Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On the Road….Palmeraie, Skoura, Morocco


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  1. Stephan

    November 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    This is all very nice Scott but these are great holiday pictures for I am not sure this is something you should publish on The Sartorialist…

  2. The life after

    November 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    This pic is so nice!!!

    The Life After

  3. bambi

    November 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    The important thing is not to travel quick but to travel seeing everything in the road, this is a good example of a good transport

  4. Marcel Da Chump

    November 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    As the fashion-photos-only crowd would say,
    LOVE IT!

  5. Sue

    November 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    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.

  6. Maia

    November 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’m finding this set of photos tremendously refreshing. Thank you for taking & sharing pictures of how people style themselves in a world far removed from runways!

  7. dragon fruit

    November 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    this is so awesome he looks so happy :)

  8. Style Croissant

    November 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    So cute !

  9. debbie

    November 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    What a great shot. Love his donkey cart and how happy he looks.

  10. Bohemian Style

    November 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Love his over-sized arm sweatshirt cuffs.

  11. Madame M

    November 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Just so dreamy. far far away from your home, you see a man who smiles! Very beautiful

  12. Julia

    November 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    LOVE the Morocco posts

  13. Diana

    November 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    their smiles are so genuine… it is refreshing.

  14. Lydia

    November 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    This is awesome! He looks so happy.

  15. Ann

    November 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Thank you so much for this series images. I am planning a trip to Morocco (my first tiny dip of the toe into Africa), and these make me look forward to it even more.

    Great smile on this young man! And, I like how his sweater matches his donkey.

  16. Mr.OnyxDapper

    November 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Adoro el suéter.


  17. Artfully Awear

    November 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Gorgeous. I love that woven pullover and the sweet beast!


    November 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I really love your Morocco pics <3

  19. GiuliaC

    November 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    These pictures of Morocco are so inspiring… they’re making me want to visit such amazing places…!

  20. Edgar C

    November 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I want your life

  21. Michael

    November 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    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.

  22. sweetadeline

    November 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    What a beautiful smile!

  23. binamaca

    November 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    love this smile its contagious

  24. CecĂ­lia

    November 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Where is photos of persons really glamorous…

  25. kt

    November 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Smile and everybody will smile with you.
    Is no matter of fashion or to be cool.

  26. maria

    November 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Love the direction of your blog. It’s refreshing to see the realness of a sincere smile. Keep em rolling-it’s important

  27. Kt

    November 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Smile and the world will smile with you.
    Is not matter of fashion or to be cool.

    P.S. (soy otro, mĂ s tonto): Me recuerda muchissssino a mi primo! El chico tambièn me recuerda a alguien…

  28. (@Tokyofaces)

    November 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Ok, this one is quite nice. Perhaps donkeys can become a trendy accessory in the west too?

    Tokyo street style:

  29. jaj

    November 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    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.

  30. emma

    November 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    oooohhhh this is just great!

  31. Miya

    November 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Such a handsome young man. And a cute donkey (mule?).
    Really looking to more pictures of Morocco. A worthy challenge for your photography skills, Scott.

  32. J Umm

    November 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    A stunning shot!

  33. h

    November 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    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.

  34. Miya

    November 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Such a handsome young man. And donkey (or mule?).
    Really looking forward to your pictures of Morocco. A worthy challenge for your photography skills, Scott.

  35. ETC...

    November 30, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Great poncho!


  36. Zuzu

    November 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Poor donkey.

  37. bouteina

    November 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    This is magical , So proud of being Moroccan !

  38. Remy

    November 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    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.


    November 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    i love this picture!!he looks so happy!!

  40. noreen

    November 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    i wonder what the temperature was? the sun is shining, but he has his hood up, and is wearing two shirts. i’m also glad you got some people to pose for you. looking forward to more.

  41. Natashia

    November 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you for stepping outside the comfort zone of NY, Milan, Paris and the like. Beauty can be found everywhere- its a matter of looking with different eyes.

  42. mel

    November 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    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’ve revealed some people’s guilts Mr. Schuman

  43. monkeyshines

    November 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    such a joyful photo!


  44. The Girlie Blogger

    November 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    He looks so happy.

  45. Rebecca

    November 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    This is a great picture I hope he is good to his donkey. The donkey has such a sweet face.

  46. miki

    November 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    the donkey is wins

  47. Blog ABRIL Moda

    November 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    What a lovely donkey!

  48. Rosmin

    November 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    The raw beauty of Morocco.

  49. Colin

    November 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    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.

  50. ladykatza

    November 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this series. Every artist (everyone really) should step outside their comfort zone to grow.

  51. karen

    November 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    wonderful photos to match a wonderful place and people

  52. canvasofculture

    November 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I agree with Colin, these pics are quite refreshing to see! This sense of reality and emotion is very often left out in the fashion world. Great photos.

