Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On the Street….Bowery, New York


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  1. Joanne Cox

    November 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    i like that he is brave:) and looks comfortable, making this look all his own!

  2. Maeva Christa Hiag

    November 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    TOtal white look
    love glasses !!



    November 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    All white is so chic.

  4. Faith

    November 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love New York!!! His glasses remind me of Karen Walkers!

    Preludes to a Dream

  5. Michael

    November 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Now can that be practical, at all?

  6. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Quite the Japanese aesthetic. I like it on him. How are earth does he stay so clean????

  7. lucitron

    November 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I hope he has a chain guard. Wouldn't want grease marks on those trousers! But white beats those garish, green-reflective cycling jackets any day.

  8. Kyle

    November 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, that is daring. He seems to have just the right type of confidence to pull this off though. The juxtaposition of his futuristic outfit and retro bike and big chain look is quite amusing though. Great shot!

  9. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    terence koh? i dig the glasses

  10. Segashi

    November 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Cool eyesglasses!

  11. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    he looks great the glasses complete the outfit…

  12. victor

    November 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    i await the day when i am randomly STOP!! here on the streets of NYC by scott.. Scott is wonderful he inspire me on so many levels all his photos are timeless you're see scott work for era's to come

    victor Dildy

  13. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    way cool. with the glasses, looks so futuristic. i love the orange seat too.

  14. Production

    November 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Terence! I love seeing him, just like the rest of us!

  15. JustNorman

    November 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    contradiction? the bike and the million dollar outfit just don't make sense in my head. #MYBAD

  16. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I feel there's a theme here, but I can't put my finger on it.

  17. tsarin

    November 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Wonderful Terence Koh!

  18. La cámara lúcida

    November 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    this is really , really amaizing!

  19. C Leeuw

    November 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I wonder if he's riding that bicycle to the moon.

  20. Doyouhatemondays

    November 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I've always wanted that sunglasses!!

  21. MGF

    November 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Oh ! Terence Koh !

  22. Liz S

    November 3, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Oooo, not sure about the sunglasses or the medical effect this has on me. But I do like his boldness.

  23. Daniel

    November 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    That's white!

  24. christina

    November 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Whoaaa those sunglasses are pretty slick xxx

  25. Ivania santos By DIAMOND

    November 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm


    totally white… love it!

    Ivânia DiamonD*

  26. Olimpia Elide

    November 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Handsome and Original!!!

  27. pefblog

    November 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I look forward to your blog everyday. I love your photographs, perspective, & comments. Is that perhaps a jetpack on his back…just a thought. Please keep up the great work.

  28. platform

    November 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    All white, all right. Those sunnies are future fantastic.

  29. jimjims

    November 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    all white?

    are you kidding me?


  30. Monroe Steele

    November 3, 2010 at 5:37 pm


    xoxo Monroe

  31. l'habitué

    November 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    The future is now.

  32. Rafael Franco

    November 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I love the glasses!

    kisses from Brazil*

  33. Istanbulboy

    November 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    How fab and different is that???!!!!! What a nice and interesting contrast to the shoe shiner photo below. Love it! Thanks,


  34. E...

    November 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    This outfit is so cleaned and so full of white: amazing in our days where everyone wears black clothes.

    The sunglasses and the backpack are just wonderful: so conceptual and visionaire the sunglasses!!

  35. Angel

    November 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I really feel like I'm in the future in Back to the Future here.. Those glasses are nuts. Very confident and brave outfit for sure.

    Angels Point of View – Street Fashion Blog

  36. Vivian

    November 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    the backpack camouflages with the outfit. thats amazing

  37. Chelly

    November 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I like the white on white.

  38. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    are we not men? we are devo

  39. Jo

    November 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Seriously. How does he stay clean??? Is his back pack full of identical shiny outfits?


    November 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    If I wore all white, by the end of the day it would be brown.

