Monday, February 15, 2010

On the Street….At VPL, NYC



This is about style that really frames the face. It draws the viewer in and makes you recognize the person. This is not for the faint of heart.

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  1. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

    So beautiful to see the sun in their eyes!

  2. Minirobot

    February 15, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Love the blue sky and the orange lipstick. Beautiful colours!

  3. Charis

    February 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Gorgeous contrast.

  4. Fermina M

    February 15, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Both are totally gorgeous with mysterious eyes.This is where the clothing is irrelevant because the faces capture all the attention. Beautiful backgrounds too!

  5. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

    something new. i like it!

  6. Brian

    February 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I am liking the close-up shots. It's nice with a different angle this time.

  7. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

    love it! fashion is carriage in so many ways.

  8. :: Gina ::

    February 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

    stunning photographs today … wow .

  9. Olithia Rose

    February 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

    It's Waris Ahluwalia!

  10. Carole

    February 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

    gorgeous. sometimes it's healthy to see the people and not the clothes. beautiful portraits.

  11. Elle

    February 15, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I adore these photos, especially the first one – there is something so fresh about them. They've made me realise that the face says so much more than clothes.

    Soho Siren

  12. the style crusader

    February 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

    really beautiful photos. the colours and expressions on their faces are incredible. i love all the textures around their faces. really lovely.

  13. Caddy

    February 15, 2010 at 8:57 am

    That lip color looks good on her.

  14. Sibylla

    February 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Wow, this shows how a smile can be the most stylish thing you can wear

  15. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 9:04 am

    For the first time, while I love the photos. I don't like the post. It has an air of something that doesn't jive.

  16. JamieDOTBall

    February 15, 2010 at 9:05 am

    beautiful one and both, love Waris Ahluwalia, a true gent.

  17. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

    STUNNING! I think one of your best photographs. Really something to hang on your wall!

  18. Emom

    February 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

    It is about confidence. smiles.

  19. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    February 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Wow. They are both beautiful.

  20. Emilie

    February 15, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful!

  21. Delia

    February 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

    these pictures are amazing! i don't know what it is that makes them so beautiful, maybe the colors, but i loved them from the start!

  22. Carol

    February 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

    the man is an actor, I think you can see him on The Darjeeling Limited…

  23. The Shitty Astrologer

    February 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

    That is some absolutely stunning photography…

  24. MAISON CHAPLIN

    February 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I love her lips, but he looks a gentleman.

  25. The Concrete Commentator

    February 15, 2010 at 9:26 am

    so beautiful and soft. I love these..

  26. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Who is she? Why isn't she in the movies????

  27. Cvalda

    February 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I love the soft expression of secrets in their eyes. No one can know what theyre thinking about and damn these lovely portraits makes me wanna know!! The fact that our thoughts are ours and no one can ever know them unless we express them is really lovely and scary!

  28. The Sartorialist

    February 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

    For Anon 9:04
    How so?

  29. Nancy

    February 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Beautiful shots. Love the way the sky softly frames the faces and the city is recognizable in the background. An original take on "street" fashion photography. Soulful portraits too.

  30. Pearl Westwood

    February 15, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Sometimes clothes can distract from the persons face,sometimes as you say they can frame it. Great to see a differnt angle on things!

  31. Lou

    February 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    She looks the spitting image of a young emanuelle beart…Brilliant portraits, with that stark celestial blue as background.

  32. Kathleen

    February 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Two perfect photographs Scott, thank you. These two are really putting themselves "out there" which I love. Once again, you have renewed my faith that we too can put out the fashion goods. Happy Monday to everyone!

  33. Dorothy

    February 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Lovely faces, lovely eyes, lovely sky…

  34. John Taylor

    February 15, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful portraits both!

  35. Robert

    February 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

    For Anon 9:04
    How so?

    Maybe it's the lighting. You've always used natural lighting. Here it looks as if you've had some help, although I have no way of knowing for sure. It starts to be more about the photography than the subject maybe? And there are more than enough photography blogs. That said, I really like these portraits. They're terrific. You're excused for having a little fun, in my humble opinion. I don't see it as a loss of focus necessarily.

  36. PARIS

    February 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

  37. melissalee22@msn.com

    February 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    THESE TWO MUST BE SOME KIND OF CELEBRITY???? AM I RIGHT????

    XXOO
    MELISSA

  38. lifeasasketch

    February 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

    just gorgeous. . .

    lifeasasketch.wordpress.com

  39. Gary MAEL

    February 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Bravo ! I love those portraits. They are so different and yet something in the way you present them makes the link. Fantastic colours and light.

  40. ashford

    February 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

    uhhhhh i am OBSESSED with orange lips right now.

  41. what!

    February 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

    So mad happy that you put up a picture of Waris. More sikh men who aren't afraid to follow the faith need to be recognised. It does not hurt that he is amazingly good looking as well ;)

    xxx

  42. dos

    February 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    wow, that girl is so beautiful!

  43. Clue♠

    February 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I love how you captured the depht of their feelings in their eyes. Marvellous.

