Portrait Session

33 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.

33 Episodes | 2014 - 2019

S6 E1: Chris Low (Shop Owner)

April 13th, 2019


In this episode, I’m chatting with Chris Low, the founder of Big Trouble Store, an independent shop in the Sydney dedicated to selling quality made menswear from Japan and the United States. We discuss the realities of …

S5 E12: Amy Tong (MITT Contributor)

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 (Fashion Journalist)

September 30th, 2018


In this episode, I connected with Damien Woolnough, an Australian fashion journalist originally from Melbourne who has called Sydney home for the …

S5 E10: Ali Asghar Shah (MITT Contributor)

September 15th, 2018


In this episode, 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 …

S5 E9: Stephen Grace (Graphic Designer)

September 2nd, 2018


In this episode, 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 …

S5 E8: Timothy Nicol-Ford (Fashion Designer)

August 19th, 2018


In this episode, I connected with Timothy Nicol-Ford, the Fashion Programme Manager at the Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas in Sydney and one …

S5 E7: Leo Greenfield (Illustrator)

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 (Jewellery Maker)

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 (Charity Founder)

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 (Stylist)

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 (Jeweller & Tailor)

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 (Filmmaker)

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 (Leather Maker)

April 26th, 2018


In this episode, 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.


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 living.

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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