1. Butch

    March 16, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Muscle striations are going to be big for spring, on dit.

  2. gila

    March 16, 2007 at 9:42 am

    that’s an old image isn’t it?

    amazing what his body’s doing

  3. Billsworth Esq.

    March 16, 2007 at 9:53 am

    One of my all time favourite shots of yours. Love how the blog is growing, wishing you all the best from London.


  4. Dave

    March 16, 2007 at 10:19 am

    He reminds me Iggy Pop :-)

  5. michael

    March 16, 2007 at 10:35 am

    with the exception of subways what’s more new york than handball?

  6. Anonymous

    March 16, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Seems to me that if you are going to repeat photos from previous years you should say so. You posted this one last year.

  7. Anonymous

    March 16, 2007 at 11:09 am

    this is a spectacular photo.

  8. Rafe Totengco

    March 16, 2007 at 11:20 am

    What a great action shot. The foreshortened anlge is unsettling to look at because his arm looks distorted. He must do this everyday from the look of those muscles.

  9. The Sartorialist

    March 16, 2007 at 11:29 am


    I did post this photo about a year ago but it has been off-line as a draft for quite a while.

    The blog has grown so much since I first posted this image that i thought some new viewers might enjoy it,

    Any harm in that?

  10. Carolina Lange

    March 16, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    That is a fantastic shot!

  11. jocelyn

    March 16, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    cool photo! i’m glad you posted it, i haven’t been around this blog long enough to have seen it before. :) some people are so nasty!

  12. Cut of cloth

    March 16, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    One of the army of
    Haven’t seen this shot
    So pleased you posted it again
    Very strong and powerful image

  13. Anonymous

    March 16, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Love it! so “summer in NYC” on such a wintery day—and I don’t mind at all that it’s an older shot. What’s with some people? pick pick pick.

  14. Anonymous

    March 16, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    That’s a great photo! I’m new to the site also, so haven’t seen it before. And some people are probably negative all day long.

  15. Laura

    March 16, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Lovely shot.
    It almost looks like a choreographed dance, especially with the expression on his face. Very graceful.

  16. Tenebrist

    March 16, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    I thought it looked familiar.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with re-posted photos. However, I think a small notation might help ease some of the confusion for people that have seen them already.

  17. Andrew

    March 16, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    If your posting old photos, I have a tiny request of sorts.
    A man in a cape, tied at the collar, which is an excellent shot.
    I think it was posted slightly before this one was posted first time.

  18. slantdenchanted

    March 16, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    this is my favorite picture of yours, even though it has nothing to do with clothing. i loved it the first time you posted it and i’m glad you posted it again.

  19. Anonymous

    March 16, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    That’s so New York. It was a sure sign of Spring when the shirtless boys played outside my high school! Thanks for the memory!

  20. d. chedwick bryant

    March 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    great shot.

  21. Anonymous

    March 16, 2007 at 10:49 pm


  22. Anonymous

    March 17, 2007 at 5:02 am

    How do you call this sport? Handball? Isn’t it rather the “bare-hand” version of the “pelote basque”?

  23. Jessica M.

    March 17, 2007 at 6:45 am

    I think it’s a beautiful photo. The calm, dancer-like expression, and the almost frightening exertion in the body.

    The only thing about reposting: It is nice for us who follow your work to have some context for the progress of the fashions that catch your eye. When it comes to photos like this, you are an artist. And it helps to understand an artists work to know where, in their career, they were when the art was rendered.

    Lastly, as a somewhat new reader (only 6 months, or thereabouts), well, I liked your photos so much that I went back through them. Particularly, I wanted to know what people were wearing when the weather was similar to what it is like now (Portland weather is just slightly different). How were people you saw dealing with chill, or rain, or what-have you, and still looking interesting. WIthout a date, it’s harder to know what I’m looking at!

    That’s all.

