Wednesday, March 19, 2008

On the Street…..Early Evening, New Delhi


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  1. stilecht

    March 19, 2008 at 8:04 am

    beautiful picture

  2. Laura

    March 19, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Wow! This photo is magical. Like a photo shoot of a fairy tale. Amazing light.

  3. Ruby

    March 19, 2008 at 8:08 am

    This photo is amazing. This is the same girl from your first Delhi photo though isn’t it?

  4. marchingbandemporium

    March 19, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Clothes, fashion, whatever aside (which still look great), this is an amazing picture. It reminds me of fairytale animations, ’50s musicals and a tender aria from a grand opera, all rolled into one. Truly beautiful.

  5. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:14 am

    get outta town!

    go on, scotty-boy

  6. Sohiny

    March 19, 2008 at 8:19 am

    the light is ethereal..and Priya would look like Cinderella even in a sack…she’s got so much style.

  7. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Lovely shot – 1001 Nights.

  8. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Again, I am just amazed by another beautiful set-up. It seems effortless for you! Always interesting light, background, and subject. This is really beautiful.

  9. Moi

    March 19, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Wow. This is beautiful.

  10. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:30 am

    her poise, face, the light, the colours, location. all so beautiful!!

  11. Gabriela

    March 19, 2008 at 8:33 am

    The 1001 nights! She looks like I always imagined princess Sherezade would look. This picture pours romance!

    She’s the beautiful girl in black in the March 13th post, isn’t she? What a coincidence that you came across her during the night in a big city like Delhi or were you taking her out for dinner? :-)

  12. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful picture! Isn´t she the same girl of March 13rd post? Great colours, great light! Well done, Sart!

  13. Carolina Lange

    March 19, 2008 at 8:42 am

    So beautiful!

  14. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:43 am


    Scott, you just keep getting better and better. This picture makes me ache!

    The colours, the outfit, the lighting. It’s pictures like these that show you’re not just sartorialist, you’re a deeply talented photographer.

  15. Sukesh Kumar

    March 19, 2008 at 8:44 am

    This looks really artificial. The background colour, the light shades, her clothes and her posture…awesome!!

  16. cassidy

    March 19, 2008 at 8:45 am

    very stunning…looks very theatrical with the stage lighting

  17. Nairian

    March 19, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Very theatrical lighting that you captured. Beautiful… I love her yellow hem.

  18. Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing

    March 19, 2008 at 8:53 am

    The colors are outstanding! I feel as though I am looking at a still from a theatrical play. Wonderful.

  19. dave

    March 19, 2008 at 8:56 am

    The most beautiful shot you’ve given us.This is a truly great photo.

  20. Alice Olive

    March 19, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Beautiful shot. Other-worldly. She is as beautiful as her surroundings and that light!

  21. Butch

    March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Miraculous photo. Isn’t it amazing when the world, the scene, the moment, the subject and dress all conspire to create a stunning, harmonious whole?

  22. miss-tal

    March 19, 2008 at 9:20 am

    it’s the first picture I have seen in this blog taken in the dark…magical

  23. Emily

    March 19, 2008 at 9:25 am


  24. Iheartfashion

    March 19, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful color and background. It almost looks like a painting!

  25. john

    March 19, 2008 at 9:34 am

    this looks like an editorial shot that a magazine would spend thousands of dollars to get right (lighting, set etc.)

    it is truly magical, excellent work

  26. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:43 am

    This picture is amazing. Do you think it will become one of your all time favorites, Sart?

  27. Loulou

    March 19, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Waouh !
    Is it a real world ?!!
    These colors are just unbelievable !
    Really great shot.

  28. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:48 am

    beautiful picture. she’s gorgeous and all, but i cannot get over the color of the night sky. so rich!

  29. laia.

    March 19, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Oh my god!
    What a beautiful picture! It’s completely magical, the lighting is just magnificent, it’s perfect, almost like in a play.

    The subject is great as well! The way her face is tilted, and the hands, oh, I just can’t stop swooning over this picture. She’s a beautiful lady, I love both pictures you’ve posted of her.

