how many times have i passed this kid and never gave him a second glance, until now. I mean this metaphorically. When i was a kid i sported one garment just like this. Brings me the humid, warm childhood dreams back. Born & raised-delhi-living in cold chicago.
I do think that a lot of the strength of this post derives from this young chap’s expression (which is really intense), the fact that he has an extremely good lean figure, and especially his beautifully glossy black hair. All this puts the clothing in the shade somewhat but it’s a splendid picture – love the angle between his arm & the handlebars. I’d be interested to know how he felt about your taking his picture, doesn’t look so happy I feel. Did you feel you were able to communicate the purpose of your photographs at all Scott? I’d be very interested to know.
to kiku… isn’t that the whole point? You think all those women and men in Paris and NY didn’t chose their clothes because of how it looked against their colouring? The colour of a garment is just as important as the cut… I’m sure this guy chose this top knowing it would look good against his skin.
also, you can’t look exclusively at the clothing. It’s the whole vibe that guy is exuding, his expression, how he wears his hair, what he’s doing etc etc etc that makes him interesting
I find this shot much more inspirational then the others. The others have been a reflection of the the state of international fashion. But here, the hair, the bright colors and the bike are so genuine and incidental. I think that’s what makes them so cool.
Not being racist here, but all you non-asians should know that if you’re raving about the eyes, pretty much all indians have wonderful, intense eyes.. i live in singapore which is multi-racial and the malays and indian people have the most beautiful eyes. Naturally long and curly eyelashes etc.
I’m a bit confused looking at his face because although the shot makes him look young, he has this shadow of a mustache on his upper lip…
The colours of his shirt are very bright. Loving the bike, too.
this young chap…most probably is totally unaware about fashion…about making the shirt match with pants etc etc…this shirt must have been a pick from the street costing him around $2…n the bicycle is an old rusted one, which his entire family must be sharing…making a style statement must be the last thing in his mind.