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  1. Ophelia

    December 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

    This photograph is stunning!

  2. Bohemian Style

    December 5, 2011 at 9:09 am

    So pretty!

  3. Reuben

    December 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Great, great, great Photo pic shot whatever you want to call it!!!!!!!!

  4. fatou2002

    December 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

    the look she got from the people makes me think she is not a usual occurrence in that part of Istanbul

  5. ethan

    December 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

    this looks like something out of an orientalist painting. beautiful but almost frightening and alien at the same time. stunning

  6. rese

    December 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

    she’s the kind of girl that people stare at.

  7. Camille O.

    December 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

    What I like the most about this picture isn’t her outfit or the model, it is how they are all looking at her, the background is way more interesting than the center. Sorry for her, but it makes a very great picture.

  8. M_

    December 5, 2011 at 9:22 am

    WTH, why so serious?!?!?!?!?!?

  9. Mercedes // Meka

    December 5, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Dear Mr. Scott Schuman: Good morning!

    Getting to work today and seeing this picture as one of the first “fashion” images of the day has made me smile in an intense manner. Her colors are the dustier tones of the SKYY VODKA ad that is out there now, the most vibrant hues of red, blue and yellow. Just love the colors of the campaign and had it stored in the back of my mind from this weekend.

    What an amazing photo! At least 7 people are observing her, with shocked and with such engaged looks and eyes, and giving us viewers the idea that they’re questioning, thinking: who is being photographed amidst a normal day-to-day of us, normal citizens of Istanbul?

    Too good, you are like a wild cat; observing their prey. Thank you for constant beautiful food for the eye and mind.

    Love and Joy! And have a great week!

    Uruguayan / Brazilian residing in NYC

  10. MP

    December 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    The interaction in this photo speaks for itself!

  11. Maral

    December 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

    AMAZING!! Being half-turkish I really feel like you’ve captured the essence of Istanbul where the old, conservative meets the new and fashionable! Great shot!!
    P.S. Meeting you at the booksigning this summer really felt like Christmas to me. Thank you for your contribution to photography and fashion.

  12. My Luxe

    December 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

    She is definitely worthy of all the looks she’s getting!!

  13. Petra

    December 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

    This photo is sooooo cool!!!
    As if she were from a different planet, great!

  14. diana

    December 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

    wow :)

  15. The Fancy Teacup

    December 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Such a dramatic capture and wickedly beautiful.

  16. sol

    December 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

    wow! amazing pic!

  17. Luke

    December 5, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I love the effect she has on people around her

  18. Mei

    December 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful picture

  19. Zeynep

    December 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Ahu Yagtu looks stunning!

  20. Zeynep

    December 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

    this is Ahu Yagtu, one of the fashion icons and model of Turkey.

  21. Name*mrdavidpop

    December 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Love the photograph, such a moment

  22. BigBeard

    December 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

    The centre of attention!

  23. Larissa

    December 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

    It’s amazing how she looks and how other people look at her as if she doesn’t belong there.

  24. Frances

    December 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Nice coat. I love red
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  25. jas

    December 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

    i love that she’s like 2 feet taller than everyone else


    December 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

    wow what a show stopper!!!!!!!

  27. Haley

    December 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

    how amazing is she?! she is rocking that height. ha

  28. Charlotte Wilder

    December 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Wow! So striking. I love her shoes with the red coat…beautiful.

  29. ETC...

    December 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

    That red coat is amazing! Her clutch is pretty cool too.

  30. Christina

    December 5, 2011 at 9:51 am

    brilliant! surreal! it’s almost as if time stops around this girl.

  31. Bart

    December 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Stunning is the word indeed.

  32. sophie

    December 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

    i love the way everyone is looking at her

  33. Nilla

    December 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

    love how the people beside her are staring. probably because her outfit incredibly gorgeous.

  34. Blog Desde el Trópico

    December 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

    What an amzing photo! Love it!!

  35. Lauren

    December 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Wow! Great photograph and she looks stunning! I love the way the older man and woman are looking at her as they walk past.

    The Styleseer

  36. Madame M

    December 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

    This photo reminds me some shoots from William Klein in Roma during 50′s. People around, the model you chose , buildings all in this picture could be a subject for a conversation.

  37. Angie Muresan

    December 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

    This is one of my favorites, Scott. There are so many stories going on in here.