  30. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:56 am

    This is operatic. I’m utterly convinced she’s waiting for her cue for the beginning of the aria.

    The dark cobalt sky, the sepia light that matches her wrap, and the vivid purple of the foregrounded flowers, which should by all rights be reading brown in light this dim–quite amazing.

  31. Françoise

    March 19, 2008 at 9:57 am

    As someone said earlier, “Oh My God”! The lighting, her face, the colors, the textures. It’s a painting. I’m speechless (minus 21 words).

  32. smplysavge

    March 19, 2008 at 9:57 am

    get outta here! this picture is staged is it?! it looks just like a show set. why are you always so lucky (and talented) to capture these amazing outfits in teh perfect scenes? look at those flowers, that sky, that building and of course the lighting illuminating that girl’s lovely face!! WHYY!!

  33. Barb

    March 19, 2008 at 10:10 am


  34. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Simply OUT…of focus!!

  35. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:21 am

    she looks really very good.

  36. KT

    March 19, 2008 at 10:22 am

    exquisite photo. It reminds me of a victorian hand colored print.
    Its been raining for days here. Looking at this makes me feel warm.

  37. Mila, in Stockholm

    March 19, 2008 at 10:31 am

    This photo really left me breathless. Such an amazing work of art! Thank you for sharing this beautiful and mysterious image.
    This one belongs in art galleries and museums. It´s truly stunning!

  38. MsSvelteNY

    March 19, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I thought this was an actual ad. Totally inspiring. The mix of patterns and colors and textures.

  39. cordelia

    March 19, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Out of the blackblue sky here’s a bit of that India that peopled our childhood dreams, the India of Sherazade…
    WHEN YOU are an artist, photography gives you everything.
    See you!

  40. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:37 am

    This photo is absolutely beautiful..the light makes it look like a dreamscape.

  41. pika

    March 19, 2008 at 10:42 am

    how enchanting. it’s got a very cinematic/theatrical feel to it. this lady’s got a lot of style.

  42. Phoebe

    March 19, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Are you sure this isn’t on a set? hah

    I love it.

  43. starbahks

    March 19, 2008 at 10:49 am

    it looks like a movie still.

    how gorgeous.

    Such a contrast from her other outfit!!!

  44. dlittlegarden

    March 19, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Wow! The light in this shot is so amazing. I love the color of the sky.

  45. elin

    March 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

    lovely photo!

  46. Bipsy

    March 19, 2008 at 11:11 am

    haunting. amazing photograph sart.

  47. pretty kitty publishing

    March 19, 2008 at 11:14 am

    This beautiful phot begs a story …

  48. Pepper

    March 19, 2008 at 11:24 am

    This resembles a Maxfield Parrish illustration called “Enchantment.”

    Google it…right down to the colors.

  49. boody

    March 19, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Simply breathless! We should call you the painter of light! haha j/k. But seriously, the lighting is amazing.

  50. concupiscence

    March 19, 2008 at 11:37 am

    oh wow. bless your eye.

  51. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Gorgeous. It’s just as beautiful as her other picture, but in an entirely different way. This shot is genius!

  52. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Go, Scott! Glorious work.

  53. cami falcĂŁo

    March 19, 2008 at 11:49 am

    she looks good, but the best of this pic are; light and location, very nice sir!

  54. tribalpottery

    March 19, 2008 at 11:52 am

    The photo looks almost like something out of a movie set. The building in the background matches her shawl while the flowers in front parallel the violet in her dress. The pattern on patter with the geometric diamonds give it all a very unifying theme. Her neck looks very regal. Well done!

  55. Liz

    March 19, 2008 at 11:54 am

    How did you find that same lady again? (If it is… from your March 13th post).

  56. lorinda

    March 19, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Your most successful photo to date. Wow!

  57. Jamie Watson

    March 19, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I wish I had a set of greeting cards with this image on them.

  58. Peter Berra

    March 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    This photograph carries the graceful colours and sculptural qualities that you would have found during Renaissance! This photograph is absolutely outstanding.

