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  1. Daisy

    October 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Such drama! These Polish women you show have such an intensity.

    • andreea

      October 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

      it does look like she’s on a stage :)

    • io

      October 24, 2012 at 9:50 am


      • Martine

        October 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        well said!

    • Anon

      October 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Agree. As the ex bf of a polish lady, I confirm, they are Absolutely beautiful.. and also the ‘drama’ factor is true :-\

  2. VIctor

    October 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    What’s she thinking about?

    • eric g

      October 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

      that she forgot her sweater?

    • Tammara Shelley

      October 24, 2012 at 2:30 am

      My question exactly! Her mind’s roaming elsewhere.

    • Name*

      October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      That she forgot her bra.

      • Ana

        October 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        So what? :) I think it’s really brave and excentric of her not to wear bra. :) Women with small boobs look so natural without it. It’s actually very nice, in my opinion.

      • Susan

        October 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        Agree – small breasted women look great without bras! I was so happy to live through the feminist revolution and burning my bras – I never wore them until I got pregnant (my breasts became temporarily large).

        • name*

          October 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

          the thing about the feminist revolution is that burning a bra shouldn’t be a sign of independence from men. the bra is there to support the breasts! throwing out your make up however…

          • tha-b

            October 31, 2012 at 2:20 am

            Nuff said!

          • Martine

            November 10, 2017 at 7:59 am

            No one is talking about the “feminist revolution” besides you, of course. But the lack of a bra does look natural and classy.

  3. Brenda

    October 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    She reminds me of Maggie Rizer.

  4. RJT

    October 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    She looks exactly like Maggie Rizer, one of my favorite models – it’s uncanny !

    Gorgeous moody shot

  5. Jennifer

    October 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    she has beautifully sharp facial features

    xo Jennifer

  6. Miami

    October 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Beauty = Confidence.

    • John santore

      November 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Confidence = Beauty

  7. Fashion-isha

    October 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Why are slavic women so beautiful…my blood is slavic ;)

  8. lucia

    October 24, 2012 at 12:13 am

    THIS is probably the most beautiful woman I’ve seen on your page like for ever! Really! She is perfect. Who is she? Btw I think all the women from Poland you have pictured here are amazing! Are people really that pretty in Poland? I am stunned.

    • Alex

      October 24, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Of course! haha
      No seriously, I think that Poles have something very distinctive in their face characteristics, yet common to each other. I love it!

      I crave more photos from Poznań!


      • Shopaholic in London

        October 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

        Aww thanks ;-)

        There are some Polish women in London, when will Scott take a photo of me? ;-)

  9. M&M

    October 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I LOVE that your photos from Poznań are so diffrent from what we’ve seen before. It was combination of magical weather, polish lighting and many inteligent, artistic people. I would even say complex. I hope it was inspirational experience. Come back soon, You will not regret!

    • Name*

      October 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      How can you tell they are intelligent from a photo I wonder? She doesn’t look like a Nobel prize winner or anything from where I am looking. Just a cute girl with no bra on a cool day. The intensity and aura comes from Scott. Not the people.

      • Daria

        October 25, 2012 at 8:30 am

        soo… only Nobel prize winner are intelligent? I think that inteligence is really often shown in our manners, the way we look, the glimpse in our eyes, the way we dress …
        and, I really appriciate Scott’s work and I admire him as a photographer but the intensity and aura comes from the people he shot not the other way round – he’s jus perfect in showing us their intense.

  10. suzy

    October 24, 2012 at 12:56 am

    how do you walk around a town and capture shots like this? it’s amazing… im so happy you have a blog LOL

  11. lee

    October 24, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Yup, Maggie Rizer! First thought that came to mind.

  12. d.s. Torres

    October 24, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I think this is the first night shot I’ve seen from you. I really like it.

  13. Irene's Closet

    October 24, 2012 at 1:55 am

  14. Oliwia

    October 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

    amazing…those lights and shadows…and her face – beautiful ! You’re very talented man and it’s pleasure to watch your work

  15. SM

    October 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

    An interesting shot, very different.
    Would love to know what she is thinking about

  16. Annie

    October 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Beautiful image.

  17. vasilieva

    October 24, 2012 at 2:27 am

    love this shot. lighting is just awesome

  18. Stacey Sweeney

    October 24, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I love the confident look!

  19. almudena

    October 24, 2012 at 2:48 am

    So natural. Love the pict!

  20. Dip It Black

    October 24, 2012 at 3:02 am

    She is gorgeous!
    Love the dramatic face expression!


  21. Anouka

    October 24, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I also think that she looks like Maggie Rizer.

  22. lomo76

    October 24, 2012 at 3:08 am

    almost surreal…


  23. Kamila

    October 24, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I may be biased since I’m Polish, but these last photographs are the best ever! I love how moody and intense they are!

