A cool house and some amazing fashion shoots for Elle, Vogue, The New York Times, and i-D magazine (just to name a few) aren't the only things Dan Martensen has under his belt: the photographer recently had a huge show at Deitch Projects gallery in Manhattan, and his new photo book, Wolves Like Us, from Italian publisher Damiani, hits the shelves today. The subject of both is the band of brothers that make up The Wolfpack.
If you're not familiar: The pack is made up of six siblings who spent the majority of their upbringing in their family's small apartment in lower Manhattan—living their lives through movies. It's ironic, but oddly fitting, that a documentary is what ended up setting them free. Photographer Dan Martensen met the boys through Crystal Moselle, the director of the film The Wolfpack, and has been shooting them since production began in 2010. In the five years that he's known them, he's watched them get to know the outside world, grow up, and move out—but, ultimately, stick together. Here, Martensen talks us through some of his favorite images in the book.