Friday, September 28, 2007

While I Play Catch-up From The Rain…

…here are photos from my first full-on editorial shoot. You might remember back in June I wrote about this British Elle shoot while i was doing it and here are the results.
I’m really happy with the results and that it still looks very much like my work.

Anyway, thanks again for all the beautiful comments about the two year anniversary!

ok, now less typing and more shooting


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  1. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 4:51 am

    that is absolutely gorgeous! 2 thumbs WAY up :D the outfits are all perfect, i specially love the girl on the stairs. and the pooch in the bag ;) thank you for my daily fix!

  2. Miluska

    September 28, 2007 at 4:53 am

    They are beautiful! It had completely slipped my that I should be keeping an eye out for the pictures. I was flipping through Elle and couldn’t help but feel that there was something familiar about those pages- it all became clear to me when I saw your name. Well done!

  3. blair

    September 28, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Good work, looks great! I just loooove THE SARTORIALIST!

  4. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 5:14 am

    Hi there – I’ve only just started reading this blog, and it’s a godsend, particularly for menswear.

    Men who take an interest in style are so frequently surrounded by people who don’t, that it’s easy to feel like the odd one out (at least here in London it is). Blogs like this give a great sense of community.

    Thanks for doing this Sart, and please don’t stop now you’re doing professional gigs.

  5. Nina

    September 28, 2007 at 5:27 am

    I love the shot at the top, it’s so approachable and reminds me of a holiday snap!

  6. Chuxerador

    September 28, 2007 at 5:38 am

    These are some great shoots!!! Incredible! Just sad to have Paris on the cover.
    Oh and congratulations to your anniversary!

  7. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 5:57 am

    You are THE BEST

  8. Lynn & Horst

    September 28, 2007 at 6:23 am

    my respect. really well done. and totally you.

  9. Martijn van Berkum

    September 28, 2007 at 6:39 am

    wow, this is an impressive shoot! I’m surprised how you’ve managed to take it up another level. very professional and without losing the style and looks of your weblog. congratulations!

  10. AboutFace

    September 28, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Congratulations for your work and sensibility!

    It´s only a shame that we have just found you recently! But as we say here in Portugal: It´s better late than never!

    Keep up the great work! We wish you lots of successes.

    AboutFace team.

  11. Fashion Tidbits

    September 28, 2007 at 6:51 am

    You are sooo talented!!!

  12. Maria

    September 28, 2007 at 6:57 am

    The British ELLE is such a great magazine! Much better than the American one, in my opinion..

  13. Girl and the City paris fashion blog

    September 28, 2007 at 7:14 am

    Great shoot!! Well done! :-)

    xox Girl and the City

  14. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 7:59 am

    Well done!

  15. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Great job!!

    And I know this has been said by others, but your site has really been a great influence on the way I dress. I’m putting things together differently and I like it!

  16. Daryl

    September 28, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Hey Scott – they look great. They Look like you and they don’t look editoriatlized.

    Congratulations. The Sartorialist has been a great way to start each day and a source of inspiration on many…

  17. Carolina Lange

    September 28, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Great photos!

  18. Hong Kong Loudspeakers

    September 28, 2007 at 9:25 am

    Beautiful photos. Interesting background and well-structure compositions.

  19. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Fine pictures Sart! They all look as professional as they are. Especially pictures 1 and 3 are my favorites.I like the mix of yellow and blue which also is seen in the background-not a very common mix of colors.The clothes the models are wearing seem easy and comfortable.Somehow I suddenly have this urge to rid myself of some clothes I don´t feel ok in.That done I feel a lot better.

  20. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Nice pics, all of them but those Rossi boots in the top shot had me drooling. The set up in that photo is “Classic Sart” (e.g. the traffic-stopper shot).

    The site doesn’t list those blue boots yet/now, though. Mind you, a lot of his boots are drool-worthy.

    Thanks for the discovery,

  21. Felicia

    September 28, 2007 at 9:43 am

    The first shot is definitely your style!
    I would wear that outfit as a uniform. Great jeans, slick boots and a nice big coat/parka. Of course my curly afro would top it all off and look as fabulous as this models’ hair. Ha! Congratulations on a great shoot!

  22. Alice Olive

    September 28, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Yes, looks like a great shoot and very much in your style. I love the description “cult photographer”! But I guess that’s pretty accurate considering how many of us are addicted to your work!

