Tuesday, April 1, 2008

On the Street….. Mr. Noir, Milano


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  1. MakaniMike

    April 1, 2008 at 8:07 am

    looks just like out of a Wong-Kar Wai movie…

  2. Dexter Obvious

    April 1, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Hello Dick Tracy. Fab trench!

  3. suzannemarques

    April 1, 2008 at 8:26 am

    lovely mood here. his entire ensemble is amazing. i love a man who can pull off a hat… & the background is gorgeous… the jewel tones bring out the earthy feel of his look

  4. Patrick Booth

    April 1, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Awesome lighting, it looks like a French film noir.

  5. Moi

    April 1, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Love the colors in this photo – how the warm ground colors cool as the eye rises to the sky.

    Is he wearing jeans? Awesome!

  6. ken

    April 1, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I find this somewhat studied, a little too deliberate, maybe.

  7. Stacy

    April 1, 2008 at 9:38 am

    his pant / jacket combo is so interesting. they seem to be in the same pattern but different colours.

    very well composed shot. i would have like to seen his feet but i know you would have have to comprise the sky or the angle.

  8. Dovid

    April 1, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Now that’s what I’m talking about!

  9. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Why do you often leave out lower half or feet from the photos?

  10. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Edward James Olmos would be so proud. I especially like the aqua and lavender light behind him. He could be a blade runner.

  11. Leonore

    April 1, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I don’t understand when people complain that an outfit is “too deliberate.” What’s wrong with that? “Effortless” is an oft-touted adjective for how we all should look, but the reality as far different — and we all know this.

    If you treat your appearance as an opportunity for authentic self-expression — as an art form — then you shouldn’t be ashamed of showing effort. I don’t think it’s fair to denigrate someone’s appearance (at least this man’s) for being too contrived.

  12. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hehe, it`s the Tokio-guy you have photographed a few times before, isn`t he?

    I think it`s al little bit too perfect, almost a caricature… but still looking good!


  13. Navi

    April 1, 2008 at 10:38 am

    italian gangster
    “there is nothing higher than the mafiya”

  14. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 10:39 am

    How do you do it?! I love the halo of light around his hat, the icy blue glowing background, the way the texture and color of the coat pop out. Amazing!

  15. notanotherblog

    April 1, 2008 at 11:02 am

    The blue background sort of evokes a European Blade Runner. Awesome picture!

  16. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Wow! I find this all about the photography rather than the fashion. The background and lighting really make this photo. All elements of the outfit look very traditional, but Mr. Noir does not. He looks very sinister with his hat shading his eyes.

    ~ Miss Mary

  17. The Year in Pictures

    April 1, 2008 at 11:10 am

    So interesting how digital captures light! The blue-greens of the night sky and light on the buildings are amazing – especially in contrast with the tones on your subject. From the shadow under his hat brim I’m assuming you didn’t use flash. Amazing!

  18. Chana

    April 1, 2008 at 11:16 am

    dreamy :)

  19. cflorax

    April 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

    In terms of line and proportion, this guy has it dialed in; even the knot in his tie is done properly. Nice colors, too. And the signet ring kills me. Often, though, you’ll note the face of a signet ring worn on the pinkie is turned so that it can be used as a seal.You make a fist and press it into the wax you just melted.

  20. Veronique

    April 1, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Milan can be so stiff and old-fashioned. But this one works out: He looks like a gangster.

  21. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Wow, what a great photograph! Besides how wonderfully dressed this man is, the lighting is perfect, even leaving his face in the shadow’s adds to the mystery of this gentleman. Great great great

  22. Christy

    April 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I love the drama. It seriously looks like a scene in a movie. The coat is beautiful (nice and slim) and I dig the suit, shirt, and tie, and I can imagine how different a vibe you would get from this if he wasn’t wearing the hat…

  23. Vanessa

    April 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Oooh, Inspector…

  24. Style Scout

    April 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Scott, I love the lighting in this photograph It’s been a while but trust all is well although we have not had time to blog we have been enjoying your Posts as usual…

    Robert & Luisa

  25. Style Scout

    April 1, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Hi, Love these photos some how they seem very Simon Doonan-and-Johnney Adler-in-Palm-Springs or the type of flat Slim Aarons would have kept in Palm Beach…

    Robert & Luisa TheStyleScout London

  26. Nelson vH

    April 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Is he cool? He definately is!

