Thursday, February 25, 2010

On the street… via Manzoni in Black&White, Milano

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  1. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:16 am

    This is the most incredible photo yet! The gentleman has class & style. But the photo is fabulous!

  2. Kinga

    February 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

    What a beautiful moment! How elegant this man is.
    Congratulations, Scott!

  3. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

    magnificient…

  4. IED Firenze

    February 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Look like the journalist Indro Montanelli…I love the old tram in the back!
    IED Florence

  5. Nicole

    February 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

    i love the silhoutte of this. His coat looks really heavily draped over his body.

  6. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Beautiful! One for the favourites, most definitely.

  7. Velvetuzi e Nostal_chic

    February 25, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Is he Lorenzo Riva? His coat seems dreamily soft…

  8. WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i

    February 25, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Perfection!!! When i grow up i wanna be just like you!

    http://www.wespywithmylittlei.blogspot.com

  9. LACY

    February 25, 2010 at 5:19 am

    there is just something about black and white photos, luv this :)

    lacysmess.blogspot.com

  10. leanne1966

    February 25, 2010 at 5:22 am

    gorgeous photo!

  11. SabinePsynopsis

    February 25, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Classical and beautiful. M Cartier-Bresson and Mr Avedon would have been proud!

  12. Jane Russell

    February 25, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Really lovely, nothing like soft B&W photos :-)

  13. Liv

    February 25, 2010 at 5:25 am

    yes i love the outfit and the man's elegance, however the photo is just a generally amazing photo. the composition, colour – everything!

  14. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:26 am

    lorenzo, what a gentleman. extraordinary photo.

  15. Lemon for breakfast

    February 25, 2010 at 5:28 am

    this picture makes me enter in a kind of spiritual mood. precious!

  16. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Really nice photo i love B&W pic's :-)

  17. CROATOR.NET

    February 25, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Beautiful photo!

  18. :: Gina ::

    February 25, 2010 at 5:33 am

    beautiful.

  19. T H E F A T T A C K

    February 25, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Very nice photo.

    Love

    S

  20. dale

    February 25, 2010 at 5:44 am

    This man has a perfect, masculine grace. Love the crisp black and white. Stunning picture!

    http://twitter.com/le_smoking

  21. Christina Barrera

    February 25, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I love his sprezzatura! most definitely better captured with the sobriety/dram of black and white. This reminds me a little of Brassai.

    Christina Barrera

    http://ilstilo.blogspot.com

  22. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I can confirm that he is Lorenzo Riva

  23. Betty Darling

    February 25, 2010 at 5:55 am

    he looks like a wonderful character

    ♥ bettydarling.blogspot.com ♥

  24. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:57 am

    estoy pasando una depresión, y esta foto me da FUERZA. MAGNIFICA

  25. Ayesha

    February 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Gasp! this photo took my breath away.. such elegance and quiet wisdom emanates from this image..*sigh*

  26. philip

    February 25, 2010 at 6:01 am

    WOW!!! My alltime Favorite. Perfect shot. GREAT!!!! the lines of the tram, the graphic quality, the way he stands out, the coat, that silent elegance, the composition, the mood, just amazing.
    Strong. Bravo.

  27. San

    February 25, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Old style, in a very classic way. He's adorable.
    Fantastic shot and even better due to the b&w, love it.

    Cheers, San
    http://the-man-made-project.blogspot.com/

  28. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:09 am

    He is Lorenzo Riva!
    Easy run into him strolling by via della spiga and via manzoni.

    Love his style
    Love the photo

    ;)

  29. golaya_pionerka

    February 25, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Oh, it's so fascinating!
    There is so much tragedy on this man's face!

  30. Closet full of hopes and dreams

    February 25, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Ah, why do people fear aging??

  31. Daniela Vetro

    February 25, 2010 at 6:20 am

    He is Lorenzo Riva!
    The famous fashion stylist.

  32. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Great work. More photos in black and white.

  33. Maria Ana

    February 25, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Absolutely my favourite photo of you. The light is just breath-taking.
    WOW

    I'll save this photo…

  34. YaiZa

    February 25, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Brilliant.

