this is one of your best photos yet: the pigeons, the tree color, select leaves in the street, the white light reflection on the cobble stone, the federal style building in the background, the red awning on the left, the blue awning on the right, the red in the shop on the right, the yellow marking on the van (matches the tree), the back half of the van, —-not to mention the subject’s style – well done!
P.S. What street in Soho is this, I would like to take a jaunt by there.
I think I ‘get’ the huge handbag thing now. It looks right when, as pictured here and in several recent posts, there is actually stuff in it that needs to be carried in a huge bag. It looks silly when women simply carry around an empty huge bag for fashion’s sake.
I’m amazed how many expensive designer bags turn into shapeless sacks as soon as you put something in them. (Witness the green bag with the bowling-shoes lady as well.) This one has feet on it — as if it could stand up! Which I’m sure it did beautifully when stuffed with nothing but tissue paper.
Nice oversized look on her, I particularly like the red bag and boots. Iâ€™m finally here in NY mr. schuman, will head to soho later to look out for fashionable newyorkers. Hopefully to chance upon the legendary sartorialist too :)
I have been addicted to your site for the past 3 months and not commented yet – but this perfection i think the matching bag and boots (which i would not normally like) works because the trsrs aren’t black – i love it and love your work – thank you
this girl is really pretty. i love her hat and red bag but the rest of her outfit is simply ugly. i am always astounded at the amount of butt-kissing comments on this website. no matter how ugly the outfit,people always gush with such unoriginal “genius” or “fab” comments.
I like the hat and coat. The coat has a nice simplicity and falls well. The shoes are interesting. I really don’t like the pants. The color contrast cuts her in half and the shape is not flattering on even such a tall model. (Would make an average-build woman look short and squat).
i like both of her looks. i think she looks lovely and it’s very apropriate for the age and for everyday life in a metropolis (big bags for getting everything you need for the day, boots so that you can walk around carefree…). Also, i think clothes a bit oversized are great for thin girls with a pretty face.
I love SHEILA MARQUEZ! and i’m so happy that you’ve shot her. If my memory serves me correctly you also shot her in paris during fashion week. She was running across the open area where all the photographers converge betewen the shows and she was wearing a skullcap, white, boots and a big black bag? Maybe if you can recall.
Hi an.7:32 pm! So glad you broke the ice about the commenting business. I too am surprised by the over- praising comments of clothes, etc. people shown on this site wear.Seems that you can wear a garbage bag and surely someone comes out with comments like:super,fab, sensational…But,I have experienced that sometimes when I write my real thoughts,they are not seen on this blog. The ass-kissing is a safer way to get your message through. Sart:Why is it so forbidden to express your impressions about the people you photograph? I assume you introduce yourself and tell people that you take photos that may or may not end up in the internet. IÂ´m sure that those who donÂ´t like to be pictured,will say so.Most people are just flattered and you could tell them that when the pictures come out,there will be likings and dislikings.
Oh Sart, I love how meeowh you’re being these days, it’s completely necessary.
On this girl, I can’t belive that initial photo was last May already! Jeepers, I’ve been on your blog for too long. But if I wasn’t here, where would I be? She’s gorgeous of course, and I love the laissez-faire feel of her look. I think it’s one of those things models have to have, wear whatever they want and not give a damn what anyone else might think. Envy that.
You don’t have to agree with my choices but if you are going to be negative please do it in a respectful way.
I think most people would be shocked at some of the comments left on this blog and to be honest sometimes it is very frustrating. The most frustrating is when someone makes a good point about a look but then ruins there comments by trying to be funny and say something completely mean.
You say “it is the internet” like it is not real life but these still are real people and 90% of the time they do see the comments and some have told me that it hurts there feelings – I don’t want to hurt peoples feelings – especially if they have been nice enough to let me take their photo
My life would be easier if I just held a blind eye to the comments section and just shrug it off but I would not be able to live with myself.
I’d forgotten about the former photo of her — thanks for reposting. It’s a “fab” and “genius” look, which I’m going to term post-apocalyptic flower child. She’s really great.
I also want to say something about you photographing models. You seem to get a lot of grief about it, but I for one am all for it. Models have the best personal style of just about anyone and, particularly since Liz Tilberis’ death, the mags have almost entirely stopped running shots of them in their own clothes. So thank you very very much for picking up that slack, and PLEASE keep it up.
What I like about this is that even beyond the clothes and accessories she has found a basically casual sihouette, tweaked it a bit (shorter pants, unexpected volume) and stuck with it. She knows what looks good on her and what she feels good in.
I think that the negative comments from the anons lack substance. Am I a fan of the extreme volume at the top of the pants leg in the top photo? Not really. But I like the overall look and I like that these are pieces and colours that most of us have some variation of in our closets. And if you notice, plenty of other people have noted things they weren’t crazy about yet they still had the decency to be kind in tone and realized that their words have the potential to hurt.
Sart, thanks for always portraying our city so well! There is no place as lovely as New York in the autumn and, of course I am biased, your New York photos are always my favourite.
Sart,thanks for writing to me.I read your reply,but really YOU are not responsible how the blog viewers respond to your pictures and the comments people have. I think this is very important for you to understand: You are not responsible. If you free yourself from this guilt you have much more energy for yourself,your family for all us who are reading your blog. I agree with you that some comments are not worth publishing and then you have the choice. People differ and someone will want to get hurt as strange as it might seem.
those chloe boots make me sad somehow. I really don’t like them. the bag is great, though! makes me think I could take the surprisingly huge bag I got recently around town without it looking like carry-on luggage.
Wow! I could not believe my eyes when I saw the picture at the bottom. She looks exactely like my sister in law. They must be identical twins. My sister in law worked as a model i Barcelona, but that is closer to 10 years ago now.