Portrait Session

32 EpisodesProduced by Men In This Town

Men In This Town presents 'Portrait Session' — a podcast that takes a closer look at who the men on the street are and their particular approach to the many facets of life.

32 Episodes | 2014 - 2018

S5 E12: Amy Tong

October 14th, 2018

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 …

S5 E11: Damien Woolnough

September 30th, 2018

This week I connected with Damien Woolnough, an Australian fashion journalist originally from Melbourne who has called Sydney home for the past …

S5 E10: Ali Asghar Shah

September 15th, 2018

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 …

S5 E9: Stephen Grace

September 2nd, 2018

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 …

S5 E8: Timothy Nicol-Ford

August 19th, 2018

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 …

S5 E7: Leo Greenfield

August 4th, 2018

In this episode, I connected with Leo Greenfield — an artist whose work has brought him around the world, having collaborated with brands including …

Off The Cuff with Ali: Imagination

July 21st, 2018

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 …

S5 E6: Albert Tse

July 8th, 2018

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 …

S5 E5: Jimmy Niggles

June 23rd, 2018

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 …

S5 E4: Kevin Hunter

June 9th, 2018

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 …

S5 E3: Cesar Cueva & Daniel Narvaez

May 26th, 2018

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 …

S5 E2: Dan Brophy

May 13th, 2018

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 …

S5 E1: Carlo van den Broeck

April 26th, 2018

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 …

Off The Cuff with Ali: A Class in Classics

July 9th, 2017

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 …

S4 E5: Jé Hooper

May 8th, 2017

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 …

S4 E4: Richard Aloisio

March 12th, 2017

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 …

S4 E3: Johnny Li

January 28th, 2017

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 …

S4 E2: Peter Leto

December 4th, 2016

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 …

S4 E1: Ben Juzwin

November 20th, 2016

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. …

S3 E5: MITT Studio Talks: Celebrating MITT Issue 5

October 13th, 2016

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 …

S3 E4: MITT Studio Talks: Collaborations

August 15th, 2016

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 …

S3 E3: MITT Studio Talks: Custom Made

July 4th, 2016

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

June 1st, 2016

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 …

S3 E1: MITT Studio Talks: Celebrating MITT Issue 4

April 15th, 2016

Giuseppe Santamaria talks with Sydney based creatives Leonard Mattis, Eric Ng and Pablo Chappelli in our second MITT Studio Talks.

S2 E3: Leonard Mattis

December 1st, 2015

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 …

S2 E2: Patrick Blue

November 10th, 2015

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 …

S2 E1: Theo Ēnglish

October 11th, 2015

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 …

S1 E5: Rainer Andreesen

September 22nd, 2014

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 …

S1 E4: Geoff Cresswell

September 15th, 2014

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

September 7th, 2014

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 …

S1 E2: Dion Horstmans

August 31st, 2014

This week, Dion Horstmans; a talented sculptor whose rugged exterior is the result of making beautiful things for a …

S1 E1: Billy Wood

August 24th, 2014

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 …
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