  38. yvonne

    December 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

    the look is amazing!

  39. Sally

    December 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Wish I could’ve heard your directions for how she was to have her hands and stance for this shot… Did you direct, or was this all her idea? Her hands, stance, and straight-on face/head further lend to the idea of gemoetry in color-blocking.

  40. allen

    December 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

    this is one of you more otherworldly shots.

  41. Mertxe Hernandez

    December 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Amazing picture. Her outfit is fabulous.

  42. Marcel Da Chump

    December 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Her statuesque pose, the various lines and contours of her presentation are like a fine sculpture, which eyes can’t resist.

  43. emily

    December 5, 2011 at 10:32 am

    i love the reactions of the people around her.

  44. proletarian Great Gatsby

    December 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

    The background is fantastic with all that people astonish.That makes de photo natural.

  45. eloy

    December 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

    to fatou2002
    Well whereever you’ll go in earth with that strange clothes people will look at you like this.. nothing weird on that picture…
    apart from that great pic.

  46. ptcocoon

    December 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

    In turkish we say “Cat says for the liver, which the cat unreaching, called sin.

  47. Patricia Iglesias

    December 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Amazing cape!! I love her look!!

  48. bambi

    December 5, 2011 at 10:48 am


    December 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

    definitely not the kind of turkish girl we expect.

  50. Cristina

    December 5, 2011 at 10:57 am


  51. Tova Kaplan

    December 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Why is everyone staring at her….are they jealous?

  52. Una B

    December 5, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wow,amazing photo!I just like how other people are staring at her!Just adds something to this picture

  53. Piaget

    December 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

    :O …. ….

  54. Yasemin

    December 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

    no book signing in Istanbul?? :(

  55. Margherita

    December 5, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I love how the woman is looking at the model, super funny.
    Also I’m thrilled that Istanbul is making it into TheSartorialist, it’s such a vibrant city that it can certainly be fashion-inspiring!


  56. Miss L

    December 5, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Love this photo! It looks just great how man and a woman are looking her.

  57. Giada

    December 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Everybody’s looking at her!! That’s incredible!!


  58. Stamina

    December 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

    The girl is perfect! But I think the cherry on top is the look of the people around! They are looking at her like she is an alien or something!

  59. TherunningInspiration

    December 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Wow! I love how everyone around her loks at her..

  60. Autumn

    December 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Omg! Her shoes!!! I want them so baad.
    She’s stunning

  61. henny merdeka

    December 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

    stunning pic. I love how the girl being the center of attention.

  62. Zeynep

    December 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I love that you finally made your way to the streets of Istanbul. I think Istanbul is a incredible city with great style that harmonizes east and west. This is a perfect example of the socially acceptable habit to stare in the Middle East along with the modern taste of the model.

    I hope to see more from Ist!

  63. togzhan

    December 5, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Wow, what a gorgeous outfit! Colours, shoes, tights, poncho! every detail is just amazing!

  64. Jessica

    December 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

    This is one of the best photographs I have ever seen on this site. A complete expression. We aren’t all created equal and we notice.

  65. Thefashionguitar

    December 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Such a gorgeous photo, and that cape, just wow!

    XO Charlotte

  66. Anne

    December 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Génial! Ceux qui regardent celle qui regarde… (would you say “people staring at the one who looks”?)
    photo exceptionnelle!

  67. Jess

    December 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Amazing shoes! and I love how everyone is checking her out! Really unusual shot in context of what we imagine the streets of Istanbul to look like

  68. Svenja

    December 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

    you can really feel the atmosphere in this scene… :)

  69. Lydia Wilkinson

    December 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Without wanting to sound hyperbolic, for me this photo sort of sums up the entire essence of the effect that the fashion world has on its outside environment. Namely that if you look different or unusual through your personal style, you will always, always be stared at. I’ve always dressed a little differently and extravagantly than the norm, even as a young teen, and coming from a small city in middle England meant that I could constantly feel the looks up and down as I walked down the street. Having once been intimidated by the stares, I now revel in them as a woman in her early twenties. Of course, in London or any other major fashion city, being different is distinctly normal, so occasionally it is actually quite nice to go back to my hometown and feel those same stares once again.
    p.s. excellent photo, you have really captured a moment. x

  70. Paula

    December 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

    The looks she’s getting! :)

  71. Pas Y

    December 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    The Sartorialist’s modern version of the Birth of Venus!

