Calling In A Favour

  • Maxwell Schiano
  • Julian Brimmers

September 20, 2021 Somewhere in New York


Welcome back to Calling in a Favour, this time with street photographer, social media person, multi-media wizard and all-around real one, Maxwell Schiano. As the man behind the popular Instagram account @Newyorkcityvibe, Max has been capturing the unique, every-day beauty of NYC street scenery for years.

In his professional life, he has taken care of Fact Mag and RBMA’s social media needs, taking viral portrait shots of Björk, Skepta, Dev Hynes, Earl Sweatshirt, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs and many more in the process. Most recently, Max has put out his first New York City Vibe zine, a celebration of NY’s iconic food carts. If you want to get a zine or print, head over to maxwellschiano.com. All net profits of the zine go to Street Vendor Project. For CIAF, Max tells Julian about his personal soundtrack while strolling through the city, going from Luke Vibert and Lone to Mach-Hommy to Coltrane.


Grace Jones – The Apple Stretching
Lone – Hidden by Horizons feat. Morgane Diet
Mach-Hommy – Folie a Deux feat. Westside Gunn & Keisha Plum
Luke Vibert – No Turn Unstoned
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Shame feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
Skepta – Nasty
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – In A Sentimental Mood

Calling In A Favour

“Calling In A Favour” is a platform for friendship, music and art, anti-algorithmic behaviour, and community building. Once a month, Cologne-based writer and cultural critic Julian Brimmers welcomes bright minds and kind souls doing their bit to make the world of arts & culture more complex, confusing and overall exciting.