  35. l´habitué

    February 25, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Beautiful picture Scott. Congratulations.

    http://lhabitue.blogspot.com/

  36. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Amazing photo. Timeless.

  37. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:54 am

    yes, he is Lorenzo Riva.

  38. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:59 am

    he's lorenzo riva

  39. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Amazing look and style. Amazing photo.

  40. Lady San Pedro

    February 25, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Such drama!

    I love the platinum hair against the aged yet dignified face.

  41. Jenn

    February 25, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Wow this has broken my heart a little, such beautiful sorrow. I am in love.

  42. Davidikus

    February 25, 2010 at 7:20 am

    This is a fantastic picture. You can recognise Milan immediately! And the elderly gentleman looks highly typical of Milan too

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com

  43. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 7:24 am

    So much talent! I want to take amazing shots like this one day. Inspiration!

  44. AnAzevedo

    February 25, 2010 at 7:38 am

    So nice and elegant.

  45. Diya

    February 25, 2010 at 7:46 am

    beautiful, beautiful photo.

    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

  46. Emmanuelle

    February 25, 2010 at 7:46 am

    This might be your best photo yet. And you're usually really good, so that's quite an achievement. I'm totally wowed here. Thank you so much Sart!

  47. Louis

    February 25, 2010 at 7:47 am

    fantastico….che classe e che eleganza….uno dei maestri della couture….Lorenzo Riva!!!

    http://louis-myfashionshow.blogspot.com/

  48. Dimitra Chouliara

    February 25, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Wow! INCREDIBLE picture!!!!! Bravo Scott! Simply amazing. This is a picture that has a story to tell!

    http://galleriaarmadoro.blogspot.com

    http://www.twitter.vom/dchouliara

    http://www.facebook.com/Galleria.armadoro

  49. Dusk

    February 25, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Ahhh… bella figura

    Amazing shot, amazing subject.. his face! Wow.

    ~peace~ Dusk
    The Dusk Zone

  50. Eve-Marie

    February 25, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Such a great picture! So much emotion! Bravo!

  51. Catherine

    February 25, 2010 at 8:04 am

    great look, the coat is perfect and the man is amazing

  52. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 8:05 am

    que bello!

  53. The Photodiarist

    February 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I think that this is wonderful. I love that you did this in Black and white because you can really focus on some of the linear details. Wonderful work, as usual.

  54. webdump

    February 25, 2010 at 8:34 am

    one of the few master in fashion world,love you lorenzo…..

  55. -h

    February 25, 2010 at 8:41 am

    absolutely beautiful.

  56. C.

    February 25, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Enigmatic, elegant, this man
    loosens a such lived, really impressive .

    The black and white agrees perfectly has the image, the balance shadows and light is striking .
    And I like the coat .

    Beautiful shot .

  57. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Cool photo and cool look… Of course: He's Lorenzo Riva: great designer and great man!!!!!!!!
    Eden

  58. Bell

    February 25, 2010 at 8:51 am

    ¡WOW! wonderfull picture.
    I like too much. congratulations Scott.

  59. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

    This photo is a work of art! I don't think you could have asked for a better tilt of the head, facial expression, or setting. Really well done

  60. what dia like

    February 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

  61. Nani

    February 25, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Perfeita! I do think it's one of the most beautiful, if not the most, shot i've seen here. It touches something… Thank you Mr. Schuman.

  62. The Shitty Astrologer

    February 25, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Fabulous coat and ensemble…sharp dressed man alert!

  63. Oscar

    February 25, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Great for black & white lovers, seriously sofisticated. Amazing.

  64. cristina moratinos

    February 25, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Magnifica!!

  65. hilaryinspired

    February 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Stunning photograph, Scott! The contrast of black & white is so dramatic. I really love the way this sophisticated gentleman is walking against the track as opposed to with it. There may not be anything to it…just an interesting little message that I personally found in this image. Thank you for this inspiration!

  66. Jody

    February 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

    So poetic – the photo has this glorious sadness but at the same time a kind of integrity or maybe dignity.. Fantastic

  67. jkt

    February 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Absolutely wonderful! I love this photo

  68. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 9:33 am

    incredible! the textures and scene are amazing!!!

