“Extraordinary People who wear FIORENTINI+BAKER”
Continuing its collaboration with legendary photographer and friend Janette Beckman, cult boot label Fiorentini+Baker launches a campaign “Extraordinary People” featuring the interesting and talented people who wear Fiorentini+Baker. The majestic NYC is the backdrop for this first series, with Fiorentini+Baker’s other hangouts of Los Angeles, London and Bologna projected for the future. The images will be presented at Pitti Uomo in January, and feature New York creatives, artists, musicians, Dj’s models, muses and experts.
“The thinking behind this project is to show Fiorentini+Baker boots worn by artists, musicians and creatives in their own style and everyday lives, explains Beckman. “It is exciting to work with designer Deborah Baker, her vision is unique, I am huge fan of her footwear.”
“Honoured that these talented, interesting and frankly beautiful extraordinary people wear our boots so well.”
Explains Deborah Baker, designer and founder of Fiorentini+Baker. “It supports my idea that our boots should be quality, useful,
characterful, with a timeless nonchalance but lend themselves to individuality.”
“Extraordinary People who wear Fiorentini+Baker” by Janette Beckman will be presented at Pitti Uomo stand 16d from 9th to 12th of January 2018
Padiglione Medici Touch, Fortezza da Basso, Florence.
For press information please contact:
Cassie Young firstname.lastname@example.org (UK)
Cristina Guidetti email@example.com (USA)
Francesca Masci firstname.lastname@example.org (Italy)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
JANETTE BECKMAN - Photographer
Is a British-born photographer who now lives and works in New York. Having cut her teeth on the UK punk scene working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers.
In 1983 she moved to New York City and set about documenting the underground hip-hop scene, photographing pioneers such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt’n’Pepa and Grandmaster Flash.
Her work has been shown in galleries worldwide and is in the permanent
collections of the Smithsonian Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.Beckman continues to chronicle the great sub-cultures of our generation as well as working on shoots for fashion brands such as Levis, and Dior.
Lead singer and guitar player with the Tangiers Blues Band, as well as a highly acclaimed solo performer,
American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor known for
creating and starring in the musical/bluesical/blopera/one-man show “B.U.M.S.” He has had a plethora of jobs ranging from dishwasher to celebrity dog-walker! He is now retired, although from what nobody is sure, King spends his time doing ‘whatever the fuck he darn-well feels like.’
East Village - NYC April 2017
Style: Twain- Tod
Female DJ sensation Misbehaviour was born in London and has always been into music, starting her own record
collection at 9 years old. By 1989 she was Djing in London, falling
head-over-heals in love with the ground-breaking musical
phenomena known as Hip Hop she became a passionate
supporter of this genre. She moved to New York in 1999 to
experience life in the city where Hip Hop originated and evolved and securing herself a reputation as a fine Hip Hop DJ. She loves that you can be walking around in New York and come across vinyl in the street you never know what gems you can find!
Brooklyn - NYC April 2017
Style: Laverne -Lolli
Nichole Washington is an award winning, mixed media
visual artist and designer living in Brooklyn NYC. A
graduate from School of Visual Arts where she earned a
masters degree in digital photography. Nichole’s work is
included in the group show “Bent but Unbroken” at Charles
Wright Museum of African American History. Her work was
recently shown at the “She Inspires” exhibit in Soho, Manhattan. Her work has also been shown at the 2016 Photoville festival in Brooklyn, NY. This included being
featured on an emergi-cube and as part of Refinery 29’s “29 Women We Admire” exhibit.
East Village - NYC April 2017
Style: Eternity -7040
A Hip Hop and future bass producer, scratch DJ and remixer
Nick “81Neutronz” Low-Beer is best known for his
Electronica, Ambient and Hip Hop music. As a composer, Nick is credited for his contribution to the track which became
“Cinderella Man” on Eminem’s Grammy Award winning album
“Recovery”. Nick has also worked with genius British electronic
musician LX Paterson and completed various projects for film and television for Broadway’s Legend Sergio Trujillo, choreographer behind Jersey Boys, Memphis, and Leap Of Faith.
East Village –NYC April 2017
Style: Eternity -713
Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown
graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel
Basquiat and Keith Haring. As the Creative Director of Def Jam
Recordings he created visual identities, album covers, logos, and
campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy,
Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. Cey’s art work explores the
relationship between transformation and discovery. His practice
involves dismantling various imagery and paper elements to build
multiple layers of color, texture, shadow, and light. Cey draws
inspiration from 60’s pop art, sign painting, comic books, and popular
culture. His work focuses on themes including pop culture, race
and gender relations, cultural and community issues.
Greenwhich Village - NYC April 2017
Director of Events for a Sports Media company called Overtime,
travelling the country creating content around the top US basketball players. He also hosts his own show called The Overtime Challenge,
putting the top basketball players in the country to the test. This also
enabled him to start up his own brand called “N?” (meaning Next Question),
building a network full of influencial people making a difference in their community. Born and raised in NYC, the 25 year old Dominican has
vivid memories of watching his parents go to work everyday and this
installed in him the need to be successful, striving to be as productive
as he can and living by the words - Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.
Brooklyn - NYC April 2017
Style: Eternity Eta
A modern day jazz singer for the hip-hop generation. Born in Minneapolis, he was influenced by legendary artists such as John Coltrane, Billie Holiday and Marvin Gaye. His particular style of jazz combined with different
contemporary musical genres gives an amazingly unique sound. Having
recorded seven studio albums to date, Josè James has attained
worldwde recognition for his work as a pioneering artist.
East Village - NYC October 2017
Style: Eternity 752
ALESSANDRO DEL PERO
Alessandro Del Pero (1979 , Bolzano , Italy). Figurative painter.
Del Pero is an artist in the most traditional way, and while his work is unique and unprecedented, its foundations are deeply rooted in the achievements of the Great Masters.
His work has been subject of solo exhibitions in Europe and the Americas. Alessandro graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence in 2015.
He currently lives and works in Harlem, NYC.
East Harlem - NYC November 2017
Style: Eternity -745
An American actor and singer who has enjoyed a
varied career in film and music, best known for his role in the 1993 film “Cool Runnings”the star who is usually credited as simply Leon, has also appeared in the hit TV series OZ. His passion for music landed him a starring role in Madonna’s highly controversial ‘Like A Prayer’ video. Leon claims that he draws his
inspiration from his best friends Frank and Zak and wouldn’t be where he is today without their friendship.
Joyce Theater- Chelsea- NYC November 2017
Style: Eternity -Elme
Orsola, a native of Venezia - Italy, lives and works in New York City. An experienced model with a history in the retail
industry, Orsola is an expert in event planning and the
development of language and instructional programs in
italian art, culture and grammar. She has an MBA in Art Restoration from the Accademia Restauro of Padova.
Upper East Side - NYC November 2017
Francesca, born in Milano and raised in Bologna, Italy, she moved to
Paris at the age of 18 to follow her dream to study French Modern
Literature and Journalism at La Sorbonne University. After her studies in
France, she worked for the Paris office of Vogue Italia as
fashion correspondent and then after for VOGUE USA as european
associate. In 2015 she moved to NYC and joined the HQ of VOGUE as
market editor for the magazine. From the very first instant, she fell
in love with NYC, the cultural diversity and ethnic acceptance of the city,
the light and the energy of Downtown Manhattan. She happily lives in
Tribeca and works in the Freedom Tower.
Soho - NYC November 2017
Style: Ester Exil