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January 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm
Love the contrast!
January 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm
this is artistically brilliant, and what makes you a true artist.
January 23, 2008 at 6:37 pm
January 23, 2008 at 6:38 pm
if i could buy a print of this and hang it in my living room i would. like this second. :]
amazing. breathtaking artwork here.
January 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm
January 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm
Fantastic photo! Love the inferred elegance of Ms Incognito.
January 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm
Can’t stop wondering how dangerous full dark combinations can be and how much attention is drawn to the face – woman should just not have one like that. Never.
Ashton goes to France
January 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm
nice layers! give me more of this!
January 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm
Incredible photo Sart, you just get better end better!One could write a poem looking at this two women.
I love the juxtaposition!!
January 23, 2008 at 7:02 pm
great shot. i love the contrast between the dark and the colorful. well done!
Je suis Amy
January 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm
The juxtaposition in this photo is incredible.
January 23, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Who cares about the fashion when the shot is this perfect? Nice work!
January 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm
A modern-day Caillebotte! Love the contrast and the sense of alienation.
January 23, 2008 at 7:41 pm
Yes, this is an outstanding photo!
January 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm
I’ve never commented before, even though i check the page daily. I’m always stunned by the choice of Scotts subjects, how the pictures seem off the cuff and perfectly composed at the same time. this being one that does both to a stupidly high level!!
Keep delivering these amazing moments Sart!!
January 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm
a magical moment or a magical eye?
January 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm
I would hang this in my office.
January 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm
What an interesting dichotomy! I love this.
January 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm
Beautiful shot…I get a feeling that many years from now we’ll look back on your iconic images like we do now on shots like “Kiss at the Hotel de Ville”….and this one will be among the best of them. Congrats!
Cornelius Von Fudgington
January 23, 2008 at 8:35 pm
Wish this had been on the wall last night!
January 23, 2008 at 8:36 pm
gf in the front is looking a good deal like late great I. Blow. represent.
January 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm
great contrast! great angle! great picture! just perfect!congratulations!
January 23, 2008 at 8:41 pm
Oh yes, this one is your most original picture you’ve ever made.
January 23, 2008 at 8:43 pm
Top three, Scott.
This is *so* well done.
January 23, 2008 at 8:44 pm
What great drama. Love. it.
January 23, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Nice. NICE. The almost perfectly mirrored silhouettes and different picture planes make the stark contrast even better.
January 23, 2008 at 8:51 pm
I love the contrast between youthful and colorful that maybe less expensive vs. older and more conservative but perhaps with more money.
When were you the happiest?
January 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm
This is such a Cartier-Bresson “moment”. Bravo for you, Mister Sartorialist! And congratulations on your big opening/party, too.
January 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm
A nice short story there … the younger woman in red holding her own, slightly battered yellow umbrella (and maybe a look of disappointment – did soembody stand her up? Can’t she get into the show?), and the slightly older or more privileged woman in black, with someone catering to her – but possibly also waiting for someone who may or may not arrive. They could be the same woman ten or twenty years apart. And ain’t that life?
January 23, 2008 at 9:03 pm
this is astounding. the image takes my breath away, and i second whichonespink — i want to possess this. *love*
January 23, 2008 at 9:12 pm
Very different from your other photos, and I love it.
January 23, 2008 at 9:19 pm
I’m going to have to say that this is my favorite shot of all of your shots.
January 23, 2008 at 9:21 pm
Wow. What a great picture. It took my breath away!
January 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm
easily an all-time favorite.. exquisitely composed – to the step – from the noise behind the woman in red to the black & white silouhette..
January 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm
dammit, i’m insanely jealous of your knack to notice serendipity. excellent capture!
January 23, 2008 at 9:34 pm
well, this is fucking brilliant.
January 23, 2008 at 9:45 pm
Stunning juxtaposition. I love the red boots!
January 23, 2008 at 9:50 pm
I’ve read your blog for months, and this is the photo that made me post a comment. You’ve taken seldom a photo that surpasses this one. Truly brilliant.
