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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.
May 23, 2007 at 6:14 pm
He/this shot breaks my heart!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
December 11, 2007 at 3:08 pm
i adore this picture
December 18, 2007 at 8:15 pm
very Henry Cartier Bresson! Brilliant!
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?
February 26, 2008 at 11:24 pm
I love the shadows in the photo and that desperately clutched hand. Magnificent!
August 30, 2008 at 7:13 am
This could be the beginning of a fascinating story….
Pursuing Perfection in Details
September 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm
This brought tears to my eyes.
March 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm
I’m going to repeat what others have said: this brought tears to my eyes.
March 8, 2009 at 7:08 pm
To be alone and chilly means he is heading for home?
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.
September 19, 2009 at 7:16 pm
this is really sad
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.
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 reposeand LIFE, AH! LIFEnever leave you wanting.
this photo speaks a 1000 words, thank you for sharing
December 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm
Amazing photo, but Scott, you really need to spellcheck yourself.
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!
February 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm
i feel sad for him..
March 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm
yes, alone in a crowd.
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.
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
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.
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.
March 8, 2011 at 7:23 am
It shakes my heart.Love it
March 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm
What a powerful quote and such a great photo.
March 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm
A really good photo.
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'