    Congratulations to you and to British Elle for appreciating your aesthetic!

  23. Candid Cool

    September 28, 2007 at 10:07 am

    The 2nd one is especially cool.

  24. vecchio

    September 28, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Just hoping the Mens Stye site is added to from your Milan trip. Too bad about the weather!

  25. jamesy

    September 28, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Sart, I love the shot that looks like it’s on the corner of 9th and 14th. The bag of groceries is genius! I really love your sense of light. You bring out the best of these girls…it looks like your work!!!

  26. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Great shots, Sart! I wish you all the best.


  27. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 10:59 am

    love the second and third pictures…gorgeous! beautiful lighting in the third.

    been tempted to invest in a silk romper for fall…this picture may have sealed the deal!

  28. cordelia

    September 28, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Good, wonderful, go ahead, thank you!

  29. atheniangirl

    September 28, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!

  30. Style Saves the World

    September 28, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Congratulations!! Beautiful shoots!

    I love your site – any interest in swapping links?

  31. Gudl

    September 28, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Congratulations to this great work!

  32. we could grow up together

    September 28, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    wow, its finally out SART! did u shoot the story with you canon 5d?


  33. dolphinsaturday

    September 28, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Love all of the voluminous outerwear. Great work!

  34. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    i wish paris wsnt on the cover but i love your editorial it looks like your work but cleaner


    September 28, 2007 at 2:04 pm


    there’s a new change this fall. with these new diffusion lines out, from the go kids at target, vera in minor department stores and ysl’s 24 line and here, it’s all about such a complex art of layering to bring shape but also individual style. subtle is always good.

    i’ve always admire your eyes and focus on people like this, from a master who can have that right bit of cuff to butterflies that are changed by a year in new york. it seems like they know that bit of restraint which makes them oh so beautiful.

    so until i can finally come up to you at the shows and introduce myself, i’ll just express admiration from afar. and i should since i see you all the time!

    happy 2nd anni scott. i’ll have to invite you to a drink at pitti uomo next i see you.



  36. cris

    September 28, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    very goood Sartorialist! you are the best , i love your blog
    your faithful cristina

  37. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Awesome!! As a faithful reader I am very happy for you! Those are fantastic photos, I love how the sun backlights the hair in the third picture! Congrats!!

  38. Asian Models Blogger

    September 28, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    The photos are classic Sartorialist. I absolutely love the first two. They are amazing.

  39. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I agree with you: to my eye, only the third one looks more “posed” than the others, but overall, your own style –with its spontaneity & excellent composition– is intact.

  40. Jack Daniel

    September 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Why is Paris on the cover of Elle?

    Great shoot by the way…:) Keep it up!

  41. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    I hope you will update the Mens Style web for the Milan trip

  42. valber

    September 28, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    congrats, sart! ever thought ’bout a book of style or something??? i’d buy it!!!!

  43. normally a cynic

    September 28, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog every day for over a year but this is my first comment — I had to say how much I love your work and your posts. This is the only blog I read daily and the only blog I’ve ever followed for more than a few weeks. You deserve all the success you’ve been having. Your pictures are about so much more than fashion or style; they make me feel warmer about people in general. (And there aren’t that many things that make this New Yorker feel that way!)

  44. Sarah

    September 28, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    the pictures look beautiful! they still possess that chic-caught-on-the-street look that i’ve obsessed over in your work for quite a long time now!

  45. Manuel Santelices

    September 28, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats! I find your blog, your pictures, you eye and the success story of The Sartorialist so very inspiring.
    Thanks for all your efforts!

  46. iopine

    September 28, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    This looks fresh and bright. I love it! Congratulations on it.

  47. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    This is beautiful! I want a makeover…Sartorialist style.
    Congratulations on a lovely spread. It shines.

  48. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    The girl on the stairs definitely looks like your work. I haven’t been a fan for long, but you picture people when they are off doing something. It’s their real life and their personality shines through – that (I find) is the brilliance of your pictures. I’ve always been turned off from fashion spreads in magazines because the models are like mannequins where the clothes wear them, which is of course what the magazines are aiming for. But your pictures show the opposite – ordinary people wearing the clothes that best suits their style, frame, and personality. They put the life back in fashion – just fantastic!

  49. Paola

    September 28, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    congratulations! it’s very nice to see you still can have your original aesthetic even in a magazine.

