Portrait Session — Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

JASON CHONGUE AND NATHAN SMITH

In this episode, I’m in Melbourne chatting with Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith, the duo behind The Plant Society. Longing to create a plant community based around their passion for design and plants, they saw a gap in the market; educating their generation about the simple skills and knowledge relating to gardening in small spaces. From local workshops, to their first Melbourne plant shop and now their Sydney outpost that includes a guesthouse perched above the intimate location — their growth shows no signs in slowing down — pun intended. 

JASON WEARS

Emporio Armani Vanisé Sweater with the collection’s motif, styled with his own garments.

NATHAN WEARS

Emporio Armani Pure Cotton Sweater with striped motif, styled with his own garments.

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Portrait Session — Olana Janfa

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Welcome to season six of Portrait Session, in partnership with Emporio Armani. This season, I’m doing things a little bit differently. Instead of shooting men in this town in my studio, I’ll be capturing them in their natural habitat — living la dolce vita, and finding out what living the sweet life actually means to them in this day and age.

OLANA JANFA

In this episode, I find myself in Melbourne, chatting with Olana Janfa, a man who only first picked up a paintbrush less than a year ago, and in doing so discovered a talent he never knew he had. Born in Ethiopia, and having come of age in Norway, Olana has experienced both the hardships and joys of life but it’s his focus on the latter that brings a smile to your face when you see one of his paintings.

OLANA WEARS

Emporio Armani Vanisé Punched Cotton Polo Shirt, styled with his own garments.

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