welcome to australia! hope you like it here and all that. although, if you’re out late, beware of kangaroos, we’re currently having a bit of a problem with them, especially in melbourne cos of the bushfires
if you are in the city, i will probably stalk you and garance after uni finishes! that’s what i did when the facehunter came…and i did find him albeit whilst i was crossing the road and not really looking.
Chicago not so glamorous i know…but I think you’ll find some gems here! By the way, I want to say that you are seriously the most dreamiest man…love your humor, sense of fashion and beauty. All with humility. :)I wish we can hear your voice more in these blogs.
Definitely thanks to you. You make us part of the glamourous world of fashion. Street fashion. You make my life a little happier everyday with your post. It’s like I could fly everywhere from my little town in Spain, put on my red Louboutin, and walk along the streets of Paris, NY or, now, Melbourne.
oh, the amazing coffee you are going to have! i am so missing australia. oh, the amazing style you will see! amazing street style. the boys there are much more stylie than the boys here in the u.s. ditto for the gals.
babka bakery on brunswick street, souvlakis from souvlaki king on brunswick. the collingswood children’s farm, the savers thrift store on sydney road, brunswick (gem), pellegrini’s in the cbd (this is a must you 2), ladro on gertrude st, fitzroy!!!
oh my goodness i could just go on and on…i lived with my australian partner in melbourne for three years. our son was born there and i have so many fond memories.
This is the first time I’ve ever read your blog, and I am so inspired. Thank you so much for taking the time to put together such a great piece of art! I’m very sorry about your father; may he rest in peace.
What time IS it indeed? I read your blog in abuja nigeria and have a devil of a time figuring what time it is where you are on any given day! Btw I just discovered Garance Dore, stumbled on her blog via the condolence messges left for you. Long live style!
i love australia! i think you will have the best time and i’m very much looking forward to your posts. If you can make it to Perth do go – i took the train from Sydney to Perth, a journey i will never forget!
My gratitude towards this blog is more than a fan view of your work. Iâ€™m obviously a huge fan but itâ€™s more than that. You have inspired me to do something similar (in a amateur way of course) in my hometown. And to be honest that is changing my life a bit. Just a little bit, but itâ€™s making a great difference…
hi Scott, I do time travel for work as well and find this free global clock v. helpful: http://www.qlock.com; click download button and look for free version, unless u want the pay version. cheers, Mel (brand em)
and very nice tribute re your dad; condolances to you and your family.
Welcome to ‘Down Under’ Sart… I agree with Paris Smithington – Come and visit us in New Zealand!!! Double dare! Love following your Sartorial Travels throughout the world and am looking forward to your Australian work. I’m so sorry about your Dad… Just remember you will carry him with you always.
Hi. You wouldnÂ´t have any other career and couldnÂ´t do any other thing than being a photographer, and working with fashion. Your father was trÃ¨s chic, and reminded me a little bit of my father, who is also gone. My father love cinema, and he was a photographer. Even working as a administration of companies, he never left photography. Now, me, IÂ´m a journalist, who writes and now is in front of cameras. I work with fashion, and love photography. Unfortunately, my father was gone before seeing digital photography (He would love it!), and didnÂ´t see much of my work. But I know God will let him watch just a little bit what is hapening to me now. I would like just one more cup of coffee with him. Now IÂ´ve learned to thank for every small or big or just simple moment I had with him. You will learn the same, be thankfull, more and more, as time passes by. Good memories will comfort you. And you have more than 1.000 coments here to help you… Enjoy every tiny moment in your life, with people you love. ThatÂ´s the lesson we should keep from who we care about, and from life. YouÂ´re always welcome to Brazil! My best regards, this brazilian journalist, Lilly Bastos.
As you can probably tell melbournians and sydneysiders can get a little competitive! But actually we both have wonderfully distinctive styles. Melbourne is looking a little grey today but it is most friendly culturally vibrant city.
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He clearly deserves the attention-sounds like an amazing person. Keep up the good work! I’m only 13 but I’ve always wanted to be involved in fashion photography–and your blog inspires me greatly.