  72. Nicole

    December 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Amazing picture!!
    The colors are wonderful!

  73. Haute

    December 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I love how everyone is just starring at her out of curiosity! What a wonderful photo!

    I also love her red cape!

  74. Ece Inan

    December 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    it is funny that there is no such place ‘besiktas-cd’ it is not a street it is a plaza…
    Im sure you know but still if you go to Nisantasi you can find more stylish people

  75. Susan

    December 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    All eyes upon tall ms. riding hood.

  76. Nicole

    December 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Amazing picture!!
    The colors are wonderful!!

  77. Style Croissant

    December 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    STUNNING ! And her shoes are soo pretty :)

  78. Katia

    December 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I feel like everyone is staring at her because she is so much taller.. I hover at around 6′ and I’m often on the receiving end of these stares too.

  79. Carol Markel

    December 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    What I find so fascinating, is way everyone is looking at her. She’s so tall! Like big red riding hood!

  80. LeA

    December 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    thats a georgaous motive!!! all the people and then this tall girl with this (wooow) beautiful clothes! GREAT!!!


  81. Bennett

    December 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I’d put this one in your Top Ten, sir.

  82. sartorialistanbul

    December 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Great shot. I shoot in that part of Istanbul all the time. I wonder who the subject is. Did you arrange the shoot or was she passing on the street? Great work as usual.

  83. debi c

    December 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    LOLOL this photo reminds me so much of the streets of kolkata!!!every time i take my camera out to take a photo of friends every one stares either at me or the person….plus we get stared at whenever we dress a bit more flamboyantly than what the every day people running around, doing their work wear.this is amazing.

  84. Banu

    December 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    The area that this photograph is taken is middle-working class, where university students hang out also. You really captured how people react to “extraordinary situations” in this shot.

  85. electrone

    December 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Quel magnifique tableau! ce que j’aime le plus ce sont les regards!

  86. emma

    December 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Wow. How these people are gaze at her. It is interesting to see, how pedestrians react, when you take an photo. Would like to see more of this reactions, but I would bet that it is not so interesting in New York or Paris. Yes, Istanbul is still different and I love that you take photos there, not at least because I’m planning a visit there next year. Thanks.

  87. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    December 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    What a unique shot! The expressions on the others’ faces are pretty understandable- this girl rocks her height, and the red coat, those shoes, and the clutch as well! Amazing picture.


  88. Kate

    December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Amazing picture. She sure stands out from the crowd…and don’t they know it…


  89. Whitney Sherrell

    December 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Brilliant photo. Everything about it is stunning.


  90. The life after

    December 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    The colour and the design of the coat are superb… unfortunately you have to be as tall as her to be at least nice!

    The Life After

  91. Epata

    December 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    This is a wonderful contrast in colours and texture! I love how she stands out like a lovely peacock, just perfect! four pillars of destiny

  92. Noha

    December 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

  93. Amelia

    December 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    This is why I come back to your blog. Your photographic style keeps growing.

  94. victor

    December 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    wow, she’s beautiful!

  95. Serdane

    December 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    She reminds me that song from GAGA, The edge of Glory !!

  96. which me will ibe today

    December 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    This look like photo from an editorial. Her presence is strong and her attire is exquisite.


    December 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Cool looking guy, that one on the left. There’s got to be more pics from Istanbul! I want to see a lot more!

  98. Sartor Resartus

    December 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Love it !

  99. Marie

    December 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Fantastic photo!!!!!

  100. Dede

    December 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    This picture is unbelievable fantastic! The way she is looked for everyone. I love Istanbul essence on this photograph.

  101. WOWS

    December 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  102. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    December 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    What an amazing shot! I love the way she’s stopping the (foot) traffic!


  103. Nicky

    December 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    great photo… the expressions of the people walking by

  104. Aga

    December 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    so pretty!

  105. Rocking Zebra

    December 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Omg! The hole outfit is so amazing! I absolutely love those colors. My favourite is the coat, very modern. I love it! :)

  106. Stephanie C.

    December 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I hope you read this because I’d like to say:
    You, Scott Schuman, will go down in history as the man who finally bridged the gap between Modernist art photography and modern fashion photography. Bravo! You have a true gift, sir.