  24. Jim

    March 17, 2007 at 11:05 am

    So . . . somehow you’ve breached readers’ trust by having the gall–the gall!–to repost your own photo, on your own, non-commercial site, without noting that you’d offered it last year. How dare you! Oh well . . . it’s a really cool picture, and the site keeps getting better and better. Thanks.

  25. Anonymous

    March 17, 2007 at 11:10 am

    beautiful sculpture

  26. Yugen

    March 17, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Sculpture…reminds me of those “écorché” bronze statuettes from the 15. and 16. century…

  27. Anonymous

    March 17, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I recognized the photo from before as well — once seen, it is impossible to forget.

    May I make a suggestion — instead of just having everything in the archives by date, I’d love to see you catalog some of your favorites by subject matter — bike messengers, older men in Chinatown and/or Harlem, whatever; couples in SoHo, Spring in NYC, beautiful mature women, shop windows, etc.

    As if you didn’t have anything else to do, right? Wonder what would happen if you asked us to go through the archives and vote?

  28. Anonymous

    March 17, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    “How do you call this sport? Handball? Isn’t it rather the “bare-hand” version of the “pelote basque”?”

    Try playing it. And you will understand!

    Anyway, lovely pic Sart. One thing I love about this site is that it’s cultural observation, not just fashion pix. You have an anthropologist’s/historian’s eye as well as (most importantly) that of an artist.

  29. Brad

    March 17, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    I also noticed this picture as a repeat. It’s fine though, I soon figured it out after reading the comments section!

    What is interesting to me is how you captured the contorted state of his left hand. How strange!

  30. Anonymous

    March 17, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Holy Crap! classic NY Sart! Don’t let people try and micro manage your blog! I love that you reposted! Why are there so many whiners…?

    – d

  31. cicc

    March 18, 2007 at 3:36 am

    I love that you re post some of your work-from your own posts and ones that were posted on style.com
    In fact the other day when you had trouble uploading new shots I went back through the archive. Your work is beautiful. The archive is testament to your talents.

    I’ll happily view any shot one hundred times.
    keep it up and post whatever you like.

  32. andrea

    March 18, 2007 at 5:03 am

    I have seen this shot, but like re-reading a book you have read
    many years ago, it may tell a slightly different story….

  33. Sarah Katherine

    March 18, 2007 at 5:35 am

    phenomenal… a beautiful slice of life

  34. Anonymous

    March 18, 2007 at 11:16 am


  35. Vanessa

    March 18, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Pictures like these go to show how diverse the five boroughs really are. From Madison Avenue to the West Village to a neighborhood in Brooklyn.

  36. Wintermute

    March 19, 2007 at 12:53 am

    “The blog has grown so much since I first posted this image that i thought some new viewers might enjoy it,

    Any harm in that?”

    Nope! Especially when its such an amazing photo that you are reposting. I missed it the first time as I had not yet found this blog.

    With that said, God bless the human body.

  37. Ebun

    March 19, 2007 at 4:30 am

    I can actually see the muscles on his face.

    Great shot! I am glad you posted it again as I didn’t see it before.

    Great job this blog is. It’s the first page I open on my computer in the morning, and the last before I leave work.

    I am a designer based in Lagos and your blog as been very instructive for me to see new lines, new forms and new ways in which clothes are displayed around the world.

    Best to you.

  38. Kits

    March 21, 2007 at 1:52 am

    I liked the image of his muscles contorting and you have got it at the right moment! Visiting your blog after ages and its made me very happy :)

  39. fikira

    August 17, 2007 at 2:36 am

    who the f”"k cares that it has posted already, nice pic, final

    Ans by the way, it is a favorite, 1, 5 years ago, it stays a favorite!

    Keep on the good work, gays like you keep the dream alive

    You can change the world with doing something whitout the “education” for “it”

    See what you do, and not what you have done for it, just see!

  40. Anonymous

    August 26, 2007 at 11:46 am

    It’s his favorites, not the most recent photos, stop being so damn slow.

  41. gforce

    September 6, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    his body is equivalent to that of one of our largest icons, BRUCE LEE. Sick photo, it should go in your first show, limited edition, you will sell it out.

