Monday, August 27, 2012

On the Street……Second St., New York


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  1. Daisy Nguyen

    August 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    LOVE this picture, and it’s so perfect in black & white!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANS fashion blog:


    August 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm


  3. Rich Beaubien

    August 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    fabulous street photo

  4. Kate

    August 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    What a perfect shot…says so much without saying much at all.


  5. karina

    August 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I wonder what were your thoughts when you took this pic. He reminds me of my father.

  6. Sarte

    August 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    That is why I love your blog, Scout! Please post more of this type of picture! Less fashion, and more art and personal.


    August 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    B/W and simple, i really like the simplicity


  8. Velvet

    August 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    timeless photograph. Fashion is amazing. You can see this gentleman’s style of dress copped by the “fashion forward” . Yet here it is in it’s authentic form and perfectly executed.

    • jessie

      August 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      exactly. i 100% agree with you.

  9. nearnThere

    August 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I absolutely love this.

  10. CBC

    August 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    i think u r moving away……much more serious….very moving,,,,

  11. irene

    August 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    my bf would love this pic :)

  12. Monsieur Marcel

    August 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    This reminds of Alex Harsley’s work, whose East 4th St. gallery is located nearby, and you MUST visit (you probably have)…I bought a portrait he did of Basquiat; a nice story to go with that picture, too.

  13. A R-E

    August 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    sometimes the fashion tells an intriguing story.

  14. Tiffany

    August 28, 2012 at 12:28 am

    It truly is the people in our past that inspire all the fashion around us today. I realize this within this photo. Love <3

  15. une chatte grise

    August 28, 2012 at 12:52 am

    This made me think of my dziadziu. Very beautiful photo.

  16. k. michelle watson

    August 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Oh, this photograph really choked me up. It looks like my dad, uncles and other hardworking men U know in the south. I want to talk to him and hear about his life, hardships and victories.

    Beautiful. Haunting. History

  17. anonymous

    August 28, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I love him and I miss my dad…

  18. Irene's Closet

    August 28, 2012 at 1:11 am

    wow amazing shoot! :)


  19. H.O

    August 28, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Very nice photo I like this atmosphere.

  20. Desiree

    August 28, 2012 at 3:10 am

    This picture makes me feel so sad, but Idk why. Yet, such a stylish picture reminds me of my granddad.

  21. This is Belgium

    August 28, 2012 at 3:33 am

    outstanding in its simplicity

  22. comme fraiche

    August 28, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I bet he’s got some great stories to tell- I’d like to share a park bench with him and just listen to someone who’s been around and seen a lot

  23. farah

    August 28, 2012 at 4:33 am

    love the pic! so elegant!

  24. Laura

    August 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Love this black and white photo!

  25. Michael

    August 28, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Brilliant photograph. Reminds me of Vivian Maier. I think this is a better direction for you. keep going . . . Namaste

  26. JOSIE

    August 28, 2012 at 5:28 am

    the aged and humble beauty of life
    I’m sure he has many stories to tell.
    Well done in your capture of the moment.

  27. Xeana

    August 28, 2012 at 5:37 am

    There are no words. Great photo!


  28. hadhka

    August 28, 2012 at 6:19 am

  29. Belinda

    August 28, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Beautiful shot Scott – you continue to surprise and inspire, it is such a pleasure to visit your blog every day. The beauty and humanity of your work never fails to move me. Thank-you for doing the work that you do, for seeing what you see, it matters.

  30. Sidsel

    August 28, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I’m not so sure…. Is this not a picture of powerty.. put in a romantic light? I am aware of the history of this kind of picture, but to take this picture today in black and white, I think it might be kind of an anachronism? Am I wrong or is this mans outfit not a “style choice”? Anyway, I am not sure what I think, but not my favourite picture.. Big fan btw!

    • Ann-Marie

      August 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      I think this picture is not trying to romanticize poverty but rather to show the dignity of this man in spite of not being a man of obvious means. He has on an immaculate white shirt, that wonderful cap…he still has pride in his appearance. It speaks to the spirit of people who want to show their best side no matter what the circumstances.

    • Lisa O.

      August 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I don’t agree. I think the b/w shows true essence. here, of beauty.

  31. carolina

    August 28, 2012 at 7:42 am

    love it! love it love it…. totally love it!

  32. antique engagement rings

    August 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

    A great black and white photo!

  33. Susana

    August 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

    So much feeling in this picture. I don’t really need to see his face to imagine who is this person. He’s not fashionable, but he has lots of personal style.

    There’s a certain pride in the way he walks, the way in which he rolled his sleeves, the way in which life goes beyond “fashionable” for him, and instead is all about function and a personal sense of decorum, even with less than perfect clothes…very touching and inspiring!


