Amerigo Valenti stuns in a new story for Les Hommes Publics. For the occasion, Amerigo reunites with photographer Andrea Giannini after a stylish shoot for Gentleman Italia. Groomed to perfection by Lollo Milano, Amerigo brings to mind a Greek sculpture as he stars in “Leaves of Grass.”
Giannini’s Les Hommes Publics outing references Walt Whitman’s poetry collection by the same name. The American poet published the first edition on July 4, 1855. Whitman spent his life refining and adding to the body of work.
“Leaves of Grass” represents a celebration of self, individuality, and personality while extending it to one’s state. Giannini explores this idea in relationship to masculine beauty. As Whitman penned in the opening poem of “Song of Myself,” “I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”