  59. swiles89

    March 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    my god, that background looks like a set backdrop, that’s an amazing photo, bravo!

  60. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Looks almost like an oil painting. Incredible shot Sart.

  61. sromeo

    March 19, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I’m inclined to believe that this is the same young lady as with the yellow shoes from a few days ago…

    …an enchanting shot. This looks like watercolor. How could it be real!?

  62. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    this shot took my breath away! thanks

  63. Klara

    March 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    It reminds me of a Renoir

  64. momo

    March 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    You’ve captured my favorite moment, that dark blue of the evening sky. The contrast between the sharp focus on her and the soft focus of her surroundings does look like set lighting, but it also reminds me of some portrait paintings I’ve just seen, in which the effect is to lead the eye to the face. It also makes me think some 18th century Japanese paintings I just saw, where the details of the fabrics and the graceful curve of the pose are as important as the whole.
    Such an arresting, magical image!

  65. Edward B. Gordon

    March 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    stunning, out of this world !

  66. Rachel

    March 19, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    This looks like a painting, what a wonderful piece of art!

  67. candid cool

    March 19, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    oh my God!!! she really is the most beautiful woman in the world!

    this photograph is stunning! The mixture of the prints, and colors, that shouldnt work together in theory but do.

    And the location for some odd reason it’s reminding me of a combination of wizard of oz (the yellow path) and the house in psycho.

    It all looks so very surreal.

    Bravo sir, bravo.

  68. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    One of your finest.

  69. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    P e r f e c t .

  70. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    i’m struggling to believe that this is even a real picture. It is truly magical. We done! Oh, and her clothes/hair/face are beautiful.

  71. Claire

    March 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Sart, would you please indulge us with a little explanation how you got this shot, especially lighting-wise? I mean you have some str8 chiaroscuro going on there, dogg!

  72. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    This is so beautiful it doesn’t look real!

    Also, I’m enjoying your India photos more than any of your others.

  73. Mikaela

    March 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Your shots from India are the most interesting I’ve seen on your site!

  74. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:54 pm


  75. Robert

    March 19, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    it looks scene of film.

    very beautiful.

  76. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    possibly the most beautiful photo yet…i wish i had a print of this.

  77. Ellen´L

    March 19, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Great picture. Looks like a scenario from any theatre.
    Also she is a beutiful lady.

  78. (0v0)

    March 19, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    movielike, yes: there’s narrative whispering out of this image in all directions.

    swooning here.

  79. Peeper

    March 19, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    *How* did you do that? Otherworldly-beautiful.

  80. Deja Pseu

    March 19, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, absolutely stunning!!!

  81. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    wow, sart. this picture!!!

    first, she looks amazing (the same girl from before, right?)…her shoes are incredible and I love the mixing of patterns.

    the best part about this picture though is the lighting. it almost looks like a painting because it’s so perfect. the dark background against her bright dress….and the splash of color with the flowers…just unbelievable. what an incedible shot! how did you do it???

  82. JO

    March 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    WOW! This pic is like a painting! Incredible lighting! Truely a work of art! Beautifully timeless!

  83. vintage &stardust

    March 19, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    So so so beautyful or sagolikt as we say in sweden;)

  84. Gina Marie

    March 19, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Not to be redundant, but this is possibly the most beautiful picture I’ve ever seen.

    It’s like a painting.

  85. Raquel

    March 19, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Amazing pic,it looks like a bollywood movie

  86. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    The colors look great! Your background is beautiful and so is your subject. This is the same girl that was wearing the black dress and red lipstick right? This reminds me of old novels i used to read… beautiful just beautiful!

  87. Margo Channing

    March 19, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Oh, this is absolutely stunning. Like something you’d see in a fairy tale. Or in “A Little Princess”

  88. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Sorry, Sart. Something has gone amiss with this site. The comments are tend more and more to be about the merits of your photography, and while you deserve praise, it’s getting tiresome.

  89. Auntie Naka

    March 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    My goodness! She looks like she’s on the set of an opera. Her clothes match the background perfectly!