January 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm
this is one of my all time favorites… brilliant.
January 23, 2008 at 9:53 pm
Wow. Truly inspirational. This is the photo that made me post a comment after months of readership.
January 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm
January 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm
Like a painting, with some fashion on it.
January 23, 2008 at 10:11 pm
The contrast in colours, lives and style is captured beautifully!Nice life if you can get it!
January 23, 2008 at 10:22 pm
This picture (and its title) makes me smile and want to laugh out loud. Wonderful.
unreal picture… i love it.
January 23, 2008 at 10:36 pm
Very interesting shot, Sart!
The other one is colorful and I could clearly see the face, while the other one is in an all-black ensemble and cannot be identified..
January 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm
This is meeeeannnnn
- YC“The 1st Quarter Baby”
the quarter rat
January 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm
You should direct movies – you tell a story in a single frame!
January 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm
Sometimes, your work really leaves me breathless.
This is one of those times.
January 23, 2008 at 11:25 pm
January 23, 2008 at 11:31 pm
Wow… that is a stunning photograph.
January 23, 2008 at 11:50 pm
nice composition. muy nice.
January 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm
Your lighting is always impeccable, and it really stands out in this shot.
Re: the glasses on the woman on the right. I can’t help but think we’re going to be seeing a lot of people looking silly with these new big glasses.
January 23, 2008 at 11:53 pm
Wow, what good luck that you stumbled upon this juxtaposition.
I wanted to know their names… but I am am happy to look and make up my own story. Very Well Done, Sir.
January 23, 2008 at 11:54 pm
This shot reminds me of Caillebotte’s Paris, Rainy Day.
January 24, 2008 at 12:10 am
January 24, 2008 at 12:15 am
that, my friend, is what photography is all about.
Laguna Beach Trad
I don’t see the significance of this photo, Sart. Were you hungover (from the previous night) when you posted it? That said, the red coat on the young lady on the left is such an amazingly rich colour. Her boots, gloves, and yellow umbrella look fantastic. Only a few people could pull this off. Your photo really captures it. It’s a pity the mysterious young lady on the right somehow crept into your shot. Well done nonetheless.
January 24, 2008 at 12:21 am
Absolutely, completely, and 100% stunning. Wonderful job, Sart.
January 24, 2008 at 12:23 am
that you could see this, and capture it… magic. thank you for showing us the juxtaposition of all of us together. you are a truly talented chronicler of people, and i enjoy visiting ! thank you thank you !
January 24, 2008 at 1:07 am
this is photographically what i want to aim for! i love the complexity in lighting and color contrasts, as well as thematic contrasts. specifically, i love how the woman on the right remains in some anonymity whereas the younger woman on the left has an outfit that screams “here i am!”
January 24, 2008 at 1:09 am
WOW… I’m speechless! ;-) You absolutely captured the moment… The picture clearly defines the binary opposites…
January 24, 2008 at 1:36 am
I study art in school, and so much of what we discuss circles around color and contrast. The clothing aside, the photograph is a beautiful shot. Well done!
January 24, 2008 at 2:24 am
simply great photo!
January 24, 2008 at 3:04 am
as far as photographs go, this is positively cinematic.
January 24, 2008 at 3:22 am
as a writer…this one shot is enough for me to write a whole story…why do i even need to wrtie a story when the pictures screams a whole novel!
January 24, 2008 at 3:28 am
this just fabuslous. like it begs a story.
January 24, 2008 at 3:45 am
what a awsome picone of my favourites until now and I read your blog every day.Michael
January 24, 2008 at 3:51 am
wow, amazing, my favourite picture.
January 24, 2008 at 4:26 am
I agree, I’d also like on my wall!
January 24, 2008 at 5:38 am
My goodness Sart, your caption was absolutely brilliant and it just about sums up this picture from so many different angles. The care-freeness of the lady in the red, her relaxed and natural stylishness (because she can hold her own umbrella, thank you very much), in contrast to the dark, and although stylish in her own right, tense Madam whose umbrella is being held for her. You could write a thesis on this picture and the caption on it-smart art Sart (hey, that rhymes), you’ve raised the bar with this one.
