te amo. Me encanta su estilo, su sonrisa, nivel preferido del Ăˇngulo desenfadado de su sombrero y la cintura de los pantalones en su generaciĂłn. ( I love his style, his smile, the rakish angle of his hat and the pants waist worn at his generation’s preferred level. )
Hi Scott – I’ve been a huge fan since 2008. Seeing you were in Peru last week made my week! These are a beautiful series of photographs of Peru. Thank you for showcasing this side of Peru, it’s people and culture. It’s a beautiful tribute that begins to tell the story and history of life in the Andesâ€¦ like the markets, the hats, the symbols and the patterns.
On a personal note, these photos are almost making me very homesick for the Sierra in Peru, where I lived for 2 years not to far from where you were. Keep them coming!
Hi Scott! Welcome to Peru! Land where colors abound and textures drape…dunno if you noticed but what youÂ´re capturing are actually clothes that people have kept through out the years and somehow they seem relevant with how he/she wears them with pride!
Interesting to note too is the farther you get away from cities the bolder the colors get!
Glad to read your posts now in my home country! Best!
Hey, these are all beautiful photos. However it seems to me like you are downplaying their beauty talking about “style” and “fashion”. I don’t mean to be pretentious, I do love fashion, I do think it is art, and I know this is a fashion blog but I still feel like you are talking about something that is ultimately transitory and arguably superficial, whereas these images convey this otherworldly beauty, strangeness and solitude. I feel this whole world opening to us should be treated by everyone here with more…awe? than just another post about your average Italian shoe enthusiast.
I am very surprised by the frivolity of all the comments specially to these pictures of Peru. No one making one single mention to the elephant in the room: Peru is still a poor country, this is the Third World, still paying the big party you enjoy in the rest of the first world.
This guy in the picture has no time to think about being stylish, clothes,great hair, watches, creams, perfumes or cars. He has to survive. Thank God you happen to find original the way he dress! Ask him, I am sure he would choose your clothes, your life, if he could. But thank you for your northern-eye, coming again to “discover” (how pintoresque is South) America!!
Noelia, thank you thank you, i came here expecting someone else to realize this. People in countries like Peru have other things in their mind (like eating for example) and yet all northerns do is come here and take pictures of sad and wise looking people and claim it is art, without worrying for a second about what those looks are hiding. This picture is not at all about the clothes but about a man who has to crack his back to get something that north americans take for granted.
The exploitative nature of this photograph is out of control. Fashion? Style? Please consider that this gentleman wore what was necessary to a) stay warm, b) stay clean and c) get to destination carrying a huge load on his back. Now if we suspend disbelief for a moment and assume he did intend such an affect, you have the responsibility to consider the first world lens you look through as you photograph other people of the developing world. As a conscious fashionista, I’m offended by your lack of cultural sensitivity and awareness in these Peruvian photographs. Style is forever, if you say so, but your exploitation of indigenous culture is never going to be in fashion.
To Sartorialist: thanks for answering. I have to say I am surprised you play this card: inocent white-eyed man only interested in how this people dress, who doesn’t understand or belong to the culture. I don’t want to be offensive, so I invite you to think and research about Latin America (also Africa, where you will also find them colourfully dress and very poor). Put the numbers on the table..how are the living conditions outside the First World and why. Have you wonder how they (this man in particular) sees you? Ask them, talk to them. I think Denise (and Catalina, many thanks to both of them) said it better. As a latin american I find your way of looking to us very offensive and incredibly superficial. But also the readers share this look and this is very sad and worrying.