    If I didn’t know better, I’d swear you photoshopped some of these…

  90. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    exactly – starbahks – i want to put her in a movie – this woman is driving me to distraction.

    and you too, sart – you have a way of capturing her wit and intelligence and pretty, original, slightly madcap clothes. bravo!

    just keep ‘em coming and conquer the world…

  91. Merson

    March 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    As everyone else has said, the man can take a photo.

  92. anna

    March 19, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Is this the same girl a few posts down? The picture is almost as beautiful as she is!

    I’m confused about these alternating pictures from Paris and New Delhi, are these older pics from paris?

  93. cigalechanta

    March 19, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful photo,
    beautiful woman.
    I like the way the mismatch patterns in earth colors work together.

  94. Beth

    March 19, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    that must be the most fantastic picture I’ve seen in both days, years…

    one word only: beautiful!

  95. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    priya is so gorgeous

  96. habitual

    March 19, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Is there an enchanted forest in New Delhi? THis is beautiful.

    This looks like the woman from your first New Delhi post…..imagine that……a woman that is not loyal to only 1 sense of style!

  97. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    oh my.. this is something amazing!

  98. Bella07

    March 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    alright so we all agree this young lady’s pretty perfect
    Mr.Sartorialist, your picture’s not bad either ;)

  99. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I’m at a loss for words…You know your stuff Sart! It’s a fairy forest…Beautiful….

  100. rae

    March 19, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    this might be your best shot to date.
    absolutely stunning.

  101. The Sartorialist

    March 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    the light came from a typical street lamp

    the rest is all her and her grace

  102. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    this must be photoshop!

  103. Kwana

    March 19, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Just beautiful.

  104. leslie

    March 19, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    WOW! This picture looks like a medieval painting; her individual pieces of clothing have such individual patterns, but it all goes together and doesn’t clash. This is my favorite picture you’ve ever posted!

  105. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    this is an absolutely gorgeous scene. it looks more like an elaborate opera set in New Deli as opposed to the real thing.

    incredible shot.

  106. Sean

    March 19, 2008 at 5:01 pm




  107. Sean

    March 19, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I do have one problem with this photo, however Mr. Sartorialist and it is that…

    …the rest of the world seems so much more mundane now having seen this.

  108. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    With this picture you have become an artist. Brilliant photo.


  109. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Obviously, you have captivated us with this gorgeous and stunning photo. What a special gift- to capture this image and have the opportunity to share it so easily with others who are instantly warmed and inspired by it. Your artistic eye shines here.

  110. discothequechic

    March 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    my word, one of the most amazing pictures i’ve seen on this site in a long time.

    won’t ask how you set up such an amazing shot..

  111. amyw

    March 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    The clothes are beautiful. I love the rich colors. And the lighting is to die for. No one but the Sartorialist could capture the lighting that well :-)

  112. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Is this for real? It seems too perfect!

  113. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Don’t Indians have the most soulful eyes?

    Love the shawl.

  114. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    she looks serene and beautiful.
    I would like to congratulate you Sart on your wonderful site and these fantastic photos of New Dehli. India is so vivid in colour and it goes to show that even in poverty, one does not need to be covered in designer clothing to look fantastic.


  115. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I’m really enjoying your Delhi pics. The Indian culture is so full of life and color and the people bring such a vibrancy to the photos through their clothes. I’m enjoying them more than the chic-ness of Paris, Milan, and NYC because of the lack of color- Western cultures are so conservative! Kudos, my friend and keep them coming!

  116. ei! kumpel

    March 19, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I love the outfit and this photo was so well taken, there’s a special mood…

  117. Aitch

    March 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Well somebody has to mix this up…

    Undoubtedly a lovely picture and a lovely woman. But really, you need to get out more often if you think this is the “be all and end all.” Go to a gallery or a foreign film, pick up an art book.

  118. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 6:45 pm


    But how DID you run into the same woman twice??

  119. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    One of my favourite shots of yours, ever! Magical.

  120. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    WOW this almost looks fake, but in a good sense! the colors are great too. i love the violet color of the sky that kind of blends in with the orangey tint of the scenery. and then the girls bright pink dress just pops out. its great. im not an artist so i don’t know how to explain it in technical terms. but i think you get my point.