  107. Iliyana

    December 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

  108. Alexandra Bergmann

    December 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Incredible shot…the way the people are looking at her frames it perfectly. Amazing!

  109. Kris

    December 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    WOW. This is stunning! Great capture!

  110. Catherine

    December 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Striking. I love how all the people are looking at her, and how tall ( strong ) she looks. And that coat is to die for.

  111. Lucero Arechiga

    December 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I love that every pair of eyes is on her!

  112. Holly

    December 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    This is stunning! Thanks for sharing such a great picture

  113. Emanuel I.

    December 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Great outfit, beautiful pic!
    But OMG how they look that girl…

  114. gulsah

    December 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    c’monnn… She is not anybody in the street. She is a model in Turkey. Sorry but the photo is not a natural one…..

  115. Loulune

    December 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    The photo captures one of the faces of Istanbul – incredible modernity which mingles with from face to toes veiled moslim women. Fascinating city

  116. Name*

    December 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I’m glad to see that you came to our beautiful city! And this girl (I think she’s a former model, Ahu Y.) looks amazing.

  117. Miguel

    December 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Que chica, es impresionante comparada con las personas que la rodean parece de otro planeta.

  118. Magdalena Konstancja H.

    December 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The people on the Istanbul’s streets seem to be rather stunned by any fashion sightings. How barbaric.

  119. vasilieva

    December 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    absolutely gorgeous and that shot is brilliant

  120. cronicasdemiarmario

    December 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    nice photo and beautiful cape!

  121. dragon fruit

    December 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    outstanding shot. i love that cape.


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  123. Crayons

    December 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I just noticed the hooded figure behind the older lady’s left shoulder, his stare is menacing!

  124. Viviana

    December 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Stunning! So fun to see the people staring at her in the street! cool pic

  125. helen @ TheStyleSchedule

    December 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh so stunning…and the juxtaposition of the elderly bemused crowd around her – excellent.

  126. Jay

    December 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    There’s something about this picture. I just love it.

  127. BPO

    December 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Eveybody is looking at her first of all because she is wearing red, she is incredibly tall for being Turkish and Turkish people are always very curious when there is a camera involved. :)

  128. anora

    December 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I love the big blocks of solid color. Just a great look on her.

  129. ej

    December 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Tall n wearing red – straight out of a rock anthem.

  130. Emilynne

    December 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Haha, I like how everyone is staring at her and her really cool outfit! :-)

  131. Melissa

    December 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    this photo is stunning and what makes it even more perfect are the people staring at her

  132. Valeria

    December 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Without words….

  133. rebecka

    December 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm


  134. PAZ!

    December 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I love the shocking people!

  135. Aristoclea

    December 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Luckily tere are still “unsophisticated” people who feel free to stare at someone they find beautiful, or well dressed and are not ashamed to show their interest. The little girl with the pink beret and scarf and red boots is so cute, showing her keen interest in the beautiful model.

  136. Alex

    December 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Her height is the real focal point here

  137. andi

    December 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I visit your site almost every day and I must say that this is the most stunning photo I’ve seen to date. Everything about it is perfect and I especially like the faces of the pedestrians. Thank you for publishing photos like this daily, which inspire me to make better fashion choices!

  138. The Pilgrim Photographer

    December 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Gorgeous clothes aside, this photograph is great social commentary, beautifully captured Scott.

  139. Kiwi

    December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Rah! She’s hot!

  140. Villy K

    December 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Yeah people are staring, because in a country like Turkey you are not suppose to be exposed especially young and beautiful girl like her. That`s why everybody is taring at her

  141. Isabel

    December 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Stunning photograph and beautiful outfit. Very engaging picture overall. I absolutely love it:)

  142. murat

    December 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    çok güzellllllllllllllllll.

  143. hhandan

    December 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    i think what seemingly interesting in this picture is just too obvious. I like the subtlety in your photos better.

  144. Liz

    December 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    What a lovely photo! Love the red color and her hair!

  145. Habiba. J

    December 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    WOW, she is beautiful and I love what she’s wearing, very stylish. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

  146. canvasofculture

    December 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    wow gorgeous shot! this girl definitely has presence! Wonder how tall she is…

  147. Kitty

    December 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    She might as well be wearing the scarlet letter, the way people are staring at her…captured the essence of Istanbul perfectly.

  148. Miguel Ignacio

    December 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    INCREIBLE…. Poetic….

