1. josh

    April 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    That shot is crazy.

    • Simone Fraser

      September 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Could anyone tell me what Olivier Zahm does, please?!

  2. Taylorgotbeats

    April 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    nice pair of boots

  3. nurse fiction

    April 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Oh gosh! I do adore him and his pictures!

  4. Chesley

    April 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I think pants can be too tight. I’m seeing a lot of guys wearing tight to the point of being tights kind of pants and I am just not carried away.
    The fellow in the Le Marais photo has a little breathing room all around, that seems okay, I guess I’m not a thigh gal.

  5. Benjamin M. Dasher

    April 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    This is really just filthy. I like the shows, but the rest of the outfit is too “dirty rocker” for my tastes.

  6. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Looks feminine (hips, legs)

  7. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    He was born in a cross fire hurricane they say.

  8. Jack Daniel

    April 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I don’t know who he is, but he looks GOOD!

  9. Josh

    April 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Great. Just great

  10. This Time Now

    April 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    He looks like Michael Hutchence had he kept on living.

    Felicia, This Time Now

    • Simone Fraser

      September 14, 2014 at 8:52 am

      I thought that, too! I’ve been watching and listening to INXS again after many years…

  11. l, williams

    April 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    love dirty sexy look

  12. Redy

    April 6, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    He’s like flying … look how god the photo is …(the photograph of course …) !

  13. Stephanie

    April 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Kinda sexy.
    Scruffy-cool, effortless, devil-may-care…what’s not to like?

  14. Venusian

    April 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    The boots are mesmerising…

  15. Nataliexxx

    April 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Rock ‘n’ Roll is he

  16. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Michael Hutchence of INXS, circa 1987.

  17. Dan the Scout

    April 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Olivier Zahm [Purple Magazine]
    The purple winklepickers are rather appropriate!

  18. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    It’s a really great photograph of a man mid-air!! I love the feeling that this is a sudden glimpse that is created by the bodies in the foreground.

    However, the clothes themselves feel predictable and not fresh: plaid, super-tight (gray) jeans, pointy shoes, small leather jacket, purple, even the transparent-rimmed aviators…

    I know you dislike the expression, Scott, but, unless I’m missing something, it feels a bit too on trend. Most of the people you show us are in their own orbit more so than this guy.

  19. -Just-

    April 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    awesome. greaaaat shot.

  20. MJ

    April 6, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    He’s definitely got the Cool Factor. Effortless.

  21. aLvin.

    April 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    wow, its very rock in my opinion.
    great shoes.

  22. Words Between the Spaces

    April 6, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Great shot–so much action, so much attitude!


    April 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    ahahah i like him and the sexy pics he takes…

  24. Donnie Gayfield

    April 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I appreciate the slim pants as I’ve seen enough hip hop baggies to last me two life times!

  25. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    looks like he’s walking on air!

  26. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    appears that he isn’t even touching the ground. Guy is red hot…in a mess kind of way

  27. aggy

    April 6, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Sorry, but he reminds me of Charles Manson, never a good thing. It must be the hair. I just don’t get what people see in him.

  28. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    its elvis of our generation

  29. Matias Bouhet

    April 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    street-sublime , great.

  30. Caleb

    April 6, 2009 at 9:05 pm


  31. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    floating on mid air…amazing shot

  32. Nicole Then

    April 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    cool, haha he does that model jump shot thing too ;) nice shot

  33. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    We like March.
    His Shoes are Purple–
    He is new and high…

    –Emily Dickinson

  34. jellyfishies

    April 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I love that he’s just floating… fabulous shot!

  35. heath

    April 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    ah oui, the neu french andy.
    sweet boots.

  36. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I agree with some of the above comments, as soon as I saw this pic I thought of Michael Hutchence, very cool, I love this look, great shot!

  37. JL

    April 6, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I like this look…sort of poet-maybe past rock star. Plus…he has nice shoes.

  38. fashion lady

    April 6, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    The pants is cool!

  39. zuccotto

    April 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Good photograph, the movement caught through the people in the foreground, as another poster said. Also like the orange tram backdrop.. movement is sort of ‘packaged’ here.

    The boots look like cowboy boots, very routine where I live now. I’ve nothing to say about the clothes or the man, just like the captured moment.

  40. kelse

    April 6, 2009 at 11:05 pm


    good timing!

  41. Matthew S

    April 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    very nice shoes. where can i get the shoes or similar pair?

  42. duncan

    April 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Russell Brands older more down to earth brother!!!!

  43. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    No, it’s Javier Bardem playing Michael Hutchence in a biopic.

    This kind of rocker look is classic by now.

  44. Amor de Cosmos

    April 7, 2009 at 1:02 am

    This fellow just goes to show the truth of my lifelong contention that a nice pair of western boots, like the ability to quote Shakespeare or the Old Testament, is a social asset in any crowd. This is as true in Paris or Milan as in Calgary or Drumheller.

  45. JURIS..!!!

    April 7, 2009 at 1:19 am

    what a nice pointy-purple-shoes !!!!
    and looak at his leather jacket

  46. syd vicious

    April 7, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Fantastic shoes.

  47. John Christopher

    April 7, 2009 at 1:47 am

    …love this man, and this is such a genius shot of him. Such a great capture.

  48. ece arar

    April 7, 2009 at 1:54 am

    boots are great. suits his style.

