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September 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm
September 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm
Let's raise a toast to all the db's!
September 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Kanye? Really? At least show us his clothes.
September 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm
Kaye is back! Power. Let's have a toast.
Very much liking the choice of b + w portrait.
September 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm
LOVE HIM !
September 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm
pure insolence and self pity
I appreciate so much his style.
September 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm
BiGGGGGG Photo !! !! Great !
September 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm
i like your Kanye shots, but i'd prefer to see his clothes…
September 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm
he looks great! so happy to see him back.
the Eccentric Kay
i adore himmm!
The Man from Amsterdam
September 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Lovely! He is such a legend.
September 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm
great picture, still remember the picture you did of him in red with his luggage on a stoop.
great style icon.
September 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm
Love Kanye, he has the most impecable style, but yes, u should post some photos of his looks.
September 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Love the portrait of him.
September 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm
ps : Funny to see how comments are different than last time!
That's him alright!
September 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm
I actually wouldn't mind seeing what he is wearing…
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September 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm
This is just like the last Kanye photo I saw here, where you DIDN'T SHOW HIS CLOTHES AT ALL.
September 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm
So Amazing. A true icon, mixing music with fashion and arts all at once. Kanye, the world will always be opened for you to entertain us.Thank you and your welcome.
Mike Dos Santos
September 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm
Great shot of a great artist Scott, well done
September 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm
i always love the potraits you give us of him, they representen truly his state of mind trough the phases of his life.
September 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm
Always looking so tortured. I hope he can find his "happy place" someday.
September 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm
even idiots look good in black and white.
September 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm
yo kanye. imma let you finish….
welcome back boy! I missed you.The sartorialist is not just about clothes, is about personalities too, about icons, about people who exudes a style, and not just with what they are wearing.
September 14, 2010 at 7:54 pm
The Evil Genius…
September 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm
really great photo!
Olya Nikol Pishcheva
Good shot, statement shot ~
September 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm
so talented. love the photo
September 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm
September 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm
incredible photo, I've said before that you don't publish enough photography in black and white. is this a preview of what's coming from mr. sartorialist in the future?
September 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm
I appreciate the odd portrait now and again; there are complaints to "see the clothes", but we must remember that fashion would be nothing without concepts, personalities, auras and even egos.
Looking into someone's face, especially through a black and white lens, is an effective way to show the contrast – and interdependence – that clothes and people share.
And, this is just a beautiful, straight-forward photo.
September 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm
Such a raw portrait!
September 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm
screw that guy.. he's so rubbish
September 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm
Impressive black & white picture! His eyes seem to be telling a story..nice shot!!
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September 14, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Is it just me or does this photo look slightly out of focus??
September 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm
kanye is the best!
September 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm
Beautiful photo! I love B & W, it is so expressive!
September 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm
You have captured his soul in this shot…he seems so sensitive and your study here is just perfect.He has great style but right now we need to see who he really is…..perfection!Thanks….L
September 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Love him !!He is the best ;)
September 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm
.. not my thing … actually odd
September 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm
ALL THAT POWER.Love him.
September 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm
this has nothing to do with clothing or style. except maybe facial hair, and last time i checked that wasn't enough to merit a whole post.
September 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Kanye = Checkbook fashionista
He's a creation, unlike like the wonderful people you document.
September 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm
ok! point taken … but I hope not to see Mr West here for a while…!
September 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm
leaving apart my personal opinions about this personality, this photograph is just beautiful. there is no question of him being "checkbook fashionista", this photograph doesn't even speak about his fashion sense. even if this was a random person, it wouldnt change how great this photograph is.
September 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm
adore this photo – no look, ALL look!
September 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm
looks like a thug. in the eyes.
September 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm
wow what a great picture
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September 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm
To bad we can't see what he is wearing considering he is one of the best dressers everyone hates to admit.
September 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm
Yes. A dignified portrait. The man is BACK!
This is a great portrait… but this being a fashion blog, couldn't you have included his outfit?! He is not only a Hip-hop legend, but one of the best-dressed stars!
September 14, 2010 at 10:59 pm
Kanye? Really? Why?
September 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm
HE JUST LOOKS MEAN….
September 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm
I truly do not understand why this man is valid.
September 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm
September 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm
la comedia del arte
September 15, 2010 at 12:05 am
wonderful picture wow!!
September 15, 2010 at 12:21 am
How is Kanye "back?" I have no respect for this man.c
September 15, 2010 at 1:03 am
September 15, 2010 at 1:36 am
Love him or hate him, he's just Kanye. Sure, seeing the clothes would have been nice, but who says style comes from clothes alone anyway. Style is personal essence, not just the clothes you wear. This portrait reminds me of that.