  69. Rosa Maria

    February 25, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Beautyfull photo and amazing person.

  70. Alessia Style

    February 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

    How beautiful this photo is..!!
    I love the effect black&white and the effect-old..

    Compliments Scott!!

    http://alessiastyle.blogspot.com

  71. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

    incredible! the textures and scene composition are amazing!!!

  72. Djani

    February 25, 2010 at 9:40 am

    LORENZO RIVA!!! :)

  73. NYCBoy

    February 25, 2010 at 9:43 am

    The composition of this shot is brilliant, Scott. The railroad’s lines compliment the movement of the outline of the coat. It’s hypnotic.
    Cover of your next book!

  74. Kathleen

    February 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Scott, you are truly a gifted photographer. This is an amazing shot and should be hanging in a gallery. He is so sexy and so stylish, seems to glide rather than walk. This photograph gives a feeling of Europe many years ago. Your contrasts are incredible. B & W sometimes translates a feeling in a way color cannot touch.

  75. Frenzy Mind

    February 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Your photographs are beautiful but this one is just divine!

  76. lamarta

    February 25, 2010 at 9:54 am

    yep, confirming.. he's Lorenzo Riva :)

  77. pinkpeas

    February 25, 2010 at 9:55 am

    everything about him is so sharp.

  78. ersilia

    February 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

    he is Renato Balestra a italian stylist

  79. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 10:00 am

    This breathtakingly beautiful photo is like a short story unto itself. Congratulations.

  80. Archie

    February 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

    intense – he looks like he's stepped straight out of an i.bergman movie

    http://www.1paulfurlong.blogspot.com

  81. Prutha

    February 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

    omg!!!!! gorgeous!!! love love love the pictureeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

  82. Prutha

    February 25, 2010 at 10:09 am

    omg!!!!! gorgeous!!! love love love the pictureeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

  83. Patrick

    February 25, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful picture. You get better and better Sart. I can literally feel the softness and warmth of his coat from your picture. Splendid!

  84. StyleSpy

    February 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Wow. That profile should be stamped on a coin. Absolutely gorgeous.

  85. beyond

    February 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

    timeless perfection.

  86. Lolitta

    February 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

    absolutley a great picture! I will be adding this to my tear sheets wall of inspiration!

    http://loveyourfabulousself.blogspot.com/

  87. Adri M.

    February 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Waoooo!!! So moving… so deep the contrast!! J'adoree!!!

  88. Carolina Lange

    February 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Amazing!

  89. The Concrete Commentator

    February 25, 2010 at 10:28 am

    wow.. what a gorgeous photograph.

  90. Jacqueline

    February 25, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Beautiful photograph. The man has effortless style and your photo captured that! xo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  91. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I love this picture!

  92. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 10:36 am

    amaaazing photo!!

  93. Sunshinemom

    February 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

    He comes close to how I imagine Prof. Moriarity to look!

  94. Álvaro

    February 25, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Awesome. Me encanta

  95. s

    February 25, 2010 at 10:55 am

    omg i'd marry him. any day.

  96. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

    There is something so magical about this image. It moves me. Everything about it. This truly is a work of art…
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  97. NYC Lifestyle

    February 25, 2010 at 11:03 am

    A new classic to add to your collection. I hope one day you'll do an exhibit in NYC.

  98. Gerald

    February 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

    no reason for me not to love this photo… IT'S STUNNING!!!! it's going to be my all time favorite!!!

    http://laneandreverie.blogspot.com/

  99. derek

    February 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Quiet simply you have taken it to the next level. Congratulations to the most stylish gentleman and to you for such an outstanding photograph.

  100. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Yes!!! This is what photography is all about! GORGEOUS!

  101. Ninjagaiden78

    February 25, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Amazing shot Sart.
    The only thing that needs to be said.
    windowshop78.blogspot.com

  102. Charles

    February 25, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Beautiful photograph. The mood is very somber, so the fact that he explodes out of the less focused background with bright white is both contrasting and striking.

  103. esme

    February 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

    the clothes matche the elegant profile….i love this photo!
    esme noir.