Come on Melbourne, lets not give ourselves a bad name again by disrespecting our fellow states, we’re all great and have many reasons to deserve a visit! Rivalry is fun when it’s expressed in a witty way…
Enjoy your stay in melbourne, it’s one of my favourite cities in Oz. ..of course, sydney and far north queenland are nice too. Many places to check out: for a good ‘flat white’ or espresso try Brunetti’s just off Lygon Street; Hercynia Silva on Smith Street for all things wood (www.hercyniasilva.com.au); Rob Mianiscalco’s Claude Maus; the Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy; and macadamia nut gelato (forget tim tams).
As a Canadian who get to visit every once in a while, I’m still not there enough. Toronto is just not quite the same ;) Have a great trip.
I’m so pleased you’re here in Australia, and that you’re visiting Melbourne and not just Sydney (nice!). I was just thinking last week how great it would be to see your perspective of Australian fashion and am greatly looking forward to seeing your photos.
Thank you for such a wonderful post about your father.
Make sure you get some decent bar recommendations from locals. The bars that everyone knows about are not the ones worth visiting.
Melbourne is all “behind closed doors”. You can’t just walk off a street into a bar – you have to know whick dank laneway to walk down, and which unmarked door to take.
It isn’t a secret, but the rooftop bar at the Supper Club is one of Melbourne’s best. 1st Floor, 161 Spring St, Melbourne.
Also try Double Happiness on Liverpool Street (or Golden Mountain upstairs), Longrain on Little Bourke, the quintessentially Melbourne “Meyers Place” on Myers Place (off Bourke Street), Bar Lourinha on Little Collins St, Movida off Flinders Street, Riverland under Federation Square (on the Yarra River) …
As a Melbournian I have to say that Ariana’s recommendations above are very good ones.
And when the two of you locate “down town” Melbourne I’d love to know where it is !?! I don’t get the concept – melbourne’s a central grid (ie The City)with outlying suburbs/areas of interest. So where’s up and where’s down?
i am so over the moon that you are in melbourne!!! i cant wait to see your amazing photographs. hope i get to you in person around the city. my deepest condolences about your father and i am sure he was an incredible and special man.
I have just spent my lunch hour frantically walking around Melbourne city trying to work out what would be considered “downtown”. I know I am going to kick myself when I see the photos of where you were….
I walked past you today in the street Melbourne 5.30pm and just couldnt believe you were here. Traffic was hectic and fire trucks racing past. Hope you have a great stay. Check out the Bracks show at the National Gallery and a great show coming up at Sutton Gallery in Brunswick St – Brett Colquhoun
I send you my deepest condolensces for your loss. I envy the closeness between you and your father, I wish I knew what a father figure resembled. You are such a lucky man to have had such a supportive, loving father.
On a lighter note, Thank you for all your inspiring photographs; you make everyone radiate confidence and true beauty in them. I only hope to be as successful as you are one day.
Oh oh oh you’re in my hometown and I’m not there! Currently in style-challenged Middle East trying to ride out economic crisis. I miss Melbourne so much, and I miss the style. Get down the back alleys in the city, find the bars, get into Fitzroy and Collingwood, walk in the rain in the Botanical Gardens and have an espresso at Mario’s in Brunswick Street for me. I’m very sorry about your father and I hope you recuperate a bit in our beautiful city.
I hope my city-mates can provide you with some inspiring looks to shoot. Naturally we’ve turned on the rain just for your arrival – typical Melbourne ;) Still hope you manage to get out and about style spotting.
There’s plenty to discover down our famous alley ways.
I work in a job that has little to do with fashion or art or beautiful things. Mostly, I deal with sad things and I have been so fortunate to have found your blog years ago and frequently visit after a particularly hard day, filled with sad things. Your creative vision is so uplifting for me. I wish I could return the favor and put something inspiring here on a sad day for you. Sending prayers for healing, beautiful and hopeful people, moments and things to you.
I love your blog and i send greetings from Southeast Asia – Singapore!
