Saturday, September 26, 2009

On the Street….Black Portraits, London


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  1. Jacqueline

    September 26, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I love both of these photographs. They exude such a clean look.

  2. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 10:44 am

    hubba hubba

  3. Vienna

    September 26, 2009 at 10:49 am

    They both look almost like El Greko portraits.
    Great shots!

  4. Carole

    September 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I love the 1st one. White skin is so beautiful.

  5. thatsorad

    September 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I love the first guys necklace! I always wanted a spyglass necklace.

    Rad photos!

  6. sietra

    September 26, 2009 at 11:00 am

    so different!

  7. Soren Lorensen

    September 26, 2009 at 11:09 am

    what is that on the top photograph?

    a pendant type thing?

    it looks like a tiny spyglass or…

  8. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 11:09 am

    When are you comming to Stockholm? Please november 24, then I will be there, and I would love to see you tke a photograph or two of someone cool!

  9. Catherine

    September 26, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I honestly have no idea if the first one is a man or a woman but he or she is beautiful.

  10. Pearl Westwood

    September 26, 2009 at 11:33 am

    The black blazer is such a classic, for women too!

  11. Couture

    September 26, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Love the simplicity of each photo and the contrast between the 2.

  12. Tori

    September 26, 2009 at 11:39 am

    spyglass necklace is actually from Urban, haha

  13. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Cool..I'm still wondering if the above pic is a Man or Woman..still confused..


    September 26, 2009 at 11:54 am


    kisses from Spain

  15. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Wow. Who is he and where can I find him?? (second pic)

  16. Jen

    September 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    The creature in the first one is so beautiful.

  17. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    i love the first look. androgyny is hot.

  18. sofiasophie

    September 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    AMAZINGS portraits!
    the second one is particulary beautiful…..

  19. blu|gallery

    September 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    My personal choice… second photo. You caguht his self-confidence, chic and some kind of serenity. Of course the outfit is great!
    I agree with the opinion about contrast between this two photos.

  20. thwany

    September 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    i love black.

  21. hi-d

    September 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    You take great photographs!

  22. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I call foul on the second man for the braided brown belt hanging limply to the side…

  23. Gil

    September 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    These are great shots. Sart, I wish you would take up professional portrait photography. These guys are a wonderful contrast to one another; one exemplifies a contemporary, edgy androgynous style, the other traditional male elegance. Both are captured beautifully. :-)

  24. Thor Shannon

    September 26, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    The top person is the most beautiful person I have ever seen.

  25. The Photodiarist

    September 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Love these. Love!

  26. POST-IT UP

    September 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    love the suit.

  27. cesca dvorak

    September 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Jolene honey you look just adorable! cesca and ellie x

  28. Analytic Approach to Style

    September 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    smile of the guy in the second photo makes me feel safe. cool.

  29. MOD PAUL

    September 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Second shot is a classic London lad's business look. The best dressed 9 to 5ers out there. Almost never fussy but always great polish. Well done my son…

  30. Romain

    September 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    The black background is completely stunning. It looks really beautiful.

  31. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, they're both so beautiful, in different ways.

  32. Kiran

    September 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Street portraits? That's new, and an interesting term :)

  33. RJ

    September 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Black Portrait #1: I really dig his accessory as well as the fit of this blazer.

  34. Holly

    September 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Beautiful portraits…Top quality production!!!

  35. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    they look like vampire-movie wardrobes, especially the first one.

  36. alastair

    September 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    oh man, the guy(?) in the first photo just looks so ill. nice clothes are great, but truly looking good comes from feeling good!

    love the second photo.

  37. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    what contrast. the first looks like some underground vampire club and the second like some oxford team

  38. thomas

    September 26, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    love the second photo

  39. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    wow, the guy in the second photo is GORGEOUS

  40. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    The guy on the second photo must have taken the wrong belt.

  41. An

    September 26, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I'm pretty sure the spyglass necklace in the first photo is from Urban Outfitters. I almost bought it!

  42. The Modest Adonis

    September 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Well done sir, i knew you would get on there. Floral should be the street everyone walks down to get inspired! You are the epitome of true englishness.

