I don’t know why but lately it seems my best men’s fashion shots are close portraits.


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  1. Costanza Saglio

    April 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Your work is great, Scott. I do love how you can manage the light and the exposure!
    Great job, I envy your attitude!


  2. Laura

    April 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

  3. Simbarashe

    April 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Powerful. That’s a man.

  4. irene

    April 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  5. deco atelier

    April 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    amazing scarf! ♥♥♥

  6. comme fraiche

    April 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    he’s got that Depp look with the facial hair- nice hairstyle too

  7. i am not a celebrity

    April 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    What a beautiful man.


  8. nyrha

    April 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  9. AllSaints

    April 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Love that scarf!!!

  10. James Kent

    April 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    As an aspiring street photographer it would be great to know what lens focal length you use for close up portraits such as this compared to your wider shots.

    Really like the way this guy stands out against the background like a ‘staged’ shot but could easily be a dark alley in the background he is melting out of….

    And the hair!

  11. Sacha

    April 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Beautiful. I agree, that your portrait shots are the best. It’s the details, it’s about the people, their expressions. Not all the fashion-boom-and-bust-kitsch-peng-bazoog. Capturing people’s personalities, very often means capturing details. There’s something totally fractal about photography: you can get sometimes as much (or even more) out of a detail shot than out of a full-body one.

    Btw, over the last years I’ve seen a lot of fashion blogs, streetstyle and others, but I keep coming back to yours. I like your steady confident approach. It’s awesome that you don’t just snap the latest it-humans with their bombastic bags and towering heels, who are waiting to be photographed. It seems like you try to make things be about more than just the show. Your photography is more about people, their characters and expressions.

  12. Anna

    April 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm


  13. Mimmi

    April 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This man is just perfect. He has the look of the man in my dreams.

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    April 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm


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  15. Marie-Alexandra

    April 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm


  16. Elena

    April 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Love the angles of the face.


  17. carola

    April 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    foreground beautiful, perfect light as the subject! ;)

  18. xxx

    April 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    So boring. What’s the message of this shot? That he’s got great bone structure? This is what i hate about men’s fashion, the focus seem to be on how beautiful your face/body is, not necessarily on the clothes and how you wear them..

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    April 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    He looks like Orlando Bloom )

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  20. AccidentallyBlogger

    April 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Well he is really cute!!!!!!!!!

  21. Natalie

    April 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm


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    April 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  23. Emma

    April 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    This is simply stunning. I love your photography because you seem to really capture the personality of your subjects. The lighting, tones, and texture of this photo is really beautiful. Love love love.

  24. MACFER

    April 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  25. noreen

    April 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    i can see why you shot close. his hair and facial hair are really artistic. i wonder what he does for work?

  26. Dominika of FASHION PHILOSOPHY

    April 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    this is just an incredible picture!
    so simple and casual and yet so amazing!
    and the guy, WOW, one of the most attractive guys I have EVER seen! really, ever!


  27. Madara

    April 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Dark background, brown eyes and this scarf with its amazing pattern… great combination!


  28. melissa

    April 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    You really should give up the fashion street photography and become a photo journalist……
    This is your true calling…


  29. Ineke

    April 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is really a great picture, the chiaro scuro effect is brilliant – some of Rembrandt’s models looked the same. I like the blue in the scarf.

  30. Alison

    April 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I love this one! It looks like it’s been taken in a studio. He’s very handsome in his scarf and perfectly styled hair :)


  31. An Maliq

    April 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm


  32. Benjamin

    April 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    great shot. i need this scarf!

  33. ineke

    April 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Love the chiaro scuro effect, reminds me of Rembrandt or Vermeer – the touch of blue in his scarf makes it complete

  34. Becky Bedbug

    April 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    He has really amazing cheekbones.

    I love the print on his scarf.



  35. KETTY

    April 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    amazing scarf!! great photo


  36. mauren

    April 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Plouf 3 or 4 news picture per day and awesome one in itch time. YOU ARE THE BEST.

  37. Chrys

    April 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  38. Kacie

    April 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    He’s so handsome. Beautiful portrait. I love the simplicity of the backdrop and setting. That scarf is fantastic.


  39. Gory

    April 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Maybe it’s a new way of seeing or just a new take on men fashion shots. I’m loving it! Keep it up!

