Tuesday, January 5, 2016

On the Street…Good Night Sweet Prince, New York


I think I could do a whole series on people I see at the $1 book carts outside Strand store.



This gentlemen was looking at a copy of “Good Night, Sweet Prince.” What a perfect book for this aristocrat young man who looks like he just finished ballet rehearsal at ABT.



Bookstores are such a great place to find stylish people because I’ve found that a common trait of very stylish people is curiosity, and what better place to find curious people than a bookstore! McNally Jackson, Strand and Rizzoli are some of my most successful hunting grounds.


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  1. Stacy B.

    January 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Would love a series on people and books!

  2. mosaic_world

    January 5, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I also find stylish people at museums (particularly staff).

    the children of museum goers are some of the best dressed people I will see. sometimes they look like they’ve been dressed from a boutique.

    • Simone Fraser

      January 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      I second the above comments.
      And Sart, after being deprived of you for two weeks I am feeling very visually greedy: please keep the pics coming!

  3. martian mercenary

    January 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I like the texture and cut of the coat…
    reminds me of Saint Laurent in a way with the skinny jeans and the shoes.


  4. taimemode

    January 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Love the boots, want the same right now ;)

  5. Liz

    January 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    love this photo — wish LA had $1 book stands


    • Haggie

      January 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Book stands in LA…..

      That is hilarious!

    • Mary Alice Toomey

      January 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Try Skylight Books in Los Feliz (1818 N. Vermont)

  6. Triinu

    January 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Please show more pictures from this series.
    PS. Coat looks really great

  7. Anouk

    January 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Love his style. Would have liked to see his face.


  8. Ashley

    January 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    The description below the picture is absolutely perfect!


  9. Daniela

    January 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    If you want to meet interesting people, go to interesting places. :)



  10. AnneMcLayne

    January 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    This picture is beyond beautiful!

  11. Chahrazad

    January 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Great shoot. I do wonder if you are right about the guy. Because I can see why you think it looks like he just finished ballet. It would be funny though it turns out he hates ballet haha.


  12. vintagestarparis

    January 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    So well put.
    And he looks great to boot (no pun intended…)

  13. Janea

    January 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    What a beautiful juxtaposition. In my mind, I see him dancing off down the street!

  14. Nico

    January 5, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    You’re right, he is so stylish!

    lb-lc fashion blog

  15. Hayley

    January 5, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Haha how fitting ballet or just overly hipster.

  16. Elaine

    January 5, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Sweet Coat ! Interesting Street !

  17. Sarah B

    January 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    This is so beautiful. The scroll-down has such a dramatic effect with those SHOES! And of course the coast is exquisite.

  18. Kylie Garner

    January 6, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Perfect picture! The coat is very stylish.

  19. The Secret Label

    January 6, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Loved the detailing of the coat. Please share the front image as well.

  20. Jacquelyn

    January 6, 2016 at 2:28 am

    His uneven pant hem is rather endearing! + a great backdrop

  21. dario fattore

    January 6, 2016 at 6:27 am

    bel look classico

    dario fattore – http://www.whosdaf.com

  22. sofaundermapletree

    January 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I especially like to find something great to read among the cheap (old) books.
    It’s like you don’t know what you are looking for and then you find it!
    For a dollar it’s also hard to go wrong.
    But the thrill of a great find is even more important.

    I’ve found the most awesome books this way. Love this feeling.

    And aristocratic it is. :)


  23. From The World With Love

    January 6, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Curiosity and open mind are the ingredient to an interesting personality…the outside reflects your inner soul….
    Yael Guetta

  24. MollyBloom

    January 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I read Good Night, Sweet Prince when I was a teenager–it’s a biography of the great John Barrymore. I was obsessed with old movies, and the actors in them. Barrymore’s performance in Twentieth Century is just magnificent (Carole Lombard’s first film, as well): you just cannot take your eyes off of him. And who would want to? In your pic you can just get a glimpse of his beautiful face on the cover!

  25. jaj

    January 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Love the coat.. especially the pleat in the back!

  26. Lauren

    January 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Oh please, please make a book on the series of people at the bookstore… Xx

  27. The Italian Glam

    January 7, 2016 at 7:19 am

    he reminds me od Nureyev, and oh, those Rizzoli books….

  28. Bellebonne

    January 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Many,many wonderful bookstores in LA!!
    Try to avoid the cliche swipes at the city without knowing about it and living here.

  29. Robin

    January 7, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    First time commenting on your wonderful site. Just have to tell you that I love everything about this photo. As a book lover myself, this appeals to me on many levels. Love the cut of his coat, and the shoes, etc.

  30. Charikleia

    January 8, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Love the coat and shoes. And I really like the fact that your shots make everyone greedy to know more about the person you photograph.

  31. edwardo

    January 9, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Books will always have universal and worldly appeal.

  32. The Clever Pup

    January 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Timeless. Could be 1966.

  33. pippi hepburn

    January 12, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I love that such a well dressed man looks at those books too, haha! When I am in the area and passing that store, I do the same thing. Who can pass up books, especially for $1. Great shot as usual, Scott. Thank you!

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