Thursday, June 4, 2009

On the Street……Blue Byrne, Brooklyn


This feels so “Soho circa 1980″ to me. A David Byrne/Basquiat moment.

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  1. Oh Dear Charlotte

    June 4, 2009 at 9:39 am

    this reminds me of a gucci ss09 casual look for men!!!

  2. JamieDOTBall

    June 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

    theres something beautifully impoverished about this photo..its true that television has other uses.

  3. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 4, 2009 at 9:48 am

    definitely Basquiat!!!!!

  4. Alicia

    June 4, 2009 at 9:49 am

    feels pretty awesome to me!
    the hair and the fry boots just polish it beyond amazing.
    great shot!
    I love when you remind me that you're a photographer first, and a fashion person second.
    I like you much better that way :)

  5. Soren Lorensen

    June 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

    qu'est-ce que c'est? fa fa fa fa

    i completely see it!

    but i mean they are both great people to get inspired by.

  6. Peter Breese

    June 4, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Can't be beaten… that is a fantastic picture! Great colors and feel. Bravo!

  7. ...love Maegan

    June 4, 2009 at 10:00 am

    LOVE this.

  8. Stefan

    June 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

    While I agree with the retro feel of the photo, in my opinion, that doesn't make it okay.

  9. S

    June 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    a beautiful picture.
    sara
    found-in-garbage.com

  10. Gabrielle the Nerdling

    June 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    gah! the hair! THE HAIR!

  11. Jake

    June 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Totally. I actutally thought it was a jumpsuit, at first glance.

  12. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Oooo, I'm in love with this whole look! Great hair + monochrome midnight blue + beat up brown boots = perfect.

  13. jef

    June 4, 2009 at 10:20 am

  14. SallyO

    June 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

    My hair looks exactly like that when I wake up in the morning, except it looks good on him. Cool TV!

  15. suzanne nelson

    June 4, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Brilliant. A strong look but makes it seem effortless and uncontrived- very stylish. Great photo!

  16. kayang

    June 4, 2009 at 10:26 am

    This is great, and the color is so vivid!

  17. HouseMouse

    June 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Love the blue, and I have identical boots that make me feel like a million bucks whenever I wear them. The boots save it from looking like a uniform.

  18. Nicole

    June 4, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Yes, absolutely 80's and absolutely cool.

  19. cami falcĂŁo

    June 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    great portrait.

  20. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 11:04 am

    LOVE those boots!

  21. jules

    June 4, 2009 at 11:11 am

    he looks as though he were made to wear that vibrant blue with the mohawk; true style

  22. The Clever Pup

    June 4, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Sorry, Sart. He looks like he's in prison garb.

  23. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 11:20 am

    He looks like a person from an Edward Hopper painting…
    love the atmosphere.

  24. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    June 4, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Love the boots! Jorge from WPB

  25. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Really nice boots, somehow despised by fashion people lately – I have a very nice pair and I have heard things about them such as 'too Harley Davidson', 'too gay leather macho-man', 'too 90s tacky'

    Welcome them back!

  26. FiL

    June 4, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Another great pix, love it…

    Philippe
    http://www.punkgeisha.com

  27. Hannah W.

    June 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    What a beautiful, vibrant blue. He just pops right out of the background! I love the the texture of the bricks behind him as well. They really add something to this shot…a certain je ne sais quoi. I agree with HouseMouse—Fryes really do make you feel like a million bucks!

  28. pete v

    June 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    television man

  29. Miss Absinthe

    June 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Makes me want to know his story… or to make a groovy one up… striking, beautiful, real.

  30. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    the hair, not so much for me but what an incredibly handsome face and hands!
    the blue is nice too.

  31. Merve

    June 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    true blue describes the season!!

  32. The Lisbon Tailor

    June 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    impressive Mr. Blue!

  33. Carol

    June 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    The two pieces in such a strong colour reminded me of prison uniforms.

  34. d.n.

    June 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    ABSOULTELY
    your caption is exacty what i thought
    love love love

  35. kubilus

    June 4, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    def. reminded me of a prison uniform at first glance… love the boots! look like fryes

  36. T

    June 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    perfect. coincidentally i am listening to girlfriend is better at this very moment.

  37. Tiffany

    June 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Love the blue jumpsuit & love the hair!

  38. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Looks like a funky album cover. "Songs in Blue/My TV Don't Work and My Boots is Beat to Hell: What Do I Do Now, Baby?"

  39. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Oh this is just incredible. People like this exist? Must move to Brooklyn.

  40. Anonymous

    June 5, 2009 at 12:05 am

    he's the dude

  41. Anonymous

    June 5, 2009 at 12:07 am

    shame he's married

  42. Anonymous

    June 5, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Yes, a beautiful blue on him. I love how he's holding his hands in this photo, very nice hands and ring. The broken-in boots are wonderful too, they would look even better with a little saddle soap and leather polish. :-)

    Love these Brooklyn pictures! Keep it real…

  43. fashionista

    June 5, 2009 at 1:06 am

    although the hair is not that good but i like his confidence. :)

  44. an Albanian

    June 5, 2009 at 1:39 am

    COOL MAN/BLUE BIRD

  45. Aurore

    June 5, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I love the way you capture Human and not only Fashion :)

  46. t.

    June 5, 2009 at 4:54 am

    i like it :)

  47. Laurence John

    June 5, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Jim Jarmusch character !

  48. Beatrice HG

    June 5, 2009 at 5:39 am

    This reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest…

  49. CAYA F

    June 5, 2009 at 6:47 am

    This picture makes me smile, and long for New York even more! I really appreciate when pictures tells a story. And this one, I could make a film about :)

  50. Anonymous

    June 6, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Sucker for bright blue if every I met one, this photographer.

  51. Adam Sinding

    June 7, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Amazing!

  52. Hyakoukoune

    June 7, 2009 at 4:14 am

    e x c e l l e n t

  53. Dimity

    June 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

    this is so inspiring. capture wise, it's my favourite of yours.

  54. Anonymous

    June 7, 2009 at 10:52 am

    so he's wearing the outfit because he's moving that TV, right?

  55. underneath

    June 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    A singular total look! Spreads joy to the world.

  56. Anonymous

    June 8, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Looks like a prison jumpsuit to me, at least at first glance. And the hair reminds me more of Kid n' Play than of Basquiat, but you got the decade right.

  57. Untitledstore

    June 10, 2009 at 7:58 am

    beautiful tone of blue!

  58. The Cupcake Stand

    June 14, 2009 at 1:16 am

    reminds me of Johnny Depp in "Cry Baby". In a good way. xoxo.

    http://cupcakestand.blogspot.com/

  59. kafka

    June 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    that's incredible a sudden cry, a shitty teardrop moment. shit this one woke up some feelings i wasn't aware of.

    you should share that one with the psychology department.

    i would love to try to explain my feelings right now, if i could speak better english

  60. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Great shot! I love how the broken part of the TV screen almost mimics the shape of his hair. Bravo!

  61. JCstyle

    May 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I’m not so sure about this look it kind of make me think on a prison uniform!
    not stylish at all

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