31 comments

  1. Old Aunt Amy

    February 2, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    This is a beautiful image and yours is a delightful blog. I’ve often pondered the same about the Prada dominance (I believe it’s in the October archives?) and its sneaky dismantling of its competition. Glad I’m not alone.

  2. Rachel

    May 23, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    He/this shot breaks my heart!

  3. Anonymous

    May 28, 2007 at 9:39 am

    This shot reminds me of a girl in my grade, she has the same body language as the man. Always got this look in her face and yeah she is alone in the crowd, just like the man in the shot. Amazing shot. I am amazed by the way you have captured the body language of that man in a single shot.

  4. jaygatz

    May 30, 2007 at 6:55 am

    I’m always amazed at how a talented photographer such as yourself, manages to capture a frame like this without first drawing attention to himself or making the subject of the photo aware, and therefore self-conscious, that the shot is being taken.
    A heartbreaking photo indeed.

  5. Anonymous

    June 7, 2007 at 11:24 am

    This is truly one of the most intelligent photos I have ever seen. It’s beatutiful. It really opens the mind and forces it to wonder about who this man is, and where is he going. I love it.

  6. Anonymous

    July 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    i just started reading your blog and i love what you are doing. this is easily the best picture i have ever seen. never before have my eyes begun to tear at the sight of a stranger. your fantastic

  7. Stacie

    October 31, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    This photo and the words you wrote just broke my heart in the most beautiful of ways. Nice reminder that the human condition is what matters most, not the rat race.

    Amazing how the camera captures what we usually choose to ignore on a daily basis. Love your shots!

  8. Anonymous

    December 11, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    i adore this picture

  9. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    very Henry Cartier Bresson! Brilliant!

  10. Dexter Obvious

    January 11, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    This shot is brilliant. It feels cold and desperate, and I love that.
    I check everyday for your newest fashion photos and eat them up with a spoon, but I find that you have such a delicious talent for candid portrait photography as well. How do you get people to allow you to take their pictures without them posing? I am always trying to improve my candid shots, but find that people are terrified to allow me to photograph them. They always either freeze up and look unnatural, or immediately strike their typical pose rather than being themselves. It’s really discouraging.
    You have so many close candid shots of people that I can’t believe they didn’t see you. Do you ask them for permission first? Do you give them directions so they know what you want?

  11. HappyCamper

    February 26, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I love the shadows in the photo and that desperately clutched hand. Magnificent!

  12. monika

    August 30, 2008 at 7:13 am

    This could be the beginning of a fascinating story….

  13. Pursuing Perfection in Details

    September 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes.

  14. Alisa

    March 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I’m going to repeat what others have said: this brought tears to my eyes.

  15. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    To be alone and chilly means he is heading for home?

  16. Victoria Karkoulas

    May 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I rarely come across a photograph that really touches me…this most definitely has. It is spectacular & devastating. The feelings evoked by looking @ this are of pure sadness he is huddled and looks so frail. You cant help by being absolutely heartbroken by just glancing @ this photo.

    Your work is miraculous.

  17. Zixiao

    September 19, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    this is really sad

  18. GPtuners

    September 24, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    spectacular and heartbreaking indeed. thank you for reminding me of why it is so important to be kind in my heart and to the strangers who are passing through.

  19. blak_ini

    December 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

    i know you may never read this but…

    "ODE TO AN OLD MAN"

    Let me hold your hands ,
    if only for a minute.
    LOVE will give you sweet repose
    and LIFE, AH! LIFE
    never leave you wanting.

    this photo speaks a 1000 words, thank you for sharing

  20. Anonymous

    December 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Amazing photo, but Scott, you really need to spellcheck yourself.

  21. Angela

    January 23, 2010 at 12:39 am

    After reading (or I guess mostly looking) through your book, I am delighted to go every morning on your website. This picture shows so much of not only a man's outer style, but his internal persona as well. You've told a man's life story in the blink of an eye(or camera shutter) Bravo!

  22. Anonymous

    February 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    i feel sad for him..

  23. MissHazelEyes

    March 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    yes, alone in a crowd.

  24. Morti Viventi

    May 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Amazing Photo!
    And yes…we're all alone in the crowd…
    Love your blog, you're a big inspiration, thank you.

  25. Megan

    August 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Wow, i had to stop and comment on this one. Absolutely touching photography. I would blow it up and frame it in my house if it i could get a clearness to it. This is so thought provoking and sad! True art

  26. Melissa

    September 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

    He could be the forlorn, fragile and forgotten version of the spectacular actor Yul Brynner (1920-1985). Yul's acting style conveyed the opposite.

    http://bit.ly/c61DX7 see the resemblance here.

  27. 沈澱到最後一根骨頭

    January 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I hope there are more photos like this. Even though I know this is a fashion blog, but I really like it when you put photos with potential social commentary in this blog as well.

  28. Stella

    March 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

    It shakes my heart.
    Love it

  29. ken hill

    March 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    What a powerful quote and such a great photo.

  30. Escort Manchester

    March 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    A really good photo.

  31. The Continuous Life

    June 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

    i like this post a lot because it has a message behind it. or actually not even behind it, it is a message of thankfulness and appreciation. i appreciate that. do more with 'messages'

    flowandimagine.blogspot.com

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