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August 12, 2009 at 7:03 am
you're up early! Nice shot!
August 12, 2009 at 7:09 am
I would say nostalgic, if anything.
The shoes are quite cool though. Velcro is always awesome :)
An interesting bangle too – similar to one sikh's wear, i think?
August 12, 2009 at 7:11 am
I'm gonna guess tender. I usually do that when I'm in some kind of sensitive thought haha. Great photo.
I would say pensive and quite calm.
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August 12, 2009 at 7:13 am
I fell in love with this photo. The background is stunning. And he is just beautiful and his hands are so gentle.
I'm a mean street kid.
August 12, 2009 at 7:16 am
he looks like a deep thinker. i like how the sky behind him seems to reflect his mood – sort of mellow, and somewhere in between a sunny & stormy day. like a layer of cloud over his mind.
August 12, 2009 at 7:17 am
http://www.monikapoppy.comLOVE FROM MONIKA POPPYLIVING AND LOVING IT UP IN LONDON
August 12, 2009 at 7:18 am
That tunic is amazing (very Rik Owens)- great hair too.
I'd say he looks more awkward, like he's not really too sure what to do with his hands. Perhaps he's not used to being photographed?
Man, I gotta tell you this blog has changed my life. I've always been interested in style but this blog and your photos have opened my eyes wider and now it all pours in and wont stop.
Get your arse to London again Sart, we've got it all…
August 12, 2009 at 7:22 am
I really love it!
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August 12, 2009 at 7:23 am
Beautiful photograph!At first I thought that this young man is a prist.
August 12, 2009 at 7:27 am
I like his outfit….He looks reflective in a sad way…
August 12, 2009 at 7:29 am
Love the sneakers. Very cool!
Sart, when will we see you in Helsinki?
August 12, 2009 at 7:30 am
He seems very reflective to me and british.
August 12, 2009 at 7:35 am
August 12, 2009 at 7:43 am
Agree with Northern Sky–pensive.
August 12, 2009 at 7:58 am
I couldn't agree more with some of the previous comments. This is a great photo (and the shoes are excellent!)
Agreed : he looks like a priest. His hands call for a book to hold.
August 12, 2009 at 8:06 am
He looks like someone that has just lost a thumb wrestling championship.
Rafe New York
August 12, 2009 at 8:12 am
there's an air of melancholy in this picture. he looks like somebody just broke up with him. :-(
August 12, 2009 at 8:37 am
i would say thoughtful…but he does kinda have that awkward charm, he truly doesn't look like he is used to attention/photography for that matter…but this is a classic case of true personal style…simple
A home far away
August 12, 2009 at 8:44 am
Hugs Gunilla in Singapore
Sad – like his lover is leaving on that plane out of Casablanca.
He does look cool, though!
August 12, 2009 at 8:54 am
i think good style is more about the spirit and less about the clothes. this past weekend, i had a t-shirt on and simple shorts…and i got a ton of random comments. ive worn it a million times but this particular time i must have been in a good mood.
LOVE this photo.
August 12, 2009 at 8:57 am
I digg with this one… Masterpiece !!
August 12, 2009 at 9:32 am
Ahh. Being himself.
August 12, 2009 at 10:04 am
all of the above!!
August 12, 2009 at 10:09 am
He looks as if he might be waiting on something or someone…there's such a distance look in his eyes…Talk about a great capture you got one
August 12, 2009 at 10:29 am
*Love the emotion in this picture…sweet! ;)
I would say reflective, or given the hour maybe sleepy. I love your work, very inspiring.
August 12, 2009 at 10:38 am
Ah, never so simple. What's with the necklace, and how does he fit a wallet or keys in the pockets of those pants?
August 12, 2009 at 10:45 am
I would say… regretful.
August 12, 2009 at 10:47 am
I see longing and sadness…I want to run up and squeeze him tightly!
Long time lurker, first time commenter – I love your blog :)
August 12, 2009 at 11:19 am
Simple is right, I always say less is more.
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August 12, 2009 at 11:20 am
i love how the shoe complemented and completed the whole outfit. even though it was a all black ensemble the necklace, zipper, bangle and velcro made it nothing short of interesting. love the expression on the face. sort of lost, in deep thought (about something sad!)
August 12, 2009 at 11:29 am
I would say heartbreakingly reflective.
I love how the green gem on his necklace pops against the black.
August 12, 2009 at 11:38 am
i love everything but his hands and face. i agree that he looks awkward and overly conscious that he is being photographed.
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August 12, 2009 at 11:45 am
i find it reflective. he appears to searching for something not readily available.
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August 12, 2009 at 11:53 am
Yes, it is all about posture for this one. Eyes searching for the horizon, heavy jaw, poetic-tender-heart-hands, That tentative stance.…And maybe that double pancho layer.