September 15, 2010 at 1:56 am
I am so looking forward to his new album which is expected to be released this month. Yes, he's made mistakes but I wish people would give him a break. This man has talent.
September 15, 2010 at 1:58 am
nice work mr schuman.
most recent post goes out to yeezy.
September 15, 2010 at 2:23 am
September 15, 2010 at 2:30 am
kanye is a genius. there is so much more to him than one or two spontaneous things he said on tv. you can feel it in his music, see it the way he wears his clothes. lovely portrait scott!
September 15, 2010 at 3:05 am
I care. I love you and Kanye's relationship. He respects you as an artist and you appreciate him as well. Kanye is more relevant than people can imagine. His work is brilliant and his fashion is on point. Great photo Sart.
September 15, 2010 at 3:21 am
he's amazing :)
September 15, 2010 at 4:20 am
oh, wow, this is a super cool photo, great snap
September 15, 2010 at 4:37 am
This is one of the greatest portraits of all times !
September 15, 2010 at 4:47 am
People, let's get over what happened last year. He is a wonderful artist with a flawless taste of style.This picture shows the face of a man who realises his mistakes. I, personally, love this picture.
A Lot Like Fashion
September 15, 2010 at 4:55 am
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September 15, 2010 at 4:57 am
cool pic, love his music!
September 15, 2010 at 5:18 am
if it was the rodarte show, black t-shirt, blazer, pants and white shoes (no socks).. and it looked impeccable. I love, that it is a portrait and don't understand, why people would want you to limit yourself to just/always/only including images that show the complete style..
The Nyanzi Report
September 15, 2010 at 5:19 am
September 15, 2010 at 5:37 am
great shot scott
September 15, 2010 at 5:43 am
Agree with some previous comments. I would have liked to see his clothes.
September 15, 2010 at 5:54 am
It's as if he's expecting/daring people to trash him. Let go of the ego a little Mr. West. It makes life easier. Plus, you're from Chicago! You should know better!
September 15, 2010 at 6:26 am
so what is he wearing?
proletarian Great Gatsby
September 15, 2010 at 6:27 am
A totem,a sculpture.Brancusi and Modigliani.
September 15, 2010 at 7:11 am
oh la la!!! Nice Picture!!!
September 15, 2010 at 7:19 am
the portraits to take of him are some of the best
September 15, 2010 at 7:25 am
A Financial Statement
September 15, 2010 at 7:29 am
Mr. West is in the building swagger on a hundred thousand, TRILLION…
September 15, 2010 at 7:44 am
He's interesting… his music isn't, but I wonder what kind of a person he is…
The portrait is also pleasant.
September 15, 2010 at 7:59 am
Really great photo !
September 15, 2010 at 8:17 am
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September 15, 2010 at 8:21 am
LOVE YOU KANYE. YOU THE MAN!
September 15, 2010 at 8:26 am
weird how his face looks so asymmetrical
September 15, 2010 at 8:31 am
I've always liked his style, no matter how big his ego is.
September 15, 2010 at 8:42 am
And for those who can't understand why he's "valid", I suggest they listen to College Dropout. One of the best and strongest debut albums ever.
NIGEL NO TRENDS
September 15, 2010 at 8:47 am
Maybe you should do another book except this one can just be of Kanye.
September 15, 2010 at 8:49 am
Pretty. I want that goatie
September 15, 2010 at 8:54 am
September 15, 2010 at 8:55 am
I REALLY ADORE KANYE !!!!!!!!!!!!
September 15, 2010 at 9:07 am
Kanye I know you're sad, and Imma let you finish, but Woody Allen has one of the saddest looks of all time.
OF ALL TIME!
September 15, 2010 at 9:09 am
this is a great photo of him!
September 15, 2010 at 9:55 am
Wouaaaaaaah Kanye!…un portrait en noir et blanc superbe Scott!!
September 15, 2010 at 10:20 am
All about the north american fashion status quo.I´m not sure if that´s a good thing.
September 15, 2010 at 10:38 am
Wow, you seriously seem to be channeling Avedon in this photograph, probably my favorite portraitists of all times…really incredible.
September 15, 2010 at 11:04 am
No. Kanye has lost all his magic for me. He's a spoilt boy and you can see that he's not happy in his skin.
September 15, 2010 at 11:19 am
The scar on his nose makes him imperfect, but more perfectly human at the same time. The deep pools of darkness below his brow reveal nothing, but say "I feel" all at once.
He is nothing but a man in this photo, no opinion, no music and no flamboyant fashion. More controversial public figures should purge periodically with BW photos, no sideshows, and a frank interview about the past. Step out anew with a clean slate.
Kanye is cool–he makes mistakes, he loves, he lost his mother, he almost died. I think he is just like the rest of us. Human.
