This week we're catching up with Giovanni Elao, a New York photographer whose recent work was part of our "Empire State" collection. Gio -- who goes by @insighting on Instagram -- is obsessed with the geometry of the city, and his shots are gorgeous constructions of light and space. Read about his favorite music, where he likes to shoot and -- of course -- his new Nikes.
LIVES IN / The Bronx
OCCUPATION / Athlete
ON THE CLOCK / Wake up, protein shake, and shoot.
YOUR ART WEEKEND / I usually like to start my day off in Chinatown and wander off around LES where I'm exposed to very chill and artsy vibes that draw my inspiration.
ALBUM / I would say a mixtape, Friday Night Lights, by J. Cole.
FILM / Blue Streak (Martin Lawrence in his prime)
ARTIST / J. Cole
BOOK / 48 Rules of Power
EATS / Shake Shack
LATEST PURCHASE / Air Max 0
GUILTY PLEASURE / Rare sneakers
GRADE IN ART CLASS / A-
36 HOURS / I would travel to Paris and London and explore explore everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Gherkin.
SUGARLIFT PICK / The NYC bokeh skyline I entitled "Cynosure."
Big thanks to Gio for taking the time to answer our questions. If you want to become a collector of his work, you can visit his artist page here. To stay up to date on Sugarlift news and always know what our favorite artists are up to, sign up for our #YourArtWeekend newsletter here!