  104. Marco R

    February 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

    this is Lorenzo Riva. Designer. Haute couture

  105. Marco R

    February 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

    this is Lorenzo Riva. Designer. Haute couture

  106. Lisa Petrarca

    February 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

    What amazing poise & style. Beautiful picture!

  107. Manuela

    February 25, 2010 at 11:57 am

    It's all about the textures and contrast in this photo isn't it? The light coat is such a matte and soft texture. I can feel the slipperiness of his black shined shoes! (And the winking streetcar light gives you a bright white.)

    V. nice.

  108. cordelia

    February 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

    HUMAN BEAUTY

  109. Enkeleda

    February 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Wonderful photo..I like that man

    Sartorialist, when you will come in Rome? We are not so fashion as NYC and Milan's people but this city will give you such ideas for great shoots. Trust…

  110. Jacob Frommer

    February 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I do indeed hope I look that beautifully weathered and experienced at that age. And I hope to be walking around Milan at that age as well. Bravo age, bravo.

    http://olderbrothersadvice.wordpress.com/

  111. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Sublime shot, bravissimo!

  112. Carole

    February 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Elegant and gorgeous!

  113. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    great shot.

  114. The Hype Around...

    February 25, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    This gentleman is so elegant. He carries himself with an elan that reminds me of a certain type of man: confident, cool, worldly wise. One who is use to style but feels no need to proclaim it.

    To top it off, he has that noble Italian visage. Cincinnatus in a fine wool coat.

  115. hawkbrwn

    February 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    this is exquisite. thank you for posting such a lovely photograph.

    i generally enjoy your work, to be clear. but i love the quality of the black and white here, and the mood of the image is beautiful.

  116. Jed

    February 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    What a fantastic shot! 1,000 words couldn't do it justice. Are prints available? This – and many others – can stand with the best street portraiture photography has to offer.

  117. Kari L

    February 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Stunning photograph. This shot is sheer perfection. Well done!

  118. Baron-Münchhausen

    February 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    To boring, tedious noise and ringing
    And to the city empty fuss,
    Relaxed at heart, now I"m leaving
    Into he drizzle, void and dusk.

  119. Bear

    February 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    More photos in B&W please! Very, very nice, this one.

  120. gia

    February 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Supreme elegance,class & pure style, simply Amazing

  121. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Whoa!! Geezer power strikes again!! This gent is a world class act. The juxt of his age and his getup is shocking yet refreshing. Great photo, love to meet the gent…

  122. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    this photo is like getting a great card at a tarot reading

  123. Mabel and Zora

    February 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Riva looks so majestic in this pic.

  124. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    wow amazing… the best so far!

  125. Meadow

    February 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    http://www.vivaswag.com

  126. Mahala

    February 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Ah, the Italians. The most beautifully dressed men on the planet. The have no equal.

  127. frufru

    February 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    gorgeous shot! my favourite photo of yours from what I've seen so far! keep up the good work!

  128. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Que elegante!! esta claro que la edad transmite sosiego, educación, saber estar y clase.

  129. MAISON CHAPLIN

    February 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    He reminds me of Tony Soprano, but he's slim.

    Best,
    Albert

  130. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    His head resembles the noble profile on an ancient coin. Such contained dignity. A beautiful contrast with the light and free stride of his legs…

  131. thwany

    February 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    what a beautiful moment in time

  132. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Sublime.

  133. TheMinx

    February 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    absolutely breathtaking.

  134. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Nicely done.

  135. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    lorenzo riva !!!!!amazing pic

  136. adrianlowephoto

    February 25, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Wow…a Cartier-Bresson moment.

  137. Elizabeth Lee

    February 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    wow; stunning; like something out of a Godard film or the protagonist in Umberto D. such a hauntingly beautiful image…

  138. ber

    February 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    sartorialist meets henri cartier-bresson. awesome shot.

  139. D

    February 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Dignified! Noble!
    This man glows. Beautiful picture.

  140. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Nice photo..one of your best scott. keep up the good work!

  141. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    WOW. Absolutely gorgeous

  142. The Style Revolution

    February 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    So chic!

  143. Jasmin

    February 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    the old guitarist walks off of the canvas into modern times. marvelous.

