Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Sartorialist: Behind The Scenes

ABC News followed me around the day I took these photos.

If you want to check out the webcast, click on this link ABC News Webcast


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  1. Taryn

    October 30, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    You remind me of Dickie Greenleaf, Sart!

  2. Carlene

    October 30, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    That was great! I would happily watch an hour or two of that!

    p.s. your hair looks great.

  3. pearlescent

    October 30, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you for posting it on your site so that everyone can see! :) Finally we get to see you in action!! The still photos come alive.. The clip is great! It’s like watching the making of our favorite movie!
    Thank you ABC for giving us a feel of what the Sartorialist goes through to bring us these wonderful shots.. It’s very interesting to see the reaction of the ppl.. Omg imagine if they turn this into a reality show! It would be amazing lol

  4. Virginia

    October 30, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    after a few days of being mia, it’s refreshing to see such an explosion of updates! really enjoyed the abc news story.

    and, of course, congratulations with Vogue China!

  5. feli

    October 30, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    I love the interview. I could watch it over and over again. I love the way you approach people.

    Thank you for sharing. :*)

  6. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    aw, the hot guy with ciggy left you hanging.

    great pictures, and great to see you at work.

    keep it up!

  7. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    I’ve always wondered what you say to people when you take their photo…do you tell them it’s for your blog. I’d also love to know how often people don’t want you to photograph them. Really enjoyed the video.

  8. Jessica Joan

    October 30, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    So great to see how you work! And a big congrats for being on the evening news!

  9. we could grow up together

    October 30, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    afterall, new york is new york, it is the frigging best.

  10. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    i think the guy appeared before in one of your shots… forgot where…but he was wearing converse back then.

  11. applevenusian

    October 30, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Congrats, Sart! I enjoyed watching your “method” of capturing glimpses of everyday people in their sartorial habitats. =)

  12. cigalechanta

    October 30, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    WOW! Can’t belive I missed that ABC piece. Thanks for posting it.
    You are much better looking than photos I have seen.

  13. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 10:29 pm


    i think you’ve spearheaded a fashion revolution

  14. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    oh boy, that was wonderful! it made my night :) i too loved your hair!
    btw, what kind of camera were you using there?

  15. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    My friend and I watched the clip in a coffeeshop instead of doing homework and loved how we were able to go “behind the scenes!” We love looking at your posts and get inspiration from it (which is sometimes hard on a midwest college campus — well I guess the midwest in general).

    p.s. your hair does look great.
    p.p.s. you should do a college edition post!

  16. Maria Kristina

    October 30, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    kristina said…

    i second Carlene’s comment…
    totally would have love to watch an hour of that show.By the way,
    you are a hot looking man!!!
    i can’t wait to go to New York
    in January.
    Keep doing what your doing, hopefully one day get a chance my picture lands on your blog. LOL :)

  17. Candid Cool

    October 30, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    great video! you gave me some tips too. i dont know if i’m brave enough to run up behind someone…

  18. Anonymous

    October 30, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    holy crap, you were on the national news! that’s awesome! congrats, truly. :-)

  19. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Great segment! I always did wonder how things went down on the street…average people with above average style, or above average people with conservative style…at turns guarded, amused and, hopefully, flattered. You have a dream “job” — not many can say the same. Keep up the terrific work.

  20. tristan

    October 31, 2007 at 12:15 am

    loved it.
    who wouldn’t want to watch a behind the scenes with bruce webber.

    an absolute pleasure to watch that.
    don’t stop.

  21. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 2:27 am

    yes, A COLLEGE EDITION POST!!!!!! please!

  22. cassandre-m

    October 31, 2007 at 3:25 am

    I love the way you look at people…
    I could draw a lot of them, your blog sometimes inspire me,

  23. Andy

    October 31, 2007 at 3:51 am

    that clip was so insightful and fun to watch. you should totally do a short reality show! hahaha wouldn’t that be interesting.


    October 31, 2007 at 6:48 am

    and you Rock.

  25. sixfive

    October 31, 2007 at 7:06 am

    congratulations, man. That was excellent.. good to see how you operate.

  26. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 7:55 am

    I love both the abc coverage and the lady’s green cardigan.


  27. Suzan

    October 31, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Oh, really enjoyed that webcast! I mean… I’ve been wondering how you’d approach people and how they’d react… Because usually what we see here is the “polished” endproduct. It’s nice to see that some concious giggling was before that. Very down to earth.
    Also, it was fun to see you. I only know this blog, so had no idea.
    And yeah, Dickie Greenleaf indeed comes to mind!

  28. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 9:43 am

    It occurs to me, for the first time, that you should show us what you think are your “Photo Rejects”

    You know, those folks that you shoot but then second guess once you get back to your ‘puter or compare them against your shots of the day.

    You would likely find that we think differently.

