and made a visit to The MITT Mrkt. pop-up for our MITT…
S4 E1: Ben Juzwin
Nov 20, 2016 • 11 min
In this week’s Portrait Session, I photographed Ben Juzwin, the man behind Excursion Co.; an outdoor lifestyle brand whose first product, “The Ultimate Picnic Backpack” was launched via Kickstarter a couple weeks ago. In our session at his co-working…
S3 E5: MITT Studio Talks: Celebrating MITT Issue 5
Oct 12, 2016 • 28 min
We launched the 5th issue of MITT magazine a couple weeks ago and to celebrate, we held a MITT Studio Talks at The MITT Mrkt. pop-up over some cocktails and bagels. We talked to the bagel man himself, Dave Young, one half of Smoking Gun Bagels, who are…
S3 E4: MITT Studio Talks: Collaborations
Aug 15, 2016 • 38 min
This month’s MITT Studio Talks focused on the art of collaboration. Clara Ho from Burton Metal Depository and I shared our story along with Tom Fereday and Leighton Clarke of Mister Wolf.
S3 E3: MITT Studio Talks: Custom Made
Jul 3, 2016 • 57 min
We celebrate the opening of The MITT Mrkt. Pop-Up by talking to some of our designers about custom made goods and what the future of it looks like.
S3 E2: Steve Barkla
Jun 1, 2016 • 31 min
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Victoria native Steve Barkla in Sydney a few weeks ago at the new Oscar Hunt Tailors post in the CBD. We of course discussed all things fashion and tailoring amongst finding your place in life.
S3 E1: MITT Studio Talks: Celebrating MITT Issue 4
Apr 15, 2016 • 23 min
Giuseppe Santamaria talks with Sydney based creatives Leonard Mattis, Eric Ng and Pablo Chappelli in our second MITT Studio Talks.
S2 E3: Leonard Mattis
Dec 1, 2015 • 6 min
I was introduced to Leonard through a friend a couple months ago just as I was about to give a talk about photography and my journey through the blogging world. We bonded over being expats and I was immediately taken by his own story of setting up shop in…
S2 E2: Patrick Blue
Nov 10, 2015 • 7 min
On the eve of my Sydney book launch for Women In This Town at Jac+ Jack, I’m happy to share with you my recent Portrait Session with the creative director and menswear designer himself, Patrick Blue. It was a true pleasure to talk to one of the brains…
S2 E1: Theo Ēnglish
Oct 11, 2015 • 7 min
A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine recommended I check out a new menswear shop called Belancé. On my visit, I was lucky enough to meet one half of the brains behind the operation, Theo Ēnglish, and of course we got talking shop.…
S1 E5: Rainer Andreesen
Sep 22, 2014 • 7 min
I was invited into the home of artist and model Rainer Andreesen and talked about his humble beginnings as an artist in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, modelling in Milan for Giorgio Armani and much more. http://www.meninthistown.com/post/98176852260
S1 E4: Geoff Cresswell
Sep 15, 2014 • 9 min
This week, the fascinating life of Geoff Cresswell, a hairdresser originally from the U.K. who brought the mod movement to the eastern shores of Australia. http://www.meninthistown.com/post/97596804455
S1 E3: Idris Balogun
Sep 7, 2014 • 8 min
This week, I’m excited to have finally met that man on the cover of the Men In This Town book. I was always a bit hesitant about putting somebody on the cover but I felt that the photo of Idris really epitomized what the state of menswear is like at this…
S1 E2: Dion Horstmans
Aug 31, 2014 • 4 min
This week, Dion Horstmans; a talented sculptor whose rugged exterior is the result of making beautiful things for a living. http://www.meninthistown.com/post/96299539700
S1 E1: Billy Wood
Aug 24, 2014 • 3 min
In a new series of profiles, I’m focusing on capturing the man on the street in a single portrait and a conversation. First up, Billy Wood, who I originally captured at the Paddington Markets last year and appeared on page 127 of the Men In This Town…