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leaving apart my personal opinions about this personality, this photograph is just beautiful. there is no question of him being "checkbook fashionista", this photograph doesn't even speak about his fashion sense. even if this was a random person, it wouldnt change how great this photograph is.
Love him or hate him, he's just Kanye. Sure, seeing the clothes would have been nice, but who says style comes from clothes alone anyway. Style is personal essence, not just the clothes you wear. This portrait reminds me of that.
I care. I love you and Kanye's relationship. He respects you as an artist and you appreciate him as well. Kanye is more relevant than people can imagine. His work is brilliant and his fashion is on point. Great photo Sart.
People, let's get over what happened last year. He is a wonderful artist with a flawless taste of style. This picture shows the face of a man who realises his mistakes. I, personally, love this picture.
if it was the rodarte show, black t-shirt, blazer, pants and white shoes (no socks).. and it looked impeccable. I love, that it is a portrait and don't understand, why people would want you to limit yourself to just/always/only including images that show the complete style..
The scar on his nose makes him imperfect, but more perfectly human at the same time. The deep pools of darkness below his brow reveal nothing, but say "I feel" all at once.
He is nothing but a man in this photo, no opinion, no music and no flamboyant fashion. More controversial public figures should purge periodically with BW photos, no sideshows, and a frank interview about the past. Step out anew with a clean slate.
Kanye is cool–he makes mistakes, he loves, he lost his mother, he almost died. I think he is just like the rest of us. Human.
Great portrait. But I need at least 10 pictures of Anna Dello Russo or Alessandra to get the picture of this unhappy face out of my head. He looks like a spoilt brat. To me, this site is about the joy of clothing & dressing up, joy of life even. In fact, it changed my life. :-) I don't get any joy from looking at Kanye though. He may look stylish, but with facial expressions like these it seems like it's painful business…
Gorgeous photography Scott. It's funny to read classless comments about someone else being classless; as if making a mistake or two in life determine who you are. Glad you're a fan Scott, I am as well. Many of us here in Yale University follow both of your works closely. Still waiting on a full body shot of Kanye from you. Nice day!
Style without substance. Ego above all. Mainstream nonsense. He's so boring. Yes, everyone makes mistakes but its how you go on after–certainly not down the same road again and again. I prefer the photos of the not so famous–people I would really rather know.
I think maybe I have not been acquainted long enough with your blog to understand your interest in shots of Kanye West. As a figure he provides very stunning portraits but his image is one seen in the faces of many men of African heritage who have faced the challenges of just being. There must be something about him that attracts you and makes having his portraits on your pages so necessary? There are features, character-lines and scars and textures that are interesting to look at but I am not sure what it is about them being his features that is so intriguing for you?
That said the shot is stunning, arresting and provocative. Enough so that seeing what he is wearing seems unimportant. The style or the presence overrides and dominates.
Kanye I listened to the nay sayers and stayed in NYC instead of moving to Paris where I am loved and appreciated. Kanye did I make a mistake? Flew there on Christmas day 2007 for the first time and kept going back. I picked up your magazine cover with Daft Punk that year at Hudson news at JFK before boarding. My mom wanted me to live there. That was her dream This comment is random and all over the place, but Kanye I know you understand where I'm coming from….I am a journalist and I document poverty and social classes…Rivers…Oh and if only you knew…you have so much POWER!
What makes this photo "all that" if it weren't Kanye? If it weren't Kanye – it would just be a snap of some guy – much prefer Modern Young Lady – we don't know who she is but the photo of her conveys so much more than this mug shot.
I am a big fan of your ability to capture unique personalities. Just doesn't quite work on this one…
Great artist and style icon… and a wonderful portrait! Well done!!
And to the haters — Kanye didn't make a mistake. He was acting like a proper rock star… and he's clearly the last of a dying breed. If Axel Rose or Kurt Cobain had dissed Taylor Swift on stage, they would be loved for it, not treated like they snatched her purse on the subway!
Check yourself peoples… don't drink the media Cool Aid.
Kanye's always had great style, aside from his checkbook status. You can have all the money in the world, but the best stylist in the world cannot give you swagger. I view this site to witness great style and presence. I don't come her to assess the character of an individual.
lol. i don't think he cares what any of yall (including me) think. but to those that welcomed him back and applaud him, i'm on the same side as you :) to those that didnt; if you dont have anything nice to say, don't say it at all. lessgoo Kanye!
I was indifferent about the previous Kanye "fur" photo, BUT I really do love how much debate and conversation can be sparked by one photo. This is a fantastic image that just makes one stop, stare and consider a lot of things. All of these comments simply state the power of portraiture.
i must say that i am shocked by all the comments about how wonderful kanye west is. i have always believed that style is meaningless without class and dignity; two attributes completely lacking in this man…