    See you on the other side…

  43. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    the guy in the first photo is so beautiful! and wonderful and mysterious. ! your photographs lately are so incredible !

  44. runway reviews

    September 27, 2009 at 2:34 am

    the second reminds me french guy, they are classic but strange.

  45. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 3:05 am



    September 27, 2009 at 7:49 am

    wow. the first chap reminds me of lestat the vampire.

  47. V

    September 27, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Guy in 2nd picture – can I have his number? LOL XD

  48. The Red Velvet Shoe

    September 27, 2009 at 7:52 am

    The subject in the second photos is the reason men should wear suits. He looks wonderful, very Mad Men~ish, although I agree, the belt is a bit off.

  49. Jack Daniel

    September 27, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Great portraits.

  50. Rory McKee

    September 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

    It's not a spyglass from Urban Outfitters… it's a kaleidoscope from a market stall tied up with a couple of shoelaces…

    And to clear any confusion, I'm male..!


  51. Noelle + Kendall

    September 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

  52. Agnes Johansson

    September 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Hasn't Heidi Slimane photographed the first boy recently ? beautiful photos anyway, you're the best. love the firt boy's necklace. come to sweden soon!

  53. de Conchy

    September 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    these are such beautiful photos, I really love the last one and the expression on his face!

  54. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    the top photograph is beautiful, very haunting, and it one of your very best. congratulations.

  55. Marcanthony

    September 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    the man in the top photograph almost looks vampire-ish!! the look in his eyes, the porcelain white skin, the long hair, the color of his lips… he's very beautiful, and the portrait is very well-done, Sart.

  56. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    First guy with long hair is beautiful. I saw the Hedi Slimane fotos of him too. Another fantastic and atmospheric foto.

  57. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 1:54 am

    You find the most interesting subjects (meaning top most shot). They are so wonderfully chic and androgynous looking.

  58. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

    the 1st picture looks like a model rickowens would use or maybe a jil sander model

  59. jonzak

    September 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Great shots. I heart that plaid suit in the latter. Parfait

  60. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Looking very chic, Jo!

    (Second picture)

  61. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    the top is a boy, he is beautiful in real life also i see him a lot, so sweet.

  62. novayorker

    September 28, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    reminds me of mad men.

    well, minus the iphone of course.

  63. m.edwin

    September 29, 2009 at 2:05 am

    this second shot is gorgeous, with that transition from the lighter, metallic surface at upper right down to the deep shadow at lower left. ensemble, eh; shot as a whole, nice.

  64. ray

    September 29, 2009 at 10:08 am

    second photo is great! he stands out even in what people may consider ordinary clothes. this is in direct contrast to the first fellow, who is straight up posing and obviously uncomfortable with the part he chose to play/perform.

  65. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    As Richard Meinertzhagen claimed to have thought on meeting T.E. Lawrence, "Boy or girl?"

  66. David

    September 30, 2009 at 3:13 am

    In contrast to most, the belt on the fellow in the lower picture was a joy for me. That single detail took a serviceable look to something outrageous and wonderful. Of course the success of the look would be dependent on where he's taking it i.e;

    going out- YES
    casual/creative office- YES
    more formal office- NO

    Honestly my favourite thing about men's style is the way a tiny little detail can change the overall impact of the look.

  67. Giulia

    September 30, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Rory!! also on thesartorialist! xxx

  68. Phoebe

    September 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I love this picture. You can tell the pose is very natural for this chap and the composition has a rich look to it

  69. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    in several of the september photos on this blog, i noticed that the PDA/blackberry/iphone is becoming a contextualizing object that speaks to the decade referenced in the photo… much like in the past, a cigarrette/cigar or a newspaper would have been

  70. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 8:23 am

    you can find the second man at Paul Smith Floral st!

  71. ronan

    October 1, 2009 at 10:11 am

    i met the first guy, in a club in london, told him he looked like michael pitt only less successful (oops) he took it as well as one could. lol.

  72. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 3:54 am

    The young man in the first photo is absolutely compelling. He is both extemely handsome and his sense of style is impeccable. This is an excellent photograph.

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