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Damiani : Sam Marie-Saint : Sodapop


Sam Marie-Saint debuts Sodapop, a monograph of raw and cinematic images inspired by French New Wave and classic Italian cinema, James Dean and 50s Americana, defining a contemporary fringe culture shot primarily in Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.

A homage to his youth, Sodapop documents the grit and glamour of New York City’s restless dreamers, iconoclasts, rebels, punks, and romantics adorned with fishnets and lipstick-stained cigarettes. Marie-Saint captures breathtaking moments of stillness and solitude amidst the city’s bustling streets, scenic rooftops, and seedy hotel rooms, shot guerilla style in predominantly two months with his signature candor and vivid contrast.


About Sam Marie-Saint

Sam Marie-Saint’s career in fashion photography began while studying directing and cinematography at UCLA. His first inspirations were bebop jazz, punk music, French New Wave and classic Italian cinema, particularly the films of Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Federico Fellini, and Michelangelo Antonioni. Originally a landscape and street photographer, Marie-Saint turned to fashion and portraiture shortly after finishing his education, combining the elements of fashion, street, and landscape photography into a cinematic narrative that is present in all of his work today. After an experimental phase, he moved to Paris to develop his look and portfolio before eventually moving to New York City, where he now lives and works.


Published by Damiani and priced at $60.00, Sodapop will release on November 17th at select retailers worldwide: Whitney Museum of American Art, Moderna Museet, The Strand, Rizzoli, McNally Jackson, Dashwood, Book Soup, Waterstones, Kinokuniya, Kyobo, Barnes & Noble, and more.


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