Monday, February 27, 2012

Help With Pairs For The Sartorialist II

Even though it’s Fashion Week, I can’t stop working on my next book.  I’m now deciding which images will be paired together.

It’s interesting how some images really compliment others, even though they were shot years apart. This process is actually the most fun part of making a book.


While I was creating these sets I got an idea: why not let you guys in on the fun!

Think about image pairings that work based on their color, similarities or contrasts. Surprise me!

I’ve already come up with a lot of combinations so I’m sure we’ll overlap, but it’ll be great to see my work through a fresh pair of eyes.


-You can send a screen shot, combine images in a Word document, or send side by side in an email– They don’t have to be perfectly placed, as long as your idea comes across.

-The must be from the beginning of 2009 or later.

-They should be lo-res.

-Please send no more than your best 2 pairs.

To create a screen shot: hold down Command, Shift, 4 then move the cursor over your selection– It will save to your desktop, and you can email as an attachment.

Send images to: [email protected]

Please send no more than two combinations. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    February 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I will send you an image!

  2. Aurélie & Angelo

    February 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you for inviting us to be a part of this fantastic and exciting project!

  3. FashionUm

    February 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Oh, very interesting idea Scott!
    Show Your Outfit !

  4. Zlittle Saving With Style

    February 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    nice chalenge. lets see what we can do

  5. Tinacious.Me

    February 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    wow, great insights into what your work is like! awesome post!

  6. Anna Louisa

    February 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    oh my gosh…I’m so excited for this book – the plaid pairing is lovely!

  7. monkeyshines

    February 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    fun plaids and stripes!


  8. irene

    February 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  9. bonnie, clyde and marni

    February 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    i have your first book!!! can’t wait for the second one!!!

  10. Natasha Fatah

    February 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my god! What an awesome opportunity/challenge/assignment! Love this! Will have to cook up something good for sure! :)


  11. Stephanie

    February 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Great photos!!


  12. sandra

    February 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Done, thanks for inviting us to your work..

  13. Johnny

    February 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I’ll work on it and send you something absolutely awesome!

  14. Stephanie

    February 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Will send you some oldies!!! Have to repair the scanner!!

    May be you like them !!!

  15. Inés

    February 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Great idea! I´m on it!!!
    Hope you’re having a great start to the week

    Big hugs!

  16. nathalia

    February 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    nice idea, thanks for including us in your work!

    Viaggio Della Farfalla
    The Key Item

  17. Jacky

    February 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Scott and his amazing ideas to get close to his public…amazing!!!

  18. Boxer's Adventures

    February 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  19. Jane Alisa

    February 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    What a fun and exciting idea, cannot wait till your next book :-)

  20. Gary

    February 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    If you’re looking for great photo pairing inspiration check out Mark Laita’s book “Created Equal.”

  21. Nathan

    February 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Your next book absolutely needs Olivia Palermo. I love the shots you take of her.

  22. Tisha Loves Dress For Less

    February 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I’ll have to check out your first book! If it’s anything like your blog then I know it’s great. I’m a fan of your pictures and how cool of you to invite your readers to post their pics for your next book =)

  23. Name*

    February 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm


  24. Kate

    February 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    This is such a great idea, Scott!

  25. Marcel Da Chump

    February 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    This project would be real fun to do as a collaboration with someone…hmmm.

  26. Nadia

    February 28, 2012 at 1:39 am

  27. Zuzana

    February 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Love the first (especially the couple), women with short hair are beautiful, love the freshness:)

  28. Aron from Store Hours

    February 28, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Hey its really nice idea. Thanks for sharing with us and putting such ideas in our mind.

  29. fabie

    February 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Ja ja ja! So funny, you try to make it sound like ‘found sharing’, but deep down you just want to make people work for you,

    If you want the book to be really interesting, inlcude a selection of non published pictures -if you have any. No matter what you ass liking fans say, believe me, it is not that exciting to get a book of pictures you can find in the internet, for free.

  30. Jackie

    February 28, 2012 at 11:28 am


  31. helena

    February 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

    The first combination looks incredible, but its also because the lighting and setting matches. On the other hand, im not so keen on the second combination.
    Im not sure what it is, but I think it might be the lighting!! Its too strong on one, and not so much on the other one.
    Im sure you can find another stripe-photo with similar lighting!! Good luck , its looking amazing anyways!!


  32. Martine

    February 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    For me personally I love the second combination. Its not as obvious, and has more life. The first one is nice, but really not as interesting as I would expect.

  33. Laure

    February 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    haha, it’s funny how you post only the comments you like.
    some criticality does good to everybody.

  34. Kat

    February 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I would like to see the same/similar outfit interpreted for the opposing season. AKA a similar dress with sandles and hat for summer, and with stockings, boot, jacket etc for winter.

  35. Rhodesian Ridgeback

    February 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I love the first picture you have shown. It is like a Salt & Pepper set, with the same feet and shoes. And looking at t he camera the same way.

  36. une chatte grise

    February 29, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Dang it–that looks like fun, but I’m up to my ears in work. I look forward to seeing what my fellow commenters come up with! (Marcel & Charikleia, I’m counting on you!)

  37. Style StreetStalker

    February 29, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I love this post! I have the first book and refuse to remove it from my coffee table… SO excited to hear theres a number two – please make it bigger though!!!


  38. Graphic Designer

    March 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    …and this is a pro bono work, of what I understand? Smart, Scott…..

  39. antique engagement rings

    March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Im loving the skirt.. very sweet!

  40. alan henderson

    March 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    looking forward to the new book. I often use the first one for inspiration before heading out. What date was the photo of the couple in the top photo posted on your site please?

  41. Jennifer

    March 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Love that you have asked for our help and I can’t wait to see the next book! Cheers!

  42. stylefootprints

    March 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Checked it out; check shirt, check skirt…do I like it..check! :)

  43. SahnazMS

    March 12, 2012 at 2:40 am

    just sent mine! :)

  44. Philipp

    March 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I think it’s interesting to get a peek into the process of making a book.
    But not everybody is using a mac so your description of how to make a screenshot will not help windows users.

  45. Abby

    March 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Interesting idea. Will you be acknowledging everyone who sends in pairs in the book?

  46. fanny

    February 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    awesome idea :D! i think a good idea to try new things.

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