  40. NinA Papaioannou

    April 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I guess it is because you are such an amazing photographer and you capture something in their eyes…

  41. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    April 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I want that hair!! Nice pic!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

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  42. giulia

    April 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  43. fMorgaine

    April 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Very Toulouse Lautrec!

  44. Bohemian Style

    April 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Great scarf! Love the burgundy and navy combo.


  45. Michael Richards

    April 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    This is a beautiful photograph. The gentleman’s scarf bouces out at you as the subject of the image. The man’s attractive face is complimentary to the scarf’s textual quality. Truly, it appears as though the scarf is wearing the man. It reminds me of the portrait pieces by many of the dutch masters of the renaissance, but particularly Jan Van Eyck’s “Man in a Turban”. See what I mean? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_a_Man_by_Jan_van_Eyck-small.jpg

  46. CBC

    April 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    love the depth of this portrait ……handsome …wonderful great tone

  47. CBC

    April 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    and the black background is so powerful the image just jumps

  48. elizabeth

    April 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    unbelievably sexy!!! i’ll give you credit you’re a good photographer but he is just too good looking for it not to be easy to capture his face

  49. april

    April 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    what’s this guy’s phone number again?

  50. Cece

    April 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Move over Johnny Depp.

  51. Mic

    April 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Your best photos like this one look from gender to gender.

  52. Fotautomat

    April 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Gorgeous shot!! And I love the modern tribal shawl – beautiful print!


  53. Samira

    April 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    wow!! amazing portrait!! love his scarf!

  54. Brooke Schmidt

    April 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    How could you possibly resist getting a close portrait of him?

  55. Ryan Seyea

    April 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Sharp and yet relaxed. Love it.

  56. topol

    April 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    That’s a lot of careful grooming! From hair to chin, I’ve never been able to keep things symmetrical.

  57. That Haute Dude

    April 27, 2012 at 12:45 am

    The scarf is awesome! And I can concur!
    That Haute Dude

  58. athena/april

    April 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

    the scarf’s color really pops out. :)

  59. *sP

    April 27, 2012 at 1:31 am

    very handsome/lovely face

  60. angela

    April 27, 2012 at 1:44 am

    its the classic – don’t judge a book by its cover. but, how man books would we read if the cover wasn’t compelling? would you have captured the portrait if the cover hadn’t pulled you in?

  61. une chatte grise

    April 27, 2012 at 2:11 am

    That’s a very beautiful portrait. Sort of reminds me of some of El Greco’s paintings.

  62. Eve

    April 27, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Such a beautiful face.

  63. Miss Coco

    April 27, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Miss Coco

  64. dea

    April 27, 2012 at 3:26 am

    My love! Special beauty. Special person. Special love. <3

  65. Trescic

    April 27, 2012 at 3:36 am

  66. Johnny

    April 27, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Great, great portrait!!!

  67. rita

    April 27, 2012 at 4:05 am

    maybe because that’s Italy!

  68. Serdane

    April 27, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Love this portrait ! The detail of the scarf is quite stunning in this picture givens the fact that it’s almost hidden by the dark. Just amazing !


  69. MolDiva

    April 27, 2012 at 4:46 am

    He looks like a moldavian man, the scarf is so vintage. Only CCCP ccountries weared before such kind of scarfs


    • Matthias

      September 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

      You almost got it right… :) My mother is from the Czech Republic! LOL

  70. Kate

    April 27, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Well hel-lo, Orlando Bloom lookalike…

  71. iulia

    April 27, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I don’t know why, but he reminds me of Dorian Gray. really nice features he has.

  72. Juanita

    April 27, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Love this change of format! x

  73. mary

    April 27, 2012 at 5:57 am

    That’s beacause you always find amazing faces! beautiful portrait!

  74. Melanie

    April 27, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Amazing clarity. A perfectly groomed man – beautiful photo.

  75. Stefania

    April 27, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Novello Caravaggio.

  76. kmpinkel

    April 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Fantastic shot!

  77. Martine

    April 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Amazing picture. Hot guy

  78. Elissa

    April 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Eyes as black as night. Hello, Milan!

  79. Nora

    April 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Amazing shot!
    And what a handsome guy!

  80. persos

    April 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I Love You my dear ;)

  81. kassiastclair

    April 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

    That’s a face and a half!


  82. Sebastian

    April 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    You know how to shoot


  83. C.M.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

    The black background makes it look like a frame. Great shoot, once again.