  149. Anindya

    December 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    the fact that everybody’s looking at her makes her look more stunning

  150. Devi

    December 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I love her entire look!

    xx Devi

  151. Pdextr

    December 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Without a doubt one of your best ever.

  152. Onegenee

    December 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    니가 갑이다~~~!!!!
    OMG~!!! U’R the best :)

  153. Louise

    December 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Great narrative in this image.. and a cape.. wonderful stuff…

  154. Samantha Rose

    December 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    in lovee with the red cape.

  155. Angeles

    December 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  156. Maria Jose

    December 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    If I came across this girl on the street – and her spectacular look-, I surely also stare at her. Great pic, as usual! Love, María José

  157. Caroline

    December 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I love how all eyes are on her…she’s worth the double-take!

  158. vivianapple

    December 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    she is so beautiful, simple style

  159. (@Tokyofaces)

    December 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Amazing photograph! Love all the eyes she’s getting from the others.

    Tokyo street style:

  160. hiacyt kant

    December 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

  161. Moriah

    December 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    i love how everyone is looking at her.

  162. anonymous

    December 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    She looks so out of place! Fashionable where everyone else is not. Tall when everyone else is not. Attractive, when everyone else is not.

  163. Sei

    December 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Knowing Turkey, people are staring at her as she is out of context, not out of awe or admiration. Her outfit is absurd, and her gaze is so empty compared to the people around her who seem lively and curious. As for the mixing of veiled Muslims and modern dress you don’t need to go to Istanbul, its a common occurrence in every country nowadays. Its not some exotic phenomenon….

  164. noreen

    December 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    interesting juxtaposition. clear and funny.

  165. Jennifer De Francisco

    December 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I love the reactions from the passerbys….priceless…as well as her countenance.

  166. Hannah

    December 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    you captured this photo at the perfect moment… I love the way the people surrounding her are looking at her!

  167. Jenny

    December 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Can somebody tells me where she got that cape ? I think I’m in love with it !!!

  168. 350125GO

    December 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Interview With A Vampire.

  169. Essence of Istanbul

    December 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I remember getting this kind of looks around that area with my red boots, mini skirt in late 1980′s. It is not a promenade, it’s a very busy street, those people are probably in rush, trying to catch the next bus or a metro to home or work or whatever… In contrary, she is calm and she knows that she belongs to there and she doesn’t belong at the same time. If this was taken few blocks up to the NISANTASI area, we wouldn’t be discussing the composition, she would easily blend in her “style look alikes” That’s what I like most about this frame. Love it Scott, hope you too like Istanbul too. Best, N.

  170. Khan

    December 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Too bad Turkey is being presented with two choices:
    Extreme capitalism (as seen with this girl) or extreme Islam.

    Both entrap the mind and spirit. Neither belong in Turkey.

  171. Hung

    December 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    As many people mentioned, I actually love the curious stares; actually makes it fresh somehow. Maybe because we have become so desensitised.

  172. demetric wheeler

    December 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    The brilliant mr. schuman…. ummmmmm chicago perhaps!!!! how is there no book signing here is beyond me!!!! possibly 2nd or third definetly top five cities in the states top ten in the world!!!!! and noooooo Schuman!!!! Whats up with that! good pic though good pic…

  173. Missy

    December 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    The looks of the man on one side and the woman on the other, remind me of the Devil on one shoulder and angel on the other.
    This is another remarkable moment frozen in time by you.

  174. Alyssa

    December 5, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Is it me or does this woman seem ridiculously tall? Like 7 feet? I love how that woman to her left is just outright staring…

    Shop vintage ♥

  175. carley

    December 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    lol…..everybody stops to stare at the tall girl…

  176. Sheila

    December 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I really had so much fun looking at that picture, with all those people, females and males, of different ages, staring at that lady and she seems to say to herself:
    “Omg! What an embarrasement… Shame on you, my people!! Are you looking at an alien, by chance, or something like that?! Do me a favour and mind your own business!”
    (laughs) *

  177. Debra

    December 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    It’s amusing to see the difference between the lustful look of the man on the left and the sort of annoyed almost jealous stare of the woman on the right. It almost seems like they are a married couple separated by this glorious tall imposing beauty.

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    December 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm


  179. kyraehayes

    December 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    What an amazing photograph and such exquisite styling. This red trench is to die for! The stares are suggestive of such a larger social issue. Just fantastic.