  44. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Who is the woman? She was on Garance's blog and Hanelli's blog a couple of days ago, so she must be in the industry somehow. She is very pretty. Her face deserves to be framed.

  45. Mette

    February 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I already see this in an art gallery :).

  46. BARGAIN BEX

    February 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    i swear, red lips are the perfect quintessential accessory, every time.

  47. unique shoot

    February 15, 2010 at 10:41 am

    beautiful!!!

  48. Soren Lorensen

    February 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

    wow

    at her face

  49. strawberryswirlcheesecake

    February 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

    lovely
    lovely
    lovely
    red lips

  50. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

    It is Laurel Pantin – Teen Vogue beauty. Just as beautiful in person!!!

  51. Valentina_s

    February 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

    this gorgeous girl is fabulous

    http://factorystyle.blogspot.com/

  52. amalie

    February 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

    i loooove the first picture !

  53. Noémie K

    February 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

    wow*°*°*°*°
    her l i p s*°*°*°*
    *°*°*°*°*°*°*°*°*°*°

  54. sushivskebab

    February 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

    What is so precious is that this bright and reflecting the sun effect is not due to some…photoshop miracle! Good photographer, good models!

  55. the Citizen Rosebud

    February 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Amazing, amazing. The top picture is stunning at first peep. But the second warms up to you, sneaks in and snaps the heartstrings. A sensitive portrait. There you have it.

  56. Jacqueline

    February 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I love her red lips and the scarf perfectly frames her face. xo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  57. Lisa Petrarca

    February 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

    LOVE the bright lipstick & naked eyes…very refreshing.

    Grey again…I'm telling ya, looks good on everyone!

    Scott, if you're at the Thom Browne show…look for my son, Jullien Herrera (he's in it).

    http://thefashionisto.com/blog/2010/02/new-york-fashion-week-red-models-fall-2010-show-package/

    Proud Mama!LOL!

  58. kirstyb

    February 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    that first pic is beautiful xoxox

  59. Maria

    February 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I love the contrast between the pictures and how you captured the mystery in their eyes. Brilliant.

  60. Gon

    February 15, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Nice details! Love her red lips!

    http://www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

  61. what dia like

    February 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    expressive faces!
    http://www.whatdialike.com

  62. Sinelnikov

    February 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Wonderful scarves! I love both!

  63. Paige

    February 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    This is exactly something I've been working towards.

  64. THeClackers

    February 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    THIS IS EPIC. LOVE THE FACE ON THE FIRST (AMAZING LIPS) AND THE SECOND IS VERY ETHNIC CHIC!!!

  65. FishberryJam

    February 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    beautiful portraits

    I wear a scarf almost every day. I feel naked without one

  66. Lore.

    February 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    love the hair and lips at the first photo!
    what a contrast
    XOXO
    http://loresfashion.blogspot.com

  67. Polina

    February 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Wow! These photos really get you to have a little look inside their souls.

  68. SimplyTara

    February 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

  69. scram.

    February 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Is that the actor from the Darjeeling Limited? The guy who also played the camera-man in the Life Aquatic?

    Regardless, he (and she) look(s) awesome.

  70. Christina

    February 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I adore these! The colours of her clothes and that lipstick! amazing

  71. Lutin

    February 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I love your "new" focus, the portaits and everything. This morning Garance and now those two. Wonderful.

  72. Mishy

    February 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    fantastic pics! :)

  73. marlene.m.

    February 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    love these two pictures. Bravo!!
    I try to do something in the same spirit since few weeks…
    (http://street-faces.blogspot.com/)
    I have to work and work….

    Thank you for your look on 'everyday street life'!

    mm

  74. Catherine

    February 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful photographs, wonderful compositions.

  75. Daphne

    February 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    He is always stunning- and so is she. Great pairing of photos. Wow.

  76. Robyn

    February 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Stunning, stutting photos. You are really drawn into their personality! The woman's playful hair flipping about in the breeze, and the triangle created by the man's turban draw us in.

    -Robyn

  77. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    i like these a lot. they both have such piercing eyes.
    also i am so jealous of her hair.

  78. Drew Harrington

    February 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Beautiful photos. She looks like a young Brittany Murphy.

  79. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful; are they models?

  80. Prutha

    February 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    love both the portraits… the guy wears his indianess really well… super chic… the the red lips always get me…i agree she looks like brittany murphy…

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

  81. eric

    February 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I think you took a picture of the same guy on 04/20/2009….

  82. amd

    February 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    He is absolutely from Darjeeling and Life Aquatic. He is such an amazing character. She's beautiful too. Both have great style.

  83. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    love the bottom scarf.. those colors and lines give a touch of "masculine" color and thought

  84. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Great pix!

    The gal is at the peak of her young beauty. The guy – he looks wonderfully mysterious and handsome.

    Home run!!

  85. martha - caknitter

    February 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I love the girl's makeup, so beautiful and…I can totally make her scarf. Cute.

  86. caviardreams

    February 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    stunning

  87. darlene

    February 15, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  88. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I love the colors– that lipstick is her shade!