  144. Giovanna ♥

    February 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    OMG This photo made my day! So inspiring.
    Giovanna
    http://www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

  145. prettykittypublishing

    February 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Such elegance. His coat is like a regal gown. Beautiful shot.

  146. 82Brute

    February 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    !!!! I love the use of black and white here. . If not for his clothing, this could be a hundred years ago, and yet even though his clothes are unmistakably modern, they are also anchored in history. His face and his pensive expression are wonderful. How do you do this? Most photographers are happy to get one shot like this in a life time. And yet, every time I pop in here there's another amazing image to feast on. This is so important, what you're doing. You're documenting our times in a way that no one else is. Decades from now sociologists and anthropologists will spend many hours learning from these photos. Don't ever stop.

  147. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful… oozes old-fashioned romance…

  148. Michael1style

    February 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    This is true "Sart – Art"… his regal contemplative face, slicked back hair, with the turtle neck juxtaposed against the nostalgic architecture & trolleys… just slendid!

  149. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    timeless, elegant, enthralling, classic, beautiful.

    i never comment but i could not resist here. this is such a striking image. the grace in his stride, his pensive expression, the perfect light of an overcast day, the composition effortlessly guides my eyes around the image. B&W was a fantastic decision.

    much respect sart.

    tre.

  150. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    New York , Rio , N.Y. again , London , New York , then Paris , London , Manhatan , Milano …… ji ji !
    bad boy !

  151. Launch Initiative

    February 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

  152. Sarah (Buzz)

    February 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love this photo and especially since it is in black and white. The lighting on the coat is perfect.

    http://thebuzzonfashion.blogspot.com

  153. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Again, the tonal quality is superb.

    I live in NY, and today I realized that I start looking at people on the street as if I were looking at them through one of your photographs. I guess this means that you have a very specific style and way of capturing people…more you're able to capture who people are through their clothing, but the angle/composition/lighting remain quintessentially yours.

    I don't know what that means, but I happen to like the phenomenon.

    Thank You.

  154. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    AMAZING

  155. Hell Yup!

    February 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Getting older? Don't give up. Embrace your knowledge and dress it up!

    This man is inspiring the way that your grandmothers chicken soup recipe is better than your friends recipe – it just is.

  156. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    This photo just stopped me cold. It's strikingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your keen eye with the world.

  157. G

    February 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Breathtaking photo. Absoluely brilliant.

  158. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    What a class! This man looks like a church man with his turned up collar

  159. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    damn, this has a georgious face

  160. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    THIS IS THE COVER OF YOUR NEXT BOOK.
    AT 18 I WONDER IF BY 2070 WE WILL ACHIEVE SUCH GRACE AND ELEGANCE.I DOUBT IT BUT AT LEAST WE'LL HAVE YOU TO THANK FOR CAPTURING THESE MOMENTS,FOR THE IPOD GENERATION FOR WE WILL BE LIVING VIRTUAL ELEGANCE.
    THANKS FOR THE SHOTS OF OLD MEN THEY DO INSPIRE EVEN AS WE EXPERIMENT WITH
    BONDAGE PANTS TEES AND BIKER JACKETS.

  161. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    For a black and and white image how strange that in ones minds eye one can see so clearly the colour and drape of the vicuna coat,the sharply creased winter white calvary twill trousers,polished brown beluti crossing the silver tram tracts onto tne cold grey brown cobble stones with the orange tram and the milanese
    greybage facade in the back ground.Your's is a true talent to be able to convey all the above from someone whos has not been to Milan in 25 years.

  162. tempesta

    February 25, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    The atmosphere of this photo makes me remember why I love the centre of Milan. That feeling of the old trams, the buildings, elegance, solitude and crossing the street where you should not really be going… All that is just perfectly captured in this beautiful moment.

  163. Alexandra V.

    February 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    This is beautiful! From the composition to the wide range of grays. The rail road tracks and the perspective of the buildings vanishing out of sight comparing to the verticality of the man is just rich. I love photographs like this… combining the raw of the city plus the luxury of the people that live in it. May I add, this man has a great profile too. So happy to see B&W photography.

