Thursday, December 3, 2009

On the Street….Brooklyn, New York


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  1. What Is Fashion?

    December 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I love a face with character. When we erase age we eliminate all that it took to get us this far.

  2. David

    December 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    hey its the guy drinking the 40 who looks like a santas helper! really cool old man

  3. Beverly Bohan

    December 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    It's a weathered face of experience, perception and happiness; it's a beautiful face.

  4. NotAppealing

    December 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Excellent portrait.

  5. Kinha

    December 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    The face that smiles to life…
    The one that anyone makes any kinda comment, but is the one that doens't need much and teach us a lot…

  6. Official M-Dub

    December 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    This is an absolutely wonderful photo. This guy is so full of life. Great photo!

  7. Yamila

    December 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm


    lovely, lovely, lovelyy!
    have a god T.Day. (so special post!)

  8. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Wonderful, absolutely love it!!

  9. dawn

    December 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    i love the way his eyes are smiling too. the best accessory that money can't buy!

  10. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    he's got soul

  11. Taylor Nieman

    December 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    hes so cute

    [email protected]

  12. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    What a shot. kind eyes. dapper w/ his hat!

  13. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    What a wonderful face! Great shot.

  14. Sabine

    December 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I love your pictures of 'real people' (the others are real, too, but you know what I mean…). My first photo book was Richard Avedon's 'In the American West'. Although he is relaxed and smiling this picture remind me of their intensity.

  15. Jessica

    December 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    wow he has so much character. awesome photo!

  16. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I saw this guy before.
    Mary x-mas Sartorialist

  17. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    He reminds me of the painter at Calvin Klein, Milan. Another beautiful portrait.

  18. Karoline

    December 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    He looks a lot like my great grand father, I miss him so much. Beautiful picture though:)

  19. Erin

    December 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    OH MY you found him again! this picture just brought a smile to my day – thanks, I needed that :)

  20. Terry Bell

    December 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Hey Scott… a wonderful face, beautifully captured man. Thanks for sharing


  21. adfaldfkjladfjadflkjlfdjkalsdf

    December 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you!!

  22. Aleho Limón

    December 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    with all the letters
    i love this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Susan

    December 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    So much history and life is spoken in this photo. May we all live long enough to showcase such wisdom!

  24. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I miss your posts like this.

  25. Mademoiselle HELI

    December 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    face with character makes a beautiful picture.

  26. the style spotter

    December 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    what a great portrait

  27. Laura

    December 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    This photo is incredible — you've captured the essence of this man. I want to meet him and listen to any story he has for me!

  28. Ladybird

    December 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Cutest old man :)

  29. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Oh, what stories I bet he can tell. And most appropriate in black and white!

  30. Lany

    December 3, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    This is so beautiful.

  31. Holly

    December 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    He is so so charming…very hugable!!!

  32. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Personally, your best picture yet. And I look at your blog daily.

  33. AnastasiaC

    December 3, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    he's wonderful!! reminds me of my great grandfather – they have similar features!! did you find out about him – is he Greek? he sure looks it!

  34. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Reminds me of the portraits in the film 'On the Bowery' (Lionel Rogosin; 1956)

  35. Ganymede Girl

    December 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! Amazing portrait, he looks so kind and all-knowing.

  36. Jacqueline

    December 3, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Wow, great photograph! A lot of personality and character in this photo.

  37. Kara Cocoa

    December 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Very compelling.

  38. Xanela Chic

    December 3, 2009 at 4:50 pm


  39. E

    December 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I love this piece
    there's nothing more beautiful than a face which shows age, and I think the black and White of this really adds to the depth:)

  40. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    December 3, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    What a warm, likeable face. Great photo!

  41. grizzlesnort

    December 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    a true grizzlesnort! xxxooo

  42. Emily McGuire

    December 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    You've definitely captured a strong aspect of this man's identiy; he looks so approachably friendly, oozing charm and a refreshing sense of the beauty in the regular.

  43. Poppy Scott

    December 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    his eyes smile, its beautiful.

  44. Ashley

    December 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    His whole face is lit up. he's not even trying hard to smile, he just is. like he was just done posing, or laughing, and chuckling to himself. beautiful

  45. Ashley

    December 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Wow, great photos and great details. I'd love to know his story.

  46. a.

    December 3, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    this is even more beautiful than any of your fashion photographs.

  47. Fashion4Life

    December 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm

  48. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I love that you photograph people we can often overlook.
    Personally, I love looking at old people like antique tapestries/textiles.
    Thank you.
    Please come to Montreal soon.


  49. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Is this a reworking of the same photo?
    I remember one you posted of him before. Anyhow I like. It was one of my favorite pictures. :)

  50. e2santana

    December 3, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    This is beautiful in so many ways. Thank you for posting this.

  51. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    i looooooove him! =) nice pic!

  52. sweet.hereafter

    December 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Fantastic face, fantastic portrait. A great example of how a picture is worth a thousand words.

  53. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    this is lovely! just perfect!

  54. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Lovely man, lovely photograph. I think you've really captured this man's spirit.

  55. Anonymous

    December 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Beautiful portrait.

  56. jasperinspiration

    December 4, 2009 at 12:04 am

    There's nothing more appealing than an online picture of someone that will most likely never see it on the internet.