  24. kathryn

    October 24, 2012 at 3:16 am

    how did you end up in Poznan?? so curious!!
    love the atmosphere in these shots… great to see more of eastern europe

  25. Eva

    October 24, 2012 at 3:37 am

    So pure and simple, amazing shot! xx

  26. Gregory

    October 24, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.


    October 24, 2012 at 3:44 am

    amazing picture!!!! She has some thing special!!!

  28. le banc moussu

    October 24, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Looks like a painting! beautiful pic

  29. Name*

    October 24, 2012 at 3:48 am

    oh, poland<3

  30. marta

    October 24, 2012 at 3:55 am

    on the street …. in october …. in poland … mmmmm … it’s cold ….. and she is so undressed ….. mmmmm ….

    • maja

      October 24, 2012 at 6:36 am

      Poland is not Siberia.
      Last week was pretty “hot” (26C) here in Hamburg/Germany, so I guess it was the same in Poznan.

      I agree, the pictures from Poznan look more authentic and real than StreetStyle from fashionweeks.

      • Name*

        October 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        But Poland is cool this time of year to be out in a thin tank top.

        • Name*

          November 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

          If this was taken on oct 23 then it was really cold in Poland at night. About 2*c

  31. comme fraiche

    October 24, 2012 at 3:57 am

    she looks great in a tee shirt

  32. Countess Claire

    October 24, 2012 at 4:01 am

    She looks gorgeous, but she should wear a bra.

    • ladyofletters

      October 24, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Why should she wear a bra?

      • AMC

        October 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

        +1000 !

        She is stunning just how she is.

      • LIZPR

        October 24, 2012 at 9:02 am

        Finally, I was wondering if anyone would notice ….

        I agree with others – the photo is beautiful, there’s a mood established, this woman has strong features …. but come on. Even if she doesn’t need a bra, it’s really distracting when the high beams are on, full throttle. Hanging out at home with your partner? Sure. Sexy. Out and about? Not so much.

        But what a gorgeous photo.

        • Michael

          October 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

          Agree. A beautiful woman. Seems like she is trying too hard to be noticed. Less is more!

        • Olivia

          October 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

          In our time and age, that some people still think women SHOULD wear a bra just stuns me

          • ladyofletters

            October 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm

            I know. Conservative times. Like the 70s never happened.

          • Daria

            October 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

            sooo agree with you!

            In our time and age, that some people still think women SHOULD wear a bra just stuns me

      • Nick M

        October 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

        I hate to admit it — but, it’s hard to fight 1000s of years of biology: many (most?) of we heterosexual blokes will only be able to focus on her bra-less area. It’s a bit shaming, it’s involuntary, but it’s true. If you don’t mind, we don’t mind, but don’t be surprised that we find it hard to readjust our gaze!

        • taylor

          October 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

          That’s your problem, not hers. Men in some countries believe that it is inappropriate when a woman shows part of her ankle. When will your sex stop trying to shame our bodies?
          This is a beautiful photograph. That is all.

        • Martine

          November 10, 2017 at 8:13 am

          Nick, I can’t speak for all women, but for many of us, an appreciation of our beauty that is not intrusive is very welcome, so we don’t mind.

  33. roelien

    October 24, 2012 at 4:01 am

    beautiful photo.

  34. kevin

    October 24, 2012 at 4:01 am

    A stunning beauty!


    October 24, 2012 at 4:15 am

    there’s something about this photo^^

  36. Lila

    October 24, 2012 at 4:24 am

    It looks so theatrical – like she’s waiting in the wings before going on stage!


    October 24, 2012 at 4:29 am

  38. Betül

    October 24, 2012 at 4:38 am

    wonderful again! how do you find these ladies seriously, you make me feel that I’m not ‘seeing’, but only ‘looking’ around…

  39. Marián

    October 24, 2012 at 4:41 am

  40. Michael

    October 24, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Wonderful atmosphere and palette. The Polish shots are out there! I love the return to the street after all the me me me types at fashion shows.

  41. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    October 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

  42. klara

    October 24, 2012 at 5:33 am


  43. Alexandra

    October 24, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Wow…beautiful.It was really nice to meet you,Scott:)Thanks for coming to Poland.

  44. oh my dior

    October 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

    she reminds me of evita

  45. Sevan

    October 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Again, the eye (and talent) of the photographer…..

  46. Tat

    October 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Wow. I am blown away by this shot for so many reasons. But first and foremost, she is STUNNING!

    It almost looks like a runway shot.

  47. Issa

    October 24, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Such an arresting photo. I love the simplicity of her clothing, the plain singlet tee works so well with her gorgeous chiseled features, and of course against night as the backdrop. A wonderful photo.