August 12, 2009 at 11:57 am
Yup, that's awesome.
Very nice capture.
August 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm
so right on!! :)I want to like hug him or something. You rock
August 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm
August 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm
Ah, yes please. Wistful in Comme des Garçons.
August 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm
I love love love this photo. His expression seems wistful, the way you feel when you've just seen someone off at the airport…?
I saw someone commented and told you to come to Helsinki, Sart. I so agree. Asap!
August 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm
This photograph really made me pause and think. The tense, grasping look in his eyes, the delicacy of his hands, and the wistful expression of his posture make for a truly incredible photograph! Even though his eyes aren't looking directly into the lens, they manage to hold such an intense power over the viewer. This photo is so much more about street style, it's a work of art on its own!
August 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm
perhaps a dance class would help with the posture and the seeming lack of confidence. might be fun too.
August 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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August 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm
Your photography is wonderful and I love just about everything about this blog. I am particularly grateful that you have almost single handedly turned me on to style and fashion once again. These are interests that I had left behind many years ago. Having said that, I must note that the only thing this picture says to me is "dweeb." However, it is also the first time that I have been moved to comment, so perhaps it is the most effective post ever? If art is meant to elicit a response then this certainly qualifies. I absolutely adore this darn blog, even if this particular picture leaves me thinking that his musings consist of things like, “I am standing here listening to an inner monologue consisting of chirping sounds and the occasional baby talk.”
August 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm
I imagine that this is what Eleanor Roosevelt might have looked like if she had been reincarnated as a rather fashionable young man.
August 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm
He looks melancholy.
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August 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm
great pictures, lovo the photos
August 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm
I've been a long time reader of your blog and always wondered how I would pose if you ever asked me to. I'm also a very behind the lense personality although most people would say I don't dress very "behind the lense." Looking at this guy, I'd think he's not new to "posing" or VERY new to it. It's almost apologetic, in a dreamy, in the moment but not OF the moment pose. I'm so happy to see one of my long limbed peeps too.
BTW – I had my first sighting of you on Sunday leaving Central Park Summerstage!!! I couldn't get to my camera fast enough. Next time.
August 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm
August 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm
GOD, I LoV3 Those Shoes, Margiela Perhaps?
August 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm
his velcro hi-tops remind me of the ones i wore in middle school. but i'm mostly intrigued by his awesome jewelry…especially that necklace! from a distance, it looks a bit raw and yet a little delicate at the same time.
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August 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm
This post really sounds very interesting,for which there is no specific reactions portrayed in the picture.Hence,the model had perfectly made a great confusion to the reader's minds,I still like this.
August 12, 2009 at 3:23 pm
I see sad, pensive, heartbroken, unsure, and homesick. Could be wrong. It is unique though
August 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm
cold romantics :) i like his hairstyle
August 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm
I ordered your book last night! I can not wait to get my hands on it!
August 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm
hello everyone,i m the guy featured in this picture.Well i loved all your comments,and i thank scott for taking a picture of me and all of you that looked at it.I'm wearing for those who're interested maison martin margiela velcro shoescomme des garcons skinny pantsmodernico necklaceacne dresscomme des garcons trench coatsdior homme bangles from Slimane era.
Federico Gabrielloni De Santis
August 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Reflective, he has great hands.
Great outfit too. I'd wear it, love mono.
August 12, 2009 at 5:33 pm
I think he looks quite sad.
August 12, 2009 at 5:40 pm
I totally agree. He is an inspiration
August 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm
I'm really into the all black outfit and the necklace. Does anyone know what kind of shoes those are?
August 12, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Contrived? Trying too hard?
August 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm
August 12, 2009 at 6:09 pm
like a modern Oscar Wilde
August 12, 2009 at 6:27 pm
Someone said it earlier: "eyes searching for the horizon"I took that he was waiting for someone, something… Knee bent, playing with his hands as if he cannot wait and does not know what to do with them. His eyes are squinting into the distance as if he is trying to tell if something has arrived. Obviously this is just my opinion — this picture is a perfect example of how art can invoke so many different emotions for different people.
August 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm
……………… all of the above!
August 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm
This guy looks like the [evil]* version of "The Dancer" from a few months back.
"Evil" may not be the right word.
It's hard to imagine him doing anything evil with such a docile little mien. I think this might be The Least Threatening Person I Have Ever Seen.
He looks like he would cry if he dropped something.
August 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm
"i wear black on the outside, because black is how i feel, in the inside…"
August 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm
his expression is so cute and sad. i want to cry.
August 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm
His jewelry! Don't forget that! Stylish.