  180. mari

    December 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    So much more than a fashion shot!
    That aside, I love her color combinations.

  181. Le Sapphire Blue

    December 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    En bin dis donc!!! I need to move to Turkey!!!

    She is stunning!!!

  182. gabriella sheffield

    December 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    sullen and sultry, i love the way people are surrounding her with stares…

  183. Vincent

    December 6, 2011 at 12:44 am

    These are truly brilliant! I love all of your photographs. Thank you.

  184. Name*

    December 6, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Everything about this photo is amazing. The woman looks lovely and strong. The passers by look like they have not often seen a lady that shows herself with such confidence very often. Brilliant!

  185. Nora

    December 6, 2011 at 1:07 am

    What makes this photo so cool, even more so than the unabashedly cool model herself, is the fact that almost every person in the photo is staring at her.

  186. Christina

    December 6, 2011 at 1:08 am

    look at how tall she looks compared to everyone else. She looks otherworldly. Beautiful.

  187. Lilly Tsang

    December 6, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I’m pretty sure the reason she’s being stared at was becuz she’s being photographed. But this doesn’t reduce how interesting the photo is, and how fascinatingly stunning the girl is.

  188. Lisa Petrarca

    December 6, 2011 at 1:32 am

    WOW what a photo Scott. The colors & the stares!

    Check out my new post “COLORS of CHANGE”

  189. Justin

    December 6, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Epic photo

  190. Eda

    December 6, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Mr.Schuman, it’s great to see Istanbul here, and this is a great shot by the way…I feel the need to explain why people are staring at her, it’s not only because she is tall or beautiful or etc but she is also famous in turkey being a model and also a TV actress. After seeing Nil and Ece and now Ahu on my favorite blog I really feel even prouder to be a Turkish girl! I would love to see more shots from Turkey..

  191. Salata

    December 6, 2011 at 2:11 am

    This isn’t real. She is there for you. Please take pictures of real things.

  192. Hillel

    December 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Wow!How tall she is・・・・・・

  193. Stylshlymebytaryn

    December 6, 2011 at 2:39 am

    This picture is so surreal…. Like an oversized Alice in Wonderland.. Eyes watching and judging from every angle.. Love it!

  194. sophie

    December 6, 2011 at 3:13 am

    amazing picture! congrats

  195. 39003500E

    December 6, 2011 at 3:24 am

    it is very un-natural.
    she is quiet striking a pose.
    i think the people around makes the photo much more interesting.

  196. Beauty Follower

    December 6, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I always thought ladies from Constantinople are beautiful.

  197. Name*

    December 6, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Amazing shot!! And thanks God you have been to the most beautiful city in the world at last !!!!How I wish I was there !!

  198. Nesli83

    December 6, 2011 at 3:33 am

    You’re finally in Turkey! I thought you’d never come to Istanbul…cant wait to see more photos from ıstanbul…

  199. the reason why

    December 6, 2011 at 3:50 am

    the reason people are staring at her is because her picture is being taken!

  200. ayse

    December 6, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I think this photo shoot had two targets and wasnt just aiming to shoot a model and her style. This photo is aiming to catch our attention to the opposition between the model and her surroundings. Normally in another location nearby, Scott could have shot many many stylish young women where they wouldnt be seen as aliens :) there is a contrast in this photo and this is why it stands out and is soo cool !!!

  201. John

    December 6, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Thank’s for nice photo!
    Charles Dickens violence

  202. Charikleia

    December 6, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Very nice indeed. See how people stare? It’s a characteristic of the Southern people. We look at each other without being offensive. We are interested in what happens next to us.

    However this is not a simple case here, she is so stunning, anyone would look at her!

    Kisses from Greece!

  203. Erica

    December 6, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I like the contrast beetween the people around and the model!

  204. G

    December 6, 2011 at 5:29 am

    “… the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life.”
    This shot expresses exactly the opposite of what it claims to be. People look at her because she is so irrelevant and out of context. The fact that the people around her cant even afford her nailpolish clearly signifies the unavoidable social gap rather than the (pathetic) effort of a dialogue. (btw, what kind of nonsense is a two-way dialogue ?)
    That confused looking dollface is not lost in the charming beauty of istanbul, she wants to get out of there as soon as possible because she knows she doesnt belong there.
    Please , everyone, there is much more than mere aesthetics in visual arts, especially if it deals with public space.