  164. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    This is your all-time best picture. I was blown away. You should start selling prints of your photos. I would love to have a print of this one.

    Georgina Estefania

  165. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    now THAT is fabulous! His face, the scene, his clothes, everything…perfection!

  166. Ame in DC

    February 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    ze BEST!

  167. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I really love this photo.

  168. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    This is a magnificent photo, one of your best!

  169. DinaBN99

    February 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    WOW! Seriously…how pictures speak a thousand words

  170. Miles Medina

    February 25, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    italian man at his finest.

  171. Montreal Street Views

    February 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Great frame!
    Perfect.

  172. Rachel B.

    February 25, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I love this! So beautiful.

  173. zuccotto

    February 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    The photo is superb. Good subject, super clothes, right film.

    The man, though.. the man: he has lived long and seen a lot.

  174. Mayse

    February 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    this photo is ICONIC.

  175. Goodle.

    February 25, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Those shoes… so shiny!
    The coat looks crispy and so classic!

    Goodle x

  176. anne.sd

    February 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

    you've captured a magical moment. thank you and bravo!

  177. Rick

    February 26, 2010 at 1:48 am

    omg!!…thrilling photo. love it!

  178. filoderba

    February 26, 2010 at 2:40 am

    oh my! this shoot is pure beauty and contrast!! thanks scott. mr. riva makes the most classically romantic wedding dresses in the world.

  179. Sophisticated Misfit

    February 26, 2010 at 3:26 am

    The gentleman has the most intense facial features I've seen yet. Straight out of the ranks of a Roman Legion of an early century annus domini.

    He seems the sort of gentleman you do not want to trifle with yet his elegance broadcasts affability.

    This is real class, gentlemen, unlike the pitiable fakery that passes for heroism amongst hipsters, rappers and hip-hoppers.

    Pietro

  180. Rose

    February 26, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Une photo qui vous laisse sans voix Classe tout simplement!

  181. inês

    February 26, 2010 at 4:25 am

    it looks so much like Lisbon!

  182. Vinda Sonata

    February 26, 2010 at 5:50 am

    very artistic and inspirational! what a perfect combination of black and white. almost looks like a painting!!

    fashion atelier.
    vindavindasonata.blogspot.com

  183. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Lorenzo Riva is magnifique!
    Luisa

  184. C.T.

    February 26, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Bravo!!

  185. jeremy

    February 26, 2010 at 7:11 am

    this is such a wonderful picture…

  186. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 7:45 am

    wow, like from the last century

  187. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Was this photo set up? Or did he just happen to stroll by? Just want to know. It's a great photo, but it would really ruin it for me if this was just a magazine/model shoot.

  188. Behati

    February 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Great Job!!

    behatiblog.blogspot.com

  189. Behati

    February 26, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Great Job!!

    behatiblog.blogspot.com

  190. Jenny

    February 26, 2010 at 11:11 am

    What a handsome man. This photo is wonderful for many reasons. I love the B&W conversion, the composition (perspective and the subject walking into the frame). Well done.

  191. Anna

    February 26, 2010 at 11:18 am

    classic and magical. you really captured an inner pensive moment. The mood of the man and the black and white of the photo and his white pants and shiny black shoes perfectly complement. love the cobblestones and trolley in the background and how he is crossing the trolley track. brilliant!

    http://www.stylaholic.com/Stylaholic/Blog/Blog.html

  192. The Whip

    February 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

    oh my gosh, such beauty and elegance. love how u did this shot. amazing.

  193. rod

    February 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

    omg! this man looks remarkably impeccable! so much class and walks with authority . I love this photo…excellent! rod

  194. dalomat

    February 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    This guy is Lorenzo Riva, one of the most important italian fashion designers…

  195. ophelia's funeral

    February 26, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    beautiful capture.

  196. gigi

    February 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    this is style and this is lorenzo of course

  197. abysmal.descent@hotmail.com

    February 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    oh my god… this is so beautiful. great photography

  198. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    My gosh, that's beautiful

  199. Leandro

    February 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    bresson-ish!

  200. Meredith

    February 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    exquisite.

  201. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    he reminds of muriel barbery's main character in gourmet rhapsody.