  57. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 12:28 am

    This is beautiful! But can you dodge the eyes a little? I would love to see a little more detail there.

  58. mos atelier

    December 4, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Bravo. Very special photo.

  59. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 1:32 am

    No need to parrot what all others are raving about already… Just want to add that you really have become such an influence on so many people– casual and artistic snappers alike with your simple, unpretentious and dynamic portraits; aristocrats, socialites, fashion royalties, art school kids, eccentrics, and this gentleman, are all equally regal and beautiful. It's all about the individual's style.

    Thanks for always sharing.


  60. Vinda Sonata

    December 4, 2009 at 2:02 am

    this photograph is seriously outstanding!! so perfectly shot, i may say. i wish i could do photography just like you….
    thanks for sharing!


  61. Frances

    December 4, 2009 at 3:00 am

    The face of a man straight out of a Hemingway novel.

  62. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 4:36 am

    this is how an "inner glow" looks like. lovely.

  63. Jack Daniel

    December 4, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Your blog is about to become a very interesting one. I was actually kind of bored lately; all your pictures depict very good stylished people…all very well taken. And with this picture, you're going to a new direction, a new level. Keep up the very good work.

  64. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Lovely face :)

  65. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Great! Real people again!

  66. Sara

    December 4, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Love the photo. Great presence!

  67. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Mr. Schuman.

    Deeply admire the photography of a person in their clothes, not clothes on a person.


  68. Gary K.

    December 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I love the small-gingham shirt.

  69. Analytic Approach to Style

    December 4, 2009 at 9:29 am

    it's beautiful. refreshing.

  70. Peter Breese

    December 4, 2009 at 11:19 am


  71. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    "Sunday, December 25, 2005"

    Good to see he is still around and still smiling.

  72. Natasha

    December 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    this is beautiful photography, i think the black and white really makes it-the man is also so sweet :)

  73. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    He has this amazing sense of joy to his expression.

  74. oriflame

    December 4, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Great picture

  75. Le 21ème

    December 5, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Love this! Tells more than a thousand words!


  76. Mel

    December 5, 2009 at 4:18 am

    I love this shot. It is beautiful. Somehow his smile has a hot-cappucino-on-a-rainy-Sunday-morning feeling to it

  77. Clarissa H

    December 5, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Ditto on the Hemingway comment; I also love how you've brought out the texture of his beard. The salt & pepper contrast is striking!

  78. rio555

    December 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    this picture doesn't need many words to express its beauty.

    this is what i call a true smile. =]

  79. Anonymous

    December 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    This really is beautiful

  80. Anonymous

    December 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    What a charismatic face! he seems to get wiser and more interesting as he ages. love the hat and shirt!

  81. Haley

    December 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Great face-porcupine scruff! Reminds me a bit of the style of chiaroscuro in Strand's images you posted from the Hebrides. Amazing how expressive his eyes are, without even showing the whites.

    Haley Wulfman

  82. chrissybella

    December 7, 2009 at 12:51 am

    absolutely beautiful shot.

  83. Blue Floppy Hat

    December 7, 2009 at 10:10 am

    The expression is everything, and the way you've captured it (again! I loved that photograph of him you took yonks ago) is wonderful.

  84. STAR & D.R.A.M.A

    December 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm


  85. Nicki

    December 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I love that you've been highlighting people more and more in your photos. The portraits are a great glimpse into more than just their attire — I love it. Thanks!

  86. Ann

    December 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I was just looking at your winter archives and noticed that this isn't the first time you've featured this face. He's gorgeous! So real…

  87. aliomi

    December 14, 2009 at 12:07 am

    he has such character. One of the most captivating faces you've posted thus far–bravo!

  88. Anonymous

    December 14, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Beautiful photo. The way you captured and conveyed depths and textures (the crosshatched wrinkles near his eyes, the bristle of the beard, the ribbing of the jacket collar, even the weave of the fabric of the cap) is astonishing… it draws the eye in and echoes the idea that this man has depths of experience and heart.

  89. Emily and Daniel

    December 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    This photo is incredible. He looks so joyful and serene at the same time. The details in this are stunning.

  90. Mircea

    December 23, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    He’s face is the map of life. Very suggestive

  91. Mi.Münster

    December 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    you've everything said :) and you are all right, he is such a kind of cute.

  92. John Cay

    December 30, 2009 at 2:00 am

    It is a wonderful picture actually, it's so natural and strong character. However the tone is too dark maybe you could add some more lighting.

    Harga Laptop Murah

  93. Tati M.a.b

    December 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    This seems to be a picture i would take…
    Love faces in bw…
    Just to look at it made me smile…
    There is nothing like a human face

  94. penny lane

    January 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    this photo makes me simle. great pic

  95. Paola...

    January 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    That smile of his seems to be forever young

  96. Anonymous

    January 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    this man has got real stories to tell!
    MORE pictures like that!

  97. oriflame

    December 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    those photos are great, i can learn photography from here.

  98. Ayotimoty

    August 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

    old age is a blessing

  99. philcat

    December 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    real beauty, real soul

  100. Suzy

    February 2, 2014 at 12:51 am

    thank you for the random posts on the side bar – an incredibly simple portrait that illicits so much emotion – wonderful

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