Eating a warm chocolate chip cookie just out of the oven with a cold glass of milk, looking out my window at cold sun on bare branches, and enjoying your wonderful photo of smiling scamp half-way across the world. This is why the internet was invented.
Must confess, I’m a bit shocked at some of the comments directed at your Moroccan photos: do people expect these shots to have beautiful, expensive clothes and the subjects to look like models? Its MOROCCO people: its a third world country, like much of the rest of the world right now. This is what they wear; this is how they look. Appreciate the lessons in each photo: they are quite beautiful and revealing of a culture much different, and in some ways better, than ours.
I like the composition of this photo. Even though it’s not ‘high fashion’ by the usual standards, it’s what the people wear in their everyday life. It’s the ‘street fashion’ of the area. I find it interesting, and it’s nice to have a glimpse of their life. This young man has a warm, generous smile. Thank you, Scott, for a different perspective.
This is a BEAUTIFUL photo ! His smile is amazing and his donkey just lovely. I am also shocked at people’s reactions to these GREAT photos of people living their lives! I like that all the shots show people actually WORKING, LIVING — it is important to remember that we are all involved in LIVING and making the most of our days–regardless of what we chose to wear !!! THANKS for posting these and PLEASE don’t stop.
p.s. also, i hope you took a polaroid camera and that you are giving your “subjects” a photo of themselves in return for posing.
When I saw this picture I got a smile on my face. When I was 12 years old I had a big goat with a cart in wich I drove to school (we lived in the country) and was as happy as that boy.
Greetings from Amsterdam.
the simple fact that your photos from morocco provoke such a controversy can only show us how annoying it is for some people to see images of the real world.
western world’s comforts are not part of every country or civilization..you’ve revealed some people’s guilts Mr. Schuman
These Moroccan photos are so refreshing! These are people who really have to make their clothes *work*, who still have some connection to their locality (rather than a far-away factory in Italy or China), and who represent, in a most down-to-earth fashion how most of the world lives — and happily! Look at these shining faces. Kudos to Scott for not excluding these very interesting folk.
I love that Moroccan don’t let you take their pictures, that they are resistant…so interesting.Those faces you have captured, they are fascinating…love your work!
We want also pictures of rich Moroccans too, see how they dress!
I love that you’re doing this… Showing that fashion is not always about runways and magazines. In-fact, it’s almost always NOT about that. These photos are a beautiful celebration of this beautiful truth.
The stripes on the donkey’s forelegs catch my eye. I can’t tell if they’re beautiful natural striation, scars, or marks of faithful, good work, or all three. I don’t know if they’re beautiful, sad, or noble. His face is the same. Wonderful, lovely, poignant donkey.
I go to the Sartorialist for beautiful photos of people’s interpretation of fashion… If I want anthropological photos, social, travel there’re plenty of blogs or sites for that!
Please go back to what you do best; fashion!
These photos of your wonderful trip to Morocco has been exciting and the locals are what’s inspiring. The carelessness of their looks are happiness drives one with envy, because we all need it. I love this photo makes me smile and looking at this young boy reminds me fashion is a myth we don’t need it, yet we choose it. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.
It’s astonishing, some of your followers really do incapacitate themselves…
Fashion is a way to express yourself with your range of possibilities…
People life different lives in different places….
But it’s still one world….
Love your talent to catch the right moment! http://www.sax-s.com
That’s a beautiful portrait.
As for the fashion-only crowd… please tell me you’re not serious. This blog isn’t just about fashion. It’s a chance to see the world through another pair of eyes (and a few lenses). Mr. Schuman is a gifted photographer, and while I certainly enjoy seeing and discussing the clothing content of most of his photos, I also greatly enjoy the photos themselves, both for their aesthetic qualities and the way they allow me to experience, if only for a moment, how someone else perceives the world.
i see you’ve discovered morocco and all of it’s colors…it is so inspiring!!! and… to all of you hard core fashionistas!!!…where do you all think designers get their inspiration?…i would think that a clothing designer travels and feels the places he/she goes to…to later use these travels in color pallets and fresh ideas for our callous world…marocco is a fascinating country in northern africa with deep culture…for all of you asking for sart to get back to fashion…i say…this is the origins of fashion!!!
THESE PICTURES ARE SOOO INSPIRING!!!! I am uplifted by the simple complexity in each photo (Morrocco). Each photo has its own narrative (well, that I create). None of them likely true because of my own cultural ignorance, but I am inspired. THIS is street fashion. I am so sick of the waif-like models with drab colors and sullen faces. THIS is why your blog drew me in. NOT the boring runway culture. There is inspiration in the beauty of everyday life.
ps. you need a like and love button, but since there isn’t one. I would like to “love” the comments from: h, maria and Habiba.J
So nice to see photo’s of the real world for a change, these are totally appropriate, you can get inspiration for fashion from every single one of these photo’s so I’m in disagreement with the pratts above that say this is not the place.
what a totally warm picture. This just makes me love this blog even more. Only a real Grinch with a heart two sizes too small can think that both of them are not adorable! I feel better for having seen it.
This picture shows perfectly how ignorant and inhumane people can be. I dont give a eff where youre from or what your social status is, but one thing is for sure: ANIMALS ARE LIFE!!! THEY ARE NOT FOOD, CLOTHING ENTERTAINMENT OR TRANSPORTATION! it breaks my heart to see this beautifull Animal under these conditions. Shame on that man!