September 15, 2010 at 11:27 am
Thanks for this – the everyday people living in style are so much more beautiful when compared to this nasty wreck.
September 15, 2010 at 11:38 am
Great portrait. But I need at least 10 pictures of Anna Dello Russo or Alessandra to get the picture of this unhappy face out of my head. He looks like a spoilt brat. To me, this site is about the joy of clothing & dressing up, joy of life even. In fact, it changed my life. :-) I don't get any joy from looking at Kanye though. He may look stylish, but with facial expressions like these it seems like it's painful business…
September 15, 2010 at 11:54 am
Very nice shot, but I wish it showed his new diamond teeth!
September 15, 2010 at 11:58 am
Gorgeous photography Scott. It's funny to read classless comments about someone else being classless; as if making a mistake or two in life determine who you are. Glad you're a fan Scott, I am as well. Many of us here in Yale University follow both of your works closely. Still waiting on a full body shot of Kanye from you. Nice day!
September 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm
beautiful picture.too bad some people don't get it.i do.
September 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm
leave this behind. love the others.
Tiffany's Small World
September 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm
love the photo!that's all i can say
September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Nice picture,but the man's a fool.
September 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm
Always was impressed by Kanye West songs. Good picture!
September 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Agree w/Anonymous and 9:16 and 9:18. Enough of him already.
September 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Je me trompe ou on dirai qu'il a grossit ? (he has taking some weight ? no ?)But the picture is amazing (like all the time)!
excuse my ridiculous english
September 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Style without substance. Ego above all. Mainstream nonsense. He's so boring. Yes, everyone makes mistakes but its how you go on after–certainly not down the same road again and again. I prefer the photos of the not so famous–people I would really rather know.
September 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Great portrait! Shawl collar blazer!
Kanye is the best MC and dresscode maker in the game
September 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Farrielle Design and Fashionista
September 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm
September 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm
I think maybe I have not been acquainted long enough with your blog to understand your interest in shots of Kanye West. As a figure he provides very stunning portraits but his image is one seen in the faces of many men of African heritage who have faced the challenges of just being. There must be something about him that attracts you and makes having his portraits on your pages so necessary? There are features, character-lines and scars and textures that are interesting to look at but I am not sure what it is about them being his features that is so intriguing for you?
That said the shot is stunning, arresting and provocative. Enough so that seeing what he is wearing seems unimportant. The style or the presence overrides and dominates.
I see art here.
September 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm
Despite all the bad rumors about him, he remains an artist “avant-gardiste'' and talented.
September 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm
Such elegance for daytime. Are the slacks part of a jumpsuit? The trend is the blouse this season.
September 16, 2010 at 12:17 am
Powerful face, provocative but quiet. Love him!
September 16, 2010 at 2:45 am
He's perfectly delicious–when his mouth is shut.
September 16, 2010 at 2:51 am
Do you really think this person is cool, or elegant… or even an artist? Are you serious? Pffff…..
September 16, 2010 at 6:03 am
Great photograph but I don't like him at all, like his music just not him :-S it is my birthday today :-)
September 16, 2010 at 6:11 am
It's a great picture.
(anything else I tried to write on the picture was censored by the Soviet style control of the author – even if the comments were expressed in a very civilised manner.
September 16, 2010 at 8:15 am
Good grief, what is it about this man that brings out the very worst in some people? How can a person be, or not be, 'valid'? He looks like a bewildered boy to me.
September 16, 2010 at 8:52 am
Very nice portrait. He has a very expressive face…but I'm still going to join in with the chorus of people who want to see his clothes.
September 16, 2010 at 10:01 am
Kanye I listened to the nay sayers and stayed in NYC instead of moving to Paris where I am loved and appreciated. Kanye did I make a mistake? Flew there on Christmas day 2007 for the first time and kept going back. I picked up your magazine cover with Daft Punk that year at Hudson news at JFK before boarding. My mom wanted me to live there. That was her dream This comment is random and all over the place, but Kanye I know you understand where I'm coming from….I am a journalist and I document poverty and social classes…Rivers…Oh and if only you knew…you have so much POWER!
September 16, 2010 at 10:52 am
Amen to Anonymous at 4:54.
September 16, 2010 at 10:53 am
This is a guy who has 'attitude' permanently ingrained in his face. He will never lose the chip on his shoulder.
September 16, 2010 at 10:58 am
What makes this photo "all that" if it weren't Kanye? If it weren't Kanye – it would just be a snap of some guy – much prefer Modern Young Lady – we don't know who she is but the photo of her conveys so much more than this mug shot.