  49. Rachael

    April 7, 2009 at 2:10 am

  50. Rachael

    April 7, 2009 at 2:12 am

    i love his rugged chic look. His confidence is captured perfectly in this photo!


  51. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 2:15 am

    god i love this guy…

  52. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 2:28 am


  53. FVAD

    April 7, 2009 at 3:05 am

    scrolling: starting from the uncombed hair, Aviators , scruffy beard & leather bomber; that's a look I'd Endorse..

    the Drawcord, the tights , the brilliant but aliented boots & even the Glide..mmmm that's a No No..

  54. catherine

    April 7, 2009 at 3:29 am

    it rocks, looks great and the situation funny, busy man!

  55. produse de slabit

    April 7, 2009 at 3:49 am

    I would say that the “poet” part is made by the papers in his hands.

    I also like the little bow under his jacket. Delicious!

  56. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 4:48 am

    the taller guy in the background is less fashion, but very nice too

  57. irem sarihan

    April 7, 2009 at 5:21 am

    killer boots or what!

  58. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 6:57 am

    As others have said, very Michael Hutchence, but even spookier, Milano looks very Melbourne (and so does he). Goodness knows how the two of you are going to find anyone in Sydney.

  59. Mykoli

    April 7, 2009 at 7:04 am

    good photograph! i like the drive, the momentum… feminine hips & décolleté, do not like much his hair, though, looks too "fucked up"

  60. A chicette in Paris

    April 7, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Just how does Olivier keep his hair the perfect amount of French creative craziness? I wonder what it looks like when he leaves the hairdresser!
    Love his purple shoes!

    Kisses from Paris!



  61. Morgan

    April 7, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Great shot! One of your best I think.

    As to the guy, he looks very cool and the boots make the whole thing

  62. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 7:40 am

    He is a ravaged adonis.

  63. Miss Glove

    April 7, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Wow!!! Nice man!!

  64. Geoff Smith

    April 7, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I’m totally going to start carrying around 5.25″ floppy disks as my go-to accessory now after seeing this picture.

  65. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 8:43 am

    great shot, great style. LOVE the color of the boots.

  66. dreamcrusher

    April 7, 2009 at 9:03 am

    He is so gorgeous!
    My ultimate crush. So stylish, so handsome, and such a talented fashionisto!

  67. Freddy

    April 7, 2009 at 9:35 am

    He looks very much like Vincent Gallo in his movie Buffalo66 (Gallo wears those same boots, grey thight jeans, hairstyle and the most amazing lead color trucker leather jacket).

  68. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 9:38 am




    GO OLI´GO!!


  69. cami falcão

    April 7, 2009 at 9:46 am

    love this portrait, great moment!

  70. sophia

    April 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I love the photo and the boots are great

  71. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 11:14 am

    What a beautiful shot!! The shoes hardly touching the ground, it reminded me of a verse in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry. Beautiful!

  72. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    the purple boots rocked the look

  73. Betty Blackbent

    April 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    For some reason, that drawstring bow is bothering me to no end.

    That, and if your pants are so tight it’s best to find another place to carry your keys…
    Overall, though, it’s a jolly look and the plaid shirt is especially nice.

  74. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Wham, Zahm, thank you ma’am !

  75. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    gold star all around. mmm, love it. would love to be walking with him, hanging on to is hand for dear life.

  76. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    boots are Gianni Barbato

  77. Ko

    April 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    His style looks like Vincent Gallo.
    I like the combination of gray denim and wine red colored boots.

    Great shot!

  78. Journeys Through Fashion

    April 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    My eyes went straight to the shoes. Great, eye grabbing color.

  79. phyllis

    April 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    ParTAE! He looks like he slept in his clothes – cool.

  80. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 4:56 am

    super sexy. Would anyone have any guesses as to what pants/boots they are?

  81. Olviya

    April 8, 2009 at 7:52 am

    very interesting purple shoes. i also like that guy ony the backstage, who is waiting for the bus)

  82. May Kasahara

    April 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

    oh my dear god those boots.
    hell yes.

  83. WhackyTee.com

    April 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Not sure if I like that outfit! The guy in the background looks much better!

  84. Ly

    April 9, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Looked as if his feet were in the air, not touching the pavement…

  85. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 2:57 am

    this guy is HOT – I think Micheal Hutchins reincarnated, he is a sex machine!

  86. En Mode Fashion

    April 10, 2009 at 3:44 am

    So amazing shot !

  87. Kay

    April 10, 2009 at 5:10 am

    My favourite thing is by far the layering – I love it! The way the upturned shirt collar picks up the collar of the leather jacket = effortless perfection

  88. Katya

    April 11, 2009 at 1:48 am

    He is really awesome!

  89. SwanDiamondRose

    April 11, 2009 at 4:57 am

    pointy shoes. yes need more of this. and he looks great. sleazy sexy for sure. a right fashion hustler. bring it.

  90. Anonymous

    April 11, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    wanting those boots bad!

  91. mayim

    April 13, 2009 at 12:47 am


  92. Elle

    April 13, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Love Purple Diary. love the shoes. love the shot. love him!



  93. Celeste

    April 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Great Look. I like him, he´s sexy. It looks like an effortless look, but it is very into details.

  94. Diego

    September 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Great shot! He’s on the go, busy and trying to meet a deadline… he reminds me of a Michael Hutchence with the hair and shades.

  95. parag

    November 18, 2011 at 4:11 am

    nice boot.

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