Stepping through the velvet rope and into the lavish world of New York City’s high society, renowned photographer Nadja Sayej captures the glitz and glamor of the city’s dazzling soirees and bashes in her new book, “The Glitzerati”. This captivating collection of monochrome images, taken from 2018 to 2023, provides an intimate look at the cultural elite, featuring over 200 candid shots of celebrities, influencers, and fashionistas.
Released on September 28, 2023, “The Glitzerati” reflects Sayej’s fresh, spontaneous style, standing out in an era saturated with staged photoshoots and Instagram filters. The book is a testament to the vivacity of New York’s nightlife, bridging the worlds of fashion, music, culture, and film. It portrays the city’s modern “roaring twenties” in all their elegance and zest.
Not merely a collection of images, the book contains a wealth of stories. Every photo is complemented by an extensive caption, offering the reader a glimpse into the context and narrative behind the shot. This format gives the book an engaging, Instagram-like appeal while retaining the richness and depth of a traditional photobook.
Famed celebrities, including Cardi B, Bruce Willis, Diane Keaton, and many more, grace the pages of “The Glitzerati”. Sayej’s candid approach to celebrity party photography offers a refreshing perspective on high society and pop culture. Her snapshots manage to encapsulate the party zeitgeist, bringing together the elegance of high society with the effervescence of pop culture.
Sayej’s stories behind the photos are as compelling as the images themselves. From capturing Cardi B in her custom-made Thom Browne couture at Paris Couture Week to photographing an engaged Christy Turlington with no makeup at a quiet boutique party, Sayej’s behind-the-scenes access offers readers a unique perspective on these iconic figures.
Having carved a successful career as a culture journalist and celebrity photographer, Sayej’s work has been featured in prestigious publications such as Vanity Fair London, The New York Times, The Guardian, and more. With seven books under her belt, “The Glitzerati” is her latest endeavor, underlining her distinctive style and unerring eye for capturing the zeitgeist of the moment.
Indeed, Sayej’s passion for party photography is evident. “The best part of living in New York City is attending the parties,” she shares. With “The Glitzerati”, she invites readers to join her, immersing themselves in the whirlwind of New York’s glitzy soirees and star-studded galas. This collection is a testament to Sayej’s talent and a vivid portrayal of New York City’s vibrant nightlife and cultural scene.