I am a big fan of your ability to capture unique personalities. Just doesn't quite work on this one…
September 16, 2010 at 11:05 am
I really appreciate this blog. All the styles and pictures are great.
But WHY Kanye??? This takes some of the class and sympathy of this blog away. Sorry…
September 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm
kanye is a very expressive man! he is the perfect subject for portrait photography, his emotions always clearly written in his eyes. and always he strikes me as someone who is sad, tortured somehow.
you should try to take some portraits of EMINEN, would be a great contrast to your work on Kanye.
September 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm
I don't care how pretty he thinks he is – this is not a man to venerate with any sort of attention.
September 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm
I see this as a great portrait. You can read much emotions from his face while he is still. We all know Kanye is a style icon, I'm also just as interested in the man.
September 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm
this photo is striking – I think I stared at it for about 5 minutes before continuing to scroll down…it's like you captured his soul in this photo – amazing!
September 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm
Not again. I thought we were past this topic?
September 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm
Great artist and style icon… and a wonderful portrait! Well done!!
And to the haters — Kanye didn't make a mistake. He was acting like a proper rock star… and he's clearly the last of a dying breed. If Axel Rose or Kurt Cobain had dissed Taylor Swift on stage, they would be loved for it, not treated like they snatched her purse on the subway!
Check yourself peoples… don't drink the media Cool Aid.
September 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Tiresome… the both of you.
September 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm
This portrait is utterly exquisite. It is intriguing, as all the best portraits are. It makes me want to know more about what he's thinking and who he really is. Thank you.
September 17, 2010 at 12:10 am
Get yourself some bollocks and post ALL comments, good our bad..If you give egomaniacs like K West face time at least have the guts to post what people really think about him….
September 17, 2010 at 6:10 am
I like black and white pic!
September 17, 2010 at 11:22 am
Great portrait! But the guy is an idiot.
September 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Yo, Sartorialist, Imma let you finish- but Avedon is the best fashion portrait photographer OF ALL TIME.
September 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm
Don't know much about M. West, other than the recent embraglio. Seems to be a flawed human being. The best kind!
September 18, 2010 at 8:22 am
He has such sad eyes. The eyes are so penetrating.
September 18, 2010 at 10:11 am
lol to the Avedon anonymous. West pisses me off to no end.
September 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Kanye's always had great style, aside from his checkbook status. You can have all the money in the world, but the best stylist in the world cannot give you swagger. I view this site to witness great style and presence. I don't come her to assess the character of an individual.
September 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm
dont waste film
September 19, 2010 at 12:22 am
September 19, 2010 at 4:45 am
September 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm
I love Kanye West. I think taking this photograph as a close up black & white was an excellent choice. Kanye is classic
September 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm
September 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm
September 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm
lol.i don't think he cares what any of yall (including me) think. but to those that welcomed him back and applaud him, i'm on the same side as you :)to those that didnt; if you dont have anything nice to say, don't say it at all.lessgoo Kanye!
September 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm
I wish he were smiling.
Ian van Coller
September 20, 2010 at 12:30 am
This is not your "Style" man.
September 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm
September 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm
Looks like he just had his wisdom teeth out.
September 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm
I was indifferent about the previous Kanye "fur" photo, BUT I really do love how much debate and conversation can be sparked by one photo. This is a fantastic image that just makes one stop, stare and consider a lot of things. All of these comments simply state the power of portraiture.
September 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm
wouldn't have a problem never seeing KW again
September 22, 2010 at 9:02 am
Great shot but he seems sad. Maybe just me.
September 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Sart can take pictures of whatever he wants–this is HIS blog.That being said, this is stunning.
September 23, 2010 at 12:46 am
ES: It's not just you.
His eyes look so sad.
September 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
I love your pics but this one seems a bit out of focus.
September 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm
maybe you took the picture in a hurry?
September 25, 2010 at 8:47 am
September 28, 2010 at 12:51 am
Kanye West ain't that special, he's got the biggest ego ever
September 28, 2010 at 2:07 am
Agree. Tired of seeing KW.
October 11, 2010 at 9:59 am
I love Kanye, I love this photo, I love your blog!~MyDCStyle
December 31, 2010 at 8:33 am
i must say that i am shocked by all the comments about how wonderful kanye west is.i have always believed that style is meaningless without class and dignity; two attributes completely lacking in this man…
Me, myself and I
March 1, 2011 at 5:01 am
April 7, 2011 at 4:58 am
I've seen this man's self-designed watch. It looks like it would belong to any nuveau rich'e African dictator. No taste.
September 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm
Not him again !
A look of faux gravitas and feigned depth.
A perfect demonstration of the fact that true class, true dignity and true grace, simply cant be bought.
Your camera doesnt lie, and for that reason, despite the subject matter, this is quite a profound shot.