  121. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    It’s a little bit too matchy-matchy for me…the dress with the purple and pink flowers in the foreground; not just the color, but the geometrics of the shawl with the building in the background…jk ;)

  122. Anouk

    March 19, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    The focus in this picture is amazing

  123. india

    March 19, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    should be the cover of a book …

  124. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I agree with Anon 3:07p. Lately the pics are very good and/or beautiful but really not very inspiring in a fashion sense. Worse, most comments are bordering on sycophancy. It’s getting tedious.

  125. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Reminds me of something by Caravaggio or Goya. Bloody gorgeous.

  126. Maria

    March 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    DUDE! you have found a perfect model and a perfect context.
    SUPERB image.

  127. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Beyond the beyond Sart… you have broken your own limit here.
    This is a magic picture that has the quality of something holy.

  128. cassaundra

    March 19, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    she’s so graceful and elegant and beautiful.

  129. Emma

    March 19, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    she’s that girl from a few days ago right!
    she looks amazing
    what does it take to look like that day and night and all the time?!

  130. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:19 pm


  131. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    While you are in Delhi, you definitely should check out Manish Arora’s line and his flagship store Fish Fry. Indian couture!

  132. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    you are wonderfully talented. this picture captivates.

  133. KaLBO

    March 19, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Beautiful Photo. I love the colors and the lighting is fantastic.

  134. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    This is surreal!. What a good way to start the day.

  135. LaMammina

    March 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve found your photos from India to have been the freshest and most inspiring of all.
    Most of your US subjects ooze attitude (not a bad thing). The European ones are all so sophisticated and while gorgeous, they have a certain rigidity.
    These Indian photos are so alive.
    You are doing a wonderful job at interpreting the atmosphere.

  136. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm


    This may be the most beautiful you have taken to date.

    It is perfect!


  137. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    i love love love this picture!!!

  138. Anonymous

    March 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    WOW! this is absolutely stunning.

  139. T

    March 19, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    im surprised that the lighting came from a regular street lamp- the scene looks unreal. she looks lovely… i envy her. i like her color and pattern coordination- it fits well with the environment.

  140. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Holy crap! This looks like a production photo from the Met…it looks like she might break into some soaring aria any moment!

  141. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:04 am

    the setting looks like its in a dream, the colors compliment so well. amazing! Thank you scott!

  142. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:10 am

    this is the work of a very talented photographer….the use of colour and light remind me of Jeff Wall’s work. this should be exhibited!

  143. Gail

    March 20, 2008 at 12:47 am

    The photograph would be timeless if it weren’t for that purse! At least it’s a spicy enough color to blend into the adjacent colors and not entirely distract from the beauty of the photo. Besides, if the photograph was meant to capture the beauty of the moment, the girl and her ensemble, and not go on a gallery wall, then the purse is the interesting detail that places the photo in time and gives it a more relaxed ‘we were just walking down the street when the elements came together for this perfect shot’ feel.

  144. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 12:50 am

    (wow…can’t believe someone besides me made the connection to the Maxfield Parrish painting!)

  145. Jenna

    March 20, 2008 at 1:23 am

    This reminds me of the movie Amelie, when she goes to her dad’s house at night and kidnaps the garden gnome. :-)
    It’s beautiful.

  146. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 1:33 am


  147. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 1:38 am

    This is such an amazing picture. the lighting, the clothes, the background….everything is so perfect within this photography.

    congrats, sart! (for taking such a wonderful photo)

  148. vintagent

    March 20, 2008 at 2:05 am

    S A T U R A T I O N.

    And Scooooot, don’t forget you have a wife and kid back hooooooome! Don’t allow this ravishing muse to steal your heart…

  149. Tina

    March 20, 2008 at 2:17 am

    How in the world do you keep taking these amazing pictures? The lighting is amazing! Your pictures are so spontaneous and natural. I am always impressed how you capture people on the fly and yet the photo is technically incredible!

  150. marie

    March 20, 2008 at 2:59 am


    Ok this is too beautiful to be real!