  84. Nora

    April 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Like a painting. And yes I think like @Stefania,it is like Caravaggio-like

  85. Pi

    April 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

    What a handsome man! Love the bold color and texture of the scarf w/ those lovely brown eyes….

    (Scott, your portraits are quite the thing!)

  86. Jeanette

    April 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Such a nice jaw frame. Excellent portrait! It works for your the close portraits work for you. They’re strong and powerful. Nice! (:

  87. Monsieur Marcel

    April 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The goal of a portrait is to capture the essence of an individual, of which this photograph is a fine example.
    Yes, I see the O.Bloom resemblance and even a dash of Depp, but–to me–he brings to mind a young Eugene Delacroix, a master of portraiture…click on my name and see.

  88. Kim

    April 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Because with men it all in the details, usually one detail highlighting their great style and strong beautiful faces.

  89. Acácio Acacio

    April 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Estou apaixonado!

  90. Erika

    April 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Just the perfect mixture of Orlando Bloom and Johnny Deep

  91. Teresa Hinojos

    April 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This is such a handsome portrait!


  92. VonYtterby

    April 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    just love it!!

  93. Vasco Bettencourt

    April 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Great picture. We may be looking at him as he looks at us, sometimes with a slight smile.


  94. Amelie

    April 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    maybe they seem to be the best, cause they have nothing to hide. they ar simply real. :)

    i’m waiting for new discoveries!


  95. Amelie

    April 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Maybe they seem to be the best because they are so close that they have nothing to hide. they ar simply real.

    I’m waiting for your new discoveries!


  96. bella

    April 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Johnny Depp’s twin.
    It’s the scarf that makes it, with the touches of blues and reds.
    See the Right to Fashion:

  97. notsurebut

    April 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Do you think that this is because we are beginning to objectify men in the same way that we have objectified women?

  98. reid.damnit

    April 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I would have to agree!

  99. Labella Luxe

    April 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    He looks awesome! His look is simply perfect.

  100. bill

    April 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    What brand is the scarf??

    • Matthias

      September 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

      The scarf is a press gift of Christian Dior actually… :)

  101. S.S.

    April 30, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Is he lifting his eyebrow? Maybe it’s hte tilt of his head or the sparkle in his eye, but I feel like he’s doing the amused, one eyebrow lift.

  102. Matthew Abbott

    April 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Very nice portrait. Love the north african/military mix.

  103. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 2, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I like men with scarf.A good shotScott , playing with light and darkness like Caravaggio!

  104. Tabby

    May 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nope, looks like John Leguizamo! Really good picture.

  105. Simone

    May 3, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Una fotografia veremenet belle e interessante, complimenti

  106. Dom

    May 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    another awesome pic! i always wonder what kind of hair product they use in order to create that shiny/glossy yet classic look…. any advise anyone? :)

    • Matthias

      September 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Hey Dom, the hairdo is really easy.
      You have to blow-dry them up with a brush after washing. They will hold up by themselves, but you should fix them with a bit of “wax” – I use the german product “Strandmatte” by got2be.
      Depending on your hair structure you have to use more or less amount of the product. The hair will stay flexible yet controlled. You can easily fix them back up with your hands. If you want, you can put a bit of hairspray, but key to this hairdo is to keep them flexible.

      Hope that helps… :)

  107. Taryn

    May 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Such a beautiful face!

  108. beth

    May 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm


  109. Kyle Newton

    May 25, 2012 at 3:11 am

    This is one of my all time favorite portraits of yours. I love your work! The way you can capture the essence of someone’s style in a single photograph is truly brilliant.

  110. Lorena Vilanova

    May 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I can not believe! I think I know this guy. The photography is amazing, but this guy is also charming.


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  111. raja

    June 6, 2012 at 12:55 am

    lovin the scarf:)

  112. Han na Kim

    June 7, 2012 at 12:01 am


  113. tmz

    June 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Cool photo!

  114. ALAN

    July 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Great picture.

  115. tmz

    July 31, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Cool man.

  116. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

    That’s a lot of careful grooming! From hair to chin http://www.ritoot.com/blog/

  117. Dgs Uzaktan EÄŸitim

    April 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for good job

  118. Gebelik Takibi

    April 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm


  119. Odtülüler Dershanesi

    October 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Merhaba, thanks for this artcle

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