In a series produced exclusively for OUT.com, The Underwear Expert explores New York City through Daniel Garofali’s eyes. In this multi-media journey, visual artist Blake Martin helps us capture Daniel Garofali’s new home, and the reasons he loves it. He takes us to the Lower East Side for some skateboarding, to Chinatown for shopping and tofu shenanigans (you’ll have to look through the photos and video to see what we mean), and to Chelsea Pier for some Garofali R&R. The model opens up to us as well about why he sees New York as a “she,” his passions, and why he has such a fondness for his trusty skateboard. He even opens up about the perception people have of modeling for a career: “Modeling: it’s not as glamorous; it’s definitely not what you think it’s like. Whatever that means,” he said.
Garofali has been seen in a number of high-profile events and campaigns this year including the recent S/S13 2(X)IST fashion show, the C-IN2 Grip and Yoga campaigns, and a number of other outstanding shoots including a series by photographer Charles Quiles titled “The Beatiful Ones” for LASH Magazine. He’s more than just a model, however. He pens for DNA and The Huffington Post and has a number of other projects, too–one of which is designing and making t-shirts for his fans.
Speaking of fans, the Australian-born model, who’s been dubbed the first-ever “social media supermodel,” is exceptionally in tune with both his brand and his fans. He regularly updates his Instagram and Facebook accounts, and seems to have a legion that follows his every move.
Check out these fantastic photos of Mr. Garofali’s New York, and then, after the jump, get up close and personal with the model in a 5-part video series produced by The Underwear Expert and Blake Martin Creative. For the full OUT interview, visit OUT.com.
In this dramatic and visually captivating video series produced for The Underwear Expert by visual artist Blake Martin, we get to see Daniel like never before.
Daniel Garofali lets it all hang out.
Daniel, a veteran vegan, gets intimate with tofu.
Just Daniel and his skateboard.
Mr. Garofali at the Christopher Street Pier, one of his favorite places in the city.
Photographer & Videographer: Blake Martin
Assistant: Christopher Farber
Sound Design: Benjamin Jacobs
Grooming: Boswell Scot, Fox & Boy Salon
Producer: Danny Schmittler, Sr. Editor, The Underwear Expert
Wardrobe: JF & Son, Ale et Lange, aussieBum, C-in2, Calvin Klein Underwear
Daniel Garofali is an international model. You’ve seen him in numerous campaigns for brands and magazines including C-in2, Marcuse and LASH. He pens for Huffington Post and DNA magazine and has a 2013-2014 calendar available here now as well as self screen-printed t-shirts.