You are a photographic genius but ENOUGH with the cell phones!!!!!!!!! Doesn’t anybody realize how gauche that looks. It removes the presence form a person’s character completely..and deters from there otherwise fine sense of style.
Great look…east meets west, or modern civilization and ancient times intermingle in such wonderful form. This shot is devoid of any other influence beside the black background. This subject speaks all alone, by itself. Just fantastic, Sart!
This is the first time I have actually liked the cell phone in the shot. The man and the garment are breathtaking, but the cell phone creates the anachronistic irony (so well understood and underscored by that devastating just-budding smile!) that provides the brilliant wordless caption.
There are those shots you post that are about the clothes and their wearer and that is all and that is enough. This is not one of those shots.
On par with the wonderful picture of the Brussels woman with the mustard-colored sandals. One of the best things in The Sartorialist is seeing combinations of traditional style with contemporary touches. Bravo!