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June 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Nothing wrong with showing the other side of 1% once in a while. Love his jocular attitude!
very cool worker dude!
Tina @ Tinacious Me
June 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm
the backdrop greatly compliments the subject! love the composition!
Great timeless shot! :)
June 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Absolutely timeless. Love this!
June 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm
This is an awesome b/w photo.
June 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm
What a smile!
June 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm
I love your black and white photos!
June 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm
June 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm
exterior painting, a job where you can still have a smoke while you work
June 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Love it. Very artistic. Would love to see more of this kind.
June 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Very cool indeed. A NYC painter! Very jaunty, great smile! Perfect photo.
June 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm
I love it. Modern and timeless.
June 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm
it’s a very nice capture indeed! but i think i would love it more if there was more contrast and he looked straight to the camera..:)
I love that smile! This is beautiful.
Sea and Swank
June 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Rei Kawakubo once said she drew inspiration from homeless people so why not a house painter?
June 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm
I’m happy this was rendered in black n white.
Looks like Steve Martin. Nice candid shot!
June 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm
The love of their work
by the photographer and his subject
June 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Kind of a misterious smile, nice!
June 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Love his smile and somewhat relaxed shoulders. It feels like he is having a great cigg moment :))
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June 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm
How cool! Love his expression!
June 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Friendly and candid – Black and white was the perfect choice!
June 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Me encanta el blanco sobre blanco!!
June 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Love this shot. It looks amazing in black and white, and the relaxed feel of the subject just makes it all the more memorable.
June 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Yes!! the return of the painter portrait
June 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Great shot Scott
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June 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Wow, you always find the perfect moment for a shot
June 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm
June 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm
A handsome, mischievous face. A man who works with his hands. These kinds of gents get me into trouble!
June 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm
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June 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm
White on white make his face and hands more striking.
He could be a sculpture.
June 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Great shot! Love the monochromatic white -and the character!
June 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm
i love it
it reminds me of that old pic of workers suspended in the sky
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June 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Yay ! It’s been a while since the last “blue collar” style shot over here, and this one is every bit as beautiful as the ones you’ve posted before. I’ve always liked the aesthetics of painters’ and other overall-wearing workers’ outfits, and it’s always such a pleasure to see your masterful captures thereof! Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see many more pics like this in the future! :)
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June 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm
Black and white picture!!! Love it!!
June 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm
You take White on White – Malevich and you put it in a picture. Beautiful!!
une chatte grise
June 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Love his crinkly eyes. Beautiful portrait!
June 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm
I love the black and white photo, it’s classic and will never grow old. I love the angle you took and how relaxed your subject is. Great job!!
June 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm
I have no doubt that industrial white body suits will now become super chic.
June 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm
Loved this! His eyes, the cigarette, the “I don´t care” attitude.
June 6, 2012 at 12:11 am
This speaks directly with the indomitability of the human spirit.
June 6, 2012 at 1:15 am
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
June 6, 2012 at 2:03 am
I would ask him to marry me.
June 6, 2012 at 5:18 am
Love his trousers, very sartorial trousers.
June 6, 2012 at 5:51 am
Love this picture!
June 6, 2012 at 6:04 am
The man has a lot of stories to tell….
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June 6, 2012 at 9:05 am
Looks like white jumpsuits are back! lol
great great photo!
June 6, 2012 at 9:21 am
I love this photo. He is like everyone’s Dad… just a hint of a smile, hardworking, strong hands, timeless Americana.
June 6, 2012 at 10:15 am
I’ve said this before, but if I taught a creative writing class, I would build one entirely around this blog and your pictures. They pull you into the subjects in such a captivating way.
June 6, 2012 at 10:50 am
He has a wonderful face! (I know who I’ll be drawing later!) I really love your black and white portraits…of older folk w/ their lives written like maps across their faces. And I so enjoy seeing “real” people. And I don’t mean that most of the people you picture aren’t “real,” he just happens to look like someone that would live in my neighborhood, or who I would see most any day of the week. Thank you.
June 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm
I agree with Pi..nice to see “real people” , also, I think most of us would have just walked past this guy without a second glance, Scott you ´ve first seen and then turned what could be mundane into something special….its a beautiful photo….I love that white saturation, you´ve captured his energy….:)
June 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm
June 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm
somehow this picture makes me sad… I don’t mean this on a bad way, its just, I think you captured that slight sad smile.. beauty yet sad.
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June 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Why is it that fashion and fags (that’s cigarettes) go together so strongly? I mean if this guy was just in his painters whites sans ciggie would we look twice?
June 7, 2012 at 3:21 am
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June 7, 2012 at 5:01 am
His sight and smile is ambiguous.
When you cover the right part of his face I would agree with the jocular attitude. He is having fun, Scott might have told him something funny, interesting, comical. Or he just saw something nice and interesting on the street. I think he is a guy who whistles at women.
When you cover the left side and look at his right – I don’t know, it is like his sight is empty, hollow or tired in a way I cannot explain.
However, I think he had fun when Scott took his picture.
June 7, 2012 at 10:42 am
Me encantan este tipo de fotografías, tan originales!
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June 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm
June 10, 2012 at 3:49 am
Totally fab… a stunning portrait… This guy has got plenty of style and attitude …xv
June 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm
Wonderful image! Full of character, as well as aesthetic brilliance
June 12, 2012 at 12:18 am
the power of white***
June 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm
Me gusta mucho esta foto. Cada vez más, The Sartorialist muestra un lado August Sander. ;-)
June 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Some people have an innate sense of style that is in no way garment dependent. The way he sits, smokes-even the way his hat sits on his head radiates worker chic!
June 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm
A working man! Love it.
June 18, 2012 at 9:16 am
Perfect! I love your photos!!
June 19, 2012 at 10:31 am
Really nice. I love how you take photos of people of diff ages. This shot also gets me curious how you decide whether to shoot in black and white or color but for this shot the black and white just works–so simple and nice