  42. tmalnyc

    September 23, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    amazing photo keep it up

  43. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Wow, what a body… Double wow, what a pic…
    You’re definitely the best photographer to me. And I love that you posted it, cause I came across your blog just a month ago. This pic is my favourite too.
    Keep going with your blog, it’s wonderful.

  44. just-arty

    March 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Incredible shot. It’s fascinating to analyze his entire body’s movement and contortions. The foreshortening of the arm makes it look freaky though. Brr.

    Just found this blog and am enjoying it! Great shots!

  45. Anonymous

    April 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I love how that ball is suspended in mid-air. What would last nary a second, is now captured and preserved in a photo. Beautiful.

  46. Famished4Fashion

    June 1, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    this should be in an anatomy or health publication!

  47. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 7:36 am

    he reminds me of the body worlds exhibit, not to be rude.but i do like this picture, it shows the human body in a very different way

  48. Steve

    August 14, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I thought this was a street performer doing a ballet or mime until I read the caption and saw the ball.
    The guy is so thin; his pleading expression, almost of desperation, are quite striking. Even his fingers and hands seem to express the same emotion.
    Very dramatic.
    I prefer to view the shot as a dramatic performance rather than a sport performance.

  49. Não Somos Apenas Rostinhos Bonitos

    October 3, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!He is great!

  50. bug pin

    January 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Geez, people. It is listed under favorite shots and the date is above it. So quick to pounce!

    Unbelievable shot-agree with others the arm is almost spooky. Amazing-keep it up!

  51. New York Jobs

    February 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for posting!

  52. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    This photo is great. I’ve been devouring your blog at an alarming rate. I love how the ball is caught in the air and how the arm is so bent back, it almost looks broken – even though, I know it isn’t. Fabulous!

  53. Anonymous

    May 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    this is terrifying, his arm looks snapped.

  54. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    this is beautiful… please update your “my favorites” category! :-)

  55. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 4:02 am

    He has a dancers physique which is almost disturbingly lean, and I love how you have captured the muscles in his chest and torso curving towards his outstretched hand

  56. Carol

    July 25, 2009 at 11:43 am

    This is my first visit to your blog. And this picture is arresting for so many reasons. As a student of anatomy I am fascinated by it; the degree of rotation in his right shoulder, the impossible twist in the right elbow, the incredible grace in his posture, the unbroken line of extension through his spine and neck. A trained dancer for the NYC ballet could not do better, and yet, the imperfect lines of his right hand make it so much more interesting. The beatific expression on his face is the icing on the cake. This is a once in a lifetime photo. You must have fallen to your knees and thanked the photography gods when you saw what you had captured.

  57. wayanx's

    August 10, 2009 at 12:36 am

    what a great picture. the detail is so amazing…

  58. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    this guy has zero body fat…

  59. Anonymous

    February 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

    No harm at all… Not everyone would go through the archives! Why be so rude about it?!

  60. ni_ngal

    February 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    An amazing photo! Thank you for posting it again!

  61. Office Cleaning Janitorial Services

    February 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Great Picture.
    Thank You.

  62. Apoyando

    February 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Amazing Flick.

  63. Tiffany

    June 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    This is so wierd. I love the muscles in motion look!

    Online Credit Score

  64. Anonymous

    July 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm


    so much movement)) j'adore) more Brooklyn pleaaase)

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    September 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm


  66. microsoft exchange on line

    February 24, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful image!

  67. Natalie

    February 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    As a doctoral student of physical therapy currently in the midst of a kinesiology course, this is a marvelous example of Wolff's law and the SAID principle. It demonstrates how the body adapts to the demands one imposes upon it. I particularly love the differentiation you can see in this photograph between the sternal head and the clavicular head of the pectoralis major.

  68. Lorena :: Travel Designery

    March 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm


  69. Anonymous

    May 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    The blog is yours, you post what you want! :)

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