Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On the Street…. via Fogazzaro, Milan


This might be my favorite shot of the season.

 

This is when being in the right place at the right time (and seeing the possibility of the shot before you even lift the camera) really pays off.

 

 

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  1. Simbarashe

    March 5, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Yes and yes. Man, this is just perfect.
    http://lordashbury.com

    • Ottoman Dandy

      March 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Despite a very gloomy day , this is an awesome shot…Love the hands of the lady …lol…
      http://www.ottomandandy.com

      • chris

        March 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm

        Not dispite of so much as because of the gloomy, perfect time of early winter evening when a woman between two uncertain book-ended years of life ( that will only exist for a brief, gloaming moment–and is , suddenly, gone forever), moving both literally and metaphorically through her own legend toward and into an unknown and mysterious night.

    • andreea

      March 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      it’s a story in a picture :)

      http://littleaesthete.com

  2. Black and Olive

    March 5, 2013 at 9:02 am

    It is beautiful, just love the natural lighting… So Whimsical!

    http://www.blackandolives.com/

  3. Really special shot, I like it… the snow, the cars… the cold face…
    xx
    M.
    MESVOYAGES A PARIS STYLE BLOG

    • M.N.

      March 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      present moment imprinted for forever
      Gorgeous pic ;)

  4. Kitty

    March 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I like this one very much. The time of the day, snow, light, and the most of all, the expression on her face, everything works just perfect. Good shot!

  5. Laura

    March 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful shot! Even if she is cold, she’d rather keep her coat on her shoulder and stay stylish all the way!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  6. Green Gable

    March 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Love the glow of the car lights behind her. It’s serendipity to get shot a great shot!

    xo green gable
    http://annaofgreengable.wordpress.com

  7. Stela

    March 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

    you are sooooo great!

  8. Nomadic D.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Not surprised it’s your favorite of the season, it’s an absolutely gorgeous photo! I’m cold just looking at it (and I mean that as a compliment!)

    http://www.nomadicd.com

  9. Kyle

    March 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I don’t usually comment, but this is just beautiful.

  10. THE STEL STYLE

    March 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

    This shot is amazing!!!

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

  11. Denisa

    March 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Very nice pic and I like her outfit.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  12. Carol

    March 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

  13. Giulia

    March 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

    You’re right, great shot! Love the natural pose, the light…everything!
    xoxo

    http://www.sparklyfashion.com

  14. Alyssa

    March 5, 2013 at 9:31 am

    What a gorgeous shot; love the headlights + snow. Thank you for always posting beautiful images for our viewing pleasure!

  15. Rolf Gouderjaan

    March 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Time freezes when she walks by…

  16. Ă©lise

    March 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

    very very very good.

  17. LIZPR

    March 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Yep. Magical quality to this photo, Scott … and it reminds me of van Gogh’s cafe paintings, where he used the opposite sides of the colour wheel: orange (from the cafe lights and street lights) and deep blues (of the night sky).

    I love this photo.

    Thank you,
    http://www.lizpr.com

  18. lindy702

    March 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Outstanding image, it is all about the light and it just frames her elegant composure and style.

  19. soulofashopper

    March 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

    love that coat!!!! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

  20. Lauren@Styleseer

    March 5, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Yes, this is a very nice shot – dark and moody.

    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  21. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    March 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

  22. Maike

    March 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

    U are absolutely right!

  23. charisma

    March 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    beautiful

  24. almu

    March 5, 2013 at 9:57 am

    It is a great shot! almu
    http://www.mavieenroseblog.com/

  25. kitchen afternoon

    March 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

    art sets it apart.

  26. Aga's suitcase

    March 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Amazing pictures
    Kisses
    Aga

  27. Miro Arva

    March 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This is very well captured!

    Greetings from London

  28. JL

    March 5, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I really really like this photo. Also like the added dimension with the snow and the dark color story that is happening around the lovely woman.

  29. Bridgette

    March 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

    This looks like a shot right out of movie or a designer clothing ad. So many questions come to mind when I see this photo: 1) Why does she look so perplexed? 2) Where is she going? 30 where did she buy those pants?

    http://whichmewillibetoday.wordpress.com

  30. Judith A. Ross

    March 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

    You really caught everything with this one. The fashion, the lighting, the setting, and most importantly, the mood. What is she thinking about? Just beautiful Scott, thanks for the much needed morning lift.

  31. Robert

    March 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Great atmosphere on a soggy eve and the lady very chic as she winds her way across the street. Milan must be amazing.

