Greg Salvatori is an award winning photographer based in Hell's Kitchen, New York. He's the author of Beards of New York, the photo book featured in the national press in +30 countries. His portrait series and creative projects have been exhibited in contemporary art and photography exhibits in Europe and the US. He’s currently working on his new photo book.
Greg has worked in photography and the fashion industry in London, Paris, and Florence. He has had the wonderful opportunity to work with creative artists, brilliant photographers, world famous designers like Ferragamo, and leading companies like Google. His editorial portraits and headshots include artists, writers, journalists, authors, creators, business leaders, actors, dancers, athletes, everyday people and celebrities. His images have been published in national and international publications, magazines, books and newspapers around the world.
Greg is based in Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan. He shoots in New York City, travels often to Paris and London for client photo shoots, and is available for projects worldwide. He also mentors individual artists and photographers, helping them develop their portfolios, publications or exhibits. He curates art shows and exhibits and is always happy to foster and support beautiful and creative projects.
Greg behind-the-scenes story
Born on the border between France and Italy, Greg managed to escape an abusive childhood made unbearable by being raised a Jehovah’s Witness. Bullied at school, abused at home, living in poverty after his parents’ traumatic divorce, Greg started to work at a very early age. Through hard work and strong motivation he managed to leave the cult behind. He entered university and completed his studies early while working in restaurants and modeling in Milan. He started his professional career at Ferragamo’s headquarters in Florence, often traveling between Tuscany and London. He learned as much and as he could in this creative environment, and founded his own photo studio in London in 2009. Today New York is his home, a city he loves for its inspiration and energy. As a person who has survived a very bumpy start to life, Greg can’t help but be thankful for the success, the blessings, and the love he keeps receiving. Through his work with an endless diversity of clients, he is inspired by other people’s unique stories and is convinced that, while we might look different on the surface, we share a core that connects us deeply.