  48. Denisa

    October 24, 2012 at 7:12 am

  49. Mike

    October 24, 2012 at 7:16 am

    This photo is a proof that Poland is a cold counry.

  50. Lelli Family

    October 24, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Intensive pic … I feel like in a theater ….. exciting…. thanks

    Lelli, italian fashion family

  51. patricia

    October 24, 2012 at 8:32 am

    she looks great. beautiful photo

  52. M.N

    October 24, 2012 at 8:50 am

  53. Kate

    October 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

    The light in this is stunning. She’s got a bit of a Maggie Ryzer look about her…


  54. Anne

    October 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Reminds me of a Hopper or Wyeth painting.

  55. Lola

    October 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Very artistic photo… Beautiful…

  56. Consalida

    October 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    amazing photos from Poland; I want to see more, please!

  57. Brittany

    October 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    women should have the freedom to not wear a bra if they choose. Progressive photo, thanks

    • Frenchwomen

      October 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Fully agree! Beautiful pic and great message!

    • Lore G

      October 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Agree. I don’t understand the discussion about the bra.
      Beautiful face, very expressive. Great night shot.
      All in all, those Poland pictures are dreamlike.
      You’re sure they aren’t shot on stage? :)


      • Doutzen

        October 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

        She should keep what is private to herself. I’m not interested in seeing the outline of anyone’s nipples. It doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman. She may as well not even wear a shirt as far as I’m concerned. Leave something to the imagination. Or save it for yourself and your significant other.

        Nipples are not fashion. Nipples are not cute. It’s as vulgar as a buttcrack, which I don’t want to see either. She doesn’t even have to wear a bra, just put on a pastie or a sweater, which she clearly needs.

  58. Sunny Side

    October 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Such one old soul … behind it could be a kind of memory guetto and she is just reborn ! You did a great photo !

  59. mary

    October 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    serene intensity

  60. berenger

    October 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    first thought: blimey it must be cold in Poland… second thought, WOW that looks like art, Italian Vogue, cinema and theatre all in one stuning shot. What IS her story???

  61. Dora

    October 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Looks like a painting

  62. Bohemian Style

    October 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm


  63. Couteau

    October 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    This picture could only have been taken by a man. Have you thought about doing sexier stuff?

    Your approach is very different from the standard in fashion. It’s the opposite of Purple Magazine. You leave more to imagination. You devour without undressing, which is highly respectful and very flattering.

    Longer sessions with women could be really really interesting. The question for a sartorialist is how sexy can you get, without actually undressing. It would also be a departure from street fashion.

  64. Sib

    October 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Razor sharp – everything!

  65. Víctor

    October 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Seems like a theatre character.

  66. Maria

    October 25, 2012 at 5:26 am

    what is The Sartorialist doing in Poland? don’t get me wrong – I love the idea – he should come to visit Warsaw

  67. Alina

    October 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

    So cool to see women from Poland on your blog. I have been a keen fan for ever and I am very happy to see Poland on the Sartorialist’s map. Fantastycznie!

  68. Legere

    October 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Slavic blood is worm :). Look for ex. for a kayah bregovic “prawy do lewego” video clip.

  69. Elsa

    October 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    This picture is absolutely perfect.
    Just natural beauty, one your best’s pictures I think !!
    Keep going your amazing work Scott ! (Garance too ;)

  70. adj

    October 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    This is an awesome, cinematic photo.

  71. gudrun

    October 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    love!! I live in Poznań and I’m so proud You were in our city. Finally!

  72. Anna

    October 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Finally Poland! Come to Cracow – really a lot to see and to do here :)
    Beaftiful photo…

  73. kP

    October 29, 2012 at 5:36 am

    hi scott. i’ve been coming back to this photo many times over the past week. (i finally saved it onto my harddrive and then made a little photoshop collage with some cindy sherman and alex prager and a few others mixed in.) like a few commenters have mentioned, this is super cinematic and quite different from anything you’ve posted before. it looks lit but i assume from the nature of your photographs that it’s not. streetlight? anyways, i haven’t left more than one or two comments since i began reading your blog (…5 years ago now) but i had to say how much i dig this and that i hope to see more soon. i also like the suggestion of you doing “longer sessions” with women (or men.) i know you’ve done projects before but this style can take a lovely life in an editorial… thanks- K

  74. Emilia

    November 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    She looks so cinematic… love this pic!

  75. Dawid

    October 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I read about You in Newsweek Poland, interesting interview (y), and ofc really good photo. This woman has got a mesmerizing look.

  76. Christoph

    July 1, 2015 at 4:11 am

    She looks like one of those Botticelli-angels.

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