  151. citizen

    March 20, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Oh my, same woman again!
    Can she possibly be more gorgeous? Can that setting possibly be more gorgeous??
    This is amazing.

  152. Sabriel

    March 20, 2008 at 3:52 am

    what i love most about your blog is your quirky, candid comments. you’re very real. i love mixing patterns and colors to an almost violent point…i love to see your beuatiful photography and the poetry you potray.
    i’m living in Israel trying to channel my own passions…thank you for your words and pictures.

  153. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 4:37 am

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

  154. People Lovers Inc

    March 20, 2008 at 5:03 am

    The drapery, the colours, the strappy sandals, the pre-modern backdrop.

    reminds you how beautiful our existence can be.

    Thank you

  155. The Sartorialist

    March 20, 2008 at 5:38 am

    for anon 6:45pm
    she was at a lot of the same fashion shows and parties that I also attended

    she owns a store in Bombay

  156. leaf21

    March 20, 2008 at 5:46 am

    this is one of the most magical and inspiring picture I’ve ever seen! thank you.

  157. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 5:58 am

    This is your masterpiece. This is what you will be remembered for.

  158. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 6:05 am

    breath-taking photo


  159. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 6:11 am

    this is the most gorgeous photograph i have seen. you are amazing!!

  160. irene

    March 20, 2008 at 6:21 am

    It feels almost like she’s considered the colours of the sky and the earth when planning her outfit.

  161. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 7:38 am

    people in new delhi are stylish .

  162. lynn

    March 20, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Film set?

  163. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Long time reader, first post.
    This shot is mind blowing

  164. Claire

    March 20, 2008 at 9:17 am

    To those of you who find the comments tedious, why don’t you just do what I do when I find other blog comments tedious and…not read them?

  165. Plum

    March 20, 2008 at 9:21 am

    People get over it!

    It’s a nice photo, but it’s not the best photo you’ve ever seen. As Aitch says above, you need to get out more often.

  166. Designing MILLIE

    March 20, 2008 at 10:01 am

    If you read his Bio, it’s always been about fashion, people AND photography.

    Was this for all the haters on the first post from New Delhi? Because this photo is kinda watering-down my eyes…HA! I’m completely joking…

    This photo really needs more text….So many questions…

    I’m about to buy a new camera and I’m just curious if you’re able to get these kinds of shots with a basic DSLR or if you indeed use a more expensive camera?????

  167. Andrew

    March 20, 2008 at 10:25 am

    My first reaction to this:
    Audrey Hepburn dancing with Fred Astaire and the swans at the end of “Funny Face”.

    This is a remarkably ethereal shot. Have you now decided to light your work with strobes?

  168. veronica

    March 20, 2008 at 10:56 am

    wonderful amazing picture and woman so simple and so magical

  169. Scarface

    March 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Look like old painting…

  170. Ylfig

    March 20, 2008 at 1:49 pm


  171. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I can’t believe anyone could see this picture and have something negative to say about it. Tedious??? Really?

    Appreciate it for what it is…a beautiful picture of a stunning woman.

  172. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Your best work yet, Sart. What an angelic picture you captivated. Please do continue to amaze us even more..


  173. Suzanne

    March 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm


    Zeferelli eat our heart out – who painted the sky??

  174. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 4:25 pm


  175. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    very nice dress…simple, beautiful, colourful and fresh :) just marvellous

  176. Laviathen

    March 20, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I thought it was a painting! It’s a beautiful shot. Very nice.

  177. megan

    March 20, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    what a beautiful woman

  178. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    The photo’s not tedious. The photo’s nice. It’s the comments that are tedious and bordering on the sycophantic.

    Scott is about to go super-nova. But does he really need 200 comments telling him his taken the best picture ever?

  179. gman

    March 20, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Truly fine art!

  180. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    she is like a fairy. the shot is excellent. great job!!!

  181. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 7:25 pm


  182. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    such a beautiful…beautiful picture!!!!

  183. the antipodean

    March 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    What an amazing photo, a work of art in its own right. Did you ask her to come and pose for you in that spot as the light was fading? Whatever you did, well done.

