Author(s): Giuseppe Santamaria
Photographer, blogger, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria invites us on a journey across four continents to explore men's street style in eight inspiring cities - New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Florence and Paris. This striking photographic collection showcases unique men and their styles, from the classic silhouettes of Italian tailoring to the eccentric outfits of Manhattan and downtown Tokyo. Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.
Toronto-born, Sydney resident Giuseppe Santamaria has been photographing stylish men and women for many years, but most recently in his blogs 'Men in this Town' and 'Women in this Town'. These blogs, or more accurately, Giuseppe's understanding of street style, quickly garnered a dedicated following (at last count, Men in this Town on Tumblr has an incredible 530k+ following, and in addition, he has 20k+ instagram followers, 12k facebook, 45,000 unique users on Men In This Town blog). Guiseppe also self-publishes a quarterly Men in This Town magazine. He was previously deputy art director for Fairfax newspaper's Good Weekend magazine. He is also set to open the MITT Mrkt, in central Sydney in July 2016. The vision is for it to be retail destination for locally made men's fashion and lifestyle goods. It will also host studio talks, a monthly series of sessions ranging from fashion, lifestyle and careers. Giuseppe is guided in his work by what he describes as his realisation that there is more than one way to be a man - something he believes many young men grapple with. While his photography captures men across age demographics, he believes that when men are young they are experimenting with style. "But by 35, you think you have it and you want to share it with others." In many ways, that's what his books - and his blogs - allow them to do.