The Dandy Portraits: The Lives of Exquisite Gentlemen Today is a portrait project by Brooklyn-based photographer and film maker Rose Callahan.
I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman, a beautiful coffee table book of Rose's portraits of 57 extraordinary men with original text by Nathaniel Adams, available now from Gestalten Press.
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About the project:
The Dandy Portraits began in early 2008 as I started to meet gentlemen who had exceptional personal style. Their "extreme elegance" seemed to be the present day expression of The Dandy. Dandyism has been a passionately debated topic since it's beginning in late 18th century England and France. Today, the question, "What is a dandy?" has no simple answer, and I do not claim to have the last word. Rather, this is a very personal exploration of dandyism - in it's "infinite variety" - thru the gentlemen I have had the pleasure of meeting. With each new portrait comes more curiosity, and the realization that a true dandy is a rare thing indeed.