  184. Teryn

    March 20, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    She’s gorgeous, and the lighting is perfect.

  185. fawn

    March 20, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    this is amazing! is it natural light? that’s just incredible.

  186. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    wow…so beautiful…it’s like something out of a dream

  187. Anonymous

    March 20, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Are you kidding me? This shot is breathtaking or breath inducing, I’m not sure. Mesmerizing, definitely!

  188. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 12:19 am

    a beautiful composition… simply amazing… great work Sart.

  189. yaney

    March 21, 2008 at 2:42 am

    a portrait of my love…
    it’s like a love that never was…

  190. M.D. Cameron

    March 21, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Amazing photo!! was this staged? it looks like a painting. WOW!

  191. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 3:31 am

    this is really amazing!! it is soo pretty! :)

  192. Anthonia

    March 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    the colors and lighting are unreal… it looks like she’s on a stage.

  193. Allegra

    March 21, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    absolutely stunning

  194. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Is this at Lodhi Gardens?

  195. the glasshouse princess

    March 21, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    You captured her dreamer’s eyes, the gentle folding of her hands showing that she’s not chasing them, they’ll come to her.

    The divine golden hem where the gods touched her amidst the diamond prints… and the magical ring…

    I don’t know much about style. But the picture is just poetry.

    Thank you.

  196. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    The most beautiful photo you’ve taken. You just keep getting better!

  197. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Incredible picture. Gorgeous and resonant. Sart, can you please explain a bit how you got this look in your exposure??? This is soooo beautiful!

  198. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

    great !!!

  199. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Love the face.. Love the lights, it truly is a great picture.

  200. lorrwill

    March 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    This looks like a still from a movie or the cover of book that is a must see/read.

    Just F*ing Lovely.

    My hat’s off to you yet again.

  201. Anonymous

    March 22, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    the light!!! the purple flowers…

  202. Ana:

    March 23, 2008 at 12:30 am

    This looks like something out of a story book… almost too perfect to be real My goodness you have really outdone yourself this time!

    Now if only I could find a wrap like that.

  203. Blaise

    March 23, 2008 at 5:39 am

    I imagine her to be Sita (as in Rama and Sita)…

  204. Anonymous

    March 23, 2008 at 9:25 am

    this pic makes me want to go to Delhi.

  205. aCe taBoo

    March 23, 2008 at 10:35 am

    gorgeous image..without question it is magical

  206. Mylinh

    March 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

    What a stunning photograph. So moody and the woman so serene. Beautiful work.

  207. pearlescent

    March 23, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Light vs. dark, colors vs. gloom, bright vs. shadows, clear vs. blurred old vs. new are some of the many themes in this amazing picture! It looks like a staged photo shoot, too good to be true, just beautiful…

  208. Anonymous

    March 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    This is located at nizamuddin east; in Delhi. The background is a tomb of a mughal noble of King Humayun; It is eerie in the night, specially on a foggy winter night: awesome shot of etherial quqlity

  209. bomb.ass.ting

    March 23, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    The most fantastic thing is that this picture looks like a theatrical production. She looks like some sort of character.

  210. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 8:56 am

    How did you do that?! The colors- especially the blue background look other-wordly. Stunning.

  211. Patricia

    March 24, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Grace personified. How come you run accross the same woman in such a big city as new delhi? it is just your luck?

  212. Annie

    March 25, 2008 at 4:21 am

    She is so pretty and movie
    star-ish! I think she is mentioned in an article in the March 08
    Vogue magazine(US), along with her store.

  213. Maxi Jewels

    March 25, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Great picture! Came so naturally!

  214. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    multi chiciiiiiiiiiiiiiiisima!!!


  215. Evi

    March 25, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve never posted in response to your work, just quietly admired and appreciated the finesse…

    But this had me link to the full-sized and become completely transfixed for minutes, which in this age of short attention spans, my friend is quite extraordinary.


  216. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    This has to be the most staged picture ever… elegance? so contrived…somehow the disconnection with reality just pisses me off..

    im my opinion this is worse than taking ‘exotic’ tourist photos.