  41. a Broad

    November 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I love it …. and he looks like one of those funny Japanese movies about people in outer space :)

  42. T.A.P.S.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I saw the image before the title. I am so suprised this was taken in New York. Men just never dress up in the US. I'm happy to see that there are some fashion leaders in NYC.

    check out my post "Miu Meow" at



    November 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Anyone else thinking Lady Gaga Bad Romance right now? Seriously I applaud him for one the glasses are fantastically Willy Wonka-esque and wearing all white is always an achievement in my book. All in all nice photo.

  44. SabinePsynopsis

    November 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I already thought at fashion week: The boys sure like their backpacks. But 100% white? Special!

  45. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Mr. Koh's daily uniform of all white is always interesting but I must say I am more of a fan of his Hermès Bicycle. No wonder he has such a thick bike chain haha.


  46. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I guess the headgear of his HazMat suit is in the backpack.

    No, I do not like it.

  47. Soumaya

    November 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm


  48. Cassandra

    November 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    the chain makes it!

  49. Celia

    November 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Luuuuuuurve this so much.

  50. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Terence Koh is Chinese-Canadian. Let's not generalize hip Asians by placing them in a Japanese category.

    Peter pan collar and rolled pant legs for the win.

  51. Maxim Olivier

    November 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Like the bike.

  52. ali

    November 3, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    fabulous..he is the canvas of his own world

    <3 it

  53. Francesca

    November 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    those sunglasses are hysterical!!


    Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!!!

  54. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    He looks like he just stepped off a 50's sci-fi movie set. I love when people dress unconventionally.

  55. Maryanne

    November 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    downtown artist terence koh…who has interviewed everyone on his youtube series

    those sunglasses have a pierre cardin, courreges vibe circa 1965..1966

  56. Nappington

    November 3, 2010 at 9:18 pm


  57. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm


  58. J. Scott

    November 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I thought I was the only one who thought THX 1138 was incredibly stylish. Oh Koh.

  59. Click on Styles

    November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    fun glasses, they look as the 3D one´s

  60. Petey

    November 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Teen angel!

  61. justine a.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    is that a uniform or is this guy just totally awesome?

  62. justine a.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    is that a uniform or is this guy just totally awesome?

  63. CriolloGlam

    November 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Terrence Koh is just so great!
    + the whole head to toe white dressing thing is so profound and full of meaning! He is just such a fantastic individual…

    I invite you all to check him out here as well:

  64. crowsfeet

    November 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Wonkavision – spectacular.

    he will not be drinking any coffee while he's riding…

  65. Suparerk

    November 4, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Terence is sweet.. I'm a bit surprised his bike is not monotone or white.

  66. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 12:31 am

    wow,welcome to earth

  67. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 12:39 am

    im a little creeped out by his glasses!! They remind me of willy wanka. the all white ensemble while riding a bicycle is quite admirable, though.

  68. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 1:58 am

    A man who fell to earth… and managed not to get dirty in the process! (The little Peter Pan collar is the ultimate touch here.)

  69. the inspired

    November 4, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I love the frivolity of this look!

  70. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 3:11 am

    how does he stay clean?!

  71. J.Ro

    November 4, 2010 at 3:55 am

    To quote Gaga, 'Boy you left me speechless.'

  72. hagemaru

    November 4, 2010 at 5:16 am

    thats so cute. i love it <3

  73. hagemaru

    November 4, 2010 at 5:17 am

    thats so cute. i love it <3

  74. V.V.

    November 4, 2010 at 5:31 am

    The only thing is missing here is…the white bike.

    A very intense look!


  75. mon

    November 4, 2010 at 6:01 am

    I adore the shirt!!


  76. zorysia

    November 4, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Is he a Japanese living in NY? – He gotta be!
    Only a Japanese can pull off a look like that.
    Well, he certainly got the/my attention.

  77. sam

    November 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

  78. MELISSA Z.

    November 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

    stunning, what else!

  79. IS THIS IT? models review

    November 4, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Nooooo… too much, to much white for me… :)

  80. Marco

    November 4, 2010 at 6:58 am

    He was featured in the last issue of Muse magazine, He's a chinese artist from Beijing named Terence Koh


    November 4, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Reminds me of Germany.

  82. liv

    November 4, 2010 at 7:12 am

    whoooaaaaaaaa that's white!