Every picture you took of people transcends a different feeling and meaning. I do hope you’d come to asia and show more asian people so that people from this side of the world could get some pointers too. :)
Scott, I lost my mom a few weeks ago and I just want you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. As a very wise friend told me, we never really grow up until we lose a parent and who wants to grow up? I’m sure you’ll surprise yourself with your own strength and I’m also quite sure that your dad will continue to be your #1 fan. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Brandon, twentythirtyforty.net
welcome to melbourne! i hope the weather yesterday didn’t deter you! I cannot contain my excitement of you being here! your work is so beautiful. if you have time check out brunswick st, fitzroy. some of the most vibrant personalities are there.
Also, condolences to you and your family and keep capturing the essence of fashion and lifestyle. Please come again soon!
I’m wondering if you’ve ever been to Melbourne before, how you might go about finding some nice photos, the scene is hard to find. If you do read this – head to Siglo, Von Hauss, Cellar Bar, Pellagrinos and the laneaway it’s adjacent to, and the Supper Club (can all be googled). Oh Yum! Gosh I wish to show you around!!
Have a lovely time in Melbourne and Sydney. I live in the poor cousin city of Brisbane. I wish you were coming here because we do tend to get a bit left behind for our popular southern cousins. Maybe next time………..
Unfortunately I do not have a relationship with my parents. However my boyfriend is almost as you described of yourself, just like his father in every way. It’s difficult to distinguish every ounce of similarity between them but I can appreciate the respect and love of family being around them. Reading this post today it brought me to tears because I can see how great this bond could of been.
My condolence to your family and I am sorry for your loss.
Love your work. I don’t read everyday but I love what you do, itâ€™s a pity your nor coming to Canberra to see if anything catches your eye besides a bland polyester blue suit! As a woman and unfortunately a public servant the blue polyester suit is my ultimate nightmare I have orders to lock me up if I ever get that lazy to not to bother and become what I call â€˜uniform dressingâ€™. Finding something interesting in Melbourne or Sydney is a given I would love to see what you come up with somewhere that has such a stereotype. As not all of fit that bill!
It is the right thing to send condolence and so I will, losing someone you love is devesting, my Nanna died last year and we were very close. To me even at 90 she was still as stylish as ever even as she lay on her death bed she made comment to me â€œI wish I could have my hair done, I bet it looks awfulâ€™. She cut and coloured her hair literally to the end and she always looked smart not eccentric but someone you could say had a certain style who didnâ€™t follow fashion or read vogue but someone who could look effortlessly without trying. For mw your pictures are not about famous designers (maybe they are and I am missing the point) but its about being stylish, interesting, individual anywhere in the world and at any age. It’s so cold here in Canberra my whole wardrobe has changed in the last week, should make for interesting looks.
I look forward to what people are wearing on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney. Love Melbourne btw.
I hope you enjoy your time in Australia, and a wonderful time full of intresting ideas.
Cheers t xoxo
p.s. Can’t wait for your book. Books still do it for me!
I stumbled across your blog before and like it very much. Today I’m sorry to hear this so sad news. when I see that your dad everyday would read every comment, I feel pity that I did not write it before,cause my English is poor. but today,I must write,to hard. how I comfort you? I think I no way…I hope it is comforting to you and your family, you have so many people are with you. wishes you be strong, and take care. Make the person envy the depth of love that your family can have for one another. your dad was great! heartfelt regards and condolences from east of far.
I discovered your blog today, and also discovered that you are now in Australia. I just spent the last hour looking through your shots. Lovely, I must say. Someone who has such an eye for detail is to be admired.
When do you plan to come to Sydney (my hometown)? I’d love to see how you capture our city and it’s fashion! I’m sure you’ll constantly be in the city. Why not make your way down to Sydney University? I’m a student there and absolutely love looking at all the individual styles that every person has to offer.
This is a little late, but I am so incredibly sorry about your father. My greatest sympathies and condolences. I have no doubt that he was proud of you, because of your amazing career and photography. This blog remains an inspiration for me.