  217. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    this is the most beautiful photo. the fact that it is random blows my mind.

  218. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    This photo is unbelievable. It is just amazing and simply beautiful.

  219. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 4:45 am

    people saying this photo looks like a painting makes me think of how, after the invention of the camera, painters sought to distance themselves from photo-realism, not wanting their art to be identified as “looking like a photograph.” interesting. is it acutally a compliment to say that your photography looks like the work of a painter? or does it even matter?

  220. tangobaby

    March 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I’ll just say what everyone else has said: what an incredibly gorgeous photo.

  221. lucy

    March 27, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    W O W

  222. Anonymous

    March 28, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    A breathtaking picture – I am very nearly speechless.

  223. Olimpia Liberti

    March 28, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    this photo is so perfect and gorgeous… that i have no words to describe it…

  224. Natasha D'Souza

    March 29, 2008 at 9:21 am

    This picture is both primal and elegant at the same time. There is so much raw energy in India, you must truly listen and look to feel it, begin to understand it. This picture crackles with that energy.

    You must have seen, to be human is to be in India and course along, make your way, jagged edges and all.

    Yet your photo lends poetry to this Indian zest, urgency, the clumsiness that comes from doing things straight from the heart.

    The colour and mood is indescribable and familiar. I so wish I would be lucky enough to have you photograph vignettes for me.

    I hope you will use your gift to create dialogue between cultures and schools of thought.

    And yes, I am Indian. And not. At the same time.

  225. susan

    March 30, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    yes – HOW did you get that picture?

  226. Rachel Souza

    March 31, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Wow! I love color!

  227. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Wow, this looks like a painting. Haunting atmosphere.

  228. la femme

    April 4, 2008 at 12:20 am

    like a painting. or a dream.

    Is this the same woman you photographed in the black dress, arm bracelet and yellow flats?

  229. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    what a magical night…

  230. Mervi

    April 10, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen in this blog. It looks like she’s on stage, and the light falls on her and she’s the only thing that exists for a moment. Then you start paying attention to the surroundings, and it’s beautiful as well. The colors, and everything … the woman is very pretty too.

    I’ve been coming back to this blog from time to time for the past couple of years, but this is the first time I’m leaving a comment. And I guess that says something about this photo, and also how lazy I am when it comes to commenting.

    Keep up the good work!

  231. kevin

    April 30, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    I’m not even commenting on the clothes. I know you are super-talented, but geez, do you have to overachieve like that all up in our faces?!

    Bravo, it’s a new height.

  232. SVA Search

    July 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Awesome pic…almost looks like a vintage portrait ! Did you use any filters to get that effect ?

  233. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm


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    April 28, 2010 at 3:35 am

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  235. Noor

    August 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

    this is easily one of my favourite photos, and i’ve been following this blog for years! it’s simply breathtaking.

  236. anna

    October 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    dis is smthin beyond is true indian beauty..the picture has warmth..the picture is edited though..i <3 the outfit!!n d shawl is naice!!
    sooo simple yet soo pretty!! im soryy bt im soo shrt of words wn i see dis!!incredible it is!!

  237. Gabriel

    October 18, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Congrat Sart, You’ve captured what you capture rarely! The beauty and style of what in this western world, we don’t see as often. You’ve captured that different essence and beauty that is not dictated by the streets of fashion capitals! Obrigado!

  238. Juliette

    February 5, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Possibly the most beautiful photo you have ever posted. Stunning


    October 13, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Indian fashion is always a fascination to watch

  240. jayoon

    December 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

    wow it”s like a scene of aladin.

  241. a

    February 27, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Isn’t she lovely?

  242. simol

    April 25, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Most amazing photo of a perfect indian attire. Nicely done work.
    Indian fashion always rock :)

  243. Tanumon_Fashion

    February 14, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Amazing designs – always inspire us. We have to go further. Thanks

  244. Anil Joshi

    May 2, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Its so amazing beauty of Indian lady. The dress was designed nicely and photo shot done perfectly.

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