Monday, October 19, 2009

Verizon Global Gentleman or the Sainthood of Garance Dore

I don’t know if any of you have seen these Verizon Global Gentleman ads that began running in GQ back in September.

It was a really fun project that Garance and I shot over the Summer in Milan, Paris, Australia and London.

I have to admit I’m happy with how the shots turned out… but poor Garance.

No photographer ever wants to shoot another photographer. Let alone your boyfriend who is a photographer.

I couldn’t help it, just as she was about to shoot I would keep saying… is that the angle you’re going to take???….. back light, really??…. does my hair make my face look fat???

Local florists became quite wealthy after each of these shots.

Sorry G.


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  1. diane

    October 19, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Scott, you are hilarious. No wonder Garance loves you. : )

  2. junglesiren

    October 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    That poor girl. I know she probably wanted to smack you upside your head but it would mess up your hair for the shot.

    Very nice ad. And they picked the right man for the job. Thanks for explaining Milan. I've never actually loved it and always want to be elsewhere when I'm there…. like Venice for Florance.

  3. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Lucky Garance…
    If I had to shoot such a handsome subject, I'd make all kinds of excuses to take "bad-shots" so I could keep shooting all day! :)
    Your fan from Fort Lee, NJ

  4. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm


  5. The Photodiarist

    October 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    If she took that photo, then she did an awesome job. As usual.

  6. greendress

    October 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    you really made me laugh hard with this post. it just means you work really well together.

  7. elle.

    October 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Haha I can only imagine! But it came out great! She did a fine job!

  8. Maria Confer

    October 19, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    You're very handsome and debonair. Garance did a wonderful job and I love the tid bit on Milan.

  9. M a z p e

    October 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    hahahah this is a very funny post.

  10. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    This is a fabulous shot! and you look wonderful, too. Trust the lady. The movement of the jacket is practically divine intervention.

  11. Cecilia

    October 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    LOL! Know what you mean… both my husband and I are photography teachers and we're always second-guessing each other…but we do have some awesome pics of our children ;)

  12. FIG

    October 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    'No, your hair doesn't makes you look fat.'

    Any girl (any pearson really) should know this is the way to answer the question.

  13. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    October 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Hahaha! Sainte Garance, priez pour nous… Top notch!

  14. Ashley

    October 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    The photo looks great! you two are the cutest couple ever!!

  15. Jasmine

    October 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    AWWWWWWWWWWWW. so sweet the both of you!

  16. Shelley Noble

    October 19, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Well done, Garance. Your perfectly dressed fellow looks amazing.

  17. Ammu

    October 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Ha! She did a great job – you look fantastic :) I love the handkerchief peeping out of the pocket.

  18. Jacqueline

    October 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

  19. devies

    October 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    your both really lucky to have one another, I wish you an eternity of happiness!



  20. troubledeyes

    October 19, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you for the snapshots and peeks into style and romance, sometimes small and graceful other times overwhelming like and unexpected kiss.

  21. kmarie

    October 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Garance and Scott dating? High Fashion Couple Heaven! As the Sartorialist himself would say, "I love when style travels in pairs."

  22. Lolo

    October 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hahaha~ This was really sweet~


    October 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I do not know which one I like better; you in the photo, the ad, and amazing capture by Garance.

  24. Marlboro Martini

    October 19, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Hahahahaha! hilarious, Garance did an amazing job and you look impeccable, well done!

    MM x

  25. Meadow

    October 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    poor Garance indeed! but really, you look really handsome and suave in this picture.

  26. Specialward

    October 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Who makes that suit you're wearing?

  27. Ania

    October 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Oh good God.
    This is perfect.

  28. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I haven`t met you, but it seemes you have a good sense of humor! It should be nice working with you. By the way, congratulate Garance. I liked the picture.

  29. L.Holm

    October 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    LOL! Great shot, and fantastic ads. kudos to Garance.

  30. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    you guys are too cute really! I want to see more of you both together!!!!

  31. Dianed

    October 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    sigh…a man in a suit and a fabulous one a that…the suit or the man?

  32. Miz.November

    October 19, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I HAVE seen these ads. You look so dapper.