  32. Gian Luca M

    March 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

    great!

    Gian Luca M

    http://laterzapagina.net/

  33. GUI MALTEZE

    March 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Will be very nice if you give to us his/her names and occupations…
    We like so much your pics

  34. Anna Louisa

    March 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

    So beautiful! And the different setting really shows your versatility!

    http://www.anna-bird.com

  35. Iliyana

    March 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

  36. b.

    March 5, 2013 at 10:54 am

    gorgeous light/woman/scarf. all a girl needs, really.

  37. Lizz Delera

    March 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Question, Scott?

    (this is sublime, by the way)

    do you sometimes just start shooting and not ask the subject – and hope they don’t suddenly change their expression or start to “pose…” and wreck the moment or break the spell?

    Or do you approach some people after you take the shot? Some of your subjects clearly know they’re being shot and “participate,” so to speak…while some are not acknowledging you/the camera, and that’s what i was wondering…

  38. katie

    March 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

    The Light! Ah the light!! It’s just gorgeous!

  39. comme fraiche

    March 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I agree, the natural lighting is beautiful- I just wish you had something other than car traffic in the background

  40. Fashion Snag

    March 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

    You really captured a feeling in this photo!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  41. une chatte grise

    March 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Very beautiful. (And for some reason I now have Blondie’s “Shayla” stuck in my head–her hair, the mood…?)

  42. Kevin Yi

    March 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Phenomenal shot! That Benz in the back sets it off haha!

  43. Sunny Side

    March 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Dreamy magic !

  44. Jennifer

    March 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Wonderful photo!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  45. Michelle Lee

    March 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  46. Marina

    March 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for this. I want this picture as a poster…

  47. Margaret

    March 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This is perfect. I would buy this as a print. Please make a print of it!

  48. carol

    March 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I agree, this one is atmospheric and reminds me of a movie. I wonder what happened before and what will go on after.

  49. Taj

    March 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Her madonna-esque hands draw the viewer into the center of the image. This would be a classic study for Parmigianino, painter of the high Renaissance Mannerist style. Lovely light lends to the mysterious ambience.

  50. FripperyVintage

    March 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Beautiful, like a movie still from a film noir.

  51. hadhka

    March 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  52. Andrea Maria

    March 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    You just said it.. The right place, at the right time. This pic is amazing, love how you capture every detail and the light is just perfect, congrats!
    Im a mexican fashion blogger Im sure you will love my blog! :)

    Andy
    http://dearmilano.com

  53. Gabrielle

    March 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Perfect moment, the light is so beautiful! I wonder what she’s thinking….

  54. Eva

    March 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    One amazing photo! Love everything about it!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  55. heelsandpeplum

    March 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    It’s beautiful!! The light, the snow and her great style!! I love it!
    http://heelsandpeplum.wordpress.com/

  56. Koko Mitchell

    March 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Look like a fashionista in dire need of a visit to paradise.

    Koko

    http://www.HauteParadise.com

  57. Jana H.

    March 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    It pays off, of course. It’s a great picture.

  58. Marta

    March 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    This image is sublime. The snow, the light from the car — it is just perfect, very cinematographic.

  59. Sevan

    March 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Blue night and iridescent sidewalk. Beautiful.

  60. Nico

    March 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

  61. Oksana R.

    March 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Yes, yes, yes! The epitome of the cliche saying “a picture is worth a thousand words,” except there’s nothing cliche about this perfection. XOXO

    http://www.foxyoxiesupernova.blogspot.com

  62. Pierre

    March 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    So awesomesauce!!! I keep missing those types of shots because I always feel as if I have to ask the individual first for their photograph. Maybe I need to work on my ninja skills.

  63. Breeches & Collars

    March 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I totally agree! This is one of your best shots that I have come across. Fashion aside, this is a great candid street shot. The color palette makes me think of Gregory Crewdson :)

  64. rayna

    March 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    blue nights – paints an image in the mind, just like the joan didion novel

  65. Klaartje

    March 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    what a stunning picture!
    love love love

  66. Ann-Marie

    March 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Divine lighting….isn’t is almost always about lighting when you think of it?

  67. Amanda

    March 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    You really do take beautiful pictures. I love the passion you have for it.

  68. Carolina

    March 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    More than an outfit photo this is a great artistic picture!
    Really a great work, Love it!

    http://carolinabin.com/

  69. Name*

    March 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    That light!

  70. Simone

    March 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    this shot gives me goosebumps, it’s like her image is on another level………..ethereal…. best shot!

