This Monday we interviewed Giuseppe Santamaria, one of the newest additions to Tidal's newest channel, the Detail's Style Network. Giuseppe is a graphic designer and photographer whose online street style journal, Men in This Town earned an entire column in the Australian Sun-Herald. Although originally from Toronto, Giuseppe now lives in Sydney but he's traveled the world designing for different publications and currently serves as the deputy art director at Sunday Life Magazine.
Men in This Town documents the stylish men of Australia and elsewhere, with bright candid photographs of beautiful people in action.
What about an outfit you see on the street inspires you to blog about it?
I'm looking for somebody who stands out from the crowed but notnecessarilyin a loud way. They need to look confident in what they're wearing and saying something about the person they are.
From your experience, which parts of the world or Australia do you think have the most fashionable people?
I've photographed street style in both Sydney and Melbourne. They both have their own take on style, where Sydney is a bit more beach and glamour and Melbourne is a little bit more urban and edgy.
How is capturing the styles of other people different from taking pictures of your own outfits?
My style isn't all that interesting. I'm more interested in how others want to present themselves to the world.
What kind of camera or lens do you use to take pictures of people moving without a blur?
I use a Nikon D7000 with a 50mm 1.4 lens. I'm self taught and keep learning more whenever I use my camera...which is pretty much every day.
What do you think it was about your blog that caught the attention of the Sun-Herald?
What I think the Sun-Herald liked about my photos was that they're a bit more natural then the other street style photos/blogs out there now. They're more about being a fly on the wall and getting aglimpseof what is going on around town at the moment.
What are yourexpectations for participating in the Details Style Network?
It's great to be included contributing under the Details brand and to be amongst other amazing bloggers. I'm excited to be able to reach a new audience that may have not known about my work and give them an idea on what's going on on the other side of the world.
What do you hope your readers take away from "Men in This Town"?
I hope readers look at my blog and will gainconfidence to dress the way they really want to and not be afraid of what others might think.Whetherthey live in a small town or big city, dress to express themselves.