  50. marta

    September 28, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    L.O.V.E.L.Y. hooray, hurrah. couldn’t be happier for you. it’s about darned time. am glad it still looks like your work too. oh happy day for you and that glorious camera.

  51. Maria

    September 28, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    when having such resources the outcome is both polished an cohesive: the key elements of a clear message

    Great work Mr.

  52. Anonymous

    September 28, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    i often hate magazine shots because i can stare at them and find so many flaws, but these are great. happy two year!

  53. christina

    September 29, 2007 at 12:50 am

    loving all those pics. ^^

  54. christina

    September 29, 2007 at 12:51 am

    loving all those pics. ^^

  55. Patricia De Silva

    September 29, 2007 at 1:31 am

    I recently stumbled upon your website through another and I must say that in the last few days of gluing my eyes semi-permanent on the screen while I sifted through your photos has been worth it. Since, today I had gone out and bought a pair of cranberry hued jeans after being inspired by the photo of this young lady:

    That’s a huge accomplishment for my wardrobe considering I’ve always stuck to my blacks and regular denim which aren’t bad by any means but I’ve always told myself to be bolder in my choices and I can’t believe that for once, I actually took my advice.

    For someone who religiously reads fashion magazines day in and day out, I have to say that I am most interested in seeing how ready-to-wear and couture fashion affects real people. The best part is, you inspire people for free! :)

    Keep up the great work!

  56. jojo

    September 29, 2007 at 7:06 am

    What can I add? Nothing really but congratulations you deserve all the allocades!

  57. jkh

    September 29, 2007 at 11:07 am

    congratulations sart!
    its your light, scott.
    but i think you also need your own stylist. the accessories for example should not all look that flaming new.

  58. Anonymous

    September 29, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    ******Who was the stylist?

    It would be interesting if you describe the different professional work and interaction taht goes into the editorial.

  59. andrea

    September 29, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Now I have bought ELLE today and it’s fabulous, really. It was 9,90 Euro here in Austria, but it’s worth the price :-)
    Really well done, Mr. Scott!

  60. Anonymous

    September 29, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Such great pics! I love the way you have maintained your own style right down to the last detail. There is nothing contrived about these pictures at all. It just seems like such a simple concept to style a shoot as though it were real life (albeit very stylish real life), but you are really the first person I have come across who has done it so effortlessly. Congratulations. I will be looking forward to getting a copy of the magazine when it hits our newsstands here in Australia.

  61. Iheartfashion

    September 29, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Great stuff…too bad they didn’t have you shoot the cover!

  62. Chris

    September 29, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    wow paris hilton actually isn’t fugly

  63. ricpic

    September 29, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    2nd photo down. Black and tan. Such a classic combination when the weather cools.

  64. Anonymous

    September 29, 2007 at 10:47 pm


  65. Anonymous

    September 30, 2007 at 12:32 am

    wow! just lovely!

  66. Anonymous

    September 30, 2007 at 2:06 pm


  67. ev said

    September 30, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    I love all the poses. They seem so natural but still fabulous.

    I specifically love the stair shot. The mixture of gray, tan, black and brown and the pop of red.
    It would normally be hard to work those colors together but this is a lovely example.

    thank you, you are amazing.

  68. Blaise

    October 1, 2007 at 3:13 am

    Hello Sart, you’re work is really beautiful..

    I couldn’t tell who is the model and who isn’t.. or are they all models?? ;P

  69. Renée S.

    October 1, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Fourth picture is Sylvia Geersen, right? How was she doing?

  70. eurobrat

    October 1, 2007 at 11:46 am


  71. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    i discovered u through this issue of elle. I was flipping through, and thought to myself how wonderful those pictures are. Honestly, they are amazing!!!! since then, i´ve been a fan of ur website. Awesome idea, great sense of style!

  72. marie

    October 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Great job!!

  73. Anonymous

    October 3, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Great shoot! Love the first pic!
    Does anybody know where I can find those jeans?

  74. lily

    October 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Congrats! The pictures are wonderful and composed beautifully.

    They also have your distinct signature as well which is great…


  75. Admin

    October 5, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Love these shots. Nice work.

  76. Resplendato

    October 5, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Nice and clean, no sign of pretentiousness…congrats Scott!

  77. Anonymous

    November 23, 2007 at 12:23 pm



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