  89. Tanya

    February 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    wow, i love these…

  90. Ae

    February 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I like that you've been featuring more portraits lately.

    Laurel Pantin is pretty but in this portrait she is stunning.

    I like the clean lines and the glow of both pictures… It makes it feel like spring is coming.

    Both of them look classy, sophisticated and ready to *do* something. It captures what I am aiming for at this time of year.

  91. 2prettykitties

    February 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    we just have to say from brooklyn to anonymous, no girl has only one peak of beauty, there are many over a lifetime.

  92. julie opotiki new zealand

    February 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I'm loving the lipstick!!! yay for her

  93. metscan

    February 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Seeing the girl, makes me wish I could turn her age again. Today, everything seems to be ok, when I was her age, the possibilities were scarce. But I have my experiences, something she lacks.

  94. Norma

    February 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Love them. I have to say, the new red-orange lips that are showing up everywhere rock my world. I never thought I'd be an "orange lipstick" kind of woman but that teaches me never say never! It's a great trend esp on the heels of so much dark fatale red.

  95. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    That's the train conductor from Darjeeling Limited, yes? 

  96. cloudo3

    February 16, 2010 at 12:21 am

    so so beautiful

  97. Salty Bodice Ripper

    February 16, 2010 at 12:38 am

    what did you meant by faint heart? He is not even a muslim. He is a Punjabi…religion derived from Hindu. Men are encouraged to keep their hair long n tie then up in a bundle (turban) If you noticed, he'd probably also have a tiny bulge in the turban-where he stores his tiny comb.

  98. Valéry Lorenzo

    February 16, 2010 at 1:01 am

    I met this man on a train in India.

  99. Jaspreet

    February 16, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Love these. Especially the second.

  100. AONIE

    February 16, 2010 at 6:26 am

    he is wonderfull and unique in his style…love him…

  101. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 7:26 am

    she looks amazing!! reminds me of marilyn monroe.

  102. Sancho Penser

    February 16, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Oh dearest Sart,
    those are the best pictures EVER! So wonderful. A reminder why it is nice to be human, to live on this earth, to breath, to think.
    At least for today they stop me from just taking the leap of faith out of the window.
    Thank you.

  103. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    No Way!! I just saw Darjeeling Limited two days ago! Wes Anderson is a genius for using this guy. He is the ultimate straight man that is humuorous to boot because of his timing. Love these shots, Sart–they have a hopeful/other worldly quality about them. W.A.'s beard jumps off the photo (almost).

  104. Alison

    February 16, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I'm a scarf wearer, and I love how different these scarves are: the first, the most basic and simple knit, and the second, a more complex textured silk with different coloured threads. Both suit their wearers and draw out their characters. While she could probably wear his scarf, it wouldn't do as much for her as the one she's wearing – and it certainly wouldn't give the same beautiful, insouciant vibe. And I can't imagine him wearing her scarf, period. These photos show how how much is conveyed by what is basically a length of cloth.

  105. Gervaise

    February 16, 2010 at 10:24 am

    very inspirated portrait of the girl

  106. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Laurel looking gorgeous as ever! The lip shade is Mandarina from Milani Cosmetics. http://www.milanicosmetics.com

  107. Dushka

    February 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Fantasticno

  108. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Back at you Brooklyn:

    I said "peak of her YOUNG beauty"

    I agree, girls & women have many peaks (and sometimes valleys) in their beauty during a life time.

  109. Amber

    February 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Beautiful.

    And I quite like how chatty you've been on your blog lately. It's a nice departure from just outfit posts.

  110. Connie

    February 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    When I saw the picture on the top, I didn't really think much of it. Pretty girl, ordinary outfit, from what I could see of it. And then I saw the second photo.

    These two pictures work together beautifully as a diptych, and they really should never be presented in any other way. The similar backgrounds, postures, and lighting tie them together and yet the contrast is striking and unforgettable: the plumpness of her face and the line of his cheekbones, the lightness of her hair and the curl of his beard, her flashy red lips and his conservative turban. Even the directions that they are looking compliment each other.

    I don't know if you meant to arrange them this way on purpose, but really, these two photos, as a diptych, not side to side or switched, but just the girl above the man is such a perfect arrangement and was meant to be just so.

  111. theo

    February 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    He is in the movie the Darjeeling limited, i recognized it at once! hah, looks great!

  112. Anna

    February 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    AH! the guy has totally been in more than one wes anderson film. i have always adored his look. the two photos look wonderful together!

  113. Fashion Konundrum

    February 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Amazing portrait of Waris Ahluwalia!

    Love the mysterious gaze i his eyes.

  114. Rubex Cube

    February 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I heart Waris Ahluwalia!

  115. mimi

    February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    the man and the women are both beautiful. love it!

  116. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Just in case you're wondering, the girl is a writer for teen vogue.

  117. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Darjeeling Limited…

  118. my names Jo, what's yours?

    February 21, 2010 at 1:56 am

    i heart the Life Aquatic and the Darjeeling Limited.

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