  34. Oh, play it louder!!

    August 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Personal. Moving. Very peaceful. That’s all I see in this wonderful picture.

    See you!

  35. Alessandra

    August 28, 2012 at 8:14 am

  36. Sevan

    August 28, 2012 at 8:22 am

    This photo triggers so many emotions ! It reminds me of Ken Burns’ documentary on Jazz.
    Beautiful shot, as always.

  37. sharron

    August 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Beautiful value study here and the various soft textures add great interest.

  38. Marina

    August 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Quand l’habit revĂȘt tout son sens. Quand la photographie revĂȘt bien du sens.
    C’est une trĂšs belle photographie. La ligne oblique entre le noir, le blanc. L’aurĂ©ale blanche de ce panneau de boutique comme suspendue au-dessus de la tĂȘte de cet homme.
    Immémorable image. Immémorable contraste social.

    • Sevan

      August 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Tout a fait d’accord !

  39. Lindy702

    August 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Wonderful tones and shadows, poignant..


    August 28, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I don’t know why but I am so moved by this photo. I think of my late father who always wore a cap. I wonder where this gentlemen has been and where he is going. For some reason I just know his life has been hard. The way he carries himself. I would love to see his expression from the front just so I could know he was happy… x

    • elena

      August 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Very well put Veronique! Bittersweet pic

  41. Élise

    August 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

    i love this aesthetics – whether by design or not. it reaffirms what i hold as a universal style truth: loose, floaty pants + belt +tucked in button down shirt = good. on everyone!

  42. Lauren@Styleseer

    August 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful shot!

  43. TW

    August 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Style=Dignity. Dignity=Style. Is that a small buckle at the back of the trousers? Love those buckles, a very Ivy League or “Collegiate” look as we once called it, back in the day.

    Great catch on this photo, Scott.

  44. Votre Amie

    August 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Incredible photograph – Black and white says it so perfectly sometimes. Quiet strength and wisdom.

  45. abigail

    August 28, 2012 at 11:27 am

    i hate that once these older generations go no one is going to look awesome as fuck.


  46. Becky Bedbug

    August 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

    What a stunning image. Almost impossible to tell its age.


  47. Diane

    August 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful shot. Reminds me of a Eudora Welty photo. This man shows inate style, not at all contrived .

  48. Anonymous

    August 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I love this photo. There is something almost mystical about it…

  49. Maria

    August 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    This is a beautiful shot. He reminds me of a character from a childhood story. He wears his clothes gracefully and with care.

  50. j'ecris

    August 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    If the ordinary photograph tells a thousand words, this one speaks volumes: the bent of his neck, the strength in his squared shoulders, the implied elegance in his long-fingered hands, his well-worn clothes–this is a man who’s learned one of life’s hardest lessons, a lesson we all need to learn, regardless of gender, race or economic status…to play life as it lays. It would, I think, be an honor to know him.

    It’s a brilliant capture, Scott.

  51. Johnny

    August 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    This is very romantic shot: I love it!

  52. valeria

    August 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Quest’uomo sembra portare sulle spalle tutta la sua vita. fatica, amore, odio , litigi, competizioni…quanto c’Ăš e c’Ăš stato nella sua lunga vita
    Foto molto intensa, ben fatta. complimenti al fotografo

  53. Virginia l

    August 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    simply timeless

  54. Jaguarpaw6

    August 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm


  55. Lisa O.

    August 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    unspeakable beauty.

  56. Isabelle

    August 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    His pants are dirty and torn at the waist and hardly stay up (with a belt, or a rope)?

    What are you guys gushing about?

    The picture is truly beautiful. But what it shows is not pretty. It’s called poverty.

    • karina

      August 29, 2012 at 4:48 am


  57. c woodyard

    August 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Love this elegant old man, with a shine on his shoes…… Thanks, Scott

  58. Tammara Shelley

    August 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

    As always, nice shot! It will take only a good photographer to take a snap like this.

  59. Vicki Fields

    August 29, 2012 at 2:54 am

    There is more to that picture than what meets the eye and that man seems to be an old school. All in all he came out perfectly well and the picture was pretty good.

  60. Serea

    August 29, 2012 at 11:02 am

    He walk alone, only with his hope. Love it!!

  61. anon

    August 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Maybe you should do something for them Scott?

  62. BethS

    August 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Evidence of the value of old, worn clothes.

  63. elaine trouard

    August 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

    HE walks in dignity. A true gentle man. Beautiful shot.

  64. Linzi Carlisle

    August 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

    such a poignant image… so real and as others have said, so timeless… Royal Vintage

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