BEARDS of NEW YORK eBook
BEARDS of NEW YORK eBook
This is the eBook version of Beards Of New York. If you prefer the printed version, you can order the collector's edition on Amazon or contact Greg for a signed copy.
BEARDS OF NEW YORK - THE BOOK was featured in the press in +30 countries. In 1 year of work, +1000 people involved and +300 photo shoots, Greg created a rich and faceted collection. Greg captures the individuality, the fashion, and the sexiness of the modern beard...
Beards of New York captures the individuality, the fashion, and the sexiness of the contemporary beard. The collection showcases the beard’s many shapes and styles worn by a diverse mix of everyday New Yorkers from Wall Street traders to East Village barmen, to Broadway actors and Upper East Side doctors.
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 captures the diversity of looks of everyday New Yorkers. The book 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.
The book is inspired by both the history and the fashion of today’s beards. The male beard has had its rise and fall in Western culture. From the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to our modern era, the beard has often been about much more than facial hair, standing as a paradoxical symbol of class privilege or servitude, religious devotion or blasphemy, political revolutionary or social conservative. While much of the 20th century has favored the clean shaven man (thanks in part to the invention of disposal razors and electric shavers), th e recent rise of the bearded lumbersexual in contrast to the well shaved metrosexual style reflects the ebb and flow of our love/hate relationship with men’s whiskers.
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...