    Ensemble is very nice…shame we can´t see the shoes!!

    Photography is wowee – Chapeau Scott!

  27. -h of candid cool

    April 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    i love the pictures that look like they were taken on a movie set.
    beautiful lighting.
    on a beautiful man in a beautifully tailored suit

  28. Carolina Lange

    April 1, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Amazing shot!

  29. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Nice picture and colors if it was in focus.

  30. Amy Zaiss

    April 1, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    night time white balance is key. Awesome shot.

  31. Jeffrey

    April 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I love every single thing about this look…especially how well he pulls off the hat and the colors. Awesome.

  32. Arethusa

    April 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Makanimike, I thought the same thing! Made me think of “Blueberry Nights”. I love the colour composition of this short. Beautiful.

  33. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    “Mysterious and dark, his gruff mustard silhouette cut a sharp figure along a street lit in dim greens and blues, his cigarette smoke wafting in my direction ever so slightly as he walked by…”

    Love the looks of this guy. The photography makes this piece amazing, it could be a scene for story with just about as many twists and turns.


    Cheryl Marie Cordeiro

  34. Peas and Nuts

    April 1, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    such a hot outfit. I can never pull off the hat thing. but I kind of agree with Ken, above. It’s almost trying too hard. But then again, he reminds me of Katt Williams!!! hahaha!!!

  35. Josh

    April 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    No those are definitely not jeans

    If you look at the blow up they are clearly part of a suit combo with his jacket

    I’m not sure if its the resolution, but around the hat seems to glow. Do you know what caused this Sart?

  36. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Looking at the small pic, I thought he was holding a 1/2 pint bottle in a paper bag. That would complete the look.

  37. A l i c e .

    April 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Total Style!!!
    But, he is smoking
    is a wrong.

  38. metscan

    April 1, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Absolutely too much drama in this one!

  39. swagger

    April 1, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    spice hot

  40. Jerome O'Brien

    April 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Such a cinematic shot – lovely. How on earth do you light such shots??!?!?! And I want to touch that coat – so gorgeous.

  41. nonpareil

    April 1, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    ooooohh yes, i do agree with the first poster. it looks as though wong kar wai directed this image. though obviously, he didn’t, you did. fabulous, really.

  42. when everything else is au fait.

    April 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    this photo is mysteriously cool. sart you captured the right guy in the right outfit in the right place at the right time.

  43. cigalechanta

    April 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Looks like a character out of Leo Malet’s Nestor Burma series.

  44. kagitsune

    April 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Love the lines and silhouette, don’t like the colors. Too…orange. And the suit’s matching plaid fabric just doesn’t work. Maybe if he were wearing a nice pair of black slacks, or even good jeans…

  45. zoeeeee

    April 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    this guy looks like he owns the whole stretch

  46. Mary

    April 1, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    he looks great (aside from the cigarette) but i love the colors in this photo more than anything.

  47. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    he´s not weaing jeans, it´s the same fabric as the jacket, my guess is it´s a suit. ;)

  48. phyllis

    April 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    He’s reminding me of a 70′s Bob Dylan…must be the longish hair and the fedora.

  49. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    this reminds me of Death in Venice

  50. T

    April 1, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    i like the overcoat/undercoat (trench/blazer?)combination and the hat- it looks like he belongs in the past. what type of pants is he wearing?

  51. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 9:05 pm


    luv tht Dick Tracy Look..
    He sure can do pull out this look.


    LUV!!!! Ur caption Sart…
    Its Like In A Cinematic Studio…


    adil sg

  52. Holly

    April 1, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    TWO jackets!…you’ll have to forgive me, Sydney is still so warm and it would be so rare to see that here. Great colours. Love the shady eyes.

