Great post! I was a house painter for about 3 years …. maybe the best job I've ever had….still have the last pairs of whites that I still do work in from time to time … Great thing about the painters uniform was that I new I looked like shit but I felt comfortable wearing it around because I knew no one would judge because I was working with my hands … and that's an amazing feeling.
How does he do to have these paint patches on his jeans and that it looks good ? Mine are always BIIIIIIIIIG and destroys everything… Nice pic, by the way, he's got a good face, I'd like to go and have a little talk with him, about everything and nothing at the same time. Must be a very nice person ! Love, Adelythe
Just because this fellow's paint-spatter on his jeans was acquired the original & honest way rather than merely purchased ready-spattered for several hundred pounds more, does not make them any more desirable as a style item in my opinion. ;)
The photograph is warm and interesting, however, so thank you for posting it.
I love his poise. That is truly priceless. You see so many elite spending tons of cash on clothes to try and achieve elagance, yet he HAS it, effortlessly, it's in the way he carries himself. Thank you for seeing past the obvious and capturing that for us!
There is something immediately engaging about the pace of the South. You have captured the essence of the ease and round edgy'less'ness of the place. Even saying the name Savannah, Georgia slows you down. Beautiful white, rounded carved banister rails and posts and a look that seems to say, you ain't from around here…'
The line of sunlight on the gallery of the neighboring house is brilliant!
why are some people dogging you for this picture? You took a similar one with the house painter in Milan. I thought it was interesting to see the contrast between the US painter and the strictly utilitarian outfit vs. the flourish of the Milanese painter with his neckerchief/scarf
Now I have a hankering to watch 'Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil' again. Something about the quality of light, the architecture and the people, although not in that order. Just need a pic of The Lady Chablis…
In my view, you should do more portraits like this. I like the people you shoot, but too many of them look like models. We need more everyday "normal" people who still have so much to offer aesthetically. This guy is REAL. Not just his clothes, but his physique, everything. He is nice looking in an unconventional way. Or at least unconventional in the context of this blog, which showcases so many svelte model types.
Clearly you are trying to promote a paradigm with your blog, but I'd like to see you mix it up more. I like that you put a lot of edgy street fashion into the mix. Now let's see more voluptuous people, and older people, and so on!
Also, we need more photos from Savannah and Atlanta! Bring 'em on!
Man, you really know how to use natural light to its fullest advantage. The soft-focus play of mottled sunlight on the railings in the background make the white in the foreground sing. The shapes, the negative spaces, the textures–lots to feast on here. How weird it must be for your subject to find himself on the pages of a globally renowned fashion blog. I wonder what his chaps at his local watering hole or church have to say about it? Wonderful picture.
most professional painters wear white, because that's the color they use the most- so, if it splatters on your clothes, it is not as noticable. You're supposed to take pride in how clean your 'painter's whites' are. I've been a decorative painter for six years, and never wear whites- I wear jeans, and wipe my hands and brushes all over the fronts, therefore getting a lot of flack from the other trades about my messy clothes. :) I think this fellow looks kind of bemused as to why he's being photographed.
As a native of Savannah, I am so happy to see this image and how beautifully you have captured part of the essence of the city. It truly brought me back to that transcendent feeling that I have when walking the streets of Savannah… And look at that great light filtering through the trees! Miss it so! Hope that you are able to get back and explore it more…
99% of the people commenting your pictures are unapologetic groupies that would applaude literally anything you post, even the most trivial. commenting on that guy's style is simply ludicrous. the mere look on his face tells it all. he does not have a clue what you are doing taking his picture and has never heard of your crowd of followers nor of their line of business. good for him.
It's interesting, I was walking past Lincoln Center on my way to school when I saw a man that instantly reminded me of this photograph. He was a construction worker, but with a deep blue chambray button down shirt, the same newsboy cap but in a tan color that was the same as his overalls. These overalls were not baggy, but just appropriate enough for construction work along with being reminiscent of a different era. His boots were great too. It's so refreshing to see a construction worker without Timberlands.
Scott: I've had the pleasure of visiting Savannah several times and I'm glad to hear you liked it! The movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (based on a book with the same title by John Berendt) does a great job of expressing the quirks and the beauty of the city.
Two pictures: House painter, followed by Fendi. Funny how the former seems richer and more meaningful… It ain't what you wear, it's how you wear it – and where you wear it?! I love fashion, but real life is so much more engaging. The man's expression seems to say so much: "you want to take a picture? of me? just doing this? okay, crazy person, just do it and get on your way…!" Love it!