  202. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Bravo!!!

  203. Katelyn Likes This

    February 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    beautiful shot

  204. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Hands down my favorite picture of yours. Really, truly stunning!

  205. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I like the softness of the folds of clothing contrasted with the brittleness of his skull. Makes me think of driftwood bleached white by the sun, and worn smooth by the waves.

  206. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Amazing

  207. Miss McKenzie

    February 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    he's crazy hot! I would so date him

  208. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 1:35 am

    This should be on the cover of your next book

  209. MEO

    February 27, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Lorenzo Riva… fantastico!!! sembra uscito da un film

  210. jonathan vdk

    February 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

    i think this is definitely your best image on your blog. obviously you dont often use b & w (for good reasons!) but it totally works here. the sharpness of his his is great and the leading lines strong.

  211. Inês from Portugal

    February 27, 2010 at 9:00 am

    what a killer photo.

  212. anthony

    February 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Wow. Well done!

  213. Candice

    February 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    absolute elegance. i've been reading your blog for a while, scott, and have been stunned at so many shots; this one tops them-this is moving. and the black and white picks up the contrast, his agedness, yet stills time and freezes his movements and the motion of the trams in the background. remarkable. -candice

  214. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Wonderful. This is really one of the best photos I have seen you take, It is introspective, it talks more about what is going on inside the person, although the outside is also immaculate. I love it. Its philosophical!!
    Great!!

  215. Sophie

    March 2, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Dear Sartorialist,
    I really enjoy your photos of people going about without seeming to notice you. You have such a great eye for a beautiful shot, and your blog is a welcome study break a few times a day.

  216. tgoandco

    March 2, 2010 at 1:40 am

    ok – still have no clue how to do it. can you start at the begin… "put scarf around neck…"

  217. tgoandco

    March 2, 2010 at 1:45 am

    There is something unmistakably wonderful about elegance and age. Many times when we think of a person over the age of 60, we don't necessarily think that a man over fifty can be strikingly debonair. It is a rare phenomena, but when you see it, it is amazing. Maybe it is something that only happens in Italy. It is hard to find a current reference for it in the US.

  218. Anonymous

    March 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

    So beautiful. The photo, the lighting, that it's in black and white, the gentleman, the clothing, the maturity, the ease of stride, the street pavers, I could go on and on. Scott-one of your best yet.

  219. MIC Sanna

    March 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Just like a Roman statue.

  220. gustavo

    March 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Most of the pictures in the site I look at it and see something I want to wear or some style I wish I had. But this is the picture I wish I took, it is brilliant. Congratulations

  221. pumpkinpies

    March 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    i didn't think a man this old could be so sexy but he is! so gorgeous

  222. Anonymous

    March 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Best Sartorialist pic ever!

  223. Anonymous

    March 31, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Its Lorenzo Riva!!

  224. Anonymous

    April 4, 2010 at 7:42 am

    woooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!

  225. Anonymous

    April 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    absolutely breathtaking – this in one of your best pictures!

  226. Pedro

    April 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Fabulous!
    Maybe you'll find it strange, but he makes me think of Sigmund Freud – yes, his hair, beard and cheeks :) And because of the light which gives him a serious air. Great!

  227. Roberta

    July 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Hello,
    I think your Amazing!! I pray you can help me? PLEASE!!!! I am looking for a bracelet in the July issue of Vogue magazine. The Gold Cuff Bracelet, it is one of yours. I want to purchase the cuff. Can you please tell me where I can find this Cuff?? I love it:) my email is robertataylor84@hotmail.com. It's the July 2010 issue of Vogue on pg.151. Thank you & have a blessed day:) Peace, Roberta

  228. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    this is Lorenzo Riva!

  229. carme

    November 24, 2010 at 7:34 am

    did you know that spanish architect antoni gaudí died after being ran over by a tram? this kind of reminded me. not that gaudí would have had half his style :P

  230. lilith

    October 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations to this man, classe e eleganza senza pari.

  231. Paola D.

    October 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    He is the fantastic italian design Lorenzo Riva known for his amazing pret-a-porter, haute couture and bride dresses.
    Visit his website http://www.lorenzoriva.it

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