Tuesday, June 5, 2012

On the Street… Seventh Ave., New York


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  1. Louie

    June 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Nothing wrong with showing the other side of 1% once in a while. Love his jocular attitude!

  2. liza

    June 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    very cool worker dude!

  3. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    June 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    the backdrop greatly compliments the subject! love the composition!

  4. Natasha Fatah

    June 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  5. Jess

    June 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Absolutely timeless. Love this!

  6. Kat

    June 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    This is an awesome b/w photo.

  7. WhiteCloset

    June 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  8. Laura

    June 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  9. monkeyshines

    June 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    adorable capture!


  10. comme fraiche

    June 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    exterior painting, a job where you can still have a smoke while you work

  11. Miss K

    June 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Love it. Very artistic. Would love to see more of this kind.

  12. Sharon

    June 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Very cool indeed. A NYC painter! Very jaunty, great smile! Perfect photo.

  13. Kate

    June 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I love it. Modern and timeless.



  14. nicole

    June 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    it’s a very nice capture indeed! but i think i would love it more if there was more contrast and he looked straight to the camera..:)

  15. Susie

    June 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I love that smile! This is beautiful.

    Sea and Swank

  16. Edgar C

    June 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Rei Kawakubo once said she drew inspiration from homeless people so why not a house painter?

  17. Simbarashe

    June 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I’m happy this was rendered in black n white.

  18. James

    June 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Looks like Steve Martin. Nice candid shot!

  19. Monsieur Marcel

    June 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    The love of their work
    by the photographer and his subject
    is picture-perfect.

  20. Eva

    June 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Kind of a misterious smile, nice!


  21. TomBjorn

    June 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Love his smile and somewhat relaxed shoulders. It feels like he is having a great cigg moment :))

  22. Sacred & Profane Designs

    June 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    How cool! Love his expression!


  23. Votre Amie

    June 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Friendly and candid – Black and white was the perfect choice!

  24. Mar

    June 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Me encanta el blanco sobre blanco!!

  25. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    June 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Love this shot. It looks amazing in black and white, and the relaxed feel of the subject just makes it all the more memorable.

  26. m.edwin

    June 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Yes!! the return of the painter portrait

  27. The Brunswickian

    June 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Great shot Scott

  28. Wow, you always find the perfect moment for a shot


  29. [email protected]

    June 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  30. Matilda

    June 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    A handsome, mischievous face. A man who works with his hands. These kinds of gents get me into trouble!

  31. carola

    June 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    great capture!!!

  32. StyleVOCI.

    June 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  33. Sevan

    June 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    White on white make his face and hands more striking.
    He could be a sculpture.

  34. Bonnie McCarthy

    June 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Great shot! Love the monochromatic white -and the character!

  35. irene

    June 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    i love it
    it reminds me of that old pic of workers suspended in the sky

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  36. Sonja

    June 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Yay ! It’s been a while since the last “blue collar” style shot over here, and this one is every bit as beautiful as the ones you’ve posted before. I’ve always liked the aesthetics of painters’ and other overall-wearing workers’ outfits, and it’s always such a pleasure to see your masterful captures thereof! Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see many more pics like this in the future! :)

    Best regards from rainy Paris

  37. Alessandra Frega

    June 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Black and white picture!!! Love it!!

  38. Marina

    June 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    You take White on White – Malevich and you put it in a picture. Beautiful!!

  39. une chatte grise

    June 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Love his crinkly eyes. Beautiful portrait!

  40. Elaine

    June 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I love the black and white photo, it’s classic and will never grow old. I love the angle you took and how relaxed your subject is. Great job!!

  41. Bohemian Style

    June 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I have no doubt that industrial white body suits will now become super chic.


  42. Renata

    June 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Loved this! His eyes, the cigarette, the “I don´t care” attitude.

  43. Otis

    June 6, 2012 at 12:11 am

    This speaks directly with the indomitability of the human spirit.

  44. Alina Lakitsch

    June 6, 2012 at 1:15 am

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  45. nines

    June 6, 2012 at 2:03 am

    I would ask him to marry me.

  46. Madrid boy

    June 6, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Love his trousers, very sartorial trousers.

  47. M

    June 6, 2012 at 5:51 am

  48. Gian

    June 6, 2012 at 6:04 am

    The man has a lot of stories to tell….

    Beautiful photo!

    Consultant Style Advisor

  49. lola and paz

    June 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Looks like white jumpsuits are back! lol
    great great photo!

  50. Betty

    June 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I love this photo. He is like everyone’s Dad… just a hint of a smile, hardworking, strong hands, timeless Americana.

  51. CultureShockArt

    June 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I’ve said this before, but if I taught a creative writing class, I would build one entirely around this blog and your pictures. They pull you into the subjects in such a captivating way.

  52. Pi

    June 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

    He has a wonderful face! (I know who I’ll be drawing later!) I really love your black and white portraits…of older folk w/ their lives written like maps across their faces. And I so enjoy seeing “real” people. And I don’t mean that most of the people you picture aren’t “real,” he just happens to look like someone that would live in my neighborhood, or who I would see most any day of the week. Thank you.

  53. umanbn

    June 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I agree with Pi..nice to see “real people” , also, I think most of us would have just walked past this guy without a second glance, Scott you ´ve first seen and then turned what could be mundane into something special….its a beautiful photo….I love that white saturation, you´ve captured his energy….:)

  54. LCM

    June 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  55. aurora

    June 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    somehow this picture makes me sad… I don’t mean this on a bad way, its just, I think you captured that slight sad smile.. beauty yet sad.

  56. Denny Wong

    June 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    yo~worker’s leisure

  57. Karen

    June 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Gorgeous photo.

  58. Sofie

    June 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Cool pic!

  59. Joannalogue

    June 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Why is it that fashion and fags (that’s cigarettes) go together so strongly? I mean if this guy was just in his painters whites sans ciggie would we look twice?

  60. anonymous

    June 7, 2012 at 3:21 am

  61. PP

    June 7, 2012 at 5:01 am

    His sight and smile is ambiguous.

    When you cover the right part of his face I would agree with the jocular attitude. He is having fun, Scott might have told him something funny, interesting, comical. Or he just saw something nice and interesting on the street. I think he is a guy who whistles at women.

    When you cover the left side and look at his right – I don’t know, it is like his sight is empty, hollow or tired in a way I cannot explain.

    However, I think he had fun when Scott took his picture.

  62. Violeta Janji

    June 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Me encantan este tipo de fotografĂ­as, tan originales!

    Visita mi blog

  63. Steffi

    June 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    amazing picture!

    Composition Two

  64. Vicki Archer

    June 10, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Totally fab… a stunning portrait… This guy has got plenty of style and attitude …xv

  65. amae

    June 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful image! Full of character, as well as aesthetic brilliance

  66. peri

    June 12, 2012 at 12:18 am

    the power of white***


  67. Liu

    June 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Me gusta mucho esta foto. Cada vez más, The Sartorialist muestra un lado August Sander. ;-)

  68. Marla

    June 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Some people have an innate sense of style that is in no way garment dependent. The way he sits, smokes-even the way his hat sits on his head radiates worker chic!

  69. Rich

    June 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    A working man! Love it.


  70. Giada

    June 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Perfect! I love your photos!!
    Giada :*

  71. Anika

    June 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Really nice. I love how you take photos of people of diff ages. This shot also gets me curious how you decide whether to shoot in black and white or color but for this shot the black and white just works–so simple and nice

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