"The extraordinary people who wear Fiorentini+Baker"
A photographic project by Janette Beckman
Cult boot brand Fiorentini+Baker has commissioned legendary photographer and friend of the brand Janette Beckman to capture some of the interesting and talented people who wear Fiorentini + Baker boots - including artists, musicians, scientists and writers. Kicking off in New York and featuring portraits of female DJ sensation Misbehaviour and legendary blues artist King, who are in good company with fellow creatives such as artist Cey Adamas, designer Nichole Washington, Hip Hop producer Nick Neuronz and finally influencer and sports events director Laurence Marsach. This project will be ongoing and evolving with different cities providing the creative backdrop for these free-thinking individuals. The images will be used to portray the Fiorentini + Baker ethos as a quality brand which supports and encourages individuality and creativity.
'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.’
The exhibition was launched at the brand’s Paris showroom during Paris Fashion week and will continue to evolve with new artists and locations added throughout the coming seasons. Saturday 30th September - Tuesday 3rd October at
For further information and high resolution images please contact Cassie Young on email@example.com www.fiorentini-baker.com
About the artists
Lead singer and guitar player with the Tangiers Blurs 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.'
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.
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.’
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.
A Hip Hop and future bass producer, scratch DJ and remixer living Brooklyn New York, 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 Legend Sergio Trujillo, choreographer behind Jersey Boys, Memphis, and Leap Of Faith.
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 top basketball players in the country to the test. Tis also enabled him to start up his own brand called N? meaning (NEXT QUESTION) building a network full of influencers of people making a difference in their community. Born and raised in NYC, the 25 year old Dominican and Puerto descent has vivid memories of watching his parents go to work everyday - 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.“