  53. wonderlily

    April 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    wow, great job at capturing an amazing mood.

  54. 'kay

    April 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    love everything about this photo. Pure art. The guy is well groomed but also the lights, the shadows,the colors, how the photo was taken… everything else gives an outstanding atmosphere to the main subject.Nice.

  55. Thomasd

    April 1, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Sart this is great! It looks like a painting; you really got the mood of the picture here.

  56. Anonymous

    April 1, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    this guy’s my favorite. I especially like that his jacket is a little on the longer side, very retro. it also looks like it might be double breasted! oh my.

  57. Lee

    April 2, 2008 at 12:00 am

    this look is timeless nostalgia
    and as others have noted, what a fantastic mood from the lighting and colors.

    Props to you, Sart, for getting the angle right, so that the hat would shade his eyes in mystery.

  58. Janet

    April 2, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Oh! This is just to cool to articulate properly! I love, love, love this shade of yellow. He wears the entire outfit very, very well.

  59. Anonymous

    April 2, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Gee Ken, I find you a bit pretentious, a bit too researched

  60. SB

    April 2, 2008 at 6:50 am

    The power of the picture in combination with this outfit makes it fly. Bravo!

  61. biglakestyle

    April 2, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Love the outfit; hate the cigarette; when people are dying from this habit daily, I do not understand the need to include it in so many of your superb photos; sign me up with mary and Alice above. We have to be responsible..even in fashion.

  62. Louboutin Lover

    April 2, 2008 at 10:01 am

    i love this picture. its’ rather powerful… i’d love it up on my wall!

  63. ken

    April 2, 2008 at 11:25 am

    leonore, I didn’t mean to denigrate his appearance. Of course, it is a very expressive way of dressing, but, to me, it is less an outfit, more a costume. Unfortunately, I don’t see very much of the man wearing these clothes (which are, of course, beautiful). Just my opinion.

  64. thevegasstyleguy

    April 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Tres Mek!

  65. KKovacs

    April 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Greatest one since “Handsome devil”!

  66. Anonymous

    April 2, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    i think this is one of the best pictures posted in the blog. the crucial elements of this photograph are the light behind his hat, the ring and the cigarette on his hand, and the blue light on the back.

  67. Anonymous

    April 2, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I wish more men could pull off this look! it’s fab fab fab!

  68. Anonymous

    April 2, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I don’t now about the clothes, but the photo reminds me of Christopher Doyle/Wong Kar Wai. Makes me think of Tony Leung smoking his cigarettes with Maggie Cheung!

  69. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:35 am

    great shot. the hat sets it off. he’s got mad swag

  70. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    this picture speaks to me…thanks for sharing it

  71. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 3:34 am

    there is no such thing as too much drama – not with this man wearing that hat in that very moment.

  72. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    What a poser! And the colour of his jacket and his coat just don’t fit.

  73. monique

    April 4, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Well, everyone has coverd the wong kar wai of it all so I won’t go there but…. he puts me in the mood for love, maybe around 20:46 I’ll take the Chun King Express and he and I can be Happy Together in My Blueberry Nights.

    Hee hee….couldn’t help meself.

  74. Koza

    April 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Awesome shot. The more I look at it the more I notice. I love his pose and the turquoise light coming from the building. Has a historical feel because of his hat and jacket. Tres chic!

  75. ChicInBlackDress

    April 6, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    He could be an actor if he wanted to.

  76. del Carmen

    April 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Definitely a shot and outfit to be proud of…Bravo!

  77. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Wow! This is fabulous! Looks like a movie scene, and what a colouring. You are a magician!

  78. esra

    January 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    one of not so many photos, shoot at night :D

  79. Anthony Maiorana

    February 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Check out the link to my story that I wrote based off of this photo. It’s the second part to a crime noir serial fiction series. Scott’s photos have been serving as inspiration for the main character.


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