Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Sartorialist

Since Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks just happened, and I have been blogging heavily about the shows, I thought this was a good time for this post. I happened across this short documentary about Scott Schuman, otherwise known as The Sartorialist. He is a New York City-based fashion photographer who travels all over to photograph Fashion Week shows. But his side project is a wonderful look at the man/woman-in-the-street in the cities he visits (Milan, Paris, Tokyo, London, etc.). He stops people --either outside the shows or simply walking somewhere in the city--who have an interesting, highly personal sense of style and takes their portrait to post on his website. Watch the doc and then visit his site (link at bottom). It is surprisingly lyrical, intimate, and engaging.

In 2009, an anthology of Schuman's favorite shots from around the world was published in a book simply entitled THE SARTORIALIST.

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