Thank you for ending this week on such a happy note Scott! I just love this photograph, such movement and utter joy. Lovely young woman enjoying a romp in the fountain. Great mix of natural colors, beautiful facial expression!
beautiful photo. she is totally stunning. looks like so much fun. is she trying to keep the water off her hair with that jacket? sort of feels like you should be able to catch some water off the screen. xx
This reminds me of when I was 20, going to NYU,and summers in that exact spot — this is no doubt Washington Square. And that fountain IS so refreshing on a hot, humid Manhattan summer day. The exuberance and life caught in this photo says it all. And what a beauty she is. Takes this boy back to those wonderful carefree days — when my biggest concern in life was trying to study for finals and get that hot co-ed to smile back. Thanks, Demian
amazing!! how on earth do you capture these shots just at the right moment? i would definatly have got it a second too late, as her shirt blows back into her face… :) x http://dessert–rose.blogspot.com/
What a carefree world shes living in. She looks like she doesnt have a worry in the world except where her next towels going to come from. The denim above her head accents the photo so well. The water being splashed in the photo looks amazing as well. It helps make her smile stand out even more. Mystical I believe.
Washington Square Park? I remember when this was a dry, broken wasteland where a woman doing this would be inviting danger! Not sure I would go into this water…..Even Tompkins Square Park is filled with children when once this was needle park! NY: The city that never dies! Joyful light in photo and from the smile. Nice. Sart. continues his "Blue period"?
This is the most perfect shot. It just captures the joy of being young, beautiful and confident enough to frolick semi-naked and carefree in the middle on one of the most exciting cities in the world. X
this shot reminded me of my childhood when we used to go out and run under the rain, how we loved to splash and jump in puddles. never mind that our nannies would run after us and give us a rub down to make sure we don't get colds ha ha ha. sweet pic!
I was just at the fountain in Washinton Square Park on a visit last week! I dreamed I would run into the Sartorialist while in NYC, but alas, I never did… I can pretend this photo was taken while I was in the park enjoying the lovely summer day with lovely summer people! Beautiful photo!
It's been 2 days since my friend sent me a link to your blog as an 'antidote' gift. I have to say I feel much better. Your street photos are simply full of inspiration. I especally like this photo..just PERFECT. Looking forward to ur many great shots of real life people all over the world in gorgeous pieces they put on. Nice weekend, Scott!
Love the joy of this moment! Pure joy in the cool water on a hot day and the willingness to just do it! I love that she appears so happy and carefree! I aspire to let the joy on the inside come out and play like this! Beauty in the moment!
I noticed a couple comments where people wondered what this lovely photo was doing in a blog about fashion.
What I love about your blog is that it actually touches on two related threads: one is fashion, and the other (more interesting to me) is about how people relate to the world around them through their dress and manners. In other words, it's about the wonderful invention and nuance that goes with personal style.
I must confess that the fashion part interests me less than the second of these. I'm a software designer, and don't know much about fashion (I enjoy the pix), but in the course of my work I often study how people interact with their world through media. Your blog about style approaches that same exuberant creativity through the medium of clothing. It is a beautiful, unique look at the wonderful, creative ways we project ourselves into the world.
I guess there are people who think of fashion as some particular items or fads of the moment, and again there are prople who consider fashion as a way of communicating one's outlook of life to the world surrounding them. I, who aspeire to be the latter, agree wholeheartedly with Bill.
Fashion as infdustry merely translate this sort of individual expression into commercial form – otherwise, it would become sterile!
Hey Anonymous at 1PM-maybe you should jump in a fountain and cool off yourself. Since when does Scott have to strictly stick to fashion shots? It's his blog afterall. If he was inspired by this scene and took a photo he thought his fans would appreciate, so be it. Lighten up already.
love NYC… but come on! some local stylists to the stars should go back home… specially people like Emma Pritchard complaining to several people about Scarlett Johansson's weight issues… NY is hot she is not
Great picture! You have captured the essence of summer in the city,the carefree beauty of youth. Capturing the movement by freezing the water and the light is just right! Too bad summer is ending!!!!!!!