I’ve never commented before, even though i check the page daily. I’m always stunned by the choice of Scotts subjects, how the pictures seem off the cuff and perfectly composed at the same time. this being one that does both to a stupidly high level!!
Beautiful shot…I get a feeling that many years from now we’ll look back on your iconic images like we do now on shots like “Kiss at the Hotel de Ville”….and this one will be among the best of them. Congrats!
A nice short story there … the younger woman in red holding her own, slightly battered yellow umbrella (and maybe a look of disappointment – did soembody stand her up? Can’t she get into the show?), and the slightly older or more privileged woman in black, with someone catering to her – but possibly also waiting for someone who may or may not arrive. They could be the same woman ten or twenty years apart. And ain’t that life?
I don’t see the significance of this photo, Sart. Were you hungover (from the previous night) when you posted it? That said, the red coat on the young lady on the left is such an amazingly rich colour. Her boots, gloves, and yellow umbrella look fantastic. Only a few people could pull this off. Your photo really captures it. It’s a pity the mysterious young lady on the right somehow crept into your shot. Well done nonetheless.
that you could see this, and capture it… magic. thank you for showing us the juxtaposition of all of us together. you are a truly talented chronicler of people, and i enjoy visiting ! thank you thank you !
this is photographically what i want to aim for! i love the complexity in lighting and color contrasts, as well as thematic contrasts. specifically, i love how the woman on the right remains in some anonymity whereas the younger woman on the left has an outfit that screams “here i am!”
My goodness Sart, your caption was absolutely brilliant and it just about sums up this picture from so many different angles. The care-freeness of the lady in the red, her relaxed and natural stylishness (because she can hold her own umbrella, thank you very much), in contrast to the dark, and although stylish in her own right, tense Madam whose umbrella is being held for her. You could write a thesis on this picture and the caption on it-smart art Sart (hey, that rhymes), you’ve raised the bar with this one.
Before the picture loaded, I hadn’t a clue what this picture would be (only seeing the title). This is an amazing photograph, and like others who have commented before me, I would purchase it in a heartbeat to display somewhere in my home.
Hand down! Wow! I don’t really know who it was you took a shot of, because the lady at the background, with a yellow umbrella, looked interesting. But I love, love, the entire composition of this photograph!
Is this a real on-the-street found setting that you caught on camera? It is almost too good to be true!! most people never even notice this amazing contrast in a crowd and than capture it as well!! Awesome. Thank you! ps The read girl looks so comfortable in her high fashion – she looks like she lives well dressed everyday.
besides the 300 other positively inspiring comments i want to make on this perfect photo… how chivalrous. not only is he holding her umbrella, it appears as if he’s holding her bag and she might be wearing his gloves and hat…
At the risk of being just another laudatory voice … this is indeed a brilliant shot. Beautiful. So much interesting tension! It’s almost as if the foreground was black and white film, and the background glorious color.
I cannot add much that has not already been said. This is art, it is frame-worthy, such contrast between the two, such a story going on in the space. I think I may just frame it! You should be congratulated and proud of such a shot. You were so lucky to have had these two walk by together and your skill is apparent in the outcome of the shot. Bravo!
whats really funny here is that the guy holding the umbrella is the creative director of GQ, Jim Moore, and the woman under it is one of his editors, Madeline Weeks. All of a sudden the image of the rich woman with her escort type is a little dissipated.
may 5th 2010. i'm a south african and i've been a dedicated follower of this blog since late 2008. i just randomly went through the archives and stumbled upon this. MARVELOUS. definately top 5 material. if not THE single best photo on here. its amazing. mphuthumi.