  33. Holly

    October 19, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I don't know where I've been~oh yea in Oklahoma~ I did not know you two were a couple. I can see it now that I think about it! You two make perfect sense! I love your photo…you are very handsome!!!

  34. Barbora

    October 19, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Agree with everything what was said. Great shot, great couple, great ad! Love Milan!

  35. yaniv

    October 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Scott You are a true fashion icon
    With love from South Africa

  36. Chelsea

    October 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I love this — both the photograph and the story. Thanks for sharing, Scott!

  37. olivia

    October 19, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    this is sweet…. I laughed.

  38. metscan

    October 19, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    A very ok picture of you, Maybe even the best one I have seen, but then I really have not seen so many ; ) !

  39. Melissa

    October 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Milan has its own hidden beauty that you seek out. One of my favorite cities by far.

  40. Scott P.

    October 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    The shot is perfect, fear not.

  41. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Something James Bondy like in this photo. I am a fan.

  42. ryan_baker

    October 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    the conversation in the one ad with your kids is hilarious. i'm glad you can blend the lines of art and advertising with your work. -from a graphic designer.

  43. Marta

    October 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Scott, you look gorgeous! I mean really gorgeous and gentleman-like. Big up to Garance :D

  44. Sabine

    October 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    This was the most charming 'Sorry' post! She captured you beautifully; and the suit is sublime.

  45. Emily

    October 19, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Well, if you don't have the right to be fussy about how you look when you're about to appear in a national ad campaign, when DO you have the right to be fussy about your appearance?
    But she did a great job. You're hot. Just saying. :]

  46. F

    October 19, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    She did an awsome job. Congratulations to the both of you. Cheers!

  47. Montreal Street Views

    October 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Too funny, she did a great job, you look great Scott and she deserved all the flowers! :–)
    It really is true, photographers hate being photographed!

  48. Cassandra

    October 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hahah Anon "The movement of the jacket is practically divine intervention." amazing! & true.

  49. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    The Sartorialist and Garance?? Why did I not know this?! Gotta love it :)

  50. Joy Mars

    October 19, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    You two sound so adorable.

    Great shot, Garance! You should have told Scott his face makes his hair look fat. He would have totally relaxed.

  51. sugarxnspice

    October 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Scott you look absolutely amazing here!

    'Local florists became quite wealthy..'
    awww… lucky G!

  52. Brigadeiro

    October 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Garance did such a superb job (of course!). The final result is brilliant!

  53. what what

    October 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    but look at the shot and how the right flap of your jacket poofs up in an awkward position. a good shot otherwise.


    October 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Great shot – you look fantastic! Having previously written Milan off as a place I "have to" go for business but nothing more, I'll give it another chance and explore more of the outskirts.


  55. Selmyra

    October 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    u look so serious scottie , :) !

  56. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Scott, you have to be pleased with this photo – you look yummy ! Bravo Garance!

  57. Em

    October 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I wish I could engage in such amusing quarrels. It's too bad I'm studying fashion and my boyfriend is studying engineering…. *sigh*

    There is nothing amusing about machinery.

  58. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Any know what sort of suit Scott is wearing? Solid black is one of those colours that either look really good or really cheap as a suit…the deep V in the chest make this one a winner!

  59. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    wait, garance and scott are an item?

  60. Amber

    October 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    You look good :)

    And I'm so happy for all the opportunities you've gotten. Truly deserving of each and every one of them.

  61. Niki

    October 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    "Boyfriend"? Was that the word that I read? A-DOR-ABLE!

    Looking mighty sexy there, Sart. Very dapper. :)

  62. dalia

    October 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    hawt. very james bond of you.

  63. Lolitta

    October 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    How funny! Wonderful shot though…very GQ:)

  64. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Clearly, the both of you are quite aesthetically blessed.

  65. Lou

    October 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    "The Sartorialist and Garance?? Why did I not know this?! Gotta love it :)"

    Ditto! I'm all cheerful! What a way to make the announcement! Brangelina, eat your heart out!

  66. Dr Jenn

    October 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    At least you sent her flowers! LOL. Now you need to talk to my B/F over to Pole Hill Sanitarium and give him step to step instructions on that one!

