Beards of New York – What makes hundreds of bearded men of different races, religions, ages and orien- tations get naked for the camera? They all applied to be part of photographer Greg Salvatori’s latest photo book, Beards of New York.
With more than a 300 photo shoots done over a year, Beards of New York captures the confident sexiness and stylish diversity of the modern beard through the faces of everyday New Yorkers.
The book, available on Amazon and on GregSalvatori.com, shows the individual- ity and the fashion sensibility of modern men, from Wall Street traders to East Village bartenders to Broadway actors and Upper East Side doctors. It’s a playful study of masculinity mixing courage, beauty, and confidence in a stunning col- lection of flirtatiously delicious men.
“If you want to call yourself New York tough, you can’t be afraid of pink” says Greg “Something as simple as a pink background is already enough to push the boundaries of masculinity for most men. Some of them loved it, some of them hated it, some walked away. Those who didn’t run from the challenge are my heroes”
Greg Salvatori transforms each man into a sexy and playful study of modern masculinity. With these stunning portraits of men, radiant against the candy pink background and hints of glitter, Greg Salvatori taps into the lumbersexual aesthetic while asking how the beard makes the man.
Beards of New York feeds on the city’s high energy, stylishness, and sex appeal. The men come from a range of professions, and reflect both age and racial diversity. Many of the men have never been in front of a professional photographer before.
Greg Salvatori presents the contemporary beard with a glamour and radiant beauty that makes each man an icon of our era. Whether the man has a long and unruly beard of a fisherman, or a more sophisticated stubble of a designer, the collection illuminates the individual tastes of facial hair, showing how not every New York beard is created equal. And this is the point.
Greg Salvatori is an award winning photographer based in New York. He has worked in photography and the fashion industry in London, Paris and Florence and composed many portrait series focused on masculinity, femininity and their influence on our identity.
Greg Salvatori is an award winning New York photographer, artist and author based in Upper West Side, New York. His latest photo book, BEARDS OF NEW YORK, was featured in magazines and publications in more than 30 countries.
He splits his time between his artistic photography projects and shoots for clients. He has worked in photography and the fashion industry in London, Paris, and Florence. He has had wonderful opportunities to work with brilliant photographers and world famous designers from the beginning of his career. With passion and obsessive attention to detail, he learned as much as he could and started his own photography studio in 2007.
Greg is available for your photo shoots, contact him now