5 minutes with…



Today we take 5 minutes with Photographer and soon to be Author Giuseppe Santamaria

His first book with Hardie Grant is due out later this year, you may have also seen his blog Men in This Town and Woman in This Town


how would you describe the look of your home?

I would describe the look of my home as mid-century modern. It has a lot of influence from the 50’s and 60’s but kept fairly simple. Also like to have it feeling very homely so we have lots of books, pictures and personal things around the house that makes it our own.


whats your favourite thing in your home?

Favourite thing in our home would probably be the 6 foot vintage Dior poster.


what are you loving right now?

I recently started working from home so I’m loving home office stuff. Think I might be going overboard with stationery…


coffee tea or?

Orange juice is by guilty pleasure…

whats on your shopping list right now?

Books…I’ve surprisingly been on a bit of a reading binge lately. Odd for someone who hasn’t really been into reading books. Fiction seems to be my choice.

favourite thing to do on the weekend?

Favourite thing to do on the weekend is to hang out with my two main men, one of them being our boston terrier Baxter.

favourite day of the week?

Favourite day of the week would have to be Sunday…lounging around and good food throughout the day.

favourite place to shop?

Favourite place to shop would probably be Berkelouw books…I can get lost in the coffee table book section of any bookstore.

favourite place to eat?

Favourite place to eat would be my partner’s home cooking.

whats your signature dish?

Signature drink, anything sweet…

Favourite quote

“Be in love with your life. Every detail of it.”

what are you listening to?

Currently listening to Blood Orange and of course Beyonce.

what are you working on right now?

Finishing up my book, Men In This Town.

what/who are you inspired by?

I’m inspired by positive people who live the lives they want to live.

what makes you happy?

Hanging out with my partner Josh and our dog Baxter.