  67. chesilbeachx

    October 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    scott?? and garance?? how come i never realised it before? earlier? or is it the first time you ever shared the story between you and garance?? Gosh, i'm thrilled! happy for both of you! i bet you guys are the coolest photographer couple in the world! :)

  68. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 11:01 pm


  69. Jessica

    October 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Love the movement of the jacket as well! And I truly believe humor is the core to any relationship, which you both clearly have. Although flowers never go amiss no matter how many good laughs are shared :)

  70. Anu

    October 20, 2009 at 12:18 am

    very double o7.

  71. Hannele

    October 20, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Garance's capture is a very pleasing representation of you.
    I'm not a pro and I still drive my husband crazy when I dare let him take a photo of me! but I guess one knows his/her angles best. funny.

  72. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 2:38 am

    wow, i also didnt know you two are a couple…you are perfect together and i love your blogs. you guys have such a great sense of humour. both of you make me laugh with your stories…wish you all the best all the way from sunny south africa…mona

  73. Vanessa

    October 20, 2009 at 3:20 am

    wow what an amazing photo, beautiful angle, light and positioning of hair.

  74. sarafunky

    October 20, 2009 at 3:26 am

    wow beyond essence,bring smile on the face….nice attempt..

  75. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Hey Scott, I just cyber-smacked you over the back of the head for Garance. She did an amazing job – great pic Garance! :)

  76. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Garance can take my picture anytime.

  77. Marianna

    October 20, 2009 at 6:27 am

    haha that is so cute :-) great photo on the ad though, and your face doesnt look fat or anything like that. i love anything in italy, regular flyer to milan and yes it might not be rome but it has its own charm!!

  78. Benedicte

    October 20, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Cute !

  79. Clare

    October 20, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Great photo although it looks like you did get into 'a bit of a flap' over it.

    I checked out Verizon's Global Gentleman site and burst out laughing when I read your essentials for London – "Willies and a brolly."

  80. Martini

    October 20, 2009 at 7:43 am

    so funny, 'does my hair make my face look fat.' thanks for keeping the humour going.

  81. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Omg, you look so sexy!

  82. Plus Belle Ma Vie

    October 20, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations to Garance, who did a great job, as usual.
    And I think she will have thanked you for being such a nice and relexed model!!!

  83. fındıkkurdu

    October 20, 2009 at 8:37 am

    your sense of humour is so similar with garance and it's the first time you let us in on this

  84. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Hahahahahaha! Well the end result was worth it I'm sure :).

  85. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 20, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I hadn't seen the ads … but they are wonderful – even more so with the backstory. Very well done to both of you. :)

  86. Heidi

    October 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    you are lucky you had such a talented photographer to shoot you! but then again, the shots you have posted of Garance are equally talented… you obviously make a perfect pair! love the shot, you remind me of james bond here. Hx

  87. Sondra

    October 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Great job, Garance and keep those flowers coming!

  88. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Scott has a vintage je-ne-sais-quoi (the haircut?), but also you look so typical american! Dating a french girl is a very good things…

    Peace & Love

  89. hi-d

    October 21, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Great shot – nice suit!

  90. Mastroianni

    October 22, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for saying that about Milan, still not an international city, but surely a gem of (life)style.


  91. Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing

    October 22, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Goodness, you handsome devil!

  92. Michaela

    October 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Garance has done a very good job. You look great. I guess verizon can record a large inflow.

  93. Back

    October 22, 2009 at 10:41 am

    haha…you should learn how to be a model sometime and trust the photograher, gentleman!

  94. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 1:15 am

    omg so cute. never put it together.

  95. missdelite

    October 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Awesome shot.
    I especially like the angle and fluidity of the jacket.

  96. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Great shot… love it.

  97. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Hwy! I thought you were still married, or did you get a divorce somebody please clear the confusion.

  98. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    You are exceptional.

  99. Jennifer

    October 25, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Gregory Peck level handsomeness!

  100. ahlam

    February 4, 2010 at 4:54 am

    hey, your so funny! an your pictures are amazing, i tried taking pics my self, but people wont let me! how do you do it, the lighting, your eye for detail and excellent style… dude your awsome!

  101. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 9:21 am


  102. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    very handsome in a sutle frame

  103. Courtney

    October 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    handsome. and you are quite sweet.

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