  53. tof

    November 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    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!

  54. Bromios

    November 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Refreshing! So very much refreshing.

  55. Lauren

    November 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm


    The Styleseer

  56. LocalCeleb

    November 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    You honestly can’t beat that smile, I love the setting of the pic

  57. S

    November 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    what a cutie. i die.

  58. elle Quinn

    November 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    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.

  59. Ophelia

    November 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

  60. princessglee

    November 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    He and the terrain look like Californians

  61. Ami

    November 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    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.

  62. Sara Elia

    November 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    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!

  63. ms jane

    December 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

    We might all dress differently but a smile is a smile. Lovely shot xxx

  64. Joseph

    December 1, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I noted a few weeks ago that I look at your blog for the portraits not for the fashion, though they are fun to see. This series confirms my point, you are a fantastic maker of portraits

  65. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    December 1, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I’m surprised at some of the negative reactions these wonderful pictures of Morocco are getting. This IS mostly the street fashion there. So duh, it has a place on The Sartorialist.

    This picture made me smile. That donkey is absolutely adorable, and the guy looks so refreshingly, genuinely happy. I love this one!


  66. Peter

    December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    These photographs of Morocco, although beautiful, do not belong on this blog, as it’s tantamount to trivializing or commodifying the plight of these people.

  67. Habiba. J

    December 1, 2011 at 12:53 am

    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.

  68. Petra

    December 1, 2011 at 1:42 am

    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!

  69. Margherita

    December 1, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Great smile!

  70. une chatte grise

    December 1, 2011 at 3:14 am

    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.

  71. mia

    December 1, 2011 at 3:43 am

    this IS fashion, in 90% of the world or more there isn’t box-stores/’fashion’ stores, it is real style, and it so much style, like this :) <3 (broaden u're mind) much love

  72. zouhair

    December 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

    love it

  73. Greg

    December 1, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Poor but not miserable, noble and beautiful !!!

  74. esther

    December 1, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Despite loving the pic, Im not sure it belongs here. Clearly the purpose is not the same as you have when you shot nearby a high couture event.

  75. Erica

    December 1, 2011 at 5:05 am

    This pics are much better and more emotional of the fashion ones. Love them a lot!

  76. Serdane

    December 1, 2011 at 6:09 am

    So nice picture ! I love this simple way of life even if sometimes it is really hard to live in the desert. But what it is surprising above all is that they ALWAYS keep smiling…. WOAW

  77. Maurice Lacroix

    December 1, 2011 at 7:38 am

    It is amazing how this people look so happy despite the back breaking Jobs they do. Loved the Smile!

  78. IS THIS IT? models review

    December 1, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I love when clothes meet places in such a powerful way…


    December 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Haha… apparently you may only take photos of some editor or another while standing outside a runway show like that chubby asian kid.

  80. Mertxe Hernandez

    December 1, 2011 at 8:27 am

  81. Kevin

    December 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Fantastic series.

  82. Anna Louisa

    December 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

    What a wonderful smile!

  83. Marcel Da Chump

    December 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

    @une chatte grise ,
    I’m glad you finally commented on the Moroccan series. As usual, you scratched the right spot.

  84. Nicole

    December 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I love his smile. So refreshing and it really brightens my day!

  85. monique

    December 1, 2011 at 10:56 am

    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!!!

  86. Aud

    December 1, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Stunning photography, as always!

  87. SoliuMcQueen

    December 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    It’s incredible to see them smiling. It’s …wow.

  88. Wow

    December 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    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

  89. Ana

    December 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    If you find him again, tell him far away there is a person in love with his smile. Genuinely.

  90. enhanced diamonds

    December 2, 2011 at 7:33 am

    A great photo… such a wonderful smile!

  91. Name*

    December 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Ohoh…… this hooves are really overgrown… poor donkey!

  92. une chatte grise

    December 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Aww, shucks, Monsieur Da C. :)

  93. GWR

    December 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    The colours in these Morocco shots, and particularly this one, really impress the viewer with the simple vitality of neutrals.

  94. DeLinda

    December 3, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I like the kid and his clothes- but I feel bad for the donkey getting smacked by that stick

  95. LUCIA

    December 4, 2011 at 2:32 am

  96. peter evans

    December 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

    nice donkey, nice knit
    for all things men’s style, check out

  97. sultan

    December 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    very nice donkey

  98. sharon

    December 6, 2011 at 12:14 am

    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.

  99. Name*

    December 6, 2011 at 1:19 am

    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.

  100. discount diamond rings

    December 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Just a wonderful photo!

  101. cushion cut engagement rings

    December 6, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I love the smile…….!

  102. suzie

    December 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    donkey gets the raw deal

  103. Allie

    December 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    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!

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