  83. hotel in bandung

    November 4, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I like this blog, good luck ..! also visit hotel in bandung or nikon digital camera cases

  84. Κάλαθο

    November 4, 2010 at 7:50 am

    genial! Martin Margiela??

  85. FH

    November 4, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Funny :D

  86. notadancingbear

    November 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Mary's Ping's sunglasses designs are fantastic. On his bike, all in white, Terence Koh, Slow and Steady, Wins the Race. !!!

  87. notadancingbear

    November 4, 2010 at 9:13 am

    and loving the Peter Pan collar! I never see them on men!

  88. Bronwyn

    November 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

    He looks very brave and neat, but how does he manage to stay clean on his bike in New York?

  89. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    this is called not trying too hard. it makes me wonder if, in my carefree youth, i ever looked this …um… striking.

  90. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 10:21 am

    He looks like Scotty just beamed him up. From Tokyo.

  91. 18 Kerut

    November 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Terence! Love his art work, and I love that he's always in white. Great photo.

  92. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

    that's his spacesuit!

  93. charli

    November 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    reminds me of someone from the willy wonka chocolate bar shrinking factory!

  94. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Terence Koh, the sculptor? looks like him…

  95. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulations to the newest member of DEVO.

  96. Elena Vasilieva

    November 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    very cool, a little alien looking

  97. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    It's so difficult to photograph people on the street, especially if they're wearing something outlandish. You do this well.

  98. Jake

    November 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    One of the coolest shots i've seen in a while

  99. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Ahhh I love those sunglasses! SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!

    I'm a big fan of Mary Ping…

  100. Neda

    November 5, 2010 at 1:53 am

    my beautiful friend terence. always turning it out.

  101. Anonymous

    November 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I don't know…looks a bit like a futuristic sanitation worker to me. But then again, I'm not a huge fan of all white in the first place.

  102. ernst Koslitsch

    November 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Thats therence koh !!!!

  103. Anonymous

    November 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Coming from a Chinese background, I've got to say that another Asian guy dressed head to toe in white just makes me think someone has died.

    White is the color of mourning and death in Chinese cultures.

    So, no, the guy doesn't look good dressed like that.

  104. kim

    November 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. He's pulling that look off!
    Kim, from the UK.

  105. holliegeorgiax

    November 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    loving the shoes, glasses, bike and even the chain he's holding, makes a very nice photo indeed.

  106. Anonymous

    November 5, 2010 at 7:06 pm


  107. ujuinq

    November 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    my favorite kind color is black because it is very good

  108. Anonymous

    November 6, 2010 at 9:13 am

    there is another guy in the lower east side (an elderly white fellow) whose schtick is to wear all white clothes too (hat, shirt, pants, shoes) that he seems to assemble himself. he is to be seen walking in the park about a block from where this was taken. it would have been great if he walked by and said to terence, "that's my gimmick"- but at least the other fellow doesn't have the goofy glasses. and why doesn't terence go all the way , get a white bike and paint his face white too? art joker!!

  109. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    November 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm


  110. Dlife

    November 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    back to the future!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. Anonymous

    November 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Haha! The all white had me laughing, but those sunglasses have got me!

  112. Anonymous

    November 8, 2010 at 8:49 am


  113. carl auböck architekt

    November 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

    ghost busters!
    the other spiders from mars…

  114. Anonymous

    November 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    he seems to be a big fan of Mariko Mori I guess….

  115. Anonymous

    November 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Terence Koh! Always in white, and always sparkling clean. Whether he's Canadian-American or not (he was actually born in China), he does dress Gaga a lot when she's in Japan. He helped her with her famous pearl outfit(all white)for amfAR in New York and performed with her at GagaKoh(also in all white)in Japan. He's also been spotted with her in new york at the MOMA Exibit.

  116. wtq

    November 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Any other color and he'll look like a walking m&m.

    i love white

  117. the temporary

    November 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I saw him!! I really wanted to snap a picture but he rode away. bold white!

  118. Wendy Carlos Williams

    April 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I can remember when the Bowery was full of bums instead of people like this guy.

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