January 24, 2008 at 5:39 am
Holy crap. Hands down the best photograph I have seen in a long, long time.
January 24, 2008 at 5:58 am
it´s so you.
January 24, 2008 at 6:05 am
It’s as if the universe sends you presents :)
January 24, 2008 at 6:30 am
You can clearly see that it’s all about “the MOOD” in this case, one is bright and colorful and the other one is simply dark and gloomy. Great job! Awesome photo!
January 24, 2008 at 6:49 am
WOW!!!FROM SPAIN ALL OF MY CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE PHOTO AND THE BLOG
January 24, 2008 at 7:55 am
Wonderful image… Images like this go into history…
January 24, 2008 at 9:06 am
January 24, 2008 at 9:14 am
One word: noir!
January 24, 2008 at 9:21 am
Your eyes are always open. What a gift.
The best to you today.
January 24, 2008 at 9:23 am
This is art
January 24, 2008 at 9:33 am
Before the picture loaded, I hadn’t a clue what this picture would be (only seeing the title). This is an amazing photograph, and like others who have commented before me, I would purchase it in a heartbeat to display somewhere in my home.
f l u t t e r punch
January 24, 2008 at 9:39 am
hahahaha! i find their expressions so funny!
January 24, 2008 at 9:50 am
What amazing contrast. A beautiful photo.
January 24, 2008 at 9:53 am
I am AMAZED as to how astute you were that you were able to capture this moment so brilliantly. Bravissimo!
January 24, 2008 at 10:55 am
i think this is the best photograph that you’ve taken. it is breathtaking.
January 24, 2008 at 11:22 am
now this is just pure visual poetry.
January 24, 2008 at 11:39 am
this is perfect
January 24, 2008 at 11:54 am
January 24, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Awesome!!! Love this pic.. One of my favorites…
January 24, 2008 at 12:50 pm
I love this photo! The contrast is not only about the style, but clearning about the lives of these two women….you continue to amaze. I too would buy this and hang it on my wall.
January 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm
Demonstrates once again why you are not simply a street style photographer. I am looking forward to the much demanded Sartorialist book.
January 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm
so the decisive moment.
January 24, 2008 at 2:20 pm
Amazing contrast,This is a work of art.
January 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm
one of your best shots… out of many
January 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm
wow, that is art really!
great work, sart!
you’ve broken into new ground with this shot.
January 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm
I’m completely blown away.
January 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm
what a moment and how poetic. i just love this.
January 24, 2008 at 4:30 pm
Sartorialist’s best composition ever.
January 24, 2008 at 4:39 pm
wonderful! you really should make prints – i want to buy this!
January 24, 2008 at 4:46 pm
First time I haven’t been able to not comment; gorgeous
January 24, 2008 at 5:42 pm
so ‘the devil wears prada’!!
January 24, 2008 at 7:49 pm
Andy Warhol, Wes Anderson, Thom Yorke, the Sartorialist ; all some of my favorite artists. :)
January 25, 2008 at 12:46 am
Hey I ve been checking your blog every day since you started and I never commented before, this might sound crazy but this pic made my cry, it is truly a beautiful image. Thanks!!
January 25, 2008 at 2:17 am
Hand down! Wow! I don’t really know who it was you took a shot of, because the lady at the background, with a yellow umbrella, looked interesting. But I love, love, the entire composition of this photograph!
January 25, 2008 at 6:27 am
the difference betwen an artist and someone who take photos… Best photo ever…Gratz ! Gratz ! Gratz !
January 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm
Amazing photo. I thought of this one by Weegee, which of course chronicles a different world, but it’s equally arresting.
January 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Wow is all I can say about this shot! I love the idea that these two women who are at the same place at the same time, yet seem to be worlds apart!