  205. Ivi.

    December 6, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Amazing photo, one of my favrites ever ;)



  206. Effie Kats

    December 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

    i love her style FANTASTICCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!

    for style from down under see-

  207. roelien

    December 6, 2011 at 6:06 am

    she’s pretty. this photo reminds of an old Alanis Morrisette video – except I think she was only covered by her hair. no sartorialism in that…

  208. cicek

    December 6, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Great!! Finally you are in İ will not be regret..

  209. whattheshoe

    December 6, 2011 at 6:19 am

    i like how people are looking at her like shes an alien!

  210. Lina

    December 6, 2011 at 6:27 am

    It looks like that girl doesnt belong to this world, like she just jumped out from nowhere in the midle of the street. That is why this picture impresses me so much. Beautiful!

  211. cck

    December 6, 2011 at 6:32 am

    More and more pictures and please also write your comment about İstanbul and style in İstanbul..

  212. antique engagement rings

    December 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I love Istanbul…. Fantastic!

  213. Moldiva

    December 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

    she is a great turkish model

  214. StreetLounge

    December 6, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Wow, the colors.. stunning!

  215. Stills

    December 6, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Amazing photo!

  216. DaNa

    December 6, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Very cool, i love that cape!

  217. yasmine

    December 6, 2011 at 8:28 am


  218. LIZPR

    December 6, 2011 at 9:22 am

    This photo is priceless. Like the people of Istanbul have never seen a tall, striking, chicly dressed woman before. Lol

  219. fatma

    December 6, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Congrats Scott,this is a very very nice shot because you saw the two opposite sides of not only Istanbul but also the whole country;the modern and the traditional..Hope you enjoyed it..

  220. anil

    December 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

    she’s a fashion icon in turkey.. and in besiktas you can’t see any stylish people like her so this is not occasional look from besiktas, if you look at other people’s eyes you can see that. If you want to see any stylish people from istanbul you should go to nisantasi, cihangir, galata, bagdat street, bebek… but not besiktas!

  221. Gizelle

    December 6, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Your photos are getting better and better. This looks like a shot from a movie scene!

  222. Thy Nefelibata

    December 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    master piece!

  223. A

    December 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Simply stunning!

  224. RG21

    December 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Is it the reactions of those around her? Is it that she is almost a foot taller than anyone near her? Is it the look of want in her face or the way she clutches her clutch?

    It’s a stunning photo. Not so much because of the subject, although she is stunning as well, but because of the story one might find themselves telling because of it. I’d like to know her story…

  225. Jda

    December 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I dont think it is a spontaneous photo at all..

  226. Olivia

    December 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful. Her height and the people’s looks make it one of your best shots ever. Great job, Scott!

  227. Xen

    December 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

  228. D :P

    December 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Stunning! The attention to detail is amazing! The pants, the dark coat, the head scarf! And all of the elements melt together with the plastic bag! A visual master piece!

  229. krapula

    December 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Look at the people look!!!! That’s great!!!! One of your best shots!!!

  230. Akay

    December 6, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Yes she’s pretty and put together BUT They are staring because of her height. She’s either very very tall or the people all around her are very very short.
    This picture works well because it captures her vulnerability. She’s obviously uncomfortable from all the scrutiny.

  231. The Detallista

    December 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    this image is a perfect example of how fashion can/does move people.

  232. seda

    December 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    people are curious in istanbul. that’s why they look at her and wonder why she is being photographed. not because she looks so different from anybody else- as you can see that’s a very casual look.

  233. Karishma P.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Absolutely stunning photograph.

  234. antique engagement rings

    December 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I just love red… fantastic!

  235. Milena

    December 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

    she stands out so much and almost commands attention… everyone is looking at her!!

  236. Dlight

    December 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Considering the numerous comments I guess I cannot say more…However I’ll try: This picture is really interrestig to me because not only she decided to be different than the rest (her clothes and style) but she’s tall and stands out from the crowd. She dares to be different and stands for it (in all senses!). I admire people who can stand out and be proud of it.
    I’ll probably be more like a mouse trying to avoid their stares if I were in her position so a big BIG UP to her and to you!

    Dlight from Paris
    La Rue A Du Style

  237. Aaron H.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    lurv it!

  238. ayse

    December 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    this photo is such a great reflection of Turkey, how people love to stare :)
    hope you liked Istanbul!!

