Watching New York

Street Style A to Z


With nearly two million followers on social media, the go-to street style authority-known as “The People’s Paparazzi”-Watching New York’s first book highlights the best in NYC street fashion


ISBN: 9781419769948 Category:

Johnny Cirillo


Watching New York is an A-Z visual exploration capturing the best street style New York City has to offer. Dubbed the “The People’s Paparazzi,” Johnny Cirillo has been making a name for himself with his candid shots of everyday people walking the streets of NYC-from Williamsburg to Soho-and capturing their creative, one-of-a-kind looks on his popular Instagram and TikTok accounts @watchingnewyork, where he has amassed 919,000 and 886,000 followers respectively. The book will be a continuation of Johnny’s mission of highlighting the best, quirkiest, and most authentic looks and the incredibly creative minds behind them. A combination of Humans of New York meets The Sartorialist, this book will include new and old photos and will be organized by look or style from A to Z (from accessories to zebra stripes) with a heavy emphasis on interviews and quotes appearing throughout to showcase the people who make NYC the fashion capital of the world.

Additional information

Weight 922 g
Dimensions 18.5 x 23.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 18 April 2024
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Gigi Hadid
Dimensions 18.5 x 23.5 cm
Weight 922 g


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Johnny Cirillo was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1980 to a father who delivered UPS packages in the Garment District of Manhattan and a very creative stay-at-home mom. During high school on Long Island, he developed a passion for photography when his mom gave him his first 35mm and shared with him some of her black-and-white work from the sixties. Film and photography became an obsession. He rolled his own film, built his own darkroom, and bugged every one of his friends to sit for him as he explored all facets of the medium.