    Of course, you don’t need to title it “Reject” but something like “Second Guessing”


    Did like the news segment. That was Brokaw? Rather? Darn, I need a TV.

    And when did this air? You took the pic of that girl a while back.


  29. Carolina Lange

    October 31, 2007 at 10:05 am


  30. chat

    October 31, 2007 at 10:10 am

    I think a big thing about what you do is that you make people smile, and that shines through the photos. I would imagine someone having a crappy day and you telling them you want to take their picture, and this would probably cheer them up! Congrats on the video!

  31. IHeartNY

    October 31, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Sart, I just saw the ABC video. You’re soooo cute– loving the hair! Didn’t realize how hard a job it is to spot stylish people and even run after them! I admire your guts and spunk. ;) Luuuv your blog!

  32. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 10:38 am

    thank you so much for posting the link to your ABC special. i look at this site everyday, and it’s so nice to finally hear you comment on the work you do, and to see you in action. things really seem to be taking off for you lately; i wish you continued success!

  33. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Would love to see more “behind the scenes,” I wish that segment was longer!

  34. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats! You’ll soon be so popular and in demand that you won’t have time for this blog anymore. I hope that doesn’t happen. You deserve every success you’ve received. Loved seeing how you actually get the pictures!

  35. Sean

    October 31, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Charles Gibson looks perturbed that he had to introduce that segment…

    good work Sart! You should do an L.A. post!

  36. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Gorgeous man, gorgeous outfit, gorgeous picture.

  37. Sue

    October 31, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    I watched with anticipation waiting to see you approach someone…fantastic!

    Moncton, NB

  38. hannah

    October 31, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    way to go sart! it was fun to watch you run around doing what you do best!

  39. lilalia

    October 31, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Loved the interview. Too bad it didn’t go on longer.

  40. Rebecca H.

    October 31, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for posting the vid, as an international fan without access to ABC, I never would have caught it otherwise.

    Great little segment! Very interesting to see the action. And what a fantastic way to keep fit.

    A couple of posters mentioned a Sartorialist college edition and reality show…both good calls…especially the show…the action, the trials and tribulations, the travel and balancing family life. The Jamie Oliver of style! I’d be tuning in religiously.

  41. enc

    October 31, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I’d throw it ALL away for that man at the top.


  42. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 5:15 pm



  43. The Vintage Society

    October 31, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    It was great to watch you in action. Live. What you do is very inspiring! I love it.

  44. Françoise

    October 31, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    I had to go and look at the video on the ABC News site. That was great! Too short! Scott, you look different on TV than on your pics. You are handsome. It takes guts to go and ask these people to take a pic of them!I was back in my hometown (Paris) 2 weeks ago. I saw a girl who was wearing fantastic-looking patent leather tall, flat boots. Could not resolve myself to ask her where she got them. So I love to see that you’re just going for it!

  45. Calenna

    November 1, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Wow, Sart – you look WAY younger in that video than you do in your Bio page. What a fun abc segment! It was very cool to see you in action. How did ABC contact you about it? Keep it up – I love it!

  46. Charlé

    November 1, 2007 at 5:51 am

    That webcast was just delightful. I wouldn’t mind seeing more video footage up.

    p.s. Your hair is a dream.

  47. in_my_opinion

    November 1, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Great clip! Congrats. I hope one day you just stop me on the street and take a photo… that would be a huge compliment : ) Meanwhile, keep up the good work, I love your blog, it inspires me.

  48. dulcinea

    November 1, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    bravo! you need an entire documentary!

  49. Secret Agent

    November 1, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Man, these two are my favorites…especially the guy. Not only is his outfit smashing, but the photography… it’s awesome.

  50. Scott W

    November 1, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    You do your job beautifully. Thanks for being of such service.

    Now, the gentleman above has the look I like. Very nice all around.

  51. Paul Pincus

    November 2, 2007 at 1:08 am

    That was fun watching you work! Fantastic shot of the gentleman. I’ve always thought there was nothing more sexy than a beat-up pair of brogues. He does beat-up brogues well.

  52. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 1:52 am

    I LOVE YOU! You’re cool.

  53. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 5:54 am

    very telegenic! nice work :-) congratulations.

  54. Candice

    November 4, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    the segment was great! i wish that they would have covered you for a longer period of time. love your work!

  55. Candice

    November 4, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    absolutely love your work! and the segment!

  56. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 8:31 am

    Congrats! So chuffed for you! I think you should get your own TV show, how cool would that be?! You are so lovely to people, there’s no way they can say no to you! ps. I think I’ve fallen in love with the chap with the crew cut – mmmm gorgeousness personified – he was so worth the chase! Thanks! Lise

  57. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 6:02 am

    i love the girl’s (in the second pic) style! so cool!

  58. Iovinci

    August 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Nice girl!!Nice Look!!

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