  239. Hande

    December 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    FYI, she IS a celebrity.

  240. George

    December 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

    This is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen you take. Very nice.

  241. Ahmet

    December 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    She is one of the most beautiful models in Turkey and she is my friend.
    Her name is AHU YAGTU. She has fantastic taste and beautiful mind. I must add that her mom is taller.
    Greetings from Istanbul…
    Ahmet Baytar

  242. Özlem

    December 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This street is so close to my house, can’t believe you were here :) You should check out Kadıköy’s streets. ‘Barlar sokağı’ area mostly. You can find very interesting people there.

  243. José A. Valdez

    December 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    The Virgin Mary, almost. The surrounding people are what make this photograph interesting. This woman seems to be at the centre of the universe; everything is revolving around her. the tights/socks/shoe combination is simply divine.

  244. CDE

    December 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    As an ex-pat who’s lived here in Istanbul for over 3 years, I can’t help thinking these particular ‘sartorialists’, or at least their outfits, have been planted. There is not a great deal of style here; it’s a developing country where new money heads straight to the high street to dress by numbers, and yet 3 girls of enough stylistic note to include on this highly reputed blog are found in a couple of days. The Besiktas girl is particularly suspect – note the attention she is attracting. Hopefully, I’m wrong.

  245. Mruchettie le Cosmos

    December 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Oh my, she’s a statue.

  246. Andre

    December 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    This is magnificent. Her eyes. This photo doesn’t just capture the clothes but what made her wear them. Brilliant.

  247. Clotaire

    December 10, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I love that cape and the combination of colors, she looks divine!

  248. Sarah

    December 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

    This is by far one of the most beautiful images I have ever come across on this blog. Everything about this photo is stunning — the beautiful, statuesque woman, the bystanders looking at her as she towers over everyone on the sidewalk… Absolute perfection. Kudos!

  249. S.S.

    December 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Reminiscent of Vida from Brautigan’s “The Abortion.”

  250. Merve

    December 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Actually, she is a usual type from Istanbul. The way people stare at her is because some of our people can’t get adapted to change and they love to stare when there is something ( even its a basic photoshoot) interesting. They just love to stare. We have curious people. When you go to Besiktas, galata,bebek,etiler,levent,mecidiyekoy,kadikoy,beyoglu,taksim,moda,nisantasi,istinye,arnavutkoy you can feel like in europe, its just like rest of the europe but when you go other than these places you might not enjoy fashion, because there are so many different people from a variaty of ethnic, religious,lifestyle… I can tell you this for sure. Istanbul is the only city in europe deserves to be tagged as the only real capital in Europe. You would understand if you can only taste Istanbul.

  251. Mingy

    December 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I love the people’s eyes looking at her!

  252. pınar

    December 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    everybody’s looking at her ’cause she is extremely tall

  253. Ida

    January 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Your best shot, yet. The relationships between herself and the people around her are as instantaneous and striking as the process of having taken the picture itself probably was. Great work!

  254. francal

    January 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    simply wow! looks like red riding hood, with grandma and grandpa and the guy at the back looks like the wolf. And little girls like the one at the back is fascinated with the red riding hood. LOL. it’s just me. :)

  255. Volkan

    February 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    She is a professional model, why don’t you use someone casual from the street… You could have done better. :( sorry!!

  256. Wow!

    March 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Gorgeous picture. You have caught so much energy and emotion, and so many subtexts of interaction. Not only is this an amazing fashion shot, its an amazing photograph. A masterpiece.

  257. Martine

    March 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

    People certainly do NOT stare like that at someone who is simply tall, or being photographed. If they were staring simply because she is being photographed, they would glance at Scott. Not stare at her like that. They are not just looking. They are staring with the most intense looks, some of awe, and some of disapproval, like the older lady to the left. I have never seen such intense looks on any of the other photo, even tho many are tall, and all are being photographed. Clearly this reaction is singular. And of obvious cultural significance. Her vulnerability makes this great. Bravo

  258. ezgi

    March 12, 2012 at 5:27 am

    gorgeous Ahu Yağtu:)

  259. Ceren Doganay Karaca

    May 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    :) She is a very famous model in Turkey :)


    October 13, 2012 at 4:36 am

    wow so cool look at the people watching her.

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