I believe you have shot this man or at least the bag once before, in Italy I believe. It is one of those Prada bags, right? For the rest of the outfit, the dress slacks goes very well with a basic heathe grey T; very high-low. This is my year to purchase a good carry-on, hopefully I will be able to get something of this quality. Agree with post above regarding how the subject pops against the Truck DeVille. Jorge from W Palm Beach
Is that tab functional? I’ve owned pants with side tabs, where the waistband of the pants can slide. But, if you tried to use the tab on the back of this fellow’s pants, wouldn’t the pants just fold over onto themselves? Is the tab just decorative?
in the composition, the bag, of course, plays to connect this man to the “other” of the corporate world. because of his austere pants and shirt, the bag’s texture and distressing speaks to the processes of work. it reminds me of baseball, ranching, and of connecting with one’s values.
i think that part of the shot is interesting.
the Cadillac is an unfortunate backdrop. that emblem is only a depressing reminder of branding and accumulation. it does not uplift the photo. if anything, it feels satirized by the man’s turned back.
I love this shot (including the vehicle). The man is so naturally gorgeous, masculine and unpretentious. He is classic and undated. The vehicle means nothing to him. It (and its vanity plates) are trying hard to be classy – but he has achieved it without trying. Lovely.