  71. Koko

    March 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    LOVE that the sheen on the street ends right at the edge her foot. She is lovely and the shot is sublime.

  72. Tat

    March 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    There is magic here.

  73. NAIM

    March 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    the light from behind is nice but the cars don’t do justice to this picture

  74. Alecia Stevens

    March 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    And the Mercedes in the background couldn’t be more perfect.
    Bingo.

  75. bruisedlee

    March 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    agreed. the light, the mood…the snow flurries…magnificent

  76. cricket

    March 6, 2013 at 3:49 am

    oh yes, good use of cool ambient/warm tungsten light…total winner!

  77. Louise

    March 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

  78. Louise

    March 6, 2013 at 7:47 am

  79. liz

    March 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    beautiful shot, right on the money

  80. Ivy Lee

    March 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Yes. Stunning. ‘This moment will be lost… like tears in rain.’ Blade Runner

  81. Amalia

    March 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    This is like a scene straight out of a KieĹ›lowski film. Life won’t pause to acknowledge her sadness.

  82. Alina

    March 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    first saw an image (without Mr. Shuman`s comment) and thought “oh, wow!! that’s for what we love your photos – for such shots!! honest and beautiful”

  83. Maite Jiménez

    March 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Just the light. Wonderful! You can imagine or dream about this woman. Perfect and timeless

  84. rachel

    March 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    the light…….

  85. JRA

    March 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    too much clichĂ© in the setting to be a good shot; if you make a photo Ă  la “I want it to be like this”, that’s never gonna be orignal; you have to follow the given situation instead and see what’s original or great about a certain moment or setting..
    x

  86. Kathy

    March 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    This is so stunning!!! I love those moments when its just snowing just a tiny little bit.

  87. Chris

    March 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This is wonderful – I always love your snow shots – maybe because I don’t see much of it now I live in Australia!

  88. Sharemychic

    March 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    That is art. Isn’t it romantic? Your next book cover for sure.

  89. Jen

    March 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Gosh, I think you’re right, Scott. This is stunning. From the setting, to her elegance, to the snow. Perfection!

    -Jen

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  90. Sabaa

    March 7, 2013 at 4:14 am

  91. alex

    March 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Fantastic!

  92. Tennissets

    March 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This is really my all time favorite, and you have had so many wonderful shots. Just gorgeous. I love it.

  93. Carolina Lange

    March 8, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Amazing shot!

  94. joao

    March 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

    the blue and electric lights both soft deep and moody, the woman in a boy toys’ environment, the classic italian architecture as cool non dated envelope, three characters: that magic number makes every ensemble plural and balanced: adding the nude strong colours of the main character vs the two faded colourful almost just decor backround characters – green beanie & hazelnut hair; both night and day or just inbetween: the everlasting concept of contemporaneity – adding the classical concept of alone in the city…. scott you need to assemble an art (photography) exhibition, man!….

  95. Lydia

    March 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    OMG, such a great shot. The light coming in from behind, the snow falling…so ethereal.

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

  96. Diana

    March 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Cant’t stop staring at this pic- really nice capture and a special feeling to it

  97. JC

    March 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I just love coming to this site. The fashion is so interesting, but I come for the photography. In my view, the contrasting light makes this such a stunning photograph (the headlight from the car contrasting with the gray light from the sky). Then, of course, there’s the moment you’ve captured to boot. Bravo!

  98. Rachael

    March 13, 2013 at 4:59 am

    This reminds me of James Dean in boulevard of broken dreams. Just stunning

  99. RJT

    March 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Fashion noir…. fashion mystery….girl in the midst of a city romance….
    I love the various scenarios that this photo may entail and the ability to project our fantasy upon it
    Also a gorgeous photo in itself:
    The composition is just amazingly perfect, the lighting stupendous.
    Bravo

  100. lucia

    March 16, 2013 at 2:56 am

    This one is lovely! She just left her lover in a hotel room and is going back home, that’s why she looks so sad and did not have time to button her coat even if its cold. OR she just went down to buy cigarettes and is heading back in to continue the party :D

  101. Stephanie

    March 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I don’t think there could possibly be anything wrong about this photo. Love everything about it. Also, it reminds me of a movie still and i love that even more!

  102. gin

    March 20, 2013 at 6:31 am

    The lady, snow dops, lights and car are gorgeous. I like this photo very much.

  103. Dwayne Briscoe

    March 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    The mood in this photo is so strong. This is my favorite shot from you.

  104. Lisa F

    April 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Awesome, Scott!

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