August 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm
I really like the outfit but I hate his facial expression. I get so much more spirit from your other photos and looking at this one the thing that stands out most is that he looks uncomfortable. It looks kind of funny; like he stretched his neck out and tilted his head as if to look somber. It just doesn't really look natural.
August 13, 2009 at 12:33 am
TRULLY SEEMS THAT. LOVED THE SHOT.KISS
August 13, 2009 at 3:00 am
the lost boy.an over grown kid.. something very teenager-like about him!
August 13, 2009 at 3:17 am
Gorgeous photography, while the pic might be mind-blowing.. *wonders what that dude's personality is like*…
I really appreciate this photo — a clear link between fashion and photo journalism. It's a reminder that those photographed have deeper lives than we can imagine.
August 13, 2009 at 3:56 am
August 13, 2009 at 6:41 am
I'd say not ready.
August 13, 2009 at 7:47 am
hmm lots of emotion in this shot..there is something about him.
August 13, 2009 at 7:58 am
He is waiting. He's in the present only in so far as it leads to the future. A really beautiful moment of perfectly stilled, perfectly contained departure.
August 13, 2009 at 8:07 am
i don't know what you guys are talking about. he just looks extremely awkward in front of the camera.
August 13, 2009 at 8:55 am
I really like what he is wearing. The jacket reminds me of one I have similar to what he is wearing. I like the contrast of his dark outfit against the colours of the background.
August 13, 2009 at 9:31 am
I'm looking at the photographer's perspective. An excellent timing of capturing this young man's pose.
August 13, 2009 at 9:55 am
does he need to go to the washroom?
nice shoes though.
August 13, 2009 at 10:21 am
uh… heartbreaking? wearing such an expensive jacket? definitely not…
August 13, 2009 at 10:27 am
"heartbreaking? tender? calm? sad? reflective?"
lost. confused. isolated. maudlin.
August 13, 2009 at 11:34 am
Ethan Frome: seized with the dread of being alone, feeling trapped like a handcuffed prisoner by his poor choice, and the movement on his jacket expresses his rebellion; he's about to do something to get out of the conflict he feels. Do I go too far?–Ruth
August 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm
what kind of sneakers are those?
August 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Federico Gabrielloni De Santis, you rock!!
August 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm
Reminds me of the great photo by August Sander of the young gypsy man in a jacket and collarless shirt–somewhat forlorn.
August 13, 2009 at 6:21 pm
i would rather say sensitive…
August 13, 2009 at 9:46 pm
His pose is almost wistful, but his face looks pissed. Or like maybe the sun is a little too bright, so he has to squint.
August 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm
I dunno, I this this description sums it up best:
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August 14, 2009 at 12:03 am
I really like this photo. His pose, monochromatic outfit, and facial expression. I'd say reflective.
August 14, 2009 at 2:00 am
I think he hurt his thumb and might be contemplating keeping it away from the nail next time he hammers one.Juuust kidding!
Willow Paule Photography
August 14, 2009 at 4:22 am
Hmmm…I think "angst" when I see this guy.
August 14, 2009 at 6:58 am
He looks lost and tender. Like he's lost his one true love. Beautiful shot though, makes me feel quite sad looking at him :(
August 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm
I love it :] I'd have to say it was a reflective nostalgia.
August 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm
He's my brother
August 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm
nice look, but not quite self confident
August 14, 2009 at 10:50 pm
August 16, 2009 at 12:14 am
a little too nerdy for me, although I love the drama of it.
August 16, 2009 at 11:30 am
Are those shoes Margiela?
August 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm
He needs to smile, the men in Florence radiate a much more pleasant air of happiness, perhaps he is trying to match his personality to his "intellectual style clothing"
August 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm
So young and delicate. Just you wait!There is much more to come~!
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August 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm
He reminds me of Tom Cruise mixed with someone else. Either way, I'd have a coffee with him.
August 18, 2009 at 9:19 am
Oh, dear Sart. You have many true intuitions, but this is not one of them: A little too silly like a bad actor (or, oh, dear, actress).
August 19, 2009 at 12:16 am
If Jacques Brel had been in The Strokes…
August 19, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Now, this is probably the only photo on this entire site that I don't particularly like. It's not the clothes (wonderful style) or even the way the photo was taken. There's something… soppy about the expression on his face.
August 20, 2009 at 11:43 am
Ta shi Simple Jack!
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August 22, 2009 at 11:29 am
August 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm
that's cute ;-)
August 24, 2009 at 11:49 pm
He looks like a modern version of a character from a Bruegel painting
September 15, 2009 at 7:59 am
he is picchio!
December 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm
This shot is my favorite.To me, it looks like he knows what he wants but he isn't sure if or how he can get it.