January 25, 2008 at 1:45 pm
The Weegee photo is “The Opera,” and one has to click the title of the photo after going to this link:http://museum.icp.org/museum/collections/special/weegee/
January 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm
Incredible photo. Excellent exposures and contrasts. A work of art.Would love to know more about it….
January 25, 2008 at 5:54 pm
Talk about talent!! Color vs. black, bright vs. dark, clear vs. ambiguous, independent vs. dependent, crowd vs. privacy – this picture has it all!!
January 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm
Is this a real on-the-street found setting that you caught on camera? It is almost too good to be true!! most people never even notice this amazing contrast in a crowd and than capture it as well!!Awesome. Thank you!psThe read girl looks so comfortable in her high fashion – she looks like she lives well dressed everyday.
January 25, 2008 at 9:08 pm
nice photo! like the contrast between color and shades… well done
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January 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm
Its soooo incredible. Its so amazing! The contrast between the dark lady with the umbrella held for her and the yellow umbrella clashes so magnificently. True artwork going on here!
January 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm
besides the 300 other positively inspiring comments i want to make on this perfect photo… how chivalrous. not only is he holding her umbrella, it appears as if he’s holding her bag and she might be wearing his gloves and hat…
January 26, 2008 at 8:14 pm
Scott, it’s like a frame captured from an Italian film.
January 27, 2008 at 10:40 am
This is your best picture yet!
January 27, 2008 at 11:33 pm
Bravo… wow. I visit your site every day and must say this is the first time I was completely blown out of the water at the artistic composition of the photo. Keep up the incredible work!
January 28, 2008 at 5:17 am
This is one of my all time favourite photos of yours. Just brill.
January 28, 2008 at 12:50 pm
At the risk of being just another laudatory voice … this is indeed a brilliant shot. Beautiful. So much interesting tension! It’s almost as if the foreground was black and white film, and the background glorious color.
January 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm
just beautiful! perfect.
January 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm
breathtaking – like so many of the above commentators, this is the photo that has compelled me to comment for the first time. Amazing, and so inspiring. Love it!
January 30, 2008 at 1:28 pm
not only is the photograph beautiful, but i see this all the time living a a dark city (berlin) with a sea of all black and dark greys and then a pop of color just really makes it even better.
January 30, 2008 at 1:33 pm
I love this photograph.
January 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm
Absolutely brilliant, especially since the contrasting colors are so bright on their own!
February 1, 2008 at 2:28 am
It doesn’t get any better than this.
February 2, 2008 at 6:14 pm
Everyone else has already said it all…. this photo is… INCREDIBLE. Museum-worthy.
February 2, 2008 at 7:00 pm
I cannot add much that has not already been said. This is art, it is frame-worthy, such contrast between the two, such a story going on in the space. I think I may just frame it! You should be congratulated and proud of such a shot. You were so lucky to have had these two walk by together and your skill is apparent in the outcome of the shot. Bravo!
February 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm
This is fantastic! You are brilliant.
February 5, 2008 at 5:12 pm
What a beautiful shot! I love the contrast between the person in color and the person in black. Do you wish to stand out or dissapear?Best wishes,E.J.
November 10, 2008 at 7:24 pm
whats really funny here is that the guy holding the umbrella is the creative director of GQ, Jim Moore, and the woman under it is one of his editors, Madeline Weeks. All of a sudden the image of the rich woman with her escort type is a little dissipated.
May 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm
…I just saw all these comments after almost one year…so funnyby the way, I’m the lady in red…thanks for the great shot
June 22, 2009 at 7:37 am
hahah different lives i get it
January 2, 2010 at 10:14 am
the picture is breathtaking!
March 15, 2010 at 6:18 am
I must say this shot is amazing. A true piece of art. Thanks.
May 6, 2010 at 8:35 am
may 5th 2010. i'm a south african and i've been a dedicated follower of this blog since late 2008. i just randomly went through the archives and stumbled upon this. MARVELOUS. definately top 5 material. if not THE single best photo on here. its amazing. mphuthumi.