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  1. debbie

    April 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Wonderful shot.

  2. Marcelo

    April 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Nice shot! The man and the time.

  3. Gabrielle

    April 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    What a wonderful picture! I’m immediately curious about his life, he for sure has some interesting stories to tell!

  4. dex653

    April 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    the eyes are the window to the soul.

  5. Juliana Okuda

    April 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    What a great photo!!! It reminded me my grandpa. Emotional.. and beautiful…In W/B we can realize even more the texture of the skin and blazer’s too. So sensitive.

  6. Laura

    April 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful portrait, the light is perfect!

  7. KYA

    April 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Wow, a very expressive photo.. the black and white emphasizes the expression of the old mans eyes which tell so much and nothing. just can’t stop looking at the photo and asking questions.
    One of your most touching photos, mr. schuman!

  8. irene

    April 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I can’t look into his eyes.

  9. Karin

    April 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Beautiful photo, how refreshing.

  10. Monsieur Marcel

    April 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    A dapper centenarian, with sharp, lucid eyes and a mind full of countless memories; I’d ask him about Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.

  11. Sue

    April 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Great look,, the face, hat, and herringbone coat!

  12. Christina

    April 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Superb shot. So intriguing how in age there is such character and beauty and all the models try to mask and disguise it. These kind of photos make me feel like everything is all right.


  13. Nbi

    April 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    One of your best pictures yet!
    This may be one of the first pictures ive seen where to come to think of how many things this person has experienced trough his life. Beautiful. Good job!

  14. Katharina

    April 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    never commented before – but this is an amazing photo. very expressive. would love to know more about his life, bet he has experienced a lot.

  15. Sevan

    April 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I hope this man has a family he can tell his life story to. I’d love to hear him talk, I’d have so many questions. Even no being of the same culture, I would learn from his experience, wisdom and a more detached approch to life.
    Great shot.

  16. Natasha

    April 30, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Such a touching photo! This man looks like he would be great company-

  17. Rachelle

    April 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    What a wonderful shot.


  18. Susana

    April 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    What a “profound” shot! So much emotion captured in his eyes…and the lighting, the black and white film, and the detail truly conveys nearness…I’d venture to say that you have captured his essence…very nice!


  19. Lindsey

    April 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Great shot! Almost tells a story

  20. Jolyl

    April 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    simply beautiful!

  21. Jennifer

    April 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Beautiful photo!

    xo Jennifer

  22. Gigi

    April 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Wow magnifique photo.

  23. Anna

    April 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    This photo is incredible, such amazing detail!

  24. Nico

    April 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    “Italian style for an asian man”..adorable!

  25. Dottie

    April 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Faburlous photo !

  26. Alex

    April 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    When I glimpsed the photo, I was first amused, as I can imagine what he must have looked like as a young man. But as I took in his expression, I could not look away until after many more minutes. My ma-thu (grandma in Lao) often held the same look in her eyes. I could never assume what she was thinking nor what this man is thinking here, but for me, I see reflection upon their life and the wisdom that follows. I remember your pictures from Japan as well! I seem to resonate strongly with your photos of old Asian people, lol. So, keep ‘em coming!

  27. Dee

    April 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to hear his stories. He looks like he has a lot. Amazing photograph!

  28. Jen

    April 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Stunning shot! Both the expression and the lighting are beautiful.


  29. milex

    April 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Yes to being always stylish.

  30. kelsey

    April 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    adore the close-up texture!
    kw Ladies in Navy
    Target giveaway!

  31. Chetna

    April 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I would love to paint this picture, if I could get your permission.

  32. Doug Addington

    April 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    what an incredible face!

  33. Erica

    April 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Beautiful photo

  34. Fudo Jahic

    May 1, 2013 at 12:23 am

    So much sadness in his eyes, :/ the expression of the face in the whole telles me, like “hey im left alone, where did everybody go?” This photograph speaks more then thousand words. Respect

  35. Style Anywhere

    May 1, 2013 at 12:30 am

    beautiful photo!

  36. Renata

    May 1, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Scott, this is such a gorgeous photo. While I love your work generally, this style of photo pulls at my heart. It’s lovely. Thank you.

  37. Michael

    May 1, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Brilliant. I wonder what those eyes have seen? The clothes look very 1930′s to me. This portrait has mystery and allure.

  38. Stella

    May 1, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Beautiful photograph – what a stylish gent this guy is.

  39. Rosmary

    May 1, 2013 at 5:04 am


  40. Erin

    May 1, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Wow! Amazing shot! In a quick glance, he looks like a Greek grandpa!

  41. Kirsty

    May 1, 2013 at 7:17 am

    What a wonderful photograph.

  42. Michal

    May 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I found this photo very moving. It actually makes me sad for some reason. I think this is one of my favourites of yours (and I’ve looked through many). He is so beautiful

  43. Gian Luca M

    May 1, 2013 at 8:03 am

    great B&W…

    Gian Luca M

  44. jl

    May 1, 2013 at 8:56 am


  45. regina menezes

    May 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Scott! Won-der-ful!
    My blog has only 1 month. I want to be like you when I grow up lol

  46. Pi

    May 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Scott, your b/w portraits are lovely…you have a gift for capturing people that goes far beyond surface; one can feel the inner lives simmering away behind flesh and wrinkles and the public “walls” we erect around ourselves. Thank you.

  47. annie

    May 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Wow. Just an amazing shot. Beautiful.

  48. suzy

    May 1, 2013 at 10:45 am

    you are doing more and more that – this photo makes me curious – thing, mister. i love it!

  49. Virginia L

    May 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Just what I like.

  50. M

    May 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Yup. This one’s got “it.”

  51. caseable

    May 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Great capture! Seems like hes lost in thoughts…

    Reminds me of an earlier collaboration

  52. anna

    May 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    finally the old great sartorialist in this shot. Please shoot great things as in the past…before becoming a fashion blogger. so bored to see who wear what after runwayshows….so ennoying…

  53. Marla Martenson

    May 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Awesome photo!!!

  54. Nika

    May 2, 2013 at 3:32 am

    In an old face where journeys are written down in lines, there is always one thing that gathered all those memories – the eyes.

  55. Alessia

    May 2, 2013 at 3:54 am



  56. DMM

    May 2, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Simply beautiful – reminds me of my Grandfather who died 56 years ago. Thanks!

  57. Philip

    May 2, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Love this photo.
    You can just see his life through his expression.

  58. ChicTrends

    May 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Words can’t describe how beautiful this shot is so we’ll just feel it instead.

    • Martine

      May 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I’ll go with what ChicTrends said. Exactly.


    May 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Beautiful and very expressive! The life is in his eyes… I could stay seeing this photo for hours!

  60. Sarah

    May 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    For some reason I love pics of older people. I find myself scrolling quickly through your blog appreciating it all but I pause and I look long and hard at these shots – but I don’t know why. I look into the eyes, over every wrinkle but I’m not sure what I’m looking for, perhaps some wisdom, a glimpse of my future self. I feel sad and I feel happy looking at these shots — not really entirely certain of their life story and whether I should feel one of these emotions more than the other. My experience with these pictures is as much a reflection on myself, my life and my reaction to aging as it is the subject of the shot and their story.

    If anyone can articulate their fascination with these shots please do!

  61. Christi

    May 7, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Wow… Compelling photo that tells a deeper story

  62. Black Currant

    May 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Great that you could even take a picture of an old man because there aren´t many who want to be photographed…

  63. Ana CĂłrcoles

    May 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I may say, this is such a wonderful image. I may say, my favorite photo. I makes me cry.
    Thank you for taking the picture. Thanks a lot.

  64. S'AMUSE

    June 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Classic! and so deep in thought… I love the dignity in the elderly, how ‘time’ is expressed in their faces and body and of course how they keep it all unified through their clothing. Thank you- enjoy your work a lot!

  65. ak

    June 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Aww he’s so cute!!

  66. William Van De Mark

    August 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Quite often, we tend not to see the elderly as we move through our daily lives. We tend not to focus on them for a number of reasons. The aging process generally de-sexualizes the elderly, and younger people quite naturally do not normally focus on them or think of them as having a style or a sexual life. Who really finds creaking joints, wrinkled skin, stooped shoulders, etc., attractive? Often times, it’s only when we see the elderly in a photograph that we are still enough, and focused enough, to apprehend the gifts they may or may not contain within them. We may catch a glimpse of the knowledge and experience of life inscribed within them (as well as on them), perhaps even of the ghosts that they have loved or known their whole lives, but are no longer among the living.

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