Julian Ungano spent his childhood growing up in a town of just over 3,000 before leaving for a city of over 8 million. After spending his early years as a snowboarder in Chester, Vermont, his life followed an unpredictable course that placed him as a young adult working for photographer David LaChapelle before setting out on his own as a filmmaker.
Julian’s given and chosen homes as a filmmaker have graced his work with the urbanity of life in the city and the storied poeticism of years spent in the environs of New England. Through his lens, he captures the best of both worlds in one complete vision. His profile on Princess Melusine Ruspoli and Princess Patricia Ruspoli for Salvatore Ferragamo’s Fiamma Campaign encapsulates two of Italy’s most fashion-forward royals in their ancestral home. Grand outdoor mazes collide with centuries old family portraits and glimpses of a beguiling Italian cityscape looming in the morning mist all the while somehow elevating and grounding his elegant subjects in a manner that has become definitively his.
He has lent his keenly editorial eye to campaigns, short films and branded content for esteemed clients such